SINGAPORE — Lewis Asia-Pacific SVP Scott Pettet has departed the agency to become corporate affairs head at Danone Australia, with the agency's regional leadership duties passing to Emma Jenkins in Singapore.

Pettet leaves Lewis after more than a decade with the firm's Sydney office, including three years leading the region since 2015. His departure comes after Lewis announced an investment plan that aims to double the agency's Asia-Pacific presence by 2020. 

Jenkins confirmed Pettet's departure and noted that her leadership remit now covers all of Lewis' Asia-Pacific markets, which includes newly-launched offices in Shenzhen and Melbourne, to go with the firm's existing footprint in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney.

"My remit covers all of our APAC markets and I continue to drive our ambitious APAC 2020 plan to grow in the region, which we’re on track to meet," said Jenkins, who has been with Lewis for more than eight years in Asia-Pacific.

After serving as Hong Kong MD for three years, Jenkins relocated to Singapore in 2017 as regional VP.