Mike Christensen is an acclaimed editor, journalist and public speaker with a demonstrated history of working in the men’s luxury lifestyle sector and a passion to advocate for positive change – best known for his role in helping to evolve GQ Australia.
Under Christensen’s leadership, the overall audience of GQ Australia grew by 16.3 per cent while also achieving the highest print audience in more than six years, confirming its place as the leading men’s lifestyle brand in the country.
More notable than the stats, though, was the manner of GQ's: repositioning the title to better reflect the interests and views of the modern man. It went from a magazine focused on style to a multi-platform brand excelling in experiential, shining light on modern masculinity, mental health, cultural diversity and climate change, while remaining true to its core DNA: men’s fashion.
Best selling exclusive cover stories read around the world included with Chris Hemsworth, Brad Pitt, Jason Momoa, Ben Simmons, Troye Sivan, Emily Ratajowski, Zendaya and Liam Hemsworth.
He was also responsible for launching the GQ Gentlemen’s Ball, an event and initiative which provides a platform for those passionate about positive change to speak out.
During Christensen's editorial work, he has also contributed to brand campaigns and experiential for clients like Louis Vuitton, Harrods, Audi, Paco Rabanne, Breguet, Van Heusen and Tumi.