VIVA! Communications appoints Julia Slater as GM
Australian health and wellness communications agency, and Asia Pacific hub lead for GLOBALHealthPR, VIVA! Communications (VIVA!), has announced the appointment of Julia Slater as VIVA!’s General Manager. Julia brings more than a decade of PR and communications experience to her new role, to support VIVA!’s recent local and international business growth.
Julia joined VIVA! in March 2018 as a Senior Communications Consultant, before assuming a permanent role as Senior Account Director. Prior to these senior roles, Julia consulted to WE Communications, Ogilvy PR Australia (now opr), and Haystac.
In her new role, Julia will support the agency Principal and Managing Director with the daily operations of the Sydney-headquartered communications agency, managing the agency’s health and wellness team, and continuing to service VIVA!’s portfolio of local, regional and multi-national clientele. She is also responsible for generating and converting new business opportunities to support the agency’s ongoing growth.
VIVA!’s Principal and Owner, Kirsten Bruce, commented. “I’m delighted to be working alongside Julia in her new role as General Manager of VIVA!, and I look forward to her efforts in continuing to attract and drive new business for our agency. Julia is an invaluable asset to our team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the highly regulated health industry within which we operate."
Julia said, "In my new role as GM, my focus will be on the agency’s growth strategy, client management and team leadership. I’m excited to expand our business portfolio in Australia and Asia Pacific, support our team, and nurture the VIVA! culture. I will also continue to oversee the delivery of exceptional client service across the agency’s ethical and consumer healthcare practices."