Manchester design and digital agency Creative Lynx sold a minority stake to the French advertising giant Havas in 2012 and subsequently became Havas Lynx when it merged with Euro RSCG Life 4D.

Hunt, whose association with Creative Lynx goes back to 1998 when it sponsored him through a design degree, was promoted to its senior management board at just 25 and eight years later, in 2013 after it had become Havas Lynx, was appointed CEO.

The firm employs over 250 people (160 plus at the Manchester HQ) and has further offices in New York and London. Hunt is well known within healthcare digital marketing circles and is credited with groundbreaking campaigns such as the Psoriasis 360 social media campaign.