‘Work-life balance is bullshit.’ So says Russel Howcroft: ad man, media personality and TV executive.
Russel is a man of many passions, equally well-known for his appearances on ABC1’s The Gruen Transfer, as a board member of Melbourne Football Club and as a senior executive at the TEN Network. His new book, When It’s Right to be Wrong, offers a unique opportunity to see the world from Russel’s point of view; the spin king muses that ‘changing your mind is a good thing’ and ‘privacy is overrated, so give everyone your phone number’.
Speaking in Melbourne with host Jess McGuire, Russel Howcroft will challenge the way you look at the world as he reveals his thoughts on creativity and the power of the idea.
Russel Howcroft has recently joined PwC as a partner and as the firm’s first Chief Creative Officer.
Russel was most recently the Executive General Manager of Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Network TEN, responsible for TEN’s operations in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. In this capacity, he was also a founding board member of ThinkTV Australia.
Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Breakfasters show.