- Chief Creative Officer / The Monkeys Sydney / Board Member of the Advertising Council of Australia
This year Tara was named Global Creative Leader of the Year 2021 by Creativepool. In 2020 she was named Creative Person of the Year (Australia/New Zealand) by Campaign Asia. She has been ranked on the B&T Women in Media Power list for the past two years, making her the first creative ever shortlisted. She was also on ‘The Global Creative Influencer of the Year’ top 100 list according to Creativepool 2020. In recent years she has also been ranked #1for Executive Creative Directors in Australia by Best Ads. Ford has worked at some of the most creative agencies around the world. Her work has been consistently recognised throughout her career, at the highest level of every major international award show across an expansive range of clients and disciplines. The accolades include Cannes and Spikes Grand Prix. Just one example is her GAYTM campaign for ANZ Bank. It was also named the ‘Best Direct campaign in the World’ by the Big Won and #1 ‘Best of Print/Outdoor/Design’ by Creativity-online.com Ford has judged and chaired at every major global award show. And with her work as a board member of the Advertising Council of Australia and the AWARD Committee, she helps guide the future direction, reputation and values of the industry.