BEIJING — Influence Matters has appointed David Zhou as VP, head of client services. The newly created role expands the agency’s strategic communication capabilities for its growing roster of leading B2B tech clients. Zhou was previously in charge of strategic development projects at internet company NetEase Group, including the company’s expansion into India.

HONG KONG — Teneo has announced the appointment of Christine Loh as a senior advisor. Loh brings a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors and will help Teneo’s clients to better understand, navigate and respond to the changing policy and business landscape as it relates to China’s climate, environment and sustainability agendas. Prior to joining Teneo, Loh served as Hong Kong’s Undersecretary for the Environment from 2012 to 2017 and was a Hong Kong Legislative Council member from 1992 to 1997 and 1998 to 2000. She founded Civic Exchange, a non-profit policy think tank, in 2001 and served as its CEO through 2012.

SYDNEY — Jack Morton and Weber Shandwick have further strengthened their collective teams in Australia, adding five senior-level hires. Olivia Randall has made the switch from contractor to a full-time role as Jack Morton's head of experience to lead their production offering. Ian Davidson joins as business director from Innocean, where he was head of sponsorship and events. Damien Watson, a former strategist at Salmat and The Zoo Republic, joins the agency's new intelligence and connections team serving both agencies as a senior strategist. Rishu Sharma joins Weber Shandwick as account lead from Avian WE. Joining Sharma to manage Weber Shandwick's consumer portfolio will be Amelia Monteith, who has been head of strategy and social at Stark Matthews.