Dentsu’s Konrad Spilva resurfaces in Hardie Grant consulting role, will open own consultancy this year

Konrad Spilva – who stepped down as chief executive of Isobar last March after 18 years with the business – has joined independent publisher Hardie Grant in a consulting role. However, there are also plans for his own consultancy on the horizon.

Spilva’s departure from Dentsu was in the works for some time, the business said last year, and would see him support his wife with their online flower and gifting business, and continue his other ventures: Bridge Road Brewery and data consultancy, Alkhemy.

Earlier this year, Spilva was reportedly in discussions with former Dentsu boss Simon Ryan about being an integral part of Ryan’s new business, Ryancap. But he did not end up being part of the venture – dubbed a holding company, with media agency Ryvalmedia and, as of last week, data and tech business Foxcatcher under the Ryancap umbrella.

Spilva will start by advising Hardie Grant Media,

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