The agency has also appointed Connie Chan as the region’s first chief client officer.
Coley, previously client president for MEC Global Solutions London, will lead the integrated MEC Singapore and Global Solutions businesses, driving best-in-class client work, managing the agency’s talent, and driving new business growth.
As chief client officer for MEC APAC, Chan, who had been managing director of MEC Global Solutions in Singapore since the division’s inception in 2006, will develop and implement client-centric solutions for all key regional clients in the region and drive the agency’s client leadership community. Both Chan and Coley will report into Peter Vogel, MEC’s APAC CEO.
“This is an exciting time for us in the region, after a great year which has truly re-booted our growth,” said Vogel. “It’s great to have such senior, talented and experienced client leaders in the region, both with proven track records on delivering excellent client focussed solutions. Connie and Allison are two incredibly strong female leaders and role models in our industry and beyond – and I couldn’t think of anyone better suited to lead our clients to continued growth.”
Sharon Soh, the current managing director of MEC Singapore, is to leave the agency by the end of the month. She had been with MEC for 18 years.