Kim Pick

With over 20 years of global experience as a creative director on some of the world’s biggest brands, Kim Pick has worked at leading agencies in New York, London, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Multi-award-winning for creativity and effectiveness across both brand experience and advertising, she’s known as a strategic thinker and creative problem solver, helping clients find success with engaging and emotive brand platforms, and connected, cross-channel thinking.

Kim began her career as a journalist and film critic in New Zealand, before switching to copywriting in Australia. By her mid-20s, she was appointed Creative Director of Singapore agency McCann Erickson, working on accounts across South East Asia. Moving to the UK, she joined Saatchi & Saatchi London, where she was promoted to Regional Creative Director on P&G accounts for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Kim was ECD of RAPP New York until 2014, when she returned to the New Zealand industry, joining Colenso BBDO as Creative Director. She was appointed national Executive Creative Director of VMLY&R New Zealand in 2018.

A former chair of Australia’s AWARD School and member of the New Zealand Marketing Association Digital Advisory panel, she currently serves on the NZ Commercial Communication Council Inclusiveness and Diversity panel and on local and international award juries. She regularly speaks on diversity and creativity of thought.