Amplify: 1 - 9 June 2017


Our Ignite MC


Image Russel Howcroft - Chief Creative Director, PwC

Russel recently joined PwC as a partner, and as the firm’s first Chief Creative Officer. You might also recognise Russel from the hit show, ‘The Gruen Transfer.’

He was most recently the Executive General Manager of Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Network TEN, where he was responsible for the group’s operations in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth.

In this capacity, Russel was also a founding board member of ThinkTV, Australia.

Before joining Network Ten, Russel had a stellar career in advertising, rising to become CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands Australia & New Zealand and a member of the Y&R Global Executive Committee.

A recognised leader in the advertising industry, Russel held a number of important advisory and leadership roles, including a successful tenure as Chairman of the Advertising Federation of Australia.

A regular keynote speaker and commentator on radio and television, Russel can be found on twitter at @howcroft.

Taking a role as one of Ignite’s mentors, Russel will also be Ignite’s official MC on Tuesday, 6 June.