Ogilvy PR reveals new corporate leadership structure as Jacquie Potter departs for ALDI

Ogilvy PR - Ant, Frances, Mitch and Amy

Ant Kelaher will step into the role of group MD of Corporate.

Ogilvy PR has revealed a new corporate leadership team as Jacquie Potter, group MD of corporate and business practice, joins ALDI as director of communications.

Potter leaves the agency at the end of March after nearly 18 years. She joined Ogilvy PR in 2006 and came up through the agency in a variety of leadership roles during her tenure, including leading Ogilvy PR Melbourne and, most recently, taking on the managing director, corporate role in 2020, and group managing director, corporate in 2023.

Ogilvy - Jacquie Potter


Potter said she was sad to be leaving the agency after almost two decades but looking forward to continue working with her Ogilvy PR colleagues as she joins the ALDI communications team.
“I feel very grateful to have built a career in such a supportive and inclusive environment, surrounded by brilliant people and great clients.
“Getting to turn up to work in an environment that supports, yet challenges you is something I feel lucky to have experienced and I’m so proud of the culture, offering, talent and team we have built at Ogilvy PR. I wish Richard and the team all the success and thank him for his ongoing support and partnership.”

Richard Brett, CEO of Ogilvy PR and Ogilvy Health, called Potter “an incredibly valuable member of our team” and said she would be hugely missed.

“It feels somewhat bittersweet – while we’ll be farewelling her as a colleague, we will then welcome her as a client. It is a fantastic opportunity for her and she goes with our full blessing,” Brett said.
“The fact that she’s leaving to join one of Australia’s leading brands also demonstrates how much the market values the skills and experience our team members gain whilst at Ogilvy. And while we’re sad to say goodbye to Jacquie, we’re similarly looking forward to developing a new team of leaders and corporate experts using our market-leading approaches, as well as deepening our partnership with ALDI.”

In response to her departure, Ogilvy has promoted Ant Kelaher, who previously worked in Ogilvy’s corporate practice and returned to Ogilvy PR in 2021, to Group MD of Corporate.

He joins two additions from December: Frances Dwyer, who became head of corporate after six months at Edelman, and Mitch Henderson as senior business director, who joined following two years at Meta.

The final piece of the leadership puzzle is Brian Corrigan, who last May was promoted to editor-in-chief after six years with the business, focussing on corporate and business content while also leading the Business Influence team.

Meanwhile, Cannings, the investor relations and financial communications consultancy that is part of Ogilvy PR, has welcomed back Luis Garcia, who returns as senior corporate counsel after retiring from the managing director position in 2023. Cannings has also promoted Amy Piek to managing partner after her return from parental leave, and Will Roberts moves into a senior business director role.

Brett noted that the promotions and new hires would further the corporate, business, and financial communications offer at Ogilvy PR.
“In the past 18 months, we’ve launched a number of new specialisms within the corporate sector including Business Influence, and our successful Sustainability Practice under Nino Tesoriero’s leadership, both of which have provided clients with a strategic focus on many of the corporate issues, communications challenges and opportunities being faced in the Australian market.
“We will continue to bolster these capabilities with these promotions and new hires, and by having our Ogilvy PR and Cannings corporate teams work even closer together. We’re excited about the breadth of talent already within the agency and our ability to promote within, along with this great new talent we’ve added to the team.”

Top image: Ant Kelaher, Frances Dwyer, Mitch Henderson and Amy Piek

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