Who runs The Clinic
Colin Wilson-Brown

Colin Wilson-Brown

Colin began his marketing career with Unilever in the UK before tucking an MBA from Cranfield under his belt and making the move to Australia. He has spent the last 25 years managing some of the country's leading advertising agencies including ten years as MD of the respected Sydney agency, Magnus Nankervis & Curl - leading it to Australian Agency of the Year in 1988 and NSW runner-up in 1996. It was then sold to Foote Cone & Belding and Colin spent a further six years as Managing Director of FCB's Sydney office and, subsequently, CEO Australia.

As past National Chairman of the Advertising Federation of Australia (AFA), he has been at the very heart of the industry, and has helped to negotiate the minefield of deregulation, promote equal opportunities for women, and co-author the industry's pioneering Code of Ethics.

He also launched the highly successful AFA Advertising Effectiveness Awards, one of the most coveted accolades in marketing, which is now part of the worldwide Effie Awards, of which Colin is Chairman of Judging. He is a frequent conference speaker and author on issues related to advertising effectiveness and accountability.

In March 2002 he combined his client and agency experience with his passion for effective advertising to launch The Clinic.



"We worked with Colin over a six month tender process to find a new creative agency, leveraging his diplomatic style, expertise and market knowledge to arrive at a fantastic outcome for all involved. Colin became a trusted partner on both the client and agency side of the pitch and executed every step of his phased approach with fairness, transparency and genuinely helpful and credible input. Working with Colin we felt that he was seeking the best fit for both parties and he sought to assist with either subtle or firm advice depending on what was required at the time. Colin continued to follow up with us both during and post pitch with relevant and encouraging information. Colin operated well at all levels of our business with his professional and strategic approach."

Adriane McDermott,
General Manager Marketing - Planning & Creative Services, Marketing
David Jones Limited