Todd Sampson

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Todd Sampson is an articulate and captivating keynote speaker who engages listeners with his humour, and his insights into advertising, marketing, creativity, management and personal achievement.

Todd started as the CEO of Leo Burnett, a company which has been awarded as the 7th most creative advertising agency in the world. In his time as CEO, the company won Agency of the Year an impressive 12 times. Todd has now stepped back into a role as non-executive chairman.

Being ranked as one of the most influential executives by News Limited and the Financial Review, Todd was also voted to be one of Men’s Styles most influential men under 45, as well as being a nominee for GQ’s Man of the Year.

Todd is a highly skilled strategist and comes from a background as a Head of Strategy and Managing Partner, which has seen him heavily involved in leading some of the most lucrative and innovative agencies worldwide.

He is also a well-known television personality and has appeared in numerous popular TV shows including Gruen Planet, and the previously aired Gruen Transfer. Additionally, Todd was the subject of a documentary named Redesign Your Brain in 2013 which won Best Documentary Television Program at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards. He regularly guest stars as a panellist on The Project which airs on Channel Ten.

Todd is the co-creator of Earth Hour which was officially launched in Sydney in 2007 after years of planning. In 2008 the initiative went international with over 35 countries, 400 cities and all 7 continents getting on board. This environmental movement has been acknowledged as one of the best ideas in the world and in 2009 over 1 billion people participated, which lead to the campaign winning the Yahoo Chair for Innovation, the Titanium Lion at Cannes and was also awarded B&T’s Creative Campaign of the Year in Australia.

When Todd Sampson isn’t saving the earth, he likes to explore it, and is an avid mountain climber. His most impressive expedition to date was an unguided ascent to Mount Everest which took two months to complete. He encountered many intense obstacles on this adventure including over a dozen snow storms and snow blindness, nearing starvation, two avalanches, plunging into a crevasse, three tragic deaths and personally losing 15 kilograms of body weight.

Todd stars in a new series BodyHack, 9pm Tuesdays on Network Ten.


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