Mike is currently the Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia. He also sits on the Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board and the Worldwide Toyota Creative Leadership Team. In early 2017 Mike was appointed Chairman of The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD).
Mike’s career spans 17 years in the industry. During this time, he creatively lead agencies Clemenger BBDO, Droga5 and Leo Burnett. He also founded his own creative company Cassius Clay.
In 2015, under his creative leadership, Saatchi & Saatchi was awarded Australia’s best Campaign of the Year at the AdNews Awards. This followed by best car ad in the world at the One Show Automotive Awards and in the same year opened a new Saatchi & Saatchi agency in Melbourne.
In 2016 Saatchi & Saatchi was awarded back-to-back Gold at Cannes along with Australia’s only prestigious Innovation Lion, making Saatchi & Saatchi Australia the only agency in the world to have won 2 consecutive Innovation Lions.
In 2017 Saatchi & Saatchi was the second most awarded Australian agency at D&AD and followed on to win the Grand Prix at the WARC Innovation Awards. As well as scooping the Grand Prix, Saatchi's won a Special Award for Product or Service Innovation.
During his career Mike has been highly awarded for both creativity and effectiveness. His most proud moment was earning the rare Cannes Titanium Lion for his Earth Hour initiative, which was cited in the Gunn Report as “the best 360 campaign ever”, and is now a globally recognised brand with billions of supporters worldwide.
Mike is also a very keen DIYer, so much so, that in 2015 he took this to a new level, when he delivered his own son Max without any medical assistance.