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Anthony Johnston

Advisor Sydney, Australia, AU

Co-founder & Board Member, to be unveiled Q2 2015 and Head of OgilvyVentures - Founder, Ogilvy.

Co-founder & Board Member, to be unveiled Q2 2015 and Head of OgilvyVentures - Founder, Ogilvy.

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to be unveiled Q2 2015


Co-founder & Board Member Padlokt February 2015 - present
Head of OgilvyVentures - Founder Ogilvy January 2014 - present
Director Bullseye January 2012 - February 2014
Chief Executive Officer & co-founder Flycke July 2009 - January 2014
Co Founder & CEO Partner4Real January 2005 - June 2009
Director George Patterson Bates June 2003 - June 2005
Marketing Director Foxtel 2002 - 2004
Consultant Blueprint 2002 - 2004
Group Account Director Carlson Marketing Group 1998 - 2002


Macquarie University Economics, Planning 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Dating
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Smart Home

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Have started, raised, scaled and sold 3 startups in Australia. Currently founder and head of Ogilvy Ventures, the commercialisation/venture arm of the Ogilvy & Mather group.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Collaboratively - the one thing I needed (in hindsight) was a mentor/advisor that helped work through various parts of growing a business.

As an Advisor

Combination of when needed and as a regular catch up. Having a sounding board is important as a way of clarifying/expanding thoughts and helps smooth the way for a business.

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Trevor Folsom
They're my advisor  •  Board Member, Kip McGrath Education Centres and Co-Founder and Director, Investible.
Anthony is an entrepreneur that has a unique ability to advise others on complexed initiatives and strategy. He delivers such in a very easy ... to understand and infectious manner that allows one to get motivated to execute by action.
Andrew Hyland
We worked together  •  Group Head of Operations, Group People & Communications, QBE Insurance. Previously Group Head of Programmes, QBE Insurance.
Anthony is extremely knowledgeable in al things digital and in particular he can see ways to monetise digital collateral. He has clear mark ... et focus, listens well to understand problems and solutions and more importantly is always a pleasure to work with.

Leigh Kelson
We worked together  •  Non Executive Board Member, DateTix and Entrepreneurship MBA Mentor, Bond University.
Leigh is a smart, practical, honest guy that has successfully exited a few times. Guys like Leigh are useful for businesses at all stages of ... commercialisation.

Trevor Folsom
We worked together  •  Board Member, Kip McGrath Education Centres and Co-Founder and Director, Investible.
Trevor is a rarity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, in that he's been very successful in the past and is continuing to back the right busin ... esses. Trevor has real integrity and this plays out in the advice he gives, the way he communicates and through doing what he said he would do...

Annie Luu
We worked together  •  Founder Development and Asia Expansion at Investible, Amplify Director, My12for12 and Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Coach
Annie has the best combination of skills needed for success, the ability to turn ideas into a reality and the tenacity needed to see it thro ... ugh - all done with the wrapping of being a genuinely good and thoughtful colleague.