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- August 29, 2019
JCDecaux Australia & New Zealand CEO, Steve O’Connor, today announced the appointment of Tess Phillips as Director of Government & Public Relations.
Phillips joins JCDecaux from the Outdoor Media Association (OMA), where she was General Manager.
In her newly created role at JCDecaux, Phillips will be responsible for leading JCDecaux’s ANZ regulatory affairs and corporate public relations, including engagement with industry bodies and leveraging JCDecaux’s corporate media and business strategies at a local level.
Phillips joined the OMA in 2015 as a Senior Policy Adviser before becoming General Manager, Government Relations, overseeing the Out-of-Home peak body’s government relations and advocacy work. She was promoted to General Manager in 2017.
Phillips has more than a decade’s experience in government relations and policy. She has worked with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Department of Social Services and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
“This new role at JCDecaux reflects the size and scale of our business now in Australia and New Zealand and the importance we place on having an active presence with government at all levels. The Out-of-Home industry is growing rapidly, particularly with digitisation, and JCDecaux continues to innovate to help create intelligent cities for the future. Tess brings a wealth of government, policy and Out-of-Home experience to the role,” O’Connor said.
Commenting on her appointment, Phillips said: “I look forward to bringing to JCDecaux my background in government and policy and the advocacy work I have done for the Out-of-Home industry. I am thrilled to work closely with their leadership team and be a part of the many exciting initiatives that JCDecaux has underway.”
Phillips will be on the Executive Leadership Team reporting to Chief Operating Officer Andrew Hines and her role is effective from 1st October 2019.