HGA expands its board

Ian Austin has been appointed to the board and promoted to digital director and deputy MD as of June 2018.

Ian Austin
Ian Austin

Ian Austin joins original co-founders Michael Henderson and Ian Grime as well as managing director Dan Laurence on the board, to help grow and develop the business as it enters its 30th year.

This move follows several client wins this year including Tropical Blinds, Euler Hermes, pladis and Brakes.

As well as continuing to grow HGA’s digital offering, Austin will also undertake wider operational and strategic responsibilities to help drive the business growth plans.

"It’s a privilege to be promoted to the board in my new dual role, which allows me to augment my digital expertise with my commercial ability and awareness," said Austin. "I’ll be helping to drive the business forward across a much broader operational area. It’s an amazing opportunity to work with a fantastic management team who have nurtured the established business we have today as we begin our journey on a strategy to deliver high-growth over the next three years."

"We’re an agency that prides itself on its people and the talent and quality of our team is what sets us apart," added Laurence. "Ian is a shining example of that talent and alongside his natural business acumen is someone whom I’m delighted will be playing a more active role in the future direction of HGA."

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