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Aquent Appoints Manager to Spearhead its Digital Specialisation in Sydney

Aquent Appoints Manager to Spearhead its Digital Specialisation in Sydney

Daphne van der Kieft, Aquent’s Asia Pacific General Manager of Learning Services and former Senior Creative Consultant will move out of her current role within the learning and development team to lead the charge in the global staffing firm’s growth in Sydney’s ever-changing digital industry.

After five years successfully building and running a busy Sydney creative temp desk and two years training recruiters across the Asia Pacific region, Van der Kieft’s new designation is that of Digital Manager.

“We are all very excited by Daphne’s recent appointment”, says Aquent’s Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Simon Lusty. “The idea is to dedicate a senior-level resource to further deepen our relationships with our digital clients and talent”.

“Her unique background within advertising and creative staffing and her passion for all things digital makes Daphne the ideal person for this role”, adds Aquent’s International Digital Practice Leader, Steve Hutson. “Besides, it’s a natural step for us given Daphne’s wealth of experience and the fact we’ve experienced such growth in the demand for digital talent”.

The newly created position will help cement Aquent’s presence within Sydney’s digital agencies from a creative standpoint as well as help forge relationships with the city’s major corporate players from digital perspective.

Working closely with Aquent’s niche digital team, Daphne’s responsibility is to ensure Aquent’s visibility so that clients and talent in the digital industry receive the best level of service, and view Aquent as a true digital specialist.

“I am really looking forward to the challenge of extending my skills in this new role”, says van der Kieft. “It’s a great opportunity and along with my team, I can’t wait to switch on the network and raise the level of relationships within the digital space in Sydney”, Van der Kieft concludes.

Aquent is unique in its ability to dominate the marketing, design and digital space globally. Other recent leadership appointments include James Koh who will now drive the Advertising practice across Asia Pacific and Antoinette Lemens who will drive the Design practice across Europe. Koh and Lemens are both Aquent veterans.

About Aquent

Aquent is the only global staffing company dedicated to marketing and design. With 73 offices in 18 countries, they have an unmatched network of professionals that enables them to deliver the right solution for any client need and provide exceptional career opportunities for their talent. Today Aquent has over 11,000 professionals working at over 3,000 companies. Over the course of its history, Aquent has made over half a million matches of professionals to our clients on an individual, team or through an onsite or offsite managed service basis. The company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters are in Sydney.

For more information on Aquent, please contact Carolyn Hyams, Asia Pacific Marketing Strategy Manager on +61 2 8288 8288 or


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