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Executive Creative Director

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSoftware Engineer - Writer - Art Director


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  • Film
  • Radio
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Digital
  • Print
  • Technology
  • Creative Direction
  • Outdoor
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  • New Business
  • Strategy
  • Content
  • Broadcast

Work history


Executive Creative Director

Jun 2015
  • I am a highly experienced creative leader who has helped agencies grow their business, develop their creative offering and win awards. My work, and that I coax from my teams, is truly multi-channel with an obvious bias toward amplification through digital and technology. I am now looking for a new opportunity with an advertising or digital agency.



Wunderman UK

Dec 2012 - May 2015
  • I creatively led the agency from a 3-year loss to sustained profit, beating targets for the first time in years, and re-engineered the creative offering to win more awards in 2014 than in the previous 4 years combined, as well as an Agency of the Year nomination.



Wunderman Australia

Nov 2008 - Dec 2012
  • Under my creative leadership, Wunderman Sydney became the fastest growing and most financially successful business within Y&R Group Australia, was ranked 8th for growth in the global network and No.1 for creativity with more awards than any other market.


Group Creative Director

Saatchi Saatchi Australia

Mar 2007 - Jul 2008
  • I helped the award-winning ATL agency be recognised as an integrated agency by connecting mainstream advertising with response and digital marketing across major brands.


Senior Art Director

BMF Australia

Nov 2001 - Mar 2007
  • Up-an-coming independent agency BMF hired me to expand their highly creative ATL advertising into a fully integrated offering. As a result, BMF grew to become one of Australia's most successful agencies with multiple Agency of the Year titles.


Art Director

Saatchi Saatchi Australia

Jun 2000 - Nov 2001
  • After ranking in the Top 10 students in AWARD School, Saatchi & Saatchi promoted me from a studio role to the creative department. Within months, I collected my first handful of trophies.



Bachelor of Arts

University of Western Sydney

Jan 1989 - Dec 1991



    Power 20

    • Creative Magazine listed me in their Power 20 of 2012 as recognition of my creative leadership and the impact I had on the agency and the industry.


    Outstanding Contribution

    • For my service to the industry, having served as volunteer chairman of an agency representative body and been head lecturer of a creative course for several years and having trained over 300 young creatives, the Australian DMA awarded me the inaugural Outstanding Contribution award.


    APAC Creative of the Year

    • For my multi-channel work pushing ATL campaigns into digital media, I was awarded the title of Digital Creative of the Year in the APAC region at the Digital Media Awards in Beijing