Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy UK
I have been with Ogilvy for seventeen years, in eight different roles, ranging from client lead on American Express across EMEA to Managing Director for Ogilvy Interactive and from New Business Director for OgilvyOne to my current role as CEO of Ogilvy Group in the UK.
We operate across all marketing domains, servicing local clients, GBM clients and, increasingly, WPP client teams too – Vodafone, Boots and British Airways being this year’s additions. We come together into blended teams to do this, bringing the best of our expertise and talent together to develop and deliver the most pioneering work possible. And there are 1400 of us, marching towards this mission every day.
I’ve had many career highlights while working for this company — promotions on both maternity leaves, enjoying agency of the year on more than one occasion, working with some of the best creatives in the business, joining the Worldwide board and then the Exco and, most recently moving into the fantastic Sea Containers building on London’s South Bank.
My favourite David Ogilvy quote is “In the best establishments, promises are always kept, whatever it may cost in agony and overtime”.