In his new role, the leader is responsible for shaping the talent strategy, attracting and retaining top talent, and fostering a positive and inclusive community experience amongst Mash’s decentralised team.
Creative services platform Mash, with works with brands in APAC, has called on Ollie Salisbury to the newly created role of Head of Talent Acquisition and Community, effective Q2 2023.
Salisbury joins the team with more than a decade of experience in talent acquisition, employee engagement, and organisational culture; along with a strong experience in technology; building diverse and high-performing teams, and driving results through innovative global talent programmes and initiatives.
He has previously worked at Ento, BCG Digital Ventures, and Scout. In his new role, the leader is responsible for shaping the talent strategy, attracting and retaining top talent, and fostering a positive and inclusive community experience amongst Mash’s decentralised team.
Commenting on this, Salisbury said: "One of the things that drew me to Mash was its mission to empower the creative world to work for themselves. Through my new position, I hope to do exactly this by attracting premium talent who are looking to hold the reins of their own careers and think beyond set hours, a set location, and a narrow lens of responsibility."
Salisbury's appointment was announced together with the appointment of Tanya Drerup (pictured below) to another newly created role, that of Chief Product Officer. Drerup shared that with her deep understanding of customer-centricity, she "fervently believes" in the power of aligning business systems with the needs and aspirations of customers and is now tasked with building and leading the technology team at Mash.
Both Drerup and Sailsbury join Mash's remote working head office team, based across six cities in two continents, and will report to Natasha Menon, CEO & Co-Founder and Sarah Churchlow, Operations Director and Co-Founder, the company shared.
Sharing her views on the appointments, Natasha Menon, Mash CEO & Co-Founder Natasha Menon, said: "As we continue to grow in both size and geographic footprint, integrating technology into our operating model, will be key to ensuring we stay true to how we Mash. We are absolutely thrilled to have Tanya and Ollie, two exceptional technology leaders, join our team – it is a real milestone moment for us."
“In this next chapter, we will be looking to further integrate as true extensions of our clients’ teams as well as expand our referral-only community of creatives.”
Operations Director and Co-Founder Sarah Churchlow added that the combined expertise of both Drerup and Salisbury in emerging technology and employee empowerment "levels up our model and sets us up as the operations blueprint for the future of creative work."