Tara Ford

Tara Ford is the Chief Creative Officer of The Monkeys Sydney and Board Member of the Advertising Council of Australia.

In 2020 she was named Creative Person of the Year (Australia/New Zealand) by Campaign Asia. She made the B&T Women in Media Power list (no,18) making her the first and only creative to ever make the shortlist. And was on ‘The Global Creative Influencer of the Year’ top 100 list according to Creativepool. In recent years she has also been ranked #1for Executive Creative Directors in Australia according to Best Ads.

Ford has worked at some of the most creative agencies around the world. Her work has been consistently recognised throughout her career, at the highest level of every major international award show.  The accolades include Cannes and Spikes Grand Prix. Just one example is her GAYTM campaign for ANZ Bank. It was also named the ‘Best Direct campaign in the World’ by the Big Won and #1 ‘Best of Print/Outdoor/Design’ by Creativity-online.com

Ford has judged and chaired at every major global award show.

And with her work as a board member of the Advertising Council of Australia and the AWARD Committee, she helps guide the future direction, reputation and values of the industry as a whole.