A multi-award-winning consultant James has advised some of the world’s biggest brands on the global stage. Before joining Havas and Red Agency in Australia he was Managing Director at international agency Grayling where he led a number of their international accounts, including BT, HSBC, Sony, Jaguar and Land Rover.
In each of the past four years he has led Red Agency to become the most awarded PR team in APAC, which has included thirteen Agency of the Year accolades, five Cannes Lions and a D&AD Black Pencil. In 2013 he was invited as the sole Australian PR jury member at three prestigious international marketing festivals: CLIOs, Cannes Lions and Cristal Festival.
In 2014 he was named PR Leader of the Year at the Comms Con Awards run by leading marketing trade Mumbrella, he has once again been shortlisted this year in 2016. In 2008, at the age of just 28, he won the coveted PRCA’s Consultant of the Year (UK) and the same year was named International CSR Leader by PR News USA at their All Stars Awards. In 2016 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, one of the youngest ever admitted.
Current clients include: Chandon, Heineken, Origin Energy, Coca-Cola, Capgemini, Origin Energy, Tourism Australia, Vivid Sydney, United Nations Foundation, Steve Waugh Foundation and Yahoo!7.