As Chief Creative Officer of Grey London, Nils Leonard has overseen seven of the most profitable and awarded years in the agency’s 52 year history. He is also one of the youngest agency Chairman in the world. In 2014, his commitment to creativity, innovation, talent and culture culminated in Grey being named D&AD’s most awarded UK agency, IPA Effectiveness Agency of the Year, Campaign’s Network of the Year and Direct Agency of the Year at the Big awards.
In 2015, Grey became the only agency in the world to win two Grand Prix in Cannes, while Nils was voted into the Ad Age Creativity 50 and named the most creative person in advertising by Business Insider. 2016 has already seen the agency named a Contagious Pioneer – one of only 12 agencies globally to be selected by Contagious as consistently setting the standard for excellence and innovation. A creative champion, agitating for change in the industry, Nils is on the board of trustees of D&AD, is in the Debrett’s 500, has been listed as one the Sunday Times’ 500 most influential people in the UK and has been voted into The Hospital Club’s hClub 100 – celebrating the most influential and innovative people working in the creative industries in Britain today.
His most recent work on the Tate Britain won the Grand Prix at the Design Week awards and picked up 15 lions at the Cannes festival of creativity.