Ogilvy Sydney has announced the appointment of Aisling Colley as managing partner, further bolstering its senior leadership team. Colley, with over 15 years of experience in creative agency and leadership roles, previously led the ALDI Supermarkets account at BMF, contributing to its success as one of the most effective and creative brands in Australia. She brings extensive experience across various sectors, including QSR, sport, FMCG, and tourism, with a focus on large retailers.
In her new role, Colley will lead the agency’s partnership with KFC and provide leadership support for Ogilvy Sydney’s overall operational efficiency and effectiveness. This includes working closely with managing director Michelle Holland.
Holland expressed of Colley’s appointment, “Aisling brings the kind of business acumen that provides real value to an agency’s operations. She delivers on all that she does, is detailed and driven, and understands the importance of Ogilvy’s approach to creativity; applying the best talent to solve our clients’ business issues, whatever they are and wherever they are. Her passion for culture and creativity is also a perfect fit for Ogilvy.”
Colley, who has been recognised in the industry with a number of industry accolades, expressed her enthusiasm about joining Ogilvy.
Colley expressed her enthusiasm, “to be joining Ogilvy at a time where positive change is not only encouraged but embraced. There is a crystal-clear focus on creative excellence to deliver strong results for all clients right across the business, and throughout all its capabilities. Teamed with an impressive list of long-standing partnerships, it’s an incredibly exciting business to be joining.
“To help shape the future of the Ogilvy and KFC partnership is a dream, and I’m looking forward to being part of its ongoing success. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to partner closely with a leader like Michelle and the broader leadership team.”
Colley’s appointment follows a series of senior hires at Ogilvy Sydney, including Jane Jacob as Head of Strategy, Clare Lambert as Sydney Client Lead, and Emily Shum as CX Director. Colley assumes her role with immediate effect.
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