Ikon Communications has appointed Melissa Roberts as Managing Partner, Ikon Melbourne. Roberts will report directly to CEO Lesley Edwards and will take a key position on Ikon’s national leadership team.
Edwards said she was delighted Roberts has decided to re-join the Ikon family to lead its burgeoning Melbourne office, as the agency embarks on an exciting new period under her strong leadership and management guidance.
“Mel is a highly regarded media professional with a strong track record for creating successful agency and client partnerships and delivering results,” said Edwards. “She is no stranger to Ikon, having worked at Ikon up until 2016 before taking on an opportunity to launch an innovative digital enterprise into the Australian market. We are pleased to be able to bring Mel back to the agency in this leadership role.”
Previously Country Lead, ANZ with children’s advertising platform, Totally Awesome, Roberts career spans 20+ years both globally and nationally, running advertising, digital and full-service agencies, bringing a strong background in leadership, business and broad multi-discipline agency knowledge to her new role.
On accepting her new role Roberts said: “I am so happy to be returning to Ikon in this role and am truly excited about what Ikon Melbourne can achieve alongside Lesley and the Ikon National Leadership team.”
Roberts replaces Sharon Cookson who left earlier this year to pursue a new venture. She commences in her new role on July 30, 2018.
Ikon Communications is part of WPP AUNZ, Australasia’s leading marketing communications group.