Jon Austin
Jon Austin
Executive Creative Director
Host/Havas
Over the last 15 years Jon has worked with some of the world’s most iconic brands, delivering creatively ambitious, commercially effective work that has been awarded at every major awards show. More recently, he has helped lead Host/Havas to four Agency of the Year wins (within their first year); turned Air New Zealand into Australia’s most trusted brand (above their own national carrier Qantas); and created the Havas Hustle: an initiative which offers free support across all of Havas’ capabilities to those in the industry who have been impacted by COVID19 and are now relying on their side hustles. In its first month, the initiative helped over 200 Australian side hustles and small businesses. Beyond the usual advertising fare, Jon’s passion for ideas that exist at the intersection between brands and popular culture has seen him accrue far more interesting accolades, including a Gold Album; a #1 charting Christmas Carol; two MTV Music Video Awards; a release date from George RR Martin on the final Game of Thrones book; and a credit on that terrible Power Rangers movie (although he doesn’t like talking about that last one).