Brent Impey appointed Chair of Thompson Spencer’s Advisory Board

Thompson Spencer, formerly known as Socialites Group, has announced the appointment of New Zealand media and marketing heavyweight, Brent Impey, as Chair of its Advisory Board.

Impey brings a wealth of knowledge to Thompson Spencer, with his experience spanning executive and governance roles across a range of industries. His professional run sheet includes a 10-year term serving as CEO and Director of Mediaworks, as well as a former Director and Chair of New Zealand Rugby. He is currently a Director of Devon Funds Management, Chair to Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting and Chair of Fiji Drua Rugby.

The additional brain power Impey brings to Thompson Spencer will play a pivotal role in helping guide the business as it continues to execute its strategy to deliver innovative advertising services to its New Zealand and international clients.

Wendy Thompson, Thompson Spencer co-founder says, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Brent on two dynamic Boards over the last few years and have always admired his deep understanding of the role of advertising in helping brands create meaningful connections with their communities. Having Brent lead our Advisory Board will allow us to tap into his vast industry experience, in turn helping to guide us on the next phase of our growth journey. We are only just getting started!”

Thompson Spencer was founded in 2023, bringing together the brands of the Socialites Group – Socialites, The Social Club and Flying Tiger – with recent acquisitions Magnesium and People of Influence adding significant strings to their bow.

Melanie Spencer, Thompson Spencer co-founder and Group CEO notes, “The past year has been one of significant change and extensive growth for our business. Brent brings a real ‘been there and done that’ experience to our business, which we can tap into as we integrate our existing brands and continue to grow.”

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