May 2021 | Sydney

Ant Melder

Ant Melder is passionate about work that brings ideas, culture and technology together. He’s held creative leadership roles at world-class agencies on both hemispheres, including Saatchi & Saatchi London, Iris London, M&C Saatchi in both London and Sydney, DDB Sydney and Host/Havas Sydney. In that time he’s created breakthrough work, led teams, built cultures and won pretty much every advertising award there is to win, including Cannes Lions, Spikes, One Show and D&AD Pencils. Career highlights include the life-saving porn film Game of Balls and a decade of powerful anti-smoking campaigns. Outside of advertising, he’s run a punk fanzine, launched a nationwide magazine for young British Asians, had a book published and launched Brown Riot podcast. He’s from London but his family background is Anglo-Indian Bangladeshi, so he sounds a bit like Russell Brand but looks more like Aziz Ansari.