Sue Squillace has been appointed chief executive of Carat Australia and New Zealand. She joins Carat from Spark Foundry where she held several leadership roles – most recently as chief executive since 2017.
Squillace will report to Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ chief executive Henry Tajer, and represent Carat on the DAN ANZ board. Her role will commence in September 2019.
With more than 20 years of experience and deep expertise in media and marketing, Tajer says Squillace has earned a reputation for applying a people-led philosophy to deliver effective and sustainable growth.
"Sue is a fantastic person. I can't wait to see her make her impact at Carat and DAN," Tajer says.
"This is an important appointment for not only Carat but the wider network. Sue's credibility and commitment to putting people at the centre of everything, makes her the ideal person to propel Carat into the future."
Squillace previously held a number of roles at Starcom MediaVest Group, including as general manager in Sydney. Her new role at Carat marks a return to the media agency, as she worked as a client services director at Carat for seven years in the early 2000s.
Squillace says she is looking forward to getting to know the team and working with clients and partners on the next stage of the Carat journey.
“I would also like to thank Publicis Groupe for the many opportunities over the last ten years, in particular, the opportunity to launch and build a new agency. I wish all my friends at Spark Foundry continued success."