Mediabrands Names New Talent Officer And New Talent Officer and New Chief Culture and Communications Officer
Mediabrands Australia is expanding its executive leadership team to recognise the elevated prominence of its people programs across the group, which now numbers about 800 people. Kim Lion (pictured below) has been appointed chief culture and communications officer and Alexia Bryant (main photo) has been appointed chief talent officer
“Over the past 18 months or so our people teams have faced extraordinary challenges and they’ve delivered incredibly well,” said Mediabrands CEO Mark Coad. “Our people teams have brought clear direction to our COVID-related working from home and office management policies, flexible working arrangements, recruitment needs, employment contract compliance, performance development, assistance with senior appointments and employment policies – to name a few.”
He added, “Alexia started leading HR in early 2020. She has worked alongside Kim who has expertly led Culture and Communication across the group. Their two roles have expanded massively in recent times and there are now two very clear people ‘pillars’ working in close partnership across Mediabrands and within our individual businesses. Kim leads learning and development, diversity, equity and inclusion and communications across our businesses. Alexia leads policy, recruitment, HR operations and governance.
“Our programs to find, support and manage our talent are deeply integral to our progress and the future development of the group. With such high importance it is right that Alexia and Kim represent our People programs at our most senior management forum,” said Coad.
The Mediabrands executive leadership team (ELT) now consists of Coad, John Clements (CFO), Melissa Fein (CEO Initiative), Anathea Ruys (CEO UM), Kim Lion, Alexia Bryant, Jackie Edwards (MD Orion), Maria Grivas (CEO Reprise), Clay Gill (CEO Matterkind) and Nick Durrant (MD Magna).