Meet the 2020 Assisters
Christine Gannon

Christine Gannon

Christine Gannon

Managing Partner - Client Service at Clemenger BBDO Brisbane/ Proximity

I started my career as an agency receptionist (while studying) and then joined a recruitment ad agency for a few years before landing at my first creative agency, Red Suit Advertising. It was a great training ground as you had to do everything - including broadcast production - by yourself! Since then, I've worked for several agencies, on lots of clients and work with so many people in the Brisbane agency world along the way.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

Where are you headed in your career right now?

For the past year, I’ve been learning the leadership ropes, running the Clemenger Brisbane offices with my Creative Director partners. It’s been a steep learning curve and one that I am still working on every day, but I love it.

Your favourite food for thought

Books

I can’t contribute here as while I read a lot, it’s purely ‘pleasure reading’ for personal enjoyment!

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

Love this podcast by Colenso BBDO: Great interviews of leaders in creativity, business and innovation.

Chat10Looks3: Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales are hilarious as they talk about what they’ve recently read, watched and listened to

How to fail with Elizabeth Day: Personal stories of failure and what it taught them about how to succeed.

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Authenticity
  • Balance
  • Respect

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

The people I work with every day are my biggest inspiration. I get to spend time, and do great work, with an amazing bunch of talented, motivated and all-round lovely people. There’s nothing better than being at work when we’ve got a lot of exciting projects going on – the energy is electric.

You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

I’ve mentored people in my own organisation and loved every minute. I watched Assisterhood from the sidelines last year and jumped at the chance to make a difference in the agency community in some way.

What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Knowledgeable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Resilient
  • Respectful
  • Supportive

Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

We are the fastest growing mentorship program in Brisbane – and we’re only just getting started! Let’s shoot for the stars – together!