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Media release

1 AUG 17

Dentsu Aegis Network appoints Catherine Krantz as Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ is pleased to announce the appointment of long-standing Carat employee, Catherine Krantz, into the newly created role of Dentsu Aegis Network Head of Diversity & Inclusion.

The move reaffirms the communications network’s ongoing commitment to championing diverse and inclusive thinking that generates better outcomes for its clients, people, partners and communities.

In addition to performing duties in a new role at Carat as Head Of Operational Performance, Catherine’s responsibilities as Dentsu Aegis Network Head of Diversity & Inclusion will see her support the network’s Executive Leadership Team as they implement a number of initiatives designed to create positive change across the ANZ business. 

To ensure the evolution of Dentsu Aegis Network’s approach to the subject, the group has established a Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council. Comprised of people from across the network led by Catherine, the Advisory Council promises to shape and drive the Diversity & Inclusion agenda in each brand and function.

Catherine – a founding member of Carat – has been a well-respected member of the Carat team for more than 16 years. During this time, Catherine has been at the forefront of cultivating an inclusive culture, including flexible working and driving diversity of thought within the leadership team. 

Simon Ryan, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ, said; “This appointment marks a significant milestone for our business. We believe that with a focus on creative thinking, diversity of perspectives, approaches and backgrounds our clients, talent and business will deliver outstanding results. Catherine’s proven track record in spearheading and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture gave me confidence in her ability to lead the way as Dentsu Aegis Network’s first Head of Diversity & Inclusion. I look forward to supporting Catherine as we make progress.” 

Speaking of her appointment, Catherine Krantz, Dentsu Aegis Network Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Carat AU Head Of Operational Performance said, “It’s both a huge privilege and responsibility to take on this role. I am excited to work in partnership with the Diversity & Inclusion Council and Executive Leadership Team as we continue to build a culture that brings out the best of our people by recognising and celebrating everyone as individuals.”

Podcast: Catherine Krantz talks to Andrew Hewett about her corporate journey, the importance of work life balance and the critical support of her partner as they raise a young family.

Dentsu Aegis Network, ANZ, Catherine Krantz, Diversity & Inclusion, D&I, Carat, Appointments

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