John co-founded Plato Creative in 2007 with a simple ambition to help like-minded operators drive effective commercial outcomes. Fast-forward over a decade and Plato has grown to a team of over 40 people covering the spectrum of business-led creative and marketing services. John’s business nous and drive has guided numerous clients toward building measurable success. He sights a focus of growing long-term relationships and driving healthy-people cultures as key for any business. John also has a number of board appointments.
In his time Lee has held senior roles at Clemenger BBDO, Publicis Group, and WPP owned network agencies, and has worked with a diverse range of companies and across virtually all business sectors. Lee is held in high esteem locally and as such has also recently been appointed Professor of Practice at the University of Canterbury Business School, Executive Education specialising in strategy and futures thinking.
As co-founder of Plato Creative, Lisa has been the driving force behind the development of the agency’s creative and client service outputs since day one. More recently she has focused her attention to developing and delivering the next generation of operational and real-time solutions that make what we do for our clients more measurable and effective. Lisa is commercially astute and continues to lead a number of Plato’s long-term client relationships. She is a director of the Plato Creative board and is a member of the Institute of Directors.
With a background in all things digital, Mike is our partner responsible for the direction of many of Plato’s key clients. His experience in the emergence of the digital age sees him closely aligned to the strategy and delivery of business outcomes.
Mike gets to work with our clients on the big picture around digital effectiveness, but more so, what it means for their customers and their holistic brand experiences. With an appreciation for the interconnectivity of brand, sales and marketing, Mike helps our clients set the direction of how to respond in a rapidly changing commercial environment. Mike is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Nick brings over two decades of international advertising experience to our lineup of talent. His career has been built at some of the biggest names in the industry, such as the BBDO network at Clemenger Melbourne, Traffik Experiential, Colenso BBDO, and locally at Strategy Christchurch where he was Managing Partner. Nick is a passionate and progressive leader with one eye on solving problems through creativity and the other on creating productive, energy-filled environments which are conducive to developing outstanding creative and strategic work.