Seamus Higgins

Seamus is Chief Creative Officer for Asia Pacific at R/GA.

He has 20 years’ experience across three continents, having built his career on a love of ideas that don’t feel like advertising, and the uncompromising craft of their delivery. Recognised on AdAge’s 2018 Creative All-stars list, he’s lead multiple award winning projects, including the world’s most awarded campaign in 2018, the Palau Pledge, which in addition to be being awarded D&AD’s Design Black Pencil of the Decade, picked up two D&AD Black Pencils and three Cannes Lions Grand Prix. He has also led one of Australia’s largest accounts, Defence Force Recruiting, to the most successful two years in their history, winning a Grand Effie.

He has judged at multiple award shows, such as AWARD Awards, New York Festivals, D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show APAC, was Jury President for Digital and Mobile at Spikes Asia 2019, and has spoken at numerous local and international events, including New York Advertising Week and Cannes Lions.

Seamus believes that there has never been a more exciting time to invent new ways to connect with people. As an industry our powers have never been greater. And with that power comes the responsibility to shape a better world.