Carat appoints National Managing Director

Published on:

Simon Williams has been appointed to the role of National Managing Director of Carat ANZ.

Simon will take immediate responsibility for Carat in ANZ, working alongside the Carat leadership team to shape and lead the agency moving forward. He will continue to sit on the Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) ANZ Board, working with the Network’s senior executives to drive the overall strategy of the business. 

Simon has been with DAN for more than seven years, in leadership positions across the Network in both Australia and the UK. He has consistently been recognised for driving innovation and excellence across the Network.

Most recently Simon held the position of Chief Client Solutions Officer, where he led several key client pitches, including the retention of the Disney account. Included among the roles he has held within DAN is Head of Global Media Partnerships, working extensively with DAN’s regional and global teams. 

Simon is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion, and the executive sponsor of DAN’s LGBTIQ+ advocacy group, &PROUD AU.

Simon Ryan, CEO ANZ, Dentsu Aegis Network, said: “Simon has been an integral part of Dentsu Aegis Network’s senior team and has taken a leadership role in driving innovation and excellence across the Network. His ability, experience and drive make him a great candidate to lead Carat. 

“With the exceptional team in place to support him, I know Carat will build on its existing track record of delivering outstanding results for clients and for our business.” 

Simon Williams, National Managing Director, Carat ANZ, said: “Carat has always had a special place in my career, and this role marks a return to the brand after seven years working across the Dentsu Aegis Network. I have been extremely privileged to work with the Carat leadership team and around their culture of collaboration, and I cannot wait to bring this collective passion, talent and innovation to our clients. 

“I hope to build on the agency’s success to date, lead from the front and deliver outstanding work for clients. You can expect even greater things from Carat in the coming months.”