ADMA announces 6 new board appointments: iiNet's Wendy Walker is WA's State Representative

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sangster_jodie.JPGJodie Sangster (left), chief executive officer of the Association for data-driven marketing and advertising (ADMA), has announced the appointment of six new members to the ADMA Board of Directors.

The newly appointed board members are:
·         David Bowie, managing director, SAS Australia and New Zealand
·         Chantal Walker, marketing director, Foxtel
·         Emily Amos, general manager-customer engagement, Woolworths.
Wendy Walker iiNet.jpgAlso new to the ADMA Board are the following state and board representatives:
·         Wendy Walker (left), chief marketing officer, iiNet (West Australia)
·         Julie Dormand, managing director, MercerBell (New South Wales)
·         Craig Wallis, business development manager, Database Consultants Australia (Victoria).

Continuing in their respective roles are Karen Ganschow, general manager-customer relationship marketing, Westpac (chair of the ADMA Board); Mark Willson, director- marketing and communications, IBM Australia (vice chair), and Phillip Smith, managing director, Apparent (Treasurer).

Says Ganschow: "I'm delighted to welcome six new industry leaders to the ADMA board. They bring a wealth of marketing, advertising, agency and supplier sector experience to the association and I look forward to working closely with them to deliver against our new expanded vision for the ADMA and increase the support for our members."
 
Says Sangster: "With these additions for 2013, ADMA has added more strong marketing brands to the board table. I am confident these new members will be an asset to the board and to the broader marketing and advertising community as we continue to provide strong thought leadership, not only in Australia but overseas."

Stepping down from the board this year after completing their terms of service are:
·         Nigel O'Rorke, Director-consumer Channels Group, Microsoft  Australia
·         Andrew Murrell, former general manager, digital and social marketing, Commonwealth Bank Australia.

Also stepping down this year from ADMA State Board Chair positions are:
·         Abramo Ierardo, general manager, Action Direct Marketing (Victoria chair)
·         Patrick Ward, former general manager, Expo Group (West Australia chair).

Sangster thanked those who were leaving the board for their dedication and commitment to ADMA and the association's members.
 
Says Sangster: "Their energy and ideas have been invaluable. 2012 was a very busy year for the board as we changed ADMA's name, brand and mission to better reflect the massive changes occurring in the marketing and advertising landscape. I expect 2013 will be no less busy."

The 2012-13 ADMA Board will now comprise:
·         Tony Davis, director, The Quantium Group (past chair)
·         Karen Ganschow, general manager, customer relationship marketing, Westpac (chair)
·         Phillip Smith, managing director, Apparent (Treasurer)
·         Mark Willson, director marketing and communications, IBM Australia (vice chair)
·         Jodie Sangster CEO and company secretary, ADMA
·         Andy Pontin, CEO, Clemenger BBDO Sydney
·         Melanie Silva, industry director, Google
·         Rob Colwell, chief commercial officer,  Qantas Loyalty
·         Richard Umbers, executive general manager, Parcel and Express Services, Australia Post.
·         Phil Offer, vice president, mobility & convergence, Optus
·         David Bowie, managing director, SAS Australia and New Zealand
·         Chantal Walker, marketing director, Foxtel
·         Emily Amos, general manager - customer engagement, Woolworths

with the following board members also having ADMA state chair responsibilities:
·         Julie Dormand, managing director, MercerBell (New South Wales)
·         Jason Neave, managing partner, Via Media Communications (South Australia)
·         Wendy Walker, chief marketing officer, iiNet (West Australia)
·         Craig Wallis, business development manager, Database Consultants Australia (Victoria).

A Queensland chair will be confirmed in December.

The ADMA board can have up to 18 directors including the ADMA CEO, current chair and past chair. Five board members represent the state branches, up to eight are elected by postal ballot and three can be appointed by the Board of Directors. Each director can hold office for up to three years.

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