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News 30 Mar 2021 - 1 min read

Former Ikon boss Dan Johns takes key role at Havas

By Staff writer

New Havas Media Managing Partner Dan Johns, CEO Virginia Hyland and Chairman Mike Wilson

Havas Media has hired former Ikon chief Dan Johns as Managing Partner. Johns, most recently a consultant, will add digital firepower and deep media experience to the business, according to new CEO, Virginia Hyland.

What you need to know:

  • Dan Johns has joined Havas Media as Managing Partner.
  • Former Ikon boss brings huge experience to the firm.

Former Ikon boss and IPG Mediabrands exec Dan Johns has joined Havas Media as Managing Partner.

He will report to Virginia Hyland, who now runs the business following Havas' acquisition of her agency last year.

Johns, most recently a consultant, will add digital firepower to the business, according to Hyland.

"Dan brings enormous digital, data and technology capabilities to marketers who continue to focus on driving growth for their brands," she said.

Johns said he aims to harness the lessons learned outside of media to hone Havas' edge.

“The last three years working as an independent consultant to some of Australia’s most successful brands has been both a liberating and eye opening experience," he said. "I'm really looking forward to putting into practice all that I have learnt to help Havas Media Group fast track its ambitions.”

Havas Media has been helmed for eight years by Mike Wilson. The former Naked founder spend seven years as CEO before shifting to chairman at the start of last year and subsequently reorganising the group's leadership.


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