With more than a decade of experience in Global and UK CEO positions, Chris is widely recognised as an innovative and inspirational leader with a proven track record of successful business transformation – guiding businesses to record growth and lasting repetitional change. He is author of the best-selling and award winning book No Bullsh*t Leadership. His second book, No Bullsh*t Change is out now.
As Global CEO, Havas Creative Group, Chris led more than 10,000 people across all Havas’ global territories, taking the business from an ‘also ran’ to second place in Campaign Magazine’s global network of the year rankings in three short years. He oversaw three years of record growth and profits (with a brief pause for covid!) and was shortlisted by Campaign Magazine as global CEO of the year in 2022. He led the launch of the Group’s sustainability practise, Havas Genus and oversaw multiple B-Corp accreditations including in the UK, US and the Netherlands. Under his tenure Havas UK’s industry leading DE&I strategy was adopted across the global by Havas group.
A graduate of Brasenose College Oxford (MEng Engineering Science) and Harvard Business School (Advanced Management Program), Chris writes a monthly column for Management Today, has over ½ million listens for his No Bullsh*t Leadership podcast, and is a regular commentator in press and broadcast media.