Simon Ryan is one of the media industry’s most respected and influential leaders. He was appointed CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network in Australia and New Zealand in 2016.
Simon has led the business through significant transformation and growth, keeping it at the forefront of the digital economy. He has driven extensive organisational and cultural change, achieving continual strong growth for the business in a challenging market. Dentsu Aegis Network has been recognised by RECMA as the leading communications group in Australia for the past two years.
With more than 25 years in media, Simon has worked at IPG and WPP. He joined Carat’s Melbourne business as Managing Director in October 2009 before being promoted to CEO of Carat Australia & New Zealand in 2013. Under his leadership Carat became the number one media agency in Australia.
Simon holds Business & AFA qualifications and has received a number of industry awards. Outside of work Simon loves to spend time with his family, running, cars, travelling and has a passion for business knowledge and exploration. He is also a strong supporter of assisting people in need covering charity work and family assistance.
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