MEDIA RELEASE: NEW CEO FOR CANNINGS STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIA RELEASE: NEW CEO FOR CANNINGS STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

WPP AUNZ announced today that Luis M. Garcia has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Cannings Strategic Communications, Australia’s most experienced corporate and financial communications firm, effective today.

Mr. Garcia will replace Renée Bertuch, who is leaving the firm after eight years, including six highly successful years as Chief Executive Officer.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of WPP AUNZ, Jens Monsees, said: “Renée leaves behind a strong and lasting legacy, having grown Cannings over the past six years into an agile, innovative and highly respected specialist communications firm.

“We thank Renée for her dedication to Cannings and positive contribution to the broader WPP AUNZ team, and we are confident that Cannings will continue to grow under Luis’ leadership,” Mr. Monsees said.

“Luis has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications and before that as a journalist, editor, and senior political advisor. His skills, experience, and unrivalled media and market connections are highly valued by Boards and chief executives across the private and public sectors.

“Most importantly, Luis has got the strong backing of his team; he’s well known and highly respected across the industry; and Cannings is in great hands with Luis at the helm.”

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Media enquiries:
William Roberts (Cannings Strategic Communications)
0431 318 893 / wroberts@canningscomms.com.au