Chris Ernst

Managing Director, dentsu Brisbane

As Managing Director of dentsu Queensland, Chris is responsible for growing the network’s brand across the state, including overseeing the strategy and success of all dentsu’s media, performance and creative teams based in Brisbane.


With more than 15 years’ experience working in the media and marketing industry across Australia and the UK, Chris has a diverse background spanning digital, performance and communication strategy, tech consultancy, and end to end agency leadership.


Chris is passionate about establishing and developing premium client relationships, providing exceptional team leadership, and delivering commercially successful campaigns for the brands he supports.   Clients he has worked closely with include Bunnings, Target, KMART, Flight Centre, Cathay Pacific, Coca-Cola Hyundai, Kia, and the Australian Federal Government.


Prior to joining dentsu in 2019, Chris held senior roles in digital and performance media roles across MediaCom, IPG Media Brands, Ikon Communications, and Media Merchants.

Chris Ernst, Managing Director, dentsu Brisbane

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