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Will Hooker, New Business Director, Havas

Will is the New Business Director at Havas UK where he oversees new business across all 22 agencies in the Havas Village. His primary focus is on the creative agency, Havas London, but he works with media, PR, design, consultancy and other types of agencies to build bespoke teams for clients.

In addition, he partners with Havas’ sister companies Universal Music, Gameloft, See Tickets and StudioCanal to form unique partnerships between brands and the wider entertainment industry.

Will has led successful multimillion-pound pitches for both private and public sector accounts and was part of the team named by Campaign as the 2020 New Business Team of the Year.

Prior to working at Havas, Will worked at AMV BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi in account management. He has worked across a range of sectors including automotive, FMCG, telecoms, insurance, sports and Government; produced award winning work; and built strong client relationships built on the foundations of genuine partnership.

Before advertising, Will studied music at university where he spent three years training to be an orchestral conductor. Whilst giving up the dream on a professional basis, Will still conducts an amateur orchestra which has raised over £70,000 for a number of different charities in just over 5 years.