SYDNEY — Ogilvy PR has reshuffled its corporate leadership ahead of the departure of Jacquie Potter to client Aldi Australia to become director of communications. 

Potter leaves the agency at the end of March after nearly 18 years, during which she ultimately rose to take on a variety of leadership roles — including leading Ogilvy PR Melbourne, and overseeing corporate.

Ant Kelaher, who previously worked in Ogilvy’s corporate practice and returned to Ogilvy PR in 2021, has been promoted to group MD of Corporate. Brian Corrigan has also been promoted to editor-in-chief, focusing on corporate and business content while also leading the business influence team.
Joining the Ogilvy PR corporate team is Frances Dwyer as head of corporate (most recently at Edelman), while Mitch Henderson starts as senior business director, joining from Meta and previously Teneo in London.

Meanwhile, investor relations and financial communications consultancy Cannings, which is part of the Ogilvy PR group, welcomes back Luis Garcia as senior corporate counsel after he retired from the MD position in 2023. Cannings has also promoted Amy Piek to managing partner upon her return from parental leave, while Will Roberts is elevated to senior business director.

“Jacquie has been an incredibly valuable member of our team, being one of our most senior leaders," said Ogilvy PR Australia CEO Richard Brett. "Her professional approach, strategic vision and leadership abilities will be missed across the business. It feels somewhat bittersweet — while we’ll be farewelling her as a colleague, we will then welcome her as a client. It is a fantastic opportunity for her and she goes with our full blessing."
“The fact that she’s leaving to join one of Australia’s leading brands also demonstrates how much the market values the skills and experience our team members gain whilst at Ogilvy," added Brett. "And while we’re sad to say goodbye to Jacquie, we’re similarly looking forward to developing a new team of leaders and corporate experts using our market-leading approaches, as well as deepening our partnership with Aldi."