OMD Melbourne recruits Sharon Cookson from Ikon Melbourne for managing partner position

SHARON COOKSON.jpgOMD has today announced the appointment of Sharon Cookson to managing partner, OMD Melbourne.

Cookson has over 25 years' experience in media and full-service creative agencies across Australia and New Zealand. Her extensive client experience includes Bupa, Bank of Melbourne, Westpac, GE, L'Oreal, Nestlé, Lion Nathan and Qantas.

Cookson joins OMD from her most recent role of managing partner, Ikon Melbourne. Cookson previously worked at OMD from 2007 to 2012. In the new position, Cookson will join the Melbourne leadership team that includes highly respected OMD Melbourne general manager, Antonia Glezakos.

Says Aimee Buchanan, CEO of OMD Australia: "We are excited to have Sharon back at OMD. With the significant growth the Melbourne team have experienced, Sharon will bring an additional level of support for the team. She has extensive knowledge of the local market and I look forward to her contributing to the ongoing success of our Melbourne office."
Cookson is a multi-award winner for strategy, content and advertising effectiveness, and holds an MBA in Business & Corporate Strategy.

Says Cookson: "I'm delighted to be joining OMD, who are committed to delivering excellence across the board. I'm looking forward to working with their very talented team to add value and focus on the success of its impressive group of clients."

The appointment follows the news last month of Dianne Richardson returning to Australia to take up the position of managing director, OMD Melbourne.

Cookson will report into Richardson and will commence with OMD in April 2018.

3 Comments

Adam F said:

Good one OMD! Sharon is a great operator and adds serious clout for clients!
Good move for her too! Congrats to both.

Manny said:

OMD keeps adding such serious strategic firepower. First the hire of Gavin Gibson and now Sharon joining.

Andrea said:

Great get OMD! That's an agency that knows how to get firepower where it counts.

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