“Corporate Leader across APAC with over 20 years of experience. Now supporting Mentees embrace mid-career transition to reimagine themselves and find their next role and purpose”.

""Don't stop thinking about tomorrow. In our ever changing business world, think of yourself as a Company of One""



Why do you want to be a mentor?

When successful leaders talk about their career, they often refer to how fortunate they were to have a boss that provided guidance, new opportunities and had their back. Mentors can play a similar pivotal role. Inevitably, throughout our career, we will encounter the need for a second or third act. This transition often arises due to various factors such as organisational restructuring, unexpected job loss, pending retirement or personal challenges. I’m here to collaborate with and support you to consider new horizons and options that reignite your growth, interests and core capabilities into your next Act.
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Accomplished leader in the professional and consulting services arena with 20 years experience in China and Asia Pacific. Regarded as a successful, calm, high touch leader who demonstrates empathy in working with people and teams from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Values include Integrity, Empowerment, Passion and Commitment.

As the former Greater China Group CEO and later Non Executive Chairman of Omnicom Media Group, Doug was one of the most senior and respected agency leaders in the industry. He lead a team of 5 CEO’s and a staff of over 1,200 people. He is likely the only person to have run a creative agency (Leo Burnett), Media Agency (at a brand level with Starcom and at a holding company level with Omnicom) plus a consulting company with Accenture.

He’s also foundered several start ups, including one in the Ad Tech space, a training company and a Contemporary Art Auction business. Doug now consults for a number of companies in and outside of China. The scale and size of China provided a unique opportunity for Doug to run and restructure businesses with significant turnover, leading global clients with big teams across a complex market. His focus was always on hiring the best possible talent and empowering them to deliver their best to reach their full potential.

Countries Doug has worked in

Australia, China, New Zealand, Sea East Asia

Industries Doug has worked in

eCommerce & Electronics, Entertainment, Media & Advertising, Retail & Consumer Goods, Technology

Doug's key roles and titles

Advisor / Mentor, Board Director, CEO & Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Management Skills & Competencies

Adaptability & Resilience
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Creativity & Innovation
Management & Strategy

Companies Doug has worked with

  • DDB Needham
  • Leo Burnett
  • Starcom
  • Accenture
  • Omnicom Media Group
  • Wise China Development.

Doug's current city

Shanghai, China

Doug's book recommendation

Michael Clinton - Roar: Into the Second Half of your Life (Before It's Too Late)

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