BrandWorld’s Richard Stevens steps down, Rachael Weaver steps up
Richard Stevens will step back from the role of managing director of BrandWorld after almost 10 years at the helm. He will be replaced by experienced executive Rachael Weaver, who will assume the role of general manager, effective immediately.
Stevens will continue to provide specialist consultancy to the company on a part-time basis.
Jim Gall, Clemenger Group NZ CEO, acknowledged Stevens’ contribution in evolving the BrandWorld model from traditional broadcast channels to new, more personalised multi-screen environments.
“Richard and the platforms he has represented have remained relevant amidst major structural and cultural change in the media and advertising market. The continued success of Family Health Diary, Discover, Navigator and now Oxygen, are testament to his focus, energy and ingenuity.”
Reflecting on his tenure, Stevens said “with today’s consumer being flooded with messages, deals and brands through every channel imaginable, BrandWorld platforms such as Family Health Diary have continued to remain relevant, innovative and valuable to clients and consumers.”
Stevens will be replaced by Rachael Weaver who has been a senior executive with BrandWorld for more than 12 years. She will be supported by an experienced leadership team made up of Nikki O’Donnell, who will become sales and marketing director, and Jodi Faulder who has become media director.
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