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Independent public relations agency Sinclair has appointed Stephen Millikin as its chief operating officer.

He has 25 years of experience across Asia, America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa – working on both the agency and client side.

The announcement:

Sinclair, the award-winning independent PR agency, today announces the appointment of Stephen Millikin to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Tasked with leading the growth of the agency as it transitions into a regional player, he will take responsibility for the agency’s operations across APAC. Stephen joins Sinclair effective 1 April 2019.

With over 25 years of experience across Hong Kong, North America and EMEA, Stephen is a widely respected industry leader who has developed integrated communications strategies for some of the world’s leading consumer brands. Having held executive positions both in-house and agency-side, Stephen has a keen understanding of the business of the communications industry, which informs his solutions-oriented approach and successful track record of driving growth across industry and sector.

Founder & CEO Kiri Sinclair said: “As an independent agency with an exceptional reputation for our team-first culture and our creative work, an important next step for us is to streamline our growth to ensure we are efficient and effective across all touchpoints. Stephen’s strategic mindset, attention to detail and knowledge of working within the global agency environment will be an asset as Sinclair continues to expand into new sectors, markets and service offerings.”

Executive Director Kevin Lam said: “At Sinclair, we look for talent with a proven track record, an exceptional reputation and, most importantly, aligns with our ethics, culture and values. Stephen meets our high standards, and we are excited to welcome him to the team to power our growth and further our mission providing a platform that empowers our team to do great work and deliver impact to our clients.”

Chief Operating Officer Stephen Millikin said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Sinclair, especially during a period of such exciting growth. As Sinclair’s presence and offerings continue to expand, the potential for this agency and its clients throughout the APAC region is exceptional. It’s truly an honour to be a part of the extraordinary team tasked with helping this company maintain its position as one of Asia’s leading independent PR firms.”

Source: Sinclair press release

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