Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has announced the elevation of Sconaid McGeachin, chief operating officer, H+K Middle East and Turkey, as regional president and chief executive officer for India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey operations. She will continue to be based in Dubai and report to Jack Martin, global chairman and CEO, H+K Strategies.
The move follows the demise of Dave Robinson, former regional president and CEO at the agency for for Australia, Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia in September.
While McGeachin will take on Robinson’s roles in India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Sue Cook will continue to lead Australia as Managing Director, informed a H+K statement .
Jack Martin said, “Sconaid worked closely with Dave for many years and has extensive experience managing integrated corporate communications campaigns including devising cross border corporate reputation programs. She provides unrivaled senior counsel on internal communications and change management, and on issues and crisis management, which positions her to continue our growth in India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey.”
McGeachin, who has spent more than 20 years working in international communications, added, “It is a tremendous privilege to have been appointed Dave’s successor. Having collaborated so closely with Dave over the last few years, I will endeavour to continue his vision to mentor and develop our teams, increase professionalism and successfully grow our operations in these developing markets.”