Leading Out-of-Home media company JCDecaux today announced Katie Morgan as its new Director of Communications, strengthening its government and public relations credentials. She will be responsible for leading the company’s public relations strategy and internal engagement, as well as working on the corporate social responsibility program.
Morgan has more than 20 years’ experience working in the public and private sectors in public relations, as well as government communications roles. Most recently she was Acting Director and Manager, Governance - Communications and Engagement for the NSW Department of Customer Service, working as part of the incident response team on the 2020 Service NSW cyber-attack which saw more than 100,000 customers’ data stolen.
Morgan has a significant career in the media industry including working for the BBC in London, before relocating to Sydney in 2009. In 2010 she commenced as Head of Publicity with Australia’s multicultural broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). She set up the SBS in-house publicity team before moving into corporate communications leadership roles within the broadcaster. Morgan then moved to the NSW state government with the Department of Customer Service and a secondment to Transport for NSW as Principal Manager, Communications, Engagement & Education.
JCDecaux Executive General Manager – Government Relations and Corporate Affairs, Tess Phillips, said “Katie has extensive experience in communications in both the public sector and media industry so will bring a wealth of experience to the role. Katie will act as a strategic communications advisor to the business across Australia and New Zealand as it continues to evolve and innovate.”
Commenting on her new role, Morgan said: “I love working with inspiring and passionate people, that’s what drew me to JCDecaux. I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to support the continued success and growth of one of the world’s most esteemed media brands.”
Morgan’s appointment sees her join the Senior Leadership Group at JCDecaux, and is effective immediately.