Todd Sampson

Adventurer, Award-winning Documentary Maker, Presenter & Businessman

Todd Sampson is known for hosting ABC’s Redesign My Brain, Network Ten’s Body Hack, as a panelist of ABC’s show Gruen and a co-host on the Channel 10 news show, The Project. Todd is the writer, producer and host of the award-winning documentary series Redesign My Brain, the Discovery International adventure-science series BodyHack and Life on the Line.

Todd is the former Chief Executive Officer and Non-executive Chair of the advertising agency Leo Burnett. During his time with the agency they won Agency of the Year 12 times on a local, regional and global level and were in the world’s Top 10 Creative agencies three times.”

He has been appointed to the Boards of Qantas and Fairfax – publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review.

Poised, articulate and humorous, Todd Sampson is an engaging speaker who is highly sought after for his insights surrounding creativity, advertising, marketing, management, leadership and personal achievement.

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As CEO of Leo Burnett, Todd Sampson was one of few CEOs in Australia to come from a strategic background. He has been a Managing Partner and Head of Strategy for over 10 years and during that time helped lead some of the most successful and creative agencies in the world.

Todd is also one of the most awarded strategists behind some of Australia’s highest profile work. He is the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, which has been recognised as one the best ideas in the world. The campaign won the Titanium Lion at Cannes, was awarded the Yahoo Chair for Innovation and B&T’s Creative Campaign of the Year in Australia. In 2009, Earth Hour was the biggest environmental movement in history with over a 1 billion people participating in over 4000 cities around the world.

In 2013 Todd was the subject of a ground-breaking science documentary series Redesign My Brain for ABC TV. The series, for which Todd was writer, producer and host, won the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Documentary Television Program.

Outside of work, Todd enjoys mountain climbing. After roughly two months, eight trips through the ice fall, over a dozen snow storms, two attempts on the summit, snow blindness, near starvation, falling into a crevasse, two avalanches, three deaths and losing 15 kg, he managed to complete his unguided ascent to the top of Mount Everest.

Todd Sampson talks about:

Brain Power

Todd Sampson is the writer, host and human guinea pig of the award-winning Discovery Science Series called REDESIGN MY BRAIN. The premise of the series was simple. For over 70 years, science has told us that our brains are fixed. You are born with the brain you have, it develops rapidly until age 7 and then it starts a steady decline from age 30 until you die. There was nothing you could do about it. But science has now proven that to be false. In fact, modern science has now shown that our brain is plastic and that we ALL have the ability to improve it at any age and at any time. This presentation will show you how to boost your Creativity and Brain Power.

Todd will not only take you behind the scenes of this extraordinary scientific journey, he will also provide you with the practical tools, strategies and techniques to improve your brain. We are all capable of more than we realise … and modern science is showing us how.

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