HONG KONG—Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has formed a strategic alliance with Rowland, one of the leading corporate communications and business advisory groups in Australia. The partnership combines Fleishman-Hillard’s extensive global and Asia Pacific footprint, which includes its Sydney operation, with Rowland’s Brisbane presence and is expected to create domestic and global opportunities for both firms.
“As an important economic, political and social centre in the Asia Pacific region, Australia has long been a key market for us,” says Dave Senay, president and chief executive officer of Fleishman-Hillard. “Our partnership with Rowland reaffirms our commitment to growth and leadership in Australia, as well as our desire to further enhance the services we already provide clients through our office in Sydney.”
The two firms will provide current clients with an expanded set of services and resources. Rowland clients in the property, infrastructure, mining, industrial and manufacturing industry sectors complement Fleishman’s client base in Sydney, which comprises leading technology, consumer, healthcare, and food and nutrition companies.
Rowland chairman Geoff Rodgers, says the critical factor in this affiliation was the combination of Rowland’s strong Australian presence with Fleishman-Hillard’s international reach across key markets in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, South Africa and Latin America.