Hugh Fitzhardinge

Founder, Creative Director, Ward6, Australia

After completing a BA in Fine Arts and English at Sydney University, Hugh travelled the world for four years before returning home and winning an AFA Scholarship at JWT (1990).

In 1995 he joined CWFS (later acquired by McCann Health) and in 1999 rose to become Creative Director. During this time, instilling in staff that ‘healthcare can compete with the best work anywhere’ and helping the agency win more awards than any other. 

In 2004 he became Creative Director of Publicis LifeBrands before becoming a founding partner of Ward6 in 2007. After ten years Ward6 boasts an enviable client list, collection of awards and offices in Sydney and Singapore. 

Hugh has won countless awards, including 15 ‘Global’ awards and three ‘Grand Global’ awards at the New York Festivals honouring the world’s best healthcare advertising. He was also on the jury for the first ever Cannes Lions Health ‘Pharma’ (2014) and Chairman of Judges at Clio Healthcare (2012).

Beyond his family and helping to build Ward6, Hugh also finds time to write about food, travel and golf.