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Annette King

Annette King

Job

Chief executive

Company

OgilvyOne

Work Telephone

07733 014 787

Address

10, Cabot Square, London, , E14 4GB

Born

Swindon.

Career highlights

Five years in New York in my twenties, becoming MD of OgilvyOne, winning British Gas, winning BA.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Travelling to a final pitch meeting in Nottingham on the back of a courier motorbike to save time (the meeting I had beforehand was unmissable) and not making it.

Best thing about your job

Winning pitches.

Worst thing about your job

The occasional unhappy client. It makes me feel sick.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Focus on becoming Campaign's Agency of the Year.

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

Rory. I'd love to be that clever and funny, but maybe just a tad more glamorous.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Try to write a bestseller.

Your USP?

Extreme determination.

What would you change about yourself?

Be more tolerant.

Favourite media

Vanity Fair, Today programme, The Week, Grazia (when at the hairdresser).

Favourite shop

UK: Matches; US: Anthropologie.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

I believe in God.

How many toilets do you own?

Enough that we never get caught short.

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

Down time.

Lowdown

The ambitious King has rapidly risen up the OgilvyOne ladder in the past few years. Her passion and drive has ensured that despite a large chunk of this year being taken up by maternity leave, she was still destined to secure the chief executive job awarded to her in September.


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