Amy Lee joins in July with a wealth of agency experience in the Melbourne market.

The Communications Council welcomes experienced agency professional Amy Lee as its new Victoria state manager, effective from July 10.

Amy’s agency experience in the Melbourne market spans Big Red as senior account director, where she worked on Coles Supermarkets, Coles Group and Myer Gift Cards; Ogilvy and Mather Melbourne, where she worked on BMW and MINI, HBT Agency, on A2 Milk, Dulux, Forty Winks, Sakata and the Victorian Government; and Y&R across Cadbury, Fosters and Cricket Australia.

As Victoria state manager for The Communications Council, Amy will be tasked with bringing the marketing communications industry together, building a strong membership base and raising the profile of the local industry.

Based in Melbourne, she will be managing local activities and communications on behalf of the organisation. She will also work with the Sydney-based membership and professional development teams to deliver training programs and member services.

She replaces Nici Henningsen, who will be joining Clemenger Group to take up the position of people, talent and internal communications manager. Nici has over 18 years experience working in various roles at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, from business director to group account director and at other agencies including DDB Group and Ogilvy Melbourne.

At The Communications Council, Nici championed the launch of the IPA learning program, increased AdSchool registrations, grew the graduate program by 50%, attracted new members and relaunched the Victoria Youngbloods group.

The Communications Council CEO Tony Hale commented: “As our Victoria State Manager is the face of our organisation in this market, it’s important that anyone in this role understands the agency landscape and can add strength to our position within it. We wholeheartedly welcome Amy, who is highly qualified and comes with the kind of experience that will see her hit the ground running. With Amy at the helm in Victoria, we look forward to delivering even more value for our members there.

“I would also like to thank Nici Henningsen for her service. Nici has left our Melbourne community in a great place for Amy to come in and take it to the next level, alongside our Victoria associate Suzy Leys. Nici’s dedication and tenacity have been second to none and I am only too pleased that she will be rejoining her old agency stomping ground in what I’m sure will be an exciting and fulfilling role. I wish Nici all the best and look forward to crossing paths with her again.”