Samsung Australia confirms CMO exit

CMO50 2020 #20 Josh Grace leaves the consumer electronics company following a corporate marketing restructure

Josh Grace
Josh Grace

Samsung Australia has confirmed the departure of its CMO, Josh Grace, following a restructure of its corporate marketing function.  

Grace, who was recognised in the 2020 CMO50 list of Australia’s most innovative and effective marketing leaders, has been chief marketing officer for the consumer technology giant’s business for the last three-and-a-half years.  

A Samsung Australia spokesperson confirmed to CMO that Grace had left the company following organisational changes within corporate marketing.  

“The reorganisation follows an evolution in the roles required in the team,” the spokesperson said. “Product marketing has been managed within the respective divisions for several years, which will continue. Corporate marketing remains an important part of Samsung’s business, leading brand and reputation.”  

Samsung is expected to provide an update on the CMO post in due course but declined to comment further.  

Prior to joining Samsung, Grace was regional marketing chief for APAC for health company, Abbott, based in Singapore. His resume also includes a decade with Leo Burnett, culminating in the managing director’s post in Singapore from September 2012 to February 2015. He was formerly an account director for Young & Rubicam Group in Australia for over three years.  

Grace also took time out from his marketing and agency career to participate in the High Performance Program for Sailing at the Australian Institute of Sport between 1997 – 1999 and was a sailing team athlete during the Sydney 2000 Olympics.  

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