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Ian Millner

Ian Millner


Chief executive


Iris Worldwide

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7654 7970.


185 Park Street, London, SE1 9DY


26th November 1969

Fantasy business partner

Stewie, Sean, Sammy, Bellie, Wrightee and Claire.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

I cycle to work, and drive a bit slower.

Greatest influence

Lumpy old agency networks, and greedy agency principals.


The Mighty Old Whits Rugby Club, The Hospital.

Favourite gadget

A pen.

Desert island objects

Frisbee, mobile phone, the missus.

Most-admired politician

George Galloway (great comedy).

Favourite media

News of the World, Big Brother, Xfm,

Biggest risk taken

Opening offices in New York, Delhi, Singapore and Sydney within 12 months of each another.

Perfect day


Who should play you in the film of your life?

Dave Morley.

Career highlights

Setting up Iris in 1999 with friends.

Fictional hero

Danny Ocean (from Ocean's Eleven).

Best job outside advertising

Working on a building site.


Following a successful start to the year, with Millner bolstering his consultancy division with a new managing director, director and a digital managing director, things have gone a bit quiet for him, but by all accounts, the business is still going strong.

Most expensive purchase

My bike.

Why are you good at what you do?

I know that agencies are simple businesses, and that people and clients have choices.

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