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Grant Duncan

Grant Duncan


Chief executive



Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7935 4426.


82 Baker Street, London, W1U 6AE


15th April 1958


Ever: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Mainstream; Now: Kanye West, Late Registration.


Ever: JP Donleavy, The Gingerman; Now: Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner.

Breakfast radio show

Chris Moyles.

Career history

Graduate trainee to client services director, CDP, 1982-1993. Managing director at, variously, GGT, GGT.BDDP, GGT Simon Palmer, TBWA 1993-1999. Managing director to chief executive, Publicis, 1999 to date.

Daily newspaper

Financial Times, The Sun.

Everyone's saying

After several years with a stable client list, Publicis will have felt the exit of the MFI account keenly. Duncan's former boss, Rick Bendal, is now his most important client at Asda. And with Richard Pinder now running the network, there's been an unusual amount of change at Publicis.


Louis (11) and Nina (eight)

Favourite ad

Ever: Hamlet 'photo booth'. Now: Sony Bravia 'balls'.

Favourite technology

My record player.

Greatest achievement

Getting this far in life, sane and happy.

Magazine (pleasure)


Magazine (professional)

Err... Campaign.

Most humbling experience

In AandE with my daughter.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Steve Jobs.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times.

TV programme

South Park.


What car do you own

Renault Grand Scenic and Piaggio LX125.

What principle defines your working life

Be good.

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