Very exciting news from HGA this morning! Our very own Ian Austin, formerly Head of Digital, has been appointed to the board of directors and promoted to Digital Director & Deputy MD as of June 2018.
Ian has been a big part of the team for more than four years and we are delighted that he will be joining myself and our co-founders Michael Henderson and Ian Grime on the board of directors, to help grow and develop the business as we enter our 30th year.
This move follows an exciting period of growth for our agency, particularly for the digital department, with several big clients wins this year including Tropical Blinds, Euler Hermes, pladis and Brakes. The team, led by Ian, delivers both standalone digital projects and supports our live events services with dynamic event technology solutions. From websites, software and apps – they cover complete design, build and development projects.
As well as continuing to grow HGA’s digital offering, Austin will also undertake wider operational and strategic responsibilities to help drive the business growth plans.
We’re an agency that prides itself on its people and the talent and quality of our team is what sets us apart. Ian is a shining example of that talent and alongside his natural business acumen is someone whom I’m delighted will be playing a more active role in the future direction of HGA.
Our company ethos is to Challenge The Ordinary, so innovation and the role digital technology plays is critical in the way we push boundaries and deliver imaginative and unforgettable experiences for our clients. Ian’s mindset is to think big and think differently which fits perfectly with our ambitions and strategy. This is a richly deserved appointment and I’m excited about what we can achieve together.
Ian Austin commented: “It’s a privilege to be promoted to the board in my new dual role, which allows me to augment my digital expertise with my commercial ability and awareness. I’ll be helping to drive the business forward across a much broader operational area. It’s an amazing opportunity to work with a fantastic management team who have nurtured the established business we have today as we begin our journey on a strategy to deliver high-growth over the next three years.”
We can’t wait to see the impact he will have!