James Wright

MD, Red Agency & Havas PR APAC

James has been Managing director of the PR operations - Asia Pacific region at Havas SA since June 2013 and serves as its Managing Director of Red Agency.

He was named CommsCon PR Leader of the Year 2014, PRCA Consultant of the Year 2008 and PR News International CSR Leader 2008.

James Wright is a multi-award winning PR practitioner with broad ranging experience across consumer and corporate communications. James has particular specialisms in CSR and sustainability and crisis and issues management. In addition to his role running Red Agency, James leads the Havas PR network across Asia-Pacific.
 
He is a national board member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and in 2013 was Australia’s PR jury representative at two prestigious international festivals, the Cannes Lions and CLIO Awards.
 
Under James’ leadership, Red Agency was named Large PR Agency of the Year and shortlisted for Best PR Employer at the 2014 CommsCon Awards. In 2013 Red Agency also won Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year at the PR Week Asia-Pacific Awards.
 
He joined Havas and Red Agency in April 2011. His role running Red Agency, he leads the Havas PR network across Asia-Pacific. He has particular specialisms in CSR and sustainability and crisis and issues management. During his tenure, the agency has won business from such major brands as Accor, Origin Energy, Yahoo!7 and WWF.
 
He is a national board member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and in 2013, he was Australia’s PR jury representative at two prestigious international festivals, the Cannes Lions and CLIO Awards. In 2013, he acted as a judge for the Clio Awards and at Cannes.
 
Under his leadership, Red Agency was named Large PR Agency of the Year and shortlisted for Best PR Employer at the 2014 CommsCon Awards. He was named PR Leader of the Year at the 2014 CommsCon Awards, and in 2008 was awarded Public Relations Consultancy Association (UK) Consultant of the Year and also named International CSR Leader by PR News (USA) at their annual All Stars Awards.
 
In 2007, he conceived the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Environmental Sustainability Guidelines and chaired a select steering committee that developed them. Mr. Wright is a multi-award winning PR practitioner with broad ranging experience across consumer and corporate communications.

Speaker’s event

MediaSocial 08

MediaSocial 08
Location:
City and Surrounds
When:
02 Jun, 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm