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Tim Lindsay

Tim Lindsay


Group chief executive



Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7573 6666.


76-80 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 4EZ


16th February 1956

Fantasy business partner

Rebekah Wade.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

We are manic recyclers in our house.

Greatest influence

Geoff Howard-Spink. Oh, OK, and Nigel Bogle.


Blake's 7, 30 Club, MGGB, The Groucho Club, Soho House.

Favourite gadget


Desert island objects

Cambridge University Library, Tesco Direct, broadband.

Most-admired politician

Gordon Brown. Dignity.

Favourite media

The Guardian, Bike, Match of the Day, Radio 4,

Biggest risk taken

Joining Publicis. Stepping off a mountain with a parachute strapped to my back.

Perfect day

Early Autumn in Cornwall, three-foot swell, a light offshore breeze, lunch with Caz and the girls at The Waterfront Bar, Polzeath.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

No idea.

Career highlights

Working with a lot of fantastic people at Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Lowe Howard-Spink. Being made president of Lowe Worldwide. Rejoining TBWA.

Fictional hero

Guy Crouchback.

Best job outside advertising

Assistant steward on Townsend Thoresen cross-Channel ferries. Free booze and fags. Nearly everyone else had been an armed robber.


Lindsay's move to TBWA\London from Publicis in February marks a new era for both agencies. Now he'll have to impress his boss Keith Smith as he rebuilds the London office. The quintessential suit is blessed with a cool charm and debonair looks that still turn heads.

Most expensive purchase


Why are you good at what you do?

I don't mind loud bangs.

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