Sydney: April 11th, 2012: OgilvyEarth, Ogilvy PR Australia’s sustainability communication practice, has appointed Andrew Ure, former Director, International Forest Carbon, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, as its new Managing Director.
Andrew replaces Sarah Cruickshank who is leaving Ogilvy Public Relations after ten years to take up an Assistant Secretary role in the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.
“We are very excited that Andrew is joining OgilvyEarth to lead the team at a time when Australian companies have sustainability issues at the core of their business strategies,” said Kieran Moore, CEO, and Ogilvy PR. “With over a decade of experience at the coalface of solving key strategic issues in both the public and private sectors and with a particular interest in climate change and sustainability, Andrew brings a new level of skill and talent to OgilvyEarth.”
During his time at the Department, Andrew supported the development of Australia’s international climate change policy, and was a lead negotiator for Australia in UN negotiations. He was elected co-chair of the international REDD+ Partnership, a grouping of 80 countries aimed at driving progress on deforestation, and established a work plan to encourage private sector investment in REDD+. He also chaired one of four negotiations under the Kyoto Protocol.
Prior to his time at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Andrew worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Iran. Andrew also spent three years as an Associate Consultant at the international strategy consultancy OC&C in London.
“It’s a very exciting time to be joining OgilvyEarth,” said Andrew Ure, Managing Director of OgilvyEarth. “As Australian companies increasingly look to integrate sustainability into their daily operations, OgilvyEarth is uniquely positioned to help them develop and articulate their strategies, backed up by an international team of experts.”
“OgilvyEarth clients know that doing more with less is not just good for the environment – it’s good for them and their key stakeholders,” said Andrew.