One of Australia’s leading company affairs practitioners, Hamish Fitzsimmons (pictured), is becoming a member of Icon Company as director strategic advisory and community affairs, driving Icon’s expanding govt and stakeholder relations observe.
Formerly head of company affairs with the Australian Electrical power Council, Hamish has also been senior manager of govt affairs at NAB and held senior roles in federal government and stakeholder relations for BUPA.
Hamish’s electricity expertise and solid connections across govt will strengthen Icon’s companies to main power purchasers and any small business concentrating on sustainability.
With a solid background in issues administration, Hamish will also function with Icon’s Reputation division, assisting with crisis administration and media schooling.
Hamish has an remarkable history in journalism, owning worked as a senior reporter for the ABC’s 7.30 Report, Lateline and ABC Information. He is the recipient of two Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism and a former online editor of The Age.
Icon controlling director Joanne Painter stated: “I am delighted to welcome Hamish to our escalating workforce, his encounter and networks across vitality, media, market and governing administration are a considerable asset”.
“His appointment broadens our assistance offering and will supply authentic worth for current and new purchasers. Hamish aligns with our focus on purpose-pushed projects, furnishing exemplary customer assistance even though also producing a favourable impression on the broader earth. We benefit his expertise of the vitality sector and motivation to sustainability.”
Hamish said he was motivated by Icon’s intent-pushed and built-in solution, and the option to do the job with a varied range of corporate and govt clientele.
“I’m thrilled to be joining one particular of the Asia Pacific region’s most enjoyable businesses to assistance purchasers boost their communications and governing administration relations abilities,” he stated.
“One of the most desirable factors about becoming a member of Icon is remaining part of a rising business enterprise with exceptionally gifted people and terrific clientele.”
In 2021, Icon’s excellence was recognised with 32 award nominations and 16 wins. The company dominated the Campaign Awards for ANZ, bringing household Gold as PR Agency of the Year and Bronze for Integrated Agency of the Year.
By the initial fifty percent of 2022, Icon has continued its powerful form, inserting initially in Australia in the PRovoke rankings and successful gold at the PR Asia Awards in the PR Agency Head of the Calendar year and Built-in Promoting campaign types.
A profitable 50 percent 10 years has found Icon more than double in dimension, while opening supplemental places of work in Canberra and Sydney.