JCDecaux Australia has promoted John Harris to the national leadership role of General Manager, Sales, as incumbent Oliver Newton departs the Australian business after 11 years.
Max Eburne, JCDecaux’s Chief Commercial Officer, said. “At JCDecaux we nurture our people throughout their career journeys to offer them opportunities, so I am delighted to promote John into the role of General Manager, Sales. John has an excellent reputation throughout the media industry as well as a wealth of experience, high levels of customer service and standards. I look forward to continuing working together as we head into one of the busiest and exciting periods of the JCDecaux business as we commence our partnership with Sydney Trains and as the out-of-home market comes back stronger than ever on the other side of the pandemic.”
John Harris joined JCDecaux UK in 2006, ultimately becoming responsible for sales performance across the JCDecaux Premiere and Digital Large Format portfolios before leaving for Australia in late 2012. John joined the Sydney office in early 2013 and has been leading the NSW sales team for the past five years.
John will replace Oliver Newton who, after a successful 15 years at JCDecaux across Manchester, London, and Sydney, will depart for a new role as Advertising Sales Director at Amazon.
The process to find a replacement for John Harris’ current role as NSW Sales Director is currently underway.