[Tokyo, October 5, 2021] Finsbury Glover Hering, a leading global strategic communications consultancy, announced today that Melanie Brock has joined the firm’s Japan office as a Senior Advisor, specialising in Public Affairs, effective October 1, 2021.
Highlights of Melanie’s 30-year career include work at: the Australian Embassy in Tokyo; chair of The Australia Chamber of Commerce in Japan from 2010 to 2016; CEO of food import business, Agenda Japan; and Country Manager for Meat & Livestock Australia. She also was instrumental in assisting with discussions to bring about a successful bilateral free trade agreement between Japan and Australia.
A long-term supporter of gender equality and women in leadership, Melanie is the Head Delegate for Australia’s delegation to W20, and also established a not-for-profit called Celebrating Women in Japan. Melanie currently runs her own consulting business, Melanie Brock Advisory, and sits on the board of Sega Sammy, a Japan-based gaming company.
Melanie has been a member of the Australia-Japan Research Centre Advisory Board since July 2019 and an Advance Global Ambassador since October 2019. In 2020 she was the recipient of the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation for her role in the advancement of the Australia-Japan economic relationship.
Minako Hattori, Partner of Finsbury Glover Hering in Tokyo, said, " We are delighted to welcome Melanie to our growing team in Tokyo. She brings language skills, high level political, media and business networks, as well as practical commercial business leadership experience that will add value to our Japanese and multi-national clients. Melanie joins us at a time when Finsbury Glover Hering is accelerating its senior hires across its offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. Driven by strong client demand for high-quality counsel and communications services, we expect to further increase the size of our teams in Japan and other Asian markets in coming months."
Melanie Brock, Senior Advisor, Finsbury Glover Hering, said, “As the world’s third-largest economy, Japan is a vital and central player on the Asian and global business stage. I am delighted to be able to assist the fast-growing Finsbury Glover Hering teams in Tokyo and worldwide as they help clients handle and prepare for the challenges and opportunities of running international businesses in today’s volatile markets.”
Deborah Hayden: Deborah.Hayden@fgh.com, Tel: +81-70-2492-0463
Minako Hattori: Minako.Hattori@fgh.com, Tel: +81-70-7484-7703