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Hamish Pringle

Hamish Pringle





Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7235 7020.


44 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X


17th July 1951


Taj Mahal by Taj Mahal.


Secret Knowledge by David Hockney.

Career history

Graduate trainee, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather, 1973-1974. Account executive, McCormick Richards, 1974-1975. Account manager to account director, Boase Massimi Pollitt, 1975-1979. Board director and new-business director, Publicis, 1979-1982. Board director and client services director, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, 1982-1986. Co-founder and managing partner, Madell Wilmot Pringle, 1986-1989. Board director, Leagas Delaney, 1989-1992. New-business director, chairman and chief executive, KHBB, 1992-1997. Vice-chairman, director of marketing, Saatchi & Saatchi, 1997-1999. Director, Brand Beliefs, 1999-2001. Director-general, IPA, 2001to date.

Daily newspaper


Everyone's saying

That can of worms otherwise known as Transfer of Undertaking Protection of Employment (TUPE, for short) promises to become a big problem for Pringle and the IPA during the coming year. Not only is the legislation inflexible and poorly conceived, but it threatens to pit member agencies against each another. Pass the headache pills!


Vivienne, Sebastian, Benedict, Tristan and Arabella.

Favourite ad

Sony Bravia 'balls'.

Favourite technology

Our Panasonic home phone system.

Greatest achievement

Being outside centre in Glenalmond's unbeaten First XV 1969.

Magazine (pleasure)

Private Eye.

Magazine (professional)

The Week.

Most humbling experience

Being Kit Molloy's nephew.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Vivienne Pringle.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times.

TV programme

Drop Dead Gorgeous.


What car do you own

Chrysler Voyager and Vauxhall Corsa.

What principle defines your working life

More good ideas per minute.

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