Rufus Chuter – Managing Director

Rufus B&W 175x175 Rufus is one of New Zealand’s leading communication planners with over 15 years’ experience in both New Zealand and the UK.

He started his media career in Wellington, working across a range of government and retail clients, before a stint in London leading the communication planning team for Lloyds TSB, the UK’s biggest retail bank.

Since joining FCB Media, Rufus has been instrumental in the agency’s growth and has been responsible for many of the agency’s most high profile and awarded campaigns including Maritime Safety’s Virtual Coastguard and Noel Leeming’s Peoples’ Stories. He’s a regular judge at industry awards, including the EFFIE and CAANZ Media Awards, and also plays an active industry role on the CAANZ Media Awards Review Committee.

Rufus was born in the UK but is married to a Kiwi; he’s recently bought a house by the coast to help his son master the art of sandcastle construction – talk about living the Kiwi dream!