Chris is CEO of Grey London. Since he joined in 2010, Grey has become one of London's most award-winning and fastest growing advertising and marketing agencies, doubling in size from 200 to over 400 people.
Under Chris’ leadership, Grey has diversified its business to include strong social (The Social Partners), digital (Grey Possible), shopper (Dialogue) and content (Grey Works) functions, which now comprise over 30 per cent of total revenue.
Chris is a regular commentator on business change in The Evening Standard, Fast Company and The Huffington Post. He has an MEng from Brasenose College, Oxford and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
He was recently appointed to the IPA Council and is a participant in the Speakers for School initiative.
Gramafilm, founded by Algor Lieman and James Morton-Haworth, is a cross between an agency and a production company that helps Brands and Broadcasters produce social video, branded content, viral films and documentaries.
It entertains and engages audiences online, on TV and on the big screen - more than 75 million people in 180 countries have enjoyed its films. Gramafilm has offices in both London and New York.
Photo: Mentor Chris Hirst, Grey London and mentees Algor Lieman and James Morton-Haworth, Gramafilm.