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David Kershaw

David Kershaw

Job

Chief executive

Company

M and C Saatchi

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7543 4500

Address

36 Golden Square, London, W1F

Born

1954

Career highlights

1982: joining Saatchi & Saatchi; 1995: helping found M&C Saatchi.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Slagging off my first boss while not realising he was standing behind me.

Best thing about your job

Sharing an office with Bill Muirhead, Maurice Saatchi, Jeremy Sinclair.

Worst thing about your job

Facing the fact I'm 25 years older than the average fellow employee.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Find great partners.

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

Moray MacLennan: talented and babe-magnet.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Relearn the clarinet.

Your USP?

Gives good lunch.

What would you change about yourself?

Removal of two stone incurred as a result of USP.

Favourite media

Arseblog, The Spectator, Radio 4, The Daily Telegraph, News of the World.

Favourite shop

The Armoury, Emirates Stadium

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

That due to religious observance, I would need to take days off – I was, in fact, decorating my flat.

How many toilets do you own?

No toilets. Surely, one only owns lavatories.

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

Arsenal.

Lowdown

The youngest of the senior partners at M&C Saatchi, Kershaw is the one who is still most involved in running the agency, doing about \"15 minutes' work a week\", one employee quips. Joking aside, though, Kershaw is still an invaluable steadying hand and very well-liked.


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