Simon Langley has a proven track record of successfully leading agencies and creative departments for over a decade.
Since 2014, he has been part of the leadership team responsible for the creative and new business resurgence of J. Walter Thompson Sydney (now Wunderman Thompson) with major new business wins including Vodafone, Subway, Tourism Queensland, Challenger Financial, Nikon, NSW Rural Fire Service and various Government projects to name a few.
In late 2018, Simon became National Chief Creative Officer of WT Australia, where he oversees an amazing pool of creative thinkers across three offices to ensure the right skills are deployed to solve client business problems, regardless of office or location.
He is passionate about the future of the industry and the transformative effects that ideas driven by data and technology can have on brands, businesses and agencies, and has the unique and valuable experience of being part of a start up in the product and innovation space.
Simon has been actively involved in the Communications Council over the years; as Co-chair of the Inaugural Creative Leadership course, a former AWARD Committee Member and Speaker at AWARD School. In addition to this, he sits on the Wunderman Thompson Creative Council, and has had the honour of judging at major global and local award shows: D&AD, Cannes, One Show, AWARD, Spikes, and more.
And when it comes to shiny metal, he is proud to have achieved over thirty Cannes lions including multiple gold, multiple yellow pencils at D&AD, gold, silver and bronze at The One Show NYC, back to back Grand Prix for both creative and effectiveness at Spikes plus hundreds more both locally and internationally.
Above all, Simon is proud of the culture he helps create, in which he believes talented people from all departments can make a difference to the creative output of the agency, and the strong partnerships he forms with clients to collaboratively solve their business problems.