Colenso promotes Scott Coldham to GM role; Ang Watson takes head of account service gig

Scotty 2.jpgScott Coldham, the current head of account management at Colenso BBDO, Auckland has been promoted to the newly created role of general manager effective immediately. Stepping into Coldham's current role will be Angela (Ang) Watson.

Says Nick Garrett, Colenso's managing director: "The communications world is evolving and everyone knows that, but it's important for agencies to continue to grow by servicing clients with an unfair percentage of the best talent. Clients have invited agencies, or at least the ones they trust, back into boardroom and they want to talk to smart people who understand their business and know how to apply creative thinking to solve their business problems. These types of people aren't easy to find so when you do you need to give them room to grow and to do what they are best at.
"Scott Coldham is one of these individuals and has been extremely successful as our Head of Account Management over the last two years. We have gone from strength to strength with our current clients, won new accounts, and introduced project and business management. However there is a need right now for our senior team to spend more of their time with clients which is why it our pleasure to promote Scott to the newly created position of General Manager. Scott will be more client facing in this new role and have a broader remit across the agency and our clients working alongside me."

Says Coldham: "I'm humbled at the prospect of taking a more active responsibility in the future direction of such a great agency and I can't wait to make my mark."

Ange Watson Headshot-web.jpgAdds Garrett: "It's very important that the newly formed business and project management teams within account management continue to evolve and have a fantastic leader to follow. So it is our pleasure to announce the promotion of Angela Watson to the position of Head of Account Management. Ang has made a dramatic difference to the agency in the short period of time she has been back with us, she leads from the front and is without doubt one of the best and most experienced account people I have ever met.

"We couldn't be happier for both of them, they are world class and deserve their new roles. As the saying goes 'hire people better than you and then get out of their way' and it's so true in this instance - they will be brilliant."

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