Chris Hirst

Chris is Chairman of Havas UK and CEO of Havas Europe. As UK Chair Chris sits across both the Creative Group and Media Group halves of the businesses. In 2017 Havas moved all 1800 of their London employees to Havas Kings Cross giving them a unique breadth and depth of capability in one location.

Chris’ vision is to develop bespoke multi-disciplinary teams built around the needs of clients - with a single lead, a single culture and single P&L.

A Harvard Business School graduate (2008), Chris’ leadership is based on the principles of an open culture – an expression of his belief in how people-based businesses should work. He is dedicated to creating the best possible cultural environment within his agencies and attracting the very best and most diverse talent. He is actively engaged in broadening the appeal of the advertising industry and sees diversity and social mobility as key factors in the future health of the creative industries in the UK and Europe.

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