Our Leadership

Find out more about our leadership team at Carat New Zealand.

Alex Lawson

Alex Lawson

General Manager | Carat New Zealand

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15 years in Agencies, Production and Publishing give Alex a well rounded and impressive experience suite. He's run accounts in the FMCG, Automotive, Banking and Finance. Travel and Entertainment and Luxury categories for major blue chip clients amongst many others.

He's also a film producer having been part of the team that made Waverider, a 2012 surfing documentary.

Robert Harvey

Robert Harvey

CEO Dentsu Aegis Network | New Zealand

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Rob started with Carat in 2011 and was promoted to the CEO of the Dentsu Aegis Network in 2013. Rob is responsible for the overall management of the group in New Zealand ensuring best in class service delivery for all clients.

Rob has over 15 years experience leading both creative and media agencies. Over his career Rob has helped create some of New Zealand’s most iconic campaigns for some of the country’s biggest brands.

Nick Scott

Nick Scott

Group Business Director | Carat New Zealand

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After 10 years running blue chip digital accounts in Singapore such as Apple and IBM, Nick was lured back to NZ in 2016 to head up the ASB Team at Carat. 

Nick brings a wide range of skills with a passion and deep knowledge in digital strategy, planning and implementation. He's committed to driving forward clients in this area as our world continues to digitize at an incredible rate.

 

 

Jacquie Bennett

Jacquie Bennett

Planning Director | Carat New Zealand

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Jacquie has over 13 years’ experience in the industry having worked in Auckland, London, Melbourne and Sydney.

After her role as Strategy Director at OMD Sydney and then OMD Auckland, she started her own consultancy business working with agencies across both sides of the Tasman.

Jacquie has won numerous media, creative and young achiever awards over her career.

Alex Radford

Alex Radford

GM of Digital | Carat New Zealand

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Alex joined Dentsu Aegis as the GM Digital Media at the start of the year following 2 years as Head of Digital for VivaKi New Zealand and Head of Search for VivaKi ANZ.

Alex has over 15 year’s industry experience including time as Head of Search at Omnicom and FirstRate.

Alex’s experience spans the full spectrum of digital marketing and he is particularly passionate about data and analytics.

Jo Hartley

Jo Hartley

Trading Manager | Carat New Zealand

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Jo has over 15 years in the advertising industry being at the forefront of evolutions in the media landscape.

Jo joined Carat from OMD, where she was integral in building an innovative trading function designed to meet the demands of the evolving media landscape.

Jo’s role is to lead the agency’s trading and negotiation strategy and ensure clients maximise the value they receive for their media investment. 

Tracey Taylor

Tracey Taylor

Human Resource Manager | Carat New Zealand

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Tracey heads up our HR function in New Zealand and works closely with Kim Leybourne, General Manager, Carat New Zealand.

Tracey also works closely with the Australian HR team, managing the HR Operations team in Australia.

Tracey has worked abroad in the UK in various leadership roles and specialises in organisational behaviour and development.

Tracey is a mother of one, a keen cross-fitter and loves to travel.

Neil Robson

Neil Robson

GM Finance | Carat New Zealand

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Neil started his career as a qualified accountant and lawyer at the PwC practice in New Zealand. A shift to Ireland had him working at KPMG before moving to the UK.

The UK became home for 8 years and ultimately introduced him to this fast paced and exciting industry we work in.

Over the past 10 + years, Neil has headed up the Finance and Operations functions for agencies within the Next Fifteen Group, WPP, Publicis and now the Dentsu Aegis Network in New Zealand.