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Roy Jeans

Roy Jeans

Job

Chief executive

Company

IPM

Work Telephone

(020) 3059 0400

Address

175, High Holborn, London, , WC1V 7AA

E-mail

roy.jeans@ipm.co.uk

Born

London, on a Saturday during the Suez crisis, two hours after Andy Tilley.

Favourite media

Sky Sports, Shooting Stars, Frasier (best ever), The Times, LBC, Monocle, Economist, Bluekipper.com.

Favourite app

Scorecenter (ESPN).

Favourite recent ad campaign

Sky's "compromise is not an option".

Three best friends in adland

Too many to mention – but the three that I respect the most are Tony Manwaring (Initiative), Mark Young (Leaflet Company), and Mark Palmer (Maverick Planet).

Who do you owe most to for your success and why?

Dennis Stone for first break, John Perriss for creating Zenith, and Marie-Jose Forissier for always doing as promised.

Greatest extravagance

Italy, school fees, shirts, Maltesers and books.

Greatest achievement

Memorising 584 Pokemon characters to impress my son.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

Lerici at about 6.30 on an August evening.


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