Spark Foundry Australia CEO Sue Squillace has appointed Lauren Small to the newly created role of Sydney general manager.
In the role, Small will be responsible for leading Spark Foundry’s clients, staff and operations and reports to Squillace.
Small was previously client service director at Spark, a position she held for two years, and prior to that was group business director with the agency. She has 12 years’ experience working in the media industry, beginning her career with Mediavest in the UK before moving to Starcom and Omnicom Media Group. Small moved to Australia in 2011 to join Mediacom and then to Starcom, where she worked in senior client service positions for four years.
“I’m proud to say that 70% of our leadership team are women. We’ve worked hard to create a diverse and family-friendly environment that has allowed us to retain great talent and promote more women into senior positions. Lauren is a great example of this,” Squillace said.
Small’s appointment is effective immediately and follows the recent appointment of Linda Fagerlund as national head of strategy at Spark.
Photo: Sue Squillace [L] and Lauren Small