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.

Jacquie Bennett

Jacquie Bennett

Group Head of Strategy | Carat New Zealand

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Jacquie has over 14 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 and is the 2017 NZ Media judge at Spikes Asia.

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.

 

 

Amy Dufty

Amy Dufty

Trans-Tasman Client Partner for Air New Zealand | Carat New Zealand

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A career that has spanned in excess of 20 years and every side of the marketing world. Amy came to Carat after a stint at Genesis Energy as Marketing Director and a number of CSD roles at Creative Agencies. Amy has the reins of the Air NZ account, one of our most prestigious clients. 

Richard Pook

Richard Pook

Head of Trading | Carat New Zealand

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With over 19 years in the finance, digital and agency world, Richard has established Amplifi in the NZ market and built a team of crack traders to achieve our clients goals. 

 

Lee Griffiths

Lee Griffiths

Group Business Director | Carat New Zealand

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A career that has spanned media agencies in both the UK and NZ Lee is a member of the Senior Leadership team at Carat NZ in her role as Group Business Director. Spanning a client list that includes Holden NZ, L'Oréal, Mondelez and Supercheap Auto it's fair to say that Lee enjoys a variety of challenges in her work life! 

Lee has been with the agency since April 2017 

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.