SYDNEY — Kieran Moore, who oversees 10 WPP AUNZ agencies as CEO, is leaving the company after 17 years later this month.

Moore has been in her current role as CEO of PR, GR, experiential and design, since 2016, when she took over management of the cluster of  public relations and government relations agencies created by WPP merging its Australia and New Zealand businesses with STW Communications Group, forming WPP AUNZ.

For the past two years, she has also been also the leadership team sponsor for 1 Kent Street, which focuses on client and agency collaboration across 14 agencies in WPP AUNZ. During the past year had also taken on responsibility for group communications and marketing.

“I have spent more than one-third of my life in this group. The time is now right to seek new challenges and opportunities and I am excited about the journey that lies ahead. It’s a leap I am really looking forward to,” said Moore.

Moore joined the company in 2003, when she moved back to Australia after 10 years at Firefly Communications in London. She served as the managing director of Howorth and then as CEO of Ogilvy PR Australia (now OPR). In the latter role, Moore managed all the PR brands within the business, including Howorth, Pulse, Ogilvy PR Health, Ogilvy Impact, Cannings, and Parker& Partners. 

Chief operating officer John Steedman said: “Kieran is well known and highly respected both internally and externally and is a friend to many. I have personally known and worked with Kieran for a long period of time and will truly miss her. We thank Kieran for the extraordinary effort, energy and commitment over the years with the company and wish her every success in the future.”