Chaired and curated by industry trailblazer Warren Brown, partner at Gutthink & Partners and BMF founder, The Creative Leadership Residential is Australia’s only custom-designed Residential for senior creatives looking to transition into leadership roles and acquire the new skills required to spearhead the industry’s next generation of creative leaders.

AWARD has announced the daily co-chairs for the course which runs for the first time in Melbourne, October 8-10.

Day one will be co-chaired by Paul Reardon, executive creative director, TBWA Melbourne day two, Jason Williams, national chief creative officer at Leo Burnett Australia and day three Warren will be anchored by Scott Nowell, co-founder & executive creative director at The Monkeys.

The Creative Leadership Residential will feature intensive modules spearheaded by leading ECDs, Agency CEOs and CFOs. Sessions will be highly interactive, combining workshops, panels, role plays and Q&As across three broad themes:

Day 1: From creating to leading
Day 2: The business of creativity
Day 3: Exploring the CD role

To ensure delegates experience concentrated mentoring, practical experience and tangible learnings, the group is capped at sixteen.

Leadership is primarily about providing inspiration, being supportive and building confidence in the team around you. There’s also a whole heap of important stuff not quite as obvious that my co-chairs are well equipped to share. It will hopefully be an eye opener for those attending the course.” says Warren Brown of what qualities he sought in determining the co-chairs.

“Being a great creative is a terrific ambition, being great at helping others achieve that goal is entirely different. There are many qualities that make a CD successful so it was important that the credentials of the daily co-chairs I chose to help run the Creative Leadership course, ticked every box that I could think of. He added.

Further Information

Paul Reardon, executive creative director, TBWA Melbourne

As both a writer and executive creative director, Paul has received awards in every major international advertising award show – a tally including two Grand Prix awards in Cannes. he has worked across pretty much every category there is – from big beer brands to even bigger banking brands, automotive to armed services, and from the country’s best selling chocolate bar to the nation’s largest private health insurer.

Jason Williams, national chief creative officer, Leo Burnett Australia

Jason is a highly respected member of the creative community, both locally and internationally and Leo Burnett is the only Australian agency to have won the coveted Cannes Grand Prix for Good. His work regularly features at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Webby’s, Spikes, Effies and Award. To date, Jason has won over 400 local and international awards.In addition to this, he has judged shows such as D&AD, Cannes, One Show, Clio, LIA, Spikes and AWARD. He was on the jury of the first ever Cannes Chimera mentor panel for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Scott Nowell, founding partner and executive creative director, The Monkeys

Scott started The Monkeys with Mark Green and Justin Drape in June 2006. In 2012 Scott, Mark and Justin also started design company Maud along with David Park. In ten short years they’ve grown from three founders to over 120+ employees. Scott is an integral part of The Monkeys’ success, having helped Australia’s biggest brands grow and succeed with campaigns for the likes of Telstra, Parmalat, Ubank, IGA, Ice Break, Oak, Blackmores and award-winning campaigns for MLA’s Australia Day and recent diversity work. Whilst still relatively young, The Monkeys has captured the imagination of Australian advertising, and were named the Effective Agency of the Year at the 2016 Australia Effies, Mumbrella Agency of the Year for 2015 and won the 2015 and 2016 Ad Campaign of the Year for the MLA Australia Day Campaign.

This course is for Senior Creatives looking to transition into a creative director position, or CDs newly appointed to the role.The course is exclusive to corporate members of The Communications Council. Limited places still available.