SYDNEY—Burson-Marsteller has named Brian West as the new market leader for Australia. West was president and chief executive of Hill & Knowlton Asia-Pacific from 1998 to 2005 and executive vice-president for H&K in the region from 1995. Prior to that appointment he was managing director of H&K Australia.
He was most recently general manager of public affairs and communication at the Australian Rugby Union.
West replaces Walter Jennings, who has left the firm with immediate effect.
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