WPP AUNZ’s PR CEO departs after 17 years

She oversaw 10 agencies at the holding group including H+K and opr.

WPP AUNZ’s PR CEO departs after 17 years

Kieran Moore (pictured above) will depart WPP AUNZ from her role as CEO of public relations, government relations, experiential and design. She oversaw 10 agencies at WPP AUNZ: Barton Deakin, Cannings, Hawker Britton, Hill+Knowlton, opr, Landor, Geometry, Maverick, The Origin Agency and Phuel.

Moore said: "I have spent more than one-third of my life in this Group. The time is now right to seek new challenges and opportunities and I am excited about the journey that lies ahead. It's a leap I am really looking forward to."

She began at WPP in 2003 when she joined Howorth after a career run in London. She was then elevated to CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations which then entailed Howorth, Pulse, Ogilvy PR Health, Ogilvy Impact, Cannings, and Parker& Partners. During her time at Ogilvy PR, she was also regional talent director and was awarded The Global Giant Award from Ogilvy for her leadership.

Four years ago, she was asked to manage the cluster of PR and GR companies as a result of the merger between STW Communications Group and WPP.

WPP AUNZ's chief operating officer John Steedman said: "Kieran is well known and highly respected both internally and externally and is a friend to many. I have personally known and worked with Kieran for a long period of time and will truly miss her. We thank Kieran for the extraordinary effort, energy and commitment over the years with the company and wish her every success in the future."

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