Our People

Local Leadership

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    Leigh Terry

    Acting CEO, IPG Mediabrands Australia

    Leigh Terry

    Acting CEO, IPG Mediabrands Australia

    Leigh is a highly-regarded media innovator whose career has spanned Europe and the Pacific. A digital innovator at the forefront of the media industry, Leigh understands the significant impact technological advancement has on both then consumer and industry at large, and harnesses that information in order to build best-in-class solutions for clients across the region.

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    John Celements

    CFO, IPG Mediabrands Australia

    John Celements

    CFO, IPG Mediabrands Australia

    As Chief Financial Officer of IPG Mediabrands Australia, John is responsible for the finance, governance and commercial operations of the group. Across Johns 20-year finance career he has spent 7 years with IPG Mediabrands and prior to this spent 10 years with WPP Australia in various senior finance roles.

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    Fiona Johnston

    CEO, UM Australia

    Fiona Johnston

    CEO, UM Australia

    Fiona has had an international career with senior management positions in executive consulting, media and creative agencies working with world class marketers and brands. She is formerly founder of the executive consulting business Wild and Safe, working with clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, eBay, the AFL and other media focused businesses. She is also formerly chief marketing and business development officer for MediaCom/GroupM Australia.

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    Victor Corones

    Chief Investment Officer, IPG Mediabrands Australia

    Victor Corones

    Chief Investment Officer, IPG Mediabrands Australia

    Victor has more than 24 years of media experience and world-class skills centering on media and consumer trends, negotiation and highly effective media planning and implementation across all channels. He was appointed the Magna Global lead for Australia in April 2011 when the division launched and he continues to oversee all key client negotiations across the IPG Mediabrands Australia group of businesses.

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    Melissa Fein

    CEO, Initiative Australia

    Melissa Fein

    CEO, Initiative Australia

    Melissa has created a talent rich, content centric team of marketing leading specialists to deliver culturally relevant, integrated solutions to clients. She is a proven industry leader with more than 16 years of media and advertising experience representing world-class brands both locally and internationally across media owner and agency businesses. She maintains a clear focus on driving revenue through creative innovation and thought leadership.

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    Patrick Darcy

    Head of Cadreon Australia

    Patrick Darcy

    Head of Cadreon Australia

    Currently as the head of Cadreon Australia, Patrick is responsible for 5 core functions across the business – Data & Technology, Consulting, Analytics, Innovation and Programmatic Activation. Harnessing the power of digital media, marketing technology and data smarts, the Cadreon businesses, which Patrick leads in Australia, helps clients across a broad cross section of industries evolve and future proof their businesses in an increasingly digital and data driven world.

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    Grace Liu

    CEO, Reprise Australia

    Grace Liu

    CEO, Reprise Australia

    Seasoned CEO with experience leading data & insights, creative, media and performance agencies; Grace has led culturally diverse teams across Australia, China, Malaysia and Singapore against a demonstrated track record of new business wins, business transformation and talent engagement.

    Grace joined Mediabrands Australia in 2018 to launch Reprise’s rebrand locally. Central to Reprise Australia’s vision is the provision of solutions & expertise around an asset-based, audience-centric approach that optimizes the performance of clients’ assets regardless of channel. This approach complements and completes UM & Initiative’s offering, and provides a strong end-to-end proposition for Reprise’s direct clients.