WE Buchan bolsters specialist offering with five new hires

Tue, Mar 13 2018

Sydney, Australia – Leading integrated communication agency, WE Buchan, is excited to announce it is bolstering its specialist offering with five new hires across three of its six teams. Following a series of new business wins and rapid growth of its Digital and Social Team,  Alex Mills joins as Account Director of Digital and Social, Nicola Hanlon as Social Media Manager and Katie Oliver as an In-house Designer.

Gemma Hudson, General Manager of WE Buchan, said the new appointments to the Digital and Social Team come following a series of client wins: "The fast growth we are seeing in our Digital and Social Team, stems directly from our client’s desire for increased integration. By continuing to invest in specialist skillsets such as digital, social, design and strategy, we’re able to deliver end-to-end solutions across all channels, driven by creativity and grounded in insights.”

Alex joins WE Buchan from We Are Social where he led an award-winning campaign around Optus’ sponsorship of the Australian Olympics Team and also launched their coverage of the English Premier League. Nicola brings four years of experience to the team across Ireland, London and Australia, and specialises in social strategy, content creation, channel planning, paid social and campaign execution. Katie brings two decades of design experience to WE Buchan across both B2C and B2C brands. She joins the agency from not-for-profit organisation Redkite where her expertise lies in publishing, brand development and content marketing.

In addition, Emma David joins the expanding Health Team as an Account Director after returning to Australia from London, with six years’ industry experience in health PR. Emma has worked with global pharmaceutical and device companies, implementing large-scale disease awareness campaigns and product launches. She is excited to work with new clients on creative communication strategies that build health brands in Australia, as well as help patients and their families.

Also joining the team is Verity Barritt, Account Director for the Investor Communication Team. She brings a depth of corporate finance knowledge to the agency with over sixteen years’ experience spanning from the UK to Australia. Verity joins from Walsh & Co where she oversaw capital raisings for small to mid-cap ASX companies. Her experience in transaction structure and management, is pivotal in servicing the agency’s investor communication clients, which largely consist of small to mid-cap companies in the tech and life sciences sector.

“All five new hires bring a strong depth of experience to WE Buchan and will be integral to our continued growth across all sectors. We are thrilled to welcome them to our team,” said Gemma. 
All five staff are based in the company’s Sydney office.