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Simon Davis

Simon Davis

Job

Managing director

Company

Walker Media

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7447 7579

Address

Middlesex House, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4JE

Born

Four minutes before my brother.

Career highlights

Vice-president sales and marketing, NBC Universal in New York; MD, Walker Media; no longer knowing which is the dark side.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

As a grad, borrowing the MD's car at Silverstone and promptly driving it into a lamp-post.

Best thing about your job

I learn something new every day.

Worst thing about your job

The long days following a pitch.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Relax.

If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?

The grass is always greener.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Write a novel.

Your USP?

Never feeling good enough, positively harnessed.

What would you change about yourself?

My negative buoyancy.

Favourite media

Sky Sports, The Economist, CBeebies.

Favourite shop

Currys.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

See above. I actually prefer PC World.

How many toilets do you own?

Five, including potties.

What can’t you live without (apart from family)?

Peanut butter.

Lowdown

Davis ascended quietly to the managing director role at Walker Media, providing day-to-day drive behind the chief executive, Phil Georgiadis. Judging by its growth and contribution to the parent group M&C Saatchi profits, he's doing an extremely good job.


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