About John Hunt

John Hunt is an award winning playwright, author and Worldwide Creative Director of TBWA.
Keen to celebrate all forms of creativity, he co-founded globally renowned TBWA\Hunt Lascaris with the mantra Life’s too short to be mediocre.

In 1993 John was intimately involved in Nelson Mandela’s election campaign.  Although rather harrowing at the time, this unique moment in history ushered a battered South Africa into the warm light of democracy.

In April 2003 John moved to TBWA’s New York headquarters to assume the role of Worldwide Creative Director.  Here he helped reshape the network to celebrate original thinking and ground-breaking ideas.  In the last few years TBWA has been voted International Network of the Year on numerous occasions (most recently in 2008).

John has since returned to South Africa from where he continues his Worldwide role.