Chris Freel is CEO of UnLtd, the charity foundation of the media, marketing and advertising industry. UnLtd supports over 20 charities in the youth at risk space by leveraging the power of the industry for good and to date has driven over $40million worth of value for charity partners.
Chris also sits on the advisory board of NewCo Australia and Advertising Week Australia.
NewCo celebrates business on a mission and has helped launch festivals in Sydney and Melbourne where innovative purpose driven organisations invite people inside their home office to see and hear first hand the change they are creating.
Advertising Week is the premier global event for marketing, brand, advertising and technology professionals. Well established in the US, Europe, LATAM and Asia, the event comes to Australia for the first time in 2018.
Prior to UnLtd Chris was Commercial Director ANZ at Pandora Media where he led the team to Mumbrella Sales Team of the year 2017. Before that he was the National Agency Sales Director at Fairfax Media and spent over 6 years in various roles at Fairfax.
Chris spent 9 years in editorial, events, marketing and sales roles in London before arriving in Australia and in his early career sold deckchairs and donkey rides on Blackpool beach as well as being a part time bingo caller. He is a sport fanatic and lives in Balmain East with his wife and two sons.