Industry legend returns to independent post facility as Executive Director, while De Lisser joins as Marketing Manager
Absolute is delighted to welcome back co-founder Sally Heath to its fold. As Executive Director, Heath will be reprising past relationships and introducing the post house’s unique creative approach to new clients.
Heath, who has spent the past five years as Head of Production at UNIT, is a well-respected figure in the industry. Sally laid the foundations of her extensive experience as a producer at The Mill, and Glassworks as Head of Production. In 2004, Sally co-founded Absolute with Dave Smith and Phil Oldham and played a pivotal role in establishing the company as a vibrant and dynamic boutique.
Commenting on her homecoming, Heath says: “Absolute has always had a welcoming family feel and it’s lovely to come back home. The timing and circumstances just aligned perfectly. Working with the team again is really exciting - it’s been too long! I’m looking forward to shouting very loudly and proudly that I’m with these amazing creative people.”
“Sally is a force of nature,” comments Dave Smith. “The depth of knowledge she has of the industry is tremendous – we’re talking over 20 years. She was so important to the genesis of Absolute, so it’s great having her back. She’s been building solid relationships her whole career: she’s amazing with clients, is the best problem solver I’ve ever met, and has a real talent for nurturing artists. It’s a natural fit.”
The facility has also been strengthened by the appointment of Antoinette De Lisser as Marketing Manager. Another industry heavyweight, De Lisser brings a wealth of advertising know-how and broadcast experience to her new role.
After a decade at Carlton Television, she graduated to experiential agency Rocket before completing a nine-year stint at Beattie McGuinness Bungay. Her extensive network and winning personality landed her a place at Red Sofa London, where she quickly learned the ropes of creative headhunting, inspiring De Lisser to found her own independent headhunting firm, The Legend Company, in 2015.
“The Absolute team has held a special place in my heart ever since we met a few years ago,” comments De Lisser on her appointment. “We just hit it off immediately and I’m thrilled as we’re on to something really special. I’m excited to be back in Soho seeing old faces and new, and to introduce myself in my new role.”