Mike Wilson

CEO, Havas Media ANZ

Mike has been based in Australia for over 20 years, where he has established himself as a senior media executive.

Originally hailing from the UK, Mike cut his teeth in the legendary media department of BMP in the early nineties. There followed a stint as a marketer at Warner Music where he was responsible for marketing some of the biggest names in the industry including Madonna, REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day amongst many others.

Mike moved Down Under in 1997, where he worked at WPP Media Agency MEC as General Manager.

He co-founded the Australian office of multi-discipline agency Naked Communications in 2004, where he worked for more than 9 years and worked on clients including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Sony, Microsoft and News Ltd. In this time the agency was lauded at local, regional and global levels winning multiple awards, including Agency of the Year, Cannes Lions, Effies, Spikes and World Festival of Media awards to name a few.

The opportunity to launch Havas Media in Australia proved too good to resist and Mike has led the agency in only four years to a $150M+ billing operation, working with a diverse portfolio of clients including Emirates Airlines, Kia Motors and NSW Government to name a few.

Mike is married to Wendy, and father to 2 soccer-mad teenage sons.