Managing Director / J. Walter Thompson Melbourne
Michael believes people work to their full potential when they feel challenged, stimulated and supported. Building such a work culture results in fresh, inspiring ideas that strengthen connections between consumers and our clients’ brands.
Before joining J. Walter Thompson, Michael spent 10 years at DDB. He was a Managing Partner at DDB Auckland - during which time the agency won five Effectiveness Awards for its McDonald’s work – and General Manager in Sydney. He was also Executive Director in Melbourne, where he was instrumental in the agency winning Coles and significantly growing its share of the ANZ bank business.
Since joining J. Walter Thompson as Melbourne office MD in 2010, Michael has helped transform the agency, introducing new disciplines such as Shopper and Social Marketing, establishing a fully-equipped stills/motion studio that services clients’ production and post-production needs and winning multiple new clients including RACV, Jetstar, Harris Scarfe and Simplot.