Graham Burt

Graham Burt

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Graham wears a number of hats: presenter of Long Story Short – an evangelism series, writer, Chairman of Laidlaw Theological College, brand and marketing consultant, and now the Executive Director of Festival One.

He has an extensive background in advertising agencies, having worked for companies such as Oglivy and Mather, and Saatchi & Saatchi. He also contributed to the formation, design and marketing strategy of the Together 10CD Collection – named by Oprah Winfrey as her “favourite thing”. In addition to this, he also designed and directed the Miracle Project, a shared project between Anne Geddes and Celine Dion, which was also launched on the Oprah Show.

As CEO of the Lonely Dog, he took a collection of art and story onto the world stage, selling the screen rights to Warner Bros, and the publishing rights to Atlantic Books, London. He is a passionate worship leader, and attends Shore Community Church in Auckland. Ideas and words are his passion and he loves connecting these with his faith. He is married to Jayne and they have two adult children, Harrison and Sutherland.