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PR Professional of the Year - Agency


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Ian Rumsby
Agency

Weber Shandwick Australia

Ian Rumsby joined Weber Shandwick in 2001 and in the 15 years since, he has been at the centre of some of the agency’s most significant local, regional and global initiatives. As managing director of the Australian operations between 2002-2006, Ian helped establish the business as one of the most recognised and awarded agencies in the market. And as executive-chairman between 2011-2013 he recalibrated the agency through the appointment of the first Australia-based senior digital hire in the region and the establishment of a fledgling public affairs practice—service offerings that have since gone on to become two of the most commercially successful and highly regarded, both locally and regionally. Ian is a keen advocate of the role and evolution of the PR industry and he brought much of his research and thinking to life when speaking as a guest at prestigious industry and sector-specific events during 2015.