In addition to being CCO, Chris is a member of the agency’s Worldwide Creative Council. He has won numerous awards – including Grand Prix – in nearly every industry festival around the world.
Prior to his current assignment, Chris was Chief Creative Officer of O&M Paris, where he won an average of seven Cannes Lions per year and propelled the agency to the status of one of the top creative agencies in France and the world.
Chris is constantly looking for new and surprising ways to engage people with brands. He’s obsessed with making brands matter in people’s lives. He’s driven to connect to people with social media, to inspire play with gaming, to move audiences emotionally with storytelling and to create product innovation that’s useful in life.
Chris hails from South Africa, but lived in Europe for 11 years before moving to New York City. Prior to joining O&M, he was a creative director for top agencies such as TBWA Hunt Lascaris South Africa (ranked top creative agency globally for two years) and TBWA Paris (ranked Agency of the Year at Cannes five years in a row).