Maxus Asia Pacific has appointed Nathan Cook as head of trading, replacing Simon Porter who has moved to the Maxus Global team as deputy global trading director.
In his new role, Cook will be working closely with Nick Binns, CIO of GroupM APAC and will lead the trading and investment product for clients across the APAC market, supported by Anita Munro (regional trading director) and Scotty Ho (associate trading director).
Cook has 17 years of experience in the Australia/New Zealand markets across business development, trading, negotiations, staff training and media commentary. In his various roles within GroupM agencies, he has worked across automotive, telecommunications, FCMG, health, retail and travel categories on many iconic Australian and global brands.
Maxus APAC CEO Ajit Varghese said: “Nathan is an excellent and deserving candidate to advance into this role, bringing a proven track record in driving value for clients and several years of experience in Australia, a key market for Maxus. He has a wealth of cross-category experience and his calm, focused approach will prove a great asset for managing both internal and external stakeholders across cultural regions.”