Kevin Swanepoel


Kevin Swanepoel is the Chief Executive Officer of The One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organization devoted to supporting and celebrating the successes of the global creative community. Since taking on the role in 2015 after being the organization's President for more than eight years, Kevin oversaw the merger between The One Club and The Art Directors Club, as well as the expansion of its various education, inclusion and diversity, gender equality and professional development initiatives, both in the United States and around the world. Kevin also directs a number of the industry's most respected award shows through The One Club for Creativity, including the One Show, the ADC Annual Awards and Young Guns.


Kevin joined the One Club in 1997, serving as the organization's Interactive Manager at a time when the advertising industry was still skeptical about the internet as a major medium. Needless to say, Kevin's prescience paid off, allowing for the One Club to be on the forefront of the industry's digital revolution.


Prior to joining the One Club, Kevin served as Publishing, Entertainment & New Media Manager at Apple, and Founder & Creative Director of Creative & Strategic Advertising, both in his native South Africa.


Kevin has a passion for the latest technologies and all things creative, especially photography.