Robert Harvey

Chief Executive Officer, dentsu
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Rob has led transformational growth of dentsu in New Zealand since taking the helm 2013. Under Rob’s leadership revenue has more than tripled, the group has won significant new clients, and welcomed new businesses BC&F Dentsu, Isobar, and Davanti via acquisition. With nearly 20 years of experience across Media and Creative businesses, Rob has worked on some of New Zealand’s most iconic brands and campaigns, been awarded in local and international awards shows, and led agencies including Zenith and Publicis Mojo.

Rob has been recognised on Campaign Asia’s 40 Under 40 list, won People’s Choice for ‘Human of the Year’ at the StopPress Awards, and in 2018 won the Sandy Smith Inspiring Individual Award. Rob currently sits on the Commercial Communications Council Executive Board, Media Committee, and Beacons Sub Committee.

Rob is focused on building a strong people first culture within DAN and is proud to represent the over 300 people that make up the group in New Zealand.

Outside of work Rob’s priority is spending time with his two beautiful young girls and wonderful wife.

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