Fran Luckin is currently the Chief Creative Officer of Grey Africa after working her way through the ranks of the advertising world. She began her career at The Jupiter Drawing Room before joining TBWA/Hunt Lascaris in 1997 and then being appointed as the Creative Director in 2000. Later she joined Ogilvy Johannesburg and became Executive Creative Director there in 2008. Under her leadership, Ogilvy Johannesburg was considered the no 1 South African agency at the Cannes Lions in that same year. In 2012, she was appointed to the 15-member Ogilvy Worldwide Creative Council. From 2013 to 2015, she was Executive Creative Director of Quirk Johannesburg.
Fran is an authoritative leader in her field and in 2009 was named as one of the top ten most influential people in South African advertising in The Annual - South Africa’s most authoritative compendium of the advertising, media, marketing and branding industry. She has an MBA from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.
Fran is well versed in the Awards and Judging industry with a wealth of experience. She has judged international and local creative awards shows (including the Cannes Lions Film Jury, the Cannes Outdoor Jury, the Clio Awards and D&AD) – and has also sat on the judging panel for the Apex Awards - South Africa’s version of the Effie Awards. She has served on the panel of the Sport Industry Awards once before in 2016 and 2017.