Chris is an award-winning creative who has been at the forefront of the digital industry since the late 90s. As Chief Creative Officer international at DigitasLBi he has a global remit for creative, planning & the agency Brand. As part of the DigitasLBi executive management team Chris also drives the strategic vision of the company. Since joining in September 2008, Chris has helped win major new business with clients such as Sony, Coke, and Samsung. Chris is a Campaign magazine A lister, one of their top 20 Creative Directors for 2011 and 2012 and in 2014 was named in the Drum as one of the top 100 most influential people in advertising.
Chris came to LBi from Publicis owned Digitas, where he was President and Executive Creative Director of the UK agency following a stint as European Executive Creative Director for Modem Media. Prior to that Chris was Executive Creative Director at Wheel, a company he joined with its acquisition of Swedish hotshop Abel & Baker which he had helped to set up in the UK.
Over the years, Chris has picked up accolades at Cannes in the Cyber Lions, D&AD, LIAA, Campaign Digital, Campaign Direct, Campaign Big Awards, Revolution, BIMA, Webby and Lovie awards. Chis is regularly asked to speak about digital culture and advertising at events as diverse as Cannes Lions, Web Summit and even the Isle of White mega-festiaval, Bestival.
Specialties: Digital creative across all digital disciplines, branding, brand strategy, change management of creative teams and agency brands, global creative leadership, thought leadership on the impact of social media and technology on society.