OMD Sydney has today announced the appointment of Declan O’Dwyer as head of Suncorp.
O’Dwyer has over 12 years’ experience, working across a range of categories including finance, FMCG, telecommunications, automotive and retail. He is a proven leader in the media industry, with a reputation for building high performing teams and delivering globally recognised work. O’Dwyer joins OMD from his most recent role at UM, Sydney where he was group director across several high-profile brands. In 2018, he also participated in the coveted Marketing Academy Australia Scholarship program.
Says Aimee Buchanan, CEO, OMD Australia: “We’ve been searching for the perfect candidate to lead Suncorp and Declan is exactly what we’ve been looking for. His strong leadership qualities and vast industry experience position him perfectly to be a true asset to both Suncorp and the OMD team. We’re delighted he is joining Team OMD.”
Says O’Dwyer: “I’ve admired OMD from afar for many years so I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to join Aimee, Kim and the Suncorp team. The capability which has been assembled to support the Suncorp business at OMD is outstanding and I look forward to playing my part in harnessing that talent and expertise in delivering great outcomes for our clients.”
O’Dwyer joins other key appointments for Team Suncorp including Thad King and Philippa Moig as business directors, Emily Smith as interactive director, Lisa Leach as head of strategy and David Clugston as head of analytics. His role as head of Suncorp now completes the team, following OMD’s appointment of the business in November 2018.
O’Dwyer will report into Kim Hamilton, managing director, OMD Sydney. He will commence Monday 30th September, 2019.