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Tim Delaney

Tim Delaney

Job

Chairman

Company

Leagas Delaney

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7758 1758

Address

1 Alfred Place, London, WC1E 7EB

Born

1946

Career highlights

Starting the agency.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

I fell off a chair during an early interview.

Best thing about your job

Trying to solve seemingly intractable problems.

Worst thing about your job

Time sheets.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Work every weekend.

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

The receptionist in our Milan office, for obvious reasons.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Work for the World Food Programme.

Your USP?

My easygoing attitude.

What would you change about yourself?

I wish I could be tougher.

Favourite media

Radio 4, Sky Sports, Setanta Sports, The Guardian, Spectator.

Favourite shop

Muji.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

I once told someone: \"Take the day off – you deserve it.\"

How many toilets do you own?

Two.

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

My Contax camera.

Lowdown

Famously grumpy Delaney does not suffer fools gladly. Sources close to the agency say he's trying hard to sell the shop, which is now 28 years old. He's a legendary copywriter, with a big brain, which latterly he's lent to US film project filmaka.com.


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