Terry Savage


Terry Savage is Chairman of Lions Festivals. Its flagship festival, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. He is also a member of the Advance Board of Directors.

Prior to his appointment in 2003 as CEO of Cannes Lions, Terry Savage, an Australian national, was Executive Chairman of the global cinema advertising company Val Morgan, in Australia. Under his leadership, Val Morgan expanded from Australia into New Zealand, USA, South America, Middle East and Asia.

During this period he was also President of the International advertising trade body SAWA (Screen Advertising World Association).

Terry was the Australian representative for Cannes Lions for 15 years and during this period, promoted Australian creativity at the international event.

He was appointed CEO of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in March 2003, Executive Chairman in 2005 and became Chairman in 2006 taking on a strategic business development role for the division’s six Festivals: Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Digital Asia Festival.

“Whilst process is critical for businesses to function it is creativity that enables companies and individuals to make the leap into new territories, create new visions and accelerate the growth of their organisations. Cannes Lions and our regional Festivals are about spreading the creative vision to help enable people to achieve this. Creativity is a great differentiator and it is our role to ensure more and more companies recognise this in all aspects of their organisations,” says Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals.

Check out Terry on the panel "The Digital Revolution and its effect on the Culture Of Creativity in Australia" at the 2015 Advance Global Australian Summit.