APD Australia Appoints New Head of Digital Product and Strategy

Digital transformation business APD has announced the appointment of Chris Butterworth as Australian Head of Digital Product and Strategy. Based in Melbourne, Butterworth will be responsible for building on ­­­­­the strength of APD’s owned media team, growing its range of services and developing cross channel products.

Butterworth is the latest senior appointment for APD, with other leadership roles being filled over the last four months, including Kerry Boys, Head of Strategic Operations; Keith Dodds, Director of Business Consulting; Greg Skinner, Head of Experience Design; and Stuart Oliver, Head of Sales.

Scott Player, APD Australia CEO commented, “Chris’ extensive cross channel experience made him the natural choice to lead our digital product and strategy growth plans.  His dynamic approach to team management will support him well as he builds on our market successes to date and enable him to support our continued push to deliver clients the most sophisticated level of single point service possible.”

Chris Butterworth said, “I’m delighted to be working with an accomplished leadership team for whom I have a great deal of respect. The breadth of marketing, development and consulting capability at APD, combined with the streamlined structure of the business also enables the type of cross channel collaboration that makes truly exciting work possible.”

Butterworth joins APD from Reprise Digital, where he was most recently Head of Strategy & Insights.  He brings more than nine years of experience across digital channels covering design, development, SEO, content, analytics, UX and strategy and was previously Head of Digital Experience at Reprise.

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About APD

APD is a digital transformation business that integrates strategy, technology and digital marketing to drive growth for clients. With more than 300 people working in five countries, APD is the largest independent business of its kind in the APAC region. It offers a range of services including digital transformation strategy, customer experience, technology, digital marketing, customer engagement and analytics.  Across the region APD works with clients including Lendlease, Harvey Norman, eBay, Amway and Roche.   www.apdgroup.com