Staff profile: Malcolm Harvey
In fine voice
As a teenager, Malcolm Harvey may have sung with the Welsh National Opera but today he moves to a different tempo – as our new Marketing Manager.
Growing up in Knowle, a village south of Birmingham, the lure of the big city and a career in marketing captured Malcolm’s imagination and after studying at the University of Liverpool he made his first foray into the industry at NatWest.
“I then went to the ‘dark side’ and worked with a couple of agencies,” he laughed.
It was during his time with agencies that Malcolm worked with a number of blue chip clients including Lloyds TSB, ANZ Bank and Australian Unity and honed his skills in financial marketing – which would make him a perfect fit with EBM RentCover some 20 years later.
While working for Rapp Collins London Malcolm transferred to Rapp Melbourne as Group Business Director/Director Marketing Strategy in 2001.
“I liked the variety of working across different sectors, developing strategy and campaign planning,” Malcolm said when asked why he was drawn to working in marketing.
The opportunity to take up the new post at RentCover was one he couldn’t resist and Malcolm joined the team in December 2018.
“I am responsible for all RentCover marketing strategy and delivery including web, comms, print and digital marketing,” he explained.
“I enjoy the challenge RentCover presents to shape and implement a new marketing strategy. I also like that EBM is prepared to embrace change.”
Juggling projects and priorities in the office won’t be a problem for Malcolm – he’s nothing if not agile: “I do most of the cooking at home – I can cook most types of food and enjoy experimenting with my family” and he is also trying to learn to play his prized Fender Telecaster guitar and has started writing about a dozen novels (though only managed the first 10 pages of each!).