Adam O'Connor Talent Acquisition Team Lead at Clemenger Group, Melbourne, Australia
Adam is a Senior Talent Acquisition Team Lead (and Consultant) with over 6 years experience in both internal and external roles. He has a passion for all things digital, especially when it comes to innovation and creativity. He enjoys partnering with businesses and stakeholders to find the people that will bring their ideas and strategies in to the future and turn their imaginations in to reality. Clemenger Group Limited is the holding company of a group of companies involved in advertising and marketing communication services throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company is owned by its management and staff (26%) as well as BBDO Worldwide (74%), and is a member of the Omnicom Group. Over 400 staff own shares in the company. Clemenger Group Limited operates across the marketing services spectrum with specialist companies offering clients best-of-category expertise in each discipline.
Kim Lion Head of Talent at IPG Mediabrands, Melbourne, Australia
Kim is a 19 year veteran of the media industry, her career was concentrated in team and client leadership working in Australia and internationally. IPG Mediabrands Australia is the fastest growing full-service marketing communications group designed for the new era of consumer and brand engagement. Businesses within IPG Mediabrands Australia have been recognised with Agency of the Year awards, Media Grand Prixs, high rankings among Australia’s most innovative companies and Best Places to Work. UM and Initiative are PG Mediabrands most visible businesses, however there are nine other inter-connected brands in the Australia group that cover search, social, investment/intelligence, creative, digital, design, mobile solution, branded entertainment, programmatic buying, research and analytics. IPG Mediabrands Australia is part of US-based IPG, the world’s fourth-largest communications holding company with deep pockets and resources for career development. Mediabrands is always interested to connect with talented people who are looking to be part of a thriving team.
Leah Champion Talent Development Director at Cummins&Partners, Melbourne, Australia
Leah has a background in Account Management across a number of Agencies both in Australia and the UK including Cummins&Partners, George Patterson Y&R, and The Leith Agency having started her Advertising career orginally at Publicis Mojo. Cummins&Partners is an independent Creative Agency group headquarted in Melbourne with offices in Sydney, Adelaide and New York (USA). Clients include the AFL, Jeep, Tennis Australia, Energy Australia, John West, Specsavers and Vodafone.
Kate Rengey People & Development Manager at OMD, Melbourne, Australia
With over 9 years’ experience across Graduate Recruitment, Performance, Culture and Employee Benefits, Kate is currently People & Development Manager at OMD, responsible for managing ongoing Graduate and Intern recruitment campaigns. With a great passion for Media, Kate is heavily invested in both the attraction and recruitment of new staff as well as developing team members through a very sophisticated Learning & Development program, while also partnering with various team members to promote the OMD Mentoring program and various other professional development initiatives. As a big lover of all things health and wellbeing, she’s recently helped with the introduction of yoga and pilates in the office, mindfulness meditation, corporate triathlons and the new OMD running club!
Rachael Kertes Communications Coordinator at Ikon Communications, Melbourne, Australia
Rachel is Communications Coordinator at Ikon Communications in Melbourne, having sucessfully completed an MFA internship in 2015 whilst completing her Advertising studies at Swinburne in 2015. Sarah was also a member of the Swinburne Virtual Student Agency (KGM2) that reached the National finals of the 2015 IAA 'Big Idea' competition. Additionally Rachel is a Business Owner of Applique Vintage. Applique offers the best in up-cycled vintage pieces, recycled denim accessories and recycled bottle candles, handmade by herself and a small team right here in Melbourne. Ikon is a full-service communications agency media which has the planning and buying function working hand-in-hand with creative and production, data and digital, sales and promotion, shopper marketing and experiential capabilities. Ikon is part of the STW group which was acquired by WPP early this year.
Tim is a Content Marketing Officer at Swinburne University of Technology and he has over 10 years of freelance communication design experience. In his current role at a world-class university, Tim shares the stories of students and staff through words, photos and videos. The adventure in finding his career path came via a Swinburne Professional Placement, completed as part of his Bachelor of Communication (Advertising).