Weber Shandwick has made two new senior hires to strengthen its Technology and Corporate & Public Affairs practices, and provide a more dedicated service offering to clients in Melbourne.
This includes the appointment of Megan Rosier as head of Weber Shandwick’s Technology practice and general manager of its Melbourne office in Australia, as well as Darragh Brennan as a corporate and public affairs advisor, based in Sydney.
Rosier leads the firm’s Technology practice across Australia, which services a wide range of enterprise and consumer tech clients. As general manager of the Melbourne office, Rosier draws on her broad consulting and cross-industry experience to support a range of clients outside of the technology sector, spanning financial services, consumer marketing, sustainable packaging and healthcare.
“Weber Shandwick has some of Australia’s most talented tech PR minds and bringing Megan on board to lead the team adds incredible value,” said Ava Lawler, managing director of Weber Shandwick in Australia. “She is not just an excellent business manager, but is also one of the most accomplished tech consultants in the entire region. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team.”
Brennan has a strong background in corporate affairs and communications in both the public and private sector. He was a voluntary director for the United Nations Global Compact Network Australia, the local network that supports the UN Global Compact – a policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Previously, Brennan played an integral role in a major corporation’s re-entry to the Australian retail market, while embedding ethical and sustainable procurement policies across the company’s ANZ operations.
“Darragh is an expert corporate affairs consultant and media adviser, and his knowledge and skills complement our Corporate & Public Affairs team extremely well,” said Lawler. “Many of our corporate and consumer clients want to engage constructively in the sustainability debate and Darragh’s experience will be an invaluable asset as we work with client partners to advance their public affairs goals.”
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