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Lorna Tilbian

Lorna Tilbian


Executive director


Numis Corporation

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7260 1234


10, Paternoster Square, London, , EC4M 7LT


Career highlights

Ranked top media analyst in 1987 and consistently ever since; appointed first female director of SG Warburg Securities in 1989; joining the main board of Numis Corporation in 2005.

Favourite TV programme



Financial Times.


The Spectator.


The Numis site, of course!

Favourite recent marketing campaign

Favourite brand

Cadbury's for delicious milk chocolate and wine gums – and for kick-starting the M&A cycle!

What’s your concession to the recession?

Predicting the decline and talking about the lessons from the last downturn!

Who would play you in a movie?

Still Susan Sarandon. (We've had this one before!)

Party trick

Staying sober.


Flower arranging; jewellery designing; handbag shopping.

What gadget do you think should be invented?

Need to register the patent first.

You’ve got one last Tweet before you die. What do you Tweet?

\"Finally, someone else can have the last word.\"


Her birthday – April Fool's Day – could hardly be less appropriate. Tilbian has been the advertising analyst of choice for many a year and can see through corporate wool-pulling at 40 paces. Agencies will be clinging to her words of wisdom as the country staggers through the recession and the turmoil of the upcoming election.


April Fool's Day on the Island of Aphrodite.

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