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Fran Luckin
Chief Creative Officer
Grey Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA // Fran Luckin is Chief Creative Officer of Grey Africa in Johannesburg.

She began her career as a copywriter, moved to TBWA / Hunt Lascaris in the late nineties, where she became a Creative Director, then joined Ogilvy Johannesburg in 2003, and became Executive Creative Director there in 2008.

She’s worked in digital advertising as well as traditional advertising, having served as Executive Creative Director of Quirk South Africa (now Mirum) between 2013 and 2016. She joined Grey as CCO in 2016, and now sits on the Grey Global Creative Board.

Together with the executive team at Grey, Fran has helped to transform the creative output of the agency from traditional advertising into a fully integrated multi-media, digital and social communications offering.

She has judged international and South African creative awards shows (including the Cannes Film Lions, the Cannes Outdoor Lions, the Dubai Lynx Awards, the Clio Awards and D&AD) – and has also served three times on the judging panel for the Apex Awards (South African’s Effie Awards).

In 2017 she served as Jury President of the Print and Publishing Jury at the Cannes Lions – the first female Jury President from Africa.

She has an M.B.A from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.