Hamish Strahorn, Group Business Director – Starcom

Hamish has spent 14 years in the wider media / marketing and creative fields gaining insight across all aspects which has ultimately shaped his vision and direction in today’s increasingly changing marketplace. This experience has opened the doors to a more unified thinking approach and delivery of campaign insights and activations. Of which he is now sharing with future talent of the media landscape through mentoring media / marketing students at the Queensland University of Technology on an annual basis.

Hamish has spent the last 4yrs as Group Business Director at Starcom Brisbane with key account leadership and strategic responsibilities across the Suncorp Bank business along with a number of local clients and driving new business. Prior to Starcom Hamish spent 2yrs working within the Telstra in-house Media Department of which he led the strategic direction and activation of the Post Paid Mobile and Community portfolios. This provided experience in managing stakeholders across the internal marketing department and multiple agencies to deliver a unified strategic direction and activation.

Prior to Telstra Hamish held strategic roles within the Starcom Sydney office leading the Sony Electronics business and at Telstra BigPond as a Strategic Marketing Manager shaping the brands strategic direction.

His media career began at OMD in Sydney working on a range of clients across the Retail, FMCG and Finance categories.

In 2002 post studies, Hamish jumped at the chance to work in London for an independent TV production company, Princess Productions. Rising through the ranks across a 2yr period to become a trained camera operator across studio and OB shoots.