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Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson

Job

UK group chairman

Company

Euro RSCG Worldwide

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7240 4111.

Address

15 Alfred Place, London, WC1E

Born

10th October 1955

Album

Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie.

Book

The Cloud of Unknowing, and Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry; right now: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

Breakfast radio show

Today.

Career history

Director, JWT Europe, 1992-1994. Business development director, Bates Europe, 1994-1997. Chief executive, Scholz & Friends London, 1998-2002. Executive vice-president, Euro RSCG Europe, 2003-2005.

Daily newspaper

The Sun and The Times.

Everyone's saying

David Jones' eyes and ears on the ground in London, Robertson has more energy than a basketful of puppies and a passion for the industry that borders on the eccentric. She's a tenacious new-business woman, but the jury is still out on whether her mercurial nature makes her the ideal agency group head.

Family

Husband Bruce and teenage daughter Ella.

Favourite ad

At the moment, it's 'emperor penguins' for Canal Plus; I've got hundreds of favourites.

Favourite technology

My head - doesn't need the IT department or cables and I can take it everywhere.

Greatest achievement

Not sure I've achieved much. I'm a great team player, though.

Magazine (pleasure)

Vanity Fair.

Magazine (professional)

BusinessWeek.

Most humbling experience

People's deaths.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Bolloré is dead cool.

Sunday newspaper

The Observer and The Sunday Times.

TV programme

Unreported World.

Website

bbc.co.uk

What car do you own

Five-year-old Smart car (from before I came to Euro RSCG).

What principle defines your working life

Integrity and the certainty that 'It can be done'.


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