James Wright, 35, is managing director of Havas PR Asia-Pacific and has responsibility for the network of agencies across the region. Based in Sydney, James has transformed Red Agency, the Havas PR agency in Australia, into one of the very best in the region. Red Agency picked up 'Consultancy of the Year' in 2013 and 2014 at the PRWeek Awards Asia, in addition to more than 40 international and domestic accolades in three years.
Having joined Havas in 2011, he is providing counsel to a multitude of blue chip organisations, iconic brands and global organisations. This includes being the Asia-Pacific lead for the United Nations Foundation and the communications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, the global authority on climate science, which is endorsed by 196 governments.
In his current role, he also has responsibility for employer branding agency, Havas People Australia, and advertising agency, Havas Worldwide Melbourne. Between 2013 and 2014 he served on the national board of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Wright was previously a Managing Director at Grayling based in London.