Agency: Bartle Bogle Hegarty
+44 (0)20 7158 5007
124 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8RX
2008: chief executive, Group M. 2006: chief operating officer, Group M. 2002: head of investment, Mindshare, rising to managing director, Group M trading. 1996: TV buying director, MediaVest, rising to deputy managing director. 1985: TV buying director, rising to board director, BMP. 1983: sales assistant, HTV (former ITV franchise for ITV Wales and West regions).
Don't have one.
Working with MediaCom, Mindshare, Mediaedge:cia and BJK&E.
Sir Martin Sorrell.
Spend it in Australia.
Grow my hair.
I don't lie.
The ebullient Theakstone has had a remarkable year. Elevated from his post as chief operating officer of Group M, he replaced Steve Allan as chief executive. Being bald may have something to do with it; apparently, it's a good start if you want to get on at Group M.