Jon Bird

Chief Retail and Commerce Officer

An Aussie based in New York, Jon is VMLY&R’s chief retail and commerce officer, working at the intersection of digital and retail for some of the world’s best brands.

Before relocating to the U.S. in 2014, Jon lived in Australia and was a founding partner and ultimately executive chairman of IdeaWorks, which became the region’s foremost specialist retail marketing agency. He also served as director of retail marketing for M&C Saatchi in Sydney and was chairman of the trade publication Inside Retail.

Jon is a regular and passionate commentator on all things retail. He is a contributor toForbes and speaks at events and conferences all over the world, from Sydney to Santiago.

When not working on retail, Jon likes to be in retail — shopping physically and digitally, picking up on trends and gathering new insights.