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Richard Exon

Richard Exon


Chief executive


Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7611 6087.


Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, , NW1 7QP

Fantasy business partner

Gordon Ramsay.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

Insufficiently. Must try harder.

Greatest influence

The Headingley Test Match, 1981. Stay positive and anything is possible.


Adam Street, LPV.

Favourite gadget

Roberts DAB radio.

Desert island objects

Golden Lady, Stevie Wonder; Electic Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix; Where's Your Head At?, Basement Jaxx.

Favourite media

The Times, The Week, The Green Wing, Radio 4,

Perfect day

Wake up in Ibiza, take call that partners have resigned, fly home.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

Either Belushi.

Career highlights

Working with Mark, Russell, Tony, Alison and Dave.

Fictional hero

Rick Blaine, owner of Rick's Cafe Americain, Casablanca.

Best job outside advertising

Nightclub management, Italy.


Now the holder of the award for "Most Meteoric Rise in Adland" after moving from being the new business director of Bartle Bogle Hegarty to the chief executive of Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R in the space of about eight weeks. Not only is he finding his feet in the agency, but also in how to run it. He has a long way to go to sway the opinions of his doubters, but has some strong guiding hands in the shape of Mark Roalfe and Alison Hoad.

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Why are you good at what you do?

I talk a lot, I listen more.

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