Havas Media

Andrew Darby

Havas Media Network’s mission is to make a meaningful difference to the brands, the businesses and the lives of the people we work with. Andrew Darby has been at the heart of how we have delivered upon this ambition in 2023 with infectious enthusiasm, skill and personality, embodying our agency philosophy to be ‘Meaningfully Daring’.

2023 has been a year in which Andrew has delivered market-leading people performance with 0% churn in team, increased people performance metrics +9% YoY and contributing to total staff retention across Client Planning Teams, up 23pts v. 2022. Work under Andrew’s stewardship has been award-winning and importantly, this has created a tangible business impact for our clients, resulting in industry leading client referral scores, +22% YoY. In-turn, we have expanded our remit to wider services of Havas Group and extended key contracts to aid retention targets. In total, Andrew’s contributions have delivered for our people, brands and businesses we work alongside. His Account Management qualities have increased his billings by 16% YoY and, importantly, income by 39%. This has been underpinned by an ongoing passion to create impact for our industry across a breadth of workstreams, from sustainability to championing future talent.