OMD Australia has announced the appointment of James Lucas (pictured) to group trading director, Queensland. Lucas joins OMD from Ikon and will be responsible for leading the OMD Brisbane investment team and maximising negotiation output.
OMD said the trading role reflects the growing momentum of its Brisbane office, bolstering the negotiation and programmatic leadership expertise for its client base.
“It further demonstrates OMD’s commitment to a transparent approach and the importance of building strong relationships with its media partners,” said the company in a statement.
Rob Swinton, managing director, OMD Queensland, added, “James is recognised as a leading investment and negotiation talent in Queensland. We’re incredibly pleased that he will be joining us. His proven ability further strengthens OMD’s capability and trading offering in the Queensland market. James has a strong team ethos, which is the right cultural fit for OMD. He will be a great asset to our leadership team.”
Lucas said of his appointment, “I am excited to be joining the OMD team in Brisbane. They have a great local client base and a strong reputation as innovators in investment nationally. OMD has a clear understanding of the direction trading expertise needs to be moving to ensure it is delivering the best outcomes for clients. There is a great sense of purpose in progressing the business in Queensland and a real air of positivity about the place.”
Lucas will report into Rob Swinton and joins the OMD Brisbane leadership team on January 7, 2019.