Final SXSW Speakers Announced For WPP House

Final SXSW Speakers Announced For WPP House
B&T Magazine
Edited by B&T Magazine

WPP is counting down to SXSW Sydney by unveiling the final round of speakers for WPP House.

WPP will be at SXSW Sydney as the named sponsor of the conference’s highly-anticipated Marketing & Advertising Track as the world-renowned event debuts down under. As part of the partnership, WPP will take over Sydney’s iconic Powerhouse Museum between 15-22 October to create a central hub called WPP House, where ground-breaking new ideas and current and future issues within the industry will be explored.

With less than one week to go, WPP has unveiled the final round of speakers presenting at the WPP House at SXSW Sydney, including:

  • Natalie Ahmat – head of Indigenous news and current affairs, presenter, NITV News and NITV News: Nula
  • Nartarsha Napanagka Bamblett – founder of Queen Acknowledgements
  • Ben Bowen – CEO, Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • Matthew Britland​ – managing director, Medwise Consulting & outgoing president of Medical Affairs Professionals of Australasia (MAPA)
  • Andrew Cambridge – head of agency (AUNZ), TikTok
  • Jim Carroll – senior advisor for Australia and New Zealand, NewsGuard
  • Melissa Devine​ – director, Customer Information, NSW Health
  • DOBBY – artist
  • Alistair Dobson – general manager, Big Bash Leagues at Cricket Australia
  • Victor Dominello – former senior NSW government Minister
  • Larry Emdur – host, The Chase Australia; Co-Host, The Morning Show, Seven Network
  • Sam Evans – digital marketing manager, Modus Brewery
  • James Forbes – CEO, The Jane Goodall Institute Australia
  • Matthew Granger – director of sales, sport at Nine Entertainment Co.
  • Rachael Haynes – head of Sydney Sixers
  • Brett Hemmings – photographer
  • Jed Horner – product policy – trust & safety (AUNZ), TikTok
  • Rebecca Huntley – social trends researcher
  • Harry Iles – consumer health leader
  • Matthew Johnson (Matty J) – content creator + media personality
  • Angus Lilley – chief revenue growth officer, Treasury Wine Estates
  • Kristi Mansfield – CEO & co-founder, Seer Data
  • Ingrid Massey – CPO, CBRE | Pacific
  • Cat McGinn – head of curated and commercial content, Unmade + HumAin
  • Tictac Moore – Indigenous Literacy Foundation, programs manager
  • Pete Randeria – director global innovation, Treasury Premium Brands
  • David Redhill – ex-CMO, Deloitte Consulting
  • Guy Sebastian – singer, songwriter, producer, Voice coach & mentor
  • Jamie Sissons – founder, Absolutely AI
  • Sonal Surana – general manager, chief data & analytics office, Commonwealth Bank
  • Rapthi Thanapalasingam – head of mass brands & content, Suncorp
  • Deanne Weir – director & co-founder, Storyd Group, chair Seer Data & Analytics, chair AI-Media, board member Verve Super
  • DJ Zannon – DJ artist

In addition, WPP House will feature specialists from across the WPP network, including:

  • Jake Barrow – executive creative director, VMLY&R
  • Sergio Brodsky – executive director, strategy, Landor & Fitch
  • Aimee Buchanan – AUNZ CEO, GroupM
  • Miles Cox – chief experience officer (AUNZ), VMLY&R
  • Jonathan Cummings – president (APAC), Landor & Fitch
  • Nina East – group creative director, Ogilvy Health
  • Chris Hitchcock – chief of creative futures, EssenceMediacom
  • Christian Juhl – global CEO, GroupM
  • Bridget Jung – executive creative director, Ogilvy
  • Chad Mackenzie – chief creative officer, whiteGREY
  • Jill Manester – head of strategy, Wunderman Thompson
  • Lulu Raghavan – vice president (APAC), Landor & Fitch
  • Michael Rhydderch – sustainability consultant, H+K Strategies
  • Liana Rossi – head of culture and influence, Ogilvy
  • Rachel Stanton – group managing director, Ogilvy Health
  • Alison Tilling – chief strategy officer (AUNZ), VMLY&R

SXSW Sydney 2023 will explore the best in Music, Screen, Gaming, Technology and Innovation. It is a must-attend event for creators and professionals seeking to shape and discover future trends, emerging technology and access unrivalled networking opportunities.

To view the full schedule and secure session tickets, visit

For anyone who has missed out on session tickets, there is an overflow livestream stage in the Powerhouse Museum courtyard, open to all.

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