2011 – present: SEC Creative
Independent creative consulting working directly with advertisers. Clients include Australian Wool (The Woolmark Company), and Quorn meat-free products. Some select freelance projects for UK, US, Asian and Australian advertising agencies.
2009 – 2011: EURO RSCG (now Havas) London
Global Creative Director on the Reckitt Benckiser and Australian Wool accounts. Also part of the creative team responsible for the successful 2010 Conservative Party election campaign.
2007 – 2009: Young & Rubicam, New York and Paris
Group Creative Director new business, Group Creative Director Colgate Palmolive (Europe) and Chevron. New business wins included LG appliances, NY Post magazine, Lord & Taylor stores.
2004 – 2006: J Walter Thompson, Sydney
Executive Creative Director, Australia and New Zealand. Overseeing creative work across all major clients, including Kelloggs, HSBC, Unilever, Vodafone and Nestle.
1998 – 2005: Founder and Creative Director of Collins Thomas Cullen, Sydney
Independent advertising agency eventually bought by and merged into J Walter Thompson, Sydney. Clients included AAPT (large telco), Rosemount Wines and the New South Wales Government.
1992 – 1998: The Campaign Palace, Sydney and Melbourne
National Creative Director responsible for overseeing the consistently award-winning output of this iconic regional creative ‘hot shop’. Clients included Target, Pacific Dunlop and Yalumba Wines
1989 – 1992: J Walter Thompson, Sydney
Creative Director responsible for creative across all clients, including Kelloggs, Unilever, and Nestle.
1986 – 1989: Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney
Senior copywriter, working on Volvo, Rabbit Photo and Commonwealth Bank (Australia’s largest bank).
1982 – 1986: J Walter Thompson, London
Copywriter and creative group head, working on Kit Kat, Cockburns Port, Nat West Bank, The Observer
1981 – 1982: Bowden Dyble Hayes (now TBWA), Manchester
Junior copywriter and tea-maker
BA and MA in English literature, University of Leeds
Foundation in Art, Manchester Polytechnic (now City University)
The Manchester Grammar School
Good spoken and written French
Published cartoonist and illustrator
Have been a regular columnist for trade publications
Wrote an HBO-funded TV series which was developed to pilot stage
Awards in all major international advertising festivals, including Cannes, D&AD and One Show
Single, Joint UK and Australian Citizenship, US Green Card holder.