Tom Deane

Tom Deane, Founder & Managing Director – Unicus

Tom is a visionary leader with over two decades of experience driving creativity and innovation. His journey has taken him from the bustling creative landscape of the UK to the vibrant shores of Australia.


Having managed companies and teams both in the UK and Australia, Tom’s journey has been marked by a dedication to purpose-driven initiatives. He held the esteemed position of Chief Operating Officer at Ravel, a Strategic Creative Marketing Agency in Brisbane, Australia. His tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Brighter Films in London, UK, and as Managing Director of Zumu Media in Chichester, UK, further showcased his commitment to fostering creativity and growth.


Tom spearheaded the launch and management of the internal Media Production team, Wiley Media, for the EMEA region of global publisher Wiley. He also played a pivotal role in the launch of TalkTalk’s IPTV offering as a TV Producer.


Tom’s influence extends beyond the boardroom as he contributes his expertise to shaping the industry’s future. As a respected member of judging bodies such as The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), he evaluates the world’s most innovative projects in esteemed awards such as the Communicator Awards, Webby Awards, and more.


With a wealth of experience spanning both client and agency realms, Tom brings his unique perspective to his role as Managing Director at Unicus Creative Agency. Guided by his dedication to ethical business practices, sustainability, and transformative creativity, Tom is committed to shaping a better world through purposeful and impactful initiatives.