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Charles Turner - Managing Director

The Company We Keep Appoints Charles Turner as Managing Director

By Imee Dequito
Tue, 10th Oct 2023

The Company We Keep (The CWK), a high-profile full sensory experience agency, is strengthening its leadership through the significant appointment of Charles Turner to the new role of Managing Director. This move promises to enhance the agency's capabilities while broadening its diverse offerings and reinforcing its standing in the industry.

Charles Turner boasts an impressive 20 years' experience within Australia's theatrical and corporate event industries. Most recently, he concluded a 12-year tenure at George P. Johnson Australia & New Zealand as Head of Integrated Production. He managed the firm's most esteemed automotive client portfolio and established robust industry relationships during his time there.

As Managing Director at The Company We Keep, Turner will helm performance operations and quality control, ensuring the maintenance of the firm's culture and standards. In partnership with CEO Nigel Ruffell, Turner will shape the future of business operations within the organisation. His experience will play a crucial role.

Exuberant about his appointment, Turner states, "I'm really looking forward to joining The Company We Keep at this exciting juncture in its journey. Nige has established an incredible business foundation and earmarked a robust strategic direction. I'm here to support Nige and the company's operations, take it into the next stage and maintain the momentum that's already underway."

Turner's arrival at The Company We Keep signifies the agency's firm commitment to producing world-class work and its prowess in attracting top-tier talent from industry giants.

Nigel Ruffell, CEO of The Company We Keep, commented on the appointment saying: "Charles brings with him a sterling reputation and a wealth of experience that will irrefutably bolster our senior leadership team. His expertise aligns perfectly with our expanding services as we continue to evolve and diversify into design, film and broadcast. We deeply respect Charles' work and its significant impact within the industry. It's an exhilarating time of growth for us at The Company We Keep. Consequently, Charles' addition puts us on an exciting path of innovation and creativity."

The addition of Turner to the senior leadership is a testament to the rapid growth and strong employer brand of The Company We Keep. The agency has documented 100% client retention from 2022 to 2023 and an employee retention exceeding 90% from October 2022 to October 2023.

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