David Turner to join FCB Media as head of investment

FCB Media has announced the appointment of New Zealand media investment specialist David Turner to head of investment—a newly created position in FCB Media’s leadership team.

Turner will step into the role in early October from his current position as OMD group investment director. He brings with him 15 years’ agency experience, having worked across a range of sectors and clients, including McDonald’s, Sky TV and Frucor, as well as developing a range of investment initiatives and opportunities for clients while extracting maximum value.

Prior to OMD, Turner held media investment roles at MEC New Zealand, Rapp UK and Universal McCann New Zealand.

In his new role, he will report to the managing director, Rufus Chuter, and will oversee the media agency’s investment and partnership programme, focusing on maximising client outcomes through market insight and business-level partnerships.

Chuter says he is excited for Turner’s arrival and the expertise he will bring to an increasingly complex media landscape.

“I’m delighted to have someone with David’s experience and reputation join the team. Providing impartial market insight has never been more important, nor have publisher and technology partnerships that create client business value. His desire to move beyond legacy industry models and shape a fresh approach fitted with our vision so we’re all looking forward to his arrival.”

Turner added he’s excited about the opportunities the new role presents and is thrilled to be working for the agency.

“FCB Media is New Zealand’s most awarded media agency and one which continues to produce exceptional work. They have an amazing client base, fantastic people, and I can’t wait to join the team.”

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