My advertising career has taken me from the sunny shores of Sydney to the streets of New York and London.

 

I finished a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Writing before beginning my copywriting career at Saatchi and Saatchi Sydney in 1996, then moved to boutique Sydney agency Foster Nunn Loveder.

 

In 2000, I grabbed the opportunity to tackle New York and truly global brands like IBM, American Express, Stoli, Foster’s, Minute Maid, and Motorola, primarily at Ogilvy and Mather New York where my experience ranged across the full spectrum of trad-digital work.

 

In 2011, I moved to London as Global Creative Director for BlackBerry at AMV BBDO, then in 2014 transferred back to BBDO New York as Senior Creative Director on AT&T. In August 2018, I moved to McCann Worldgroup New York to take up the position of Executive Creative Director.

 

My work has been recognized across all media at all the shows that matter, culminating in a nomination at the 2009 Emmy awards for Outstanding Commercial. I have also judged work at shows like the Australian Writers and Art Director’s (AWARD) the global EFFYs, and the Global ACE Awards.

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EXPERIENCE

 

August 2018 - August 2020

Executive Creative Director, SVP

McCann Worldgroup

Verizon, Honeywell

June 2014 - August 2018

Senior Creative Director, SVP

BBDO New York

AT&T

June 2011 - June 2014

Global Creative Director

AMV BBDO London

BlackBerry, Exxon Mobil, Fedex​

July 2004 - June 2011

Creative Director, Senior Partner

Ogilvy and Mather New York

American Express, Stoli, Motorola, IBM, Foster's,

Tribeca Film Festival, Perrier

January 2000 - July 2004

Senior Writer

Oasis Advertising New York

Toyota, Sharp, India Tourism

July 1996 - January 2000

Writer

Foster Nunn Loverder, Sydney

Volkswagen, Sony, Australian Financial Review, BHP

 

RECOGNITION

 

Emmys

One Show                                                    

Cannes                                                        

Clios

London International                              

Communication Arts                               

New York Festivals

Kinsale                                 

New York Addys                                      

District Two Addys                                  

National Addys                                         

Webbys                                                       

DMA Echo                                                  

New York Dead Radio                            

2WS Sydney Radio Award                   

Remley Award for Radio                                          

Golden Stylus                         

Folio

Caxtons

AWARD                                             

AWARD Radio                                           

Australian Television                             

 

JURIES

 

Global Effys

Golden Stylus Radio (twice)

Award Radio

ATV Retail Television

Award School Judge/Tutor

Global ACE Awards

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing, University of Canberra