Honner boosts leadership team with regional growth in mind

Honner boosts leadership team with regional growth in mind

Financial and corporate agency, Honner, has made several senior appointments as it seeks to grow its regional focus across Asia Pacific.
  • Judith Bence has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, starting 1st June. Judith will oversee day-to-day operations for the agency and its 22-strong team, as well as providing senior counsel to clients. Judith brings more than 20 years’ experience to Honner, having worked in senior roles at global firms such as Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Engine Group.
  • Barry Rafe becomes the agency’s first Non-Executive Director. He will provide guidance and insight on the firm’s growth and development. Barry has previously been a strategy partner at Accenture and headed the financial services practice at Trowbridge Consulting.
  • Samantha Rockliff joins the team as Account Director. She moves from AMP, where she spent the past 10 years working across various media, public affairs and marketing roles.
  • Christine St Anne has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Content, working with Honner’s writers to expand the agency’s content services. She was previously Editor at RFi Group for five years, publishing content and editing newsletters, as well as the monthly AB+F magazine.
  • Harrison Worley has joined as a Consultant, working across both content and account management. As well as agency experience, he has previously worked as a journalist for the Financial Standard.
As part of the senior team changes, long-time Managing Director and Partner, Paul Cheal, has resigned from his role after nine years with Honner. He will continue to work with the agency as an independent consultant, providing senior counsel. Judith Bence will take over most of Paul’s day-to-day role, working with General Manager and Partner, Susie Bell, and founder Philippa Honner.

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