• John Ford

    Founder & CEO

    John Ford

    18 years in multi-disciplinary creative company leadership. Trained as brand strategist at DDB. Head of Planning and Partner in 20s at leading creative ad networks Batey and TBWA. Founded The One Centre in 1999. Worked locally and globally with many great brands on marketing innovation projects, all terrifying fun. Founding Chairman of APG in Australia.


    Show - Live Aid 1985
    Film - Apocalypse Now
    Song - Amongst the Waves by Pearl Jam
    Book - All the Pretty Horses
    City - New York

  • Joan Lind

    Managing Partner

    Joan Lind

    18 years in Account Management internationally. Nine in London with Y&R and AMV BBDO. Clients: BT, Colgate Palmolive, Prudential and UIP Films. Moved to Sydney in 2000 and joined M&C Saatchi for 7 years, followed by a stint at Lowe. Clients: Audi, BA, CityRail, Optus, Qantas, The Australian. Joined The One Centre in 2010 as Managing Partner.


    Show - Priscilla Queen of the Desert
    Film - Thelma and Louise
    Song - Rapture by Lio
    iPad mag - H&G UK
    City - Venice

  • Richard Cansick


    Richard Cansick

    18 years in corporate financial management. Partner at leading boutique Chartered Accounting practice, Director/CFO of large public unlisted subsidiary of German company owning 55% of Leighton Holdings. Now joint CFO/CEO of The Adcock Group, a private family investment co. and CFO of One Centre. Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants.


    Show - Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Film - Heat
    Song - Big Me by Foo Fighter
    Site - Bloomberg
    City - Seville

  • Emily Bull

    Executive Producer

    Emily Bull

    12 years agency and production experience spanning UK and Australia. Three in Sydney at Pod Film before agency-side to Grey London. Clients: Masterfoods, GSK, P&G. Moved into digital and set-up 'AKQA Film' as Head of Production. Clients: Nike, Ferrari, Fiat, Unilever, Diageo. Returned to Sydney as Dir. of Content at White Agency. Clients: CBA, Lexus. Founded branded content co., hellofuture.tv with Pablo Jeffress. Clients: GE, Telstra, Diabetes Council. Joined One Centre in 2013 and continue in dual role as EP of hellofuture.tv


    Film - Goodbye Lenin
    Song - Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio
    Artist - Doug Aitken
    City - Sydney