Worldwide Chief Executive officer, H&O
I am the Worldwide CEO of H&O. I originally joined Ogilvy way back in 1996. In more recent times, I had a few years away, when I set up and ran Blue Hive (now GTB), the WPP Agency created to look after Ford Motor Company. Its is great to be back at Ogilvy and leading H&O, our joint venture with Hogarth Worldwide, a fellow WPP company specializing in production.
H&O is unlike any other agency production operation in the world. The capabilities of the new operation allow us to realize creative ideas using in-house teams working to the very highest quality across all media. Whether it is complex CGI, high-end post-production, fast turnaround online content, global integrated campaigns or simple local production – H&O has the talent, tools and infrastructure to bring creative work to the market. Leading this business – and the amazing people who work within it – is both inspiring and humbling.
Over the many years I have been part of Ogilvy, I have been fortunate enough to experience many highlights. Probably the most memorable, however, was being part of the team that won back the European account for Ford. Quite a coup, which demonstrated the power of marrying great ideas with flawless delivery.