Michelle Hutton is the Managing Director, Global Client Strategy at Edelman, based in London, having previously held positions as both the COO of Europe and Chair of the agency’s global consumer business.
Before relocating to the UK, Michelle ran Edelman’s operations in Australia, where she built and led an international award-winning team, producing communications marketing work for clients such as Samsung, KFC and GE.
Prior to joining Edelman in 2008, Michelle led Hill & Knowlton Strategies in Australia and ran the agency’s consumer marketing practice across Asia Pacific, where she particularly enjoyed driving campaigns taking a stand on cultural or societal issues.
Michelle has a keen interest in supporting female leaders in the creative industry. She is on the advisory board of Global Women in PR and was previously a Board Director of The Communications Council in Australia serving on its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is an active member of the International Women’s Forum.
In 2017, Michelle joined the PR Jury for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and was also PR Jury President for eurobest that same year. She has served on other global creative and effectiveness juries including The Effie Awards and is excited to see impactful earned-centric work in Cannes this year as 2019 President of the PR Jury.