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Chris Garbutt
Global Creative President & Chief Creative Officer, New York
TBWA Worldwide

NEW YORK, USA // In his dual role as Global Creative President of TBWA and CCO of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, Chris oversees the creative direction for TBWA's hallmark global clients, including Nissan, McDonalds, Adidas, Pernod Ricard and more, while also helming creative for the network's flagship office in New York.

Chris started his career at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris in his native South Africa before moving to TBWA\Paris to become its Executive Creative Director.  While there, he produced some of the agency's most celebrated work for Nissan, Absolut, PlayStation, Canderel and Pedigree. 

He served as CCO of Ogilvy & Mather in Paris and New York, where his oversight and leadership spanned all agency disciplines.  he is credited with award-winning campaigns for IBM, Coca-Cola, Perrier, Louis Vuitton and Google.

In 2014, Advertising Age named Garbutt one of the most-awarded Chief Creative Officers in the world, with nearly 100 Cannes Lions, including three Grand Prix awards, as well as top honors in The One Show, D&AD, Webbys, Clios and Art Director's Club Awards.