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James Murphy

James Murphy

Job

Chief executive

Company

RKCR/YandR

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7611 6957.

Address

Greater House, Fourth Floor, Hampstead Road, London, NW1

Born

20th March 1968

Album

Nightworks by Layo and Bushwacka.

Book

English Passengers by Matthew Kneale.

Breakfast radio show

Today.

Career history

Graduate trainee at Ogilvy & Mather; joined RKCR/Y&R as a start-up and went on to become managing director and chief executive.

Daily newspaper

The Times.

Everyone's saying

There's now infallible proof that the young pretender is up to the job of running an agency. The fast maturing Murphy has not only kept hold of his clients but also started 2006 with a massive bang, picking up BT business and Bacardi..

Family

Wife Vicky, daughter.

Favourite ad

PG Tips 'cooee, Mr Shifter'.

Favourite technology

iPod.

Greatest achievement

Convincing my wife to marry me.

Magazine (pleasure)

Uncut.

Magazine (professional)

Marpaign Week.

Most humbling experience

Her acceptance.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Richard Branson.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times.

TV programme

Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Website

GEMM.com.

What car do you own

Saab Turbo Convertible (15 years old) aka 'The Basra Taxi'.

What principle defines your working life

Don't ask others to do what you wouldn't do yourself.


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