Chris Arnold

Creative Partner & Founder, Creative Orchestra Advertising

Biography

An innovator, creative thinker, writer, challenger of conventional wisdom, entrepreneur and dyslexic.

Chris has worked in the creative industries for over 30 years and likes to inspire, challenge conventional wisdom & beliefs, force debate and rewrite the rules. Most of all he’ll make you think differently.

Chris has been nicknamed the “Dyslexic Entrepreneur” and is a champion of the idea that every boardroom should have a dyslexic in.

Ex Creative Director and board director of Saatchi & Saatchi.

Founder of Creative Orchestra (brand marketing & advertising) and The Garage – a disruptive/constructive innovation consultancy.

Co-founder of CONNECT2 – UK’s leading community engagement agency.

Previously founded FEEL, the UK’s first ethical marketing agency.

He is also a director and non-exec director of 4 start up businesses.

Plus Director of London Community Arts CIC and founder of the UK’s biggest community Arts festival.

Former board member of the DMA (largest marketing trade body in Europe), Former chair of the DMA Agencies Council and the Creative Council.

Former Governor – Hornsey School for Girls (London). A member of the Horsney Parish Church Council.

Related speakers

Jo Elvin

Editor, You Mag

Dame Kate Barker

Business Economist

Ann Beynon

Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales

Mishal Husain

BBC News & Radio Presenter

Kathleen Saxton

Founder, The Lighthouse Company

Dervilla Mitchell

Director, Arup