Global brand strategy and design agency Interbrand has appointed Mark Jenner as managing director of its New Zealand operation, with effect from 30 March 2015.
Jenner will be responsible for growing Interbrand’s business with existing clients, developing new relationships and designing new products and services, all with the aim of helping New Zealand organisations build growth strategies and unleash value from their brands.
He has held senior commercial roles with ‘A-List’, brand-led organisations around the world, including, most recently, managing partner for Hourigan International New Zealand, head of digital for Telecom NZ, international marketing director for Heineken (based in Malaysia) and global marketing manager (based in the Netherlands). In the early years of his career, Jenner held marketing roles with DB Breweries (NZ), SmithKline Beecham (UK) and Unilever (NZ).
Interbrand regional chairman, Marty O’Halloran, says he’s excited to have someone of Mark’s calibre, brand background and senior leadership experience on board.
“Mark will play a pivotal role in driving the business forward in New Zealand and help it meet the growing demand for business and brand strategy counsel,” he says.
Jenner commented: “I am delighted to join the world’s number one brand strategy and design agency. Interbrand has an unrivalled array of powerful brand building and business strategy IP that helps grow their clients’ businesses everyday, in every corner of the globe. I’m excited at the prospect of leveraging that knowledge and creativity for the advantage of our New Zealand clients and the benefit of the wider business community here.”