Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

Chairman, Hatched

Mike is a seasoned marketing and media executive with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He is currently the Chairman of Hatched, a modern media agency that helps brands and businesses grow and innovate in a changing world. He also serves as a Non Executive Director and Advisor to several companies in the scale-up, media, technology, and creative sectors, such as BeingIconic and Hypetap.


Mike has a proven track record of launching, leading, and transforming agencies and organisations across different markets and regions. He was the Chairman and CEO of Havas Media Group, Australia and New Zealand, where he established the agency as one of the leading media and communications players in the country. He also co-founded and chaired Naked Communications, a disruptive communications agency that partnered with global clients such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, Sony, and Microsoft, and won multiple awards for its strategic, creative and effective work. Mike has a passion for innovation, collaboration, and diversity in the marketing and media industry, and has been a jury president and speaker at several prestigious events and festivals. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Modern Languages (French and German) from King's College London.

11:10 am - 11:40 am

We Saw, We Came & We're Conquering - Depths Behind The Indie Takeover

Three indie agency hotshots join IMAA head honcho Sam Buchanan for a chat that will go far beyond the buzzwords about the rise of the indies. The quartet will go in-depth to show why and how the nation's best indies are evolving and disrupting the industry.