AKQA appointed Jennie Child to the role of international director of talent acquisition, tasked with leading the agency’s talent strategy and initiatives. Child will be based out of AKQA’s London office and report directly to managing director Sam Kelly.
“Jennie has a thirst for adventure, and I’m delighted to have her on board,” said Kelly. “We’ll be working together to continue to grow the incredible team we have at AKQA across the world.”
Child joins AKQA after a six month sabbatical spent competing in yacht races in the U.K. and the Caribbean as part of an all-female sailing team she co-founded. She most recently served as group head of talent acquisition at Omnicom Media Group, beginning in February of 2013. Before that she spent two and a half years as head of talent acquisition at Ogilvy & Mather U.K. Group, following over three years as global talent acquisition partner for WPP Branding to Design Group.
“Seeing AKQA’s collaborative culture and inclusive work environment, I know I have come to the right place,” Child said. “I can’t wait to work with the team to hire great talent that continues to create inspiring work for our clients.”