OPR adds new executives

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OPR logo (photo credit: WPP AUNZ)WPP AUNZ agency opr has promoted some employees to executive posts, effective this week. 

opr/Howorth group managing director Graham White is now opr’s first-ever COO. The move comes as he is marking 20 years with opr next month and 15 years with Howorth.

opr’s chief growth officer Jacquie Potter is now double-hatted as Howorth’s new managing director. She has logged almost 14 years with both agencies, even leading opr’s Melbourne operations for two years. 

Samantha Gale also joined opr as the new assistant managing director, based in Melbourne. She will be assigned to handle healthcare clients, with healthcare managing partner Rachel Stanton as her immediate superior. Gale previously held account manager/director jobs at Edelman Australia, Weber Shandwick, and Cox Inall Change.

“Key to opr’s growth is having the best people so that we can continue to expand our fully integrated marketing communications capabilities and ensure our clients get best-in-class innovative work. This next decade will be an exciting period for the agency and our next growth phase. These appointments ensure we continue to evolve our leadership team so that we remain an energising and inspiring place to work,” said opr CEO Richard Brett.

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