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Leslie Butterfield

Leslie Butterfield

Job

Managing partner

Company

Ingram

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7016 8215.

Address

101 Wigmore Street, London, W1U

Born

31st August 1952

Album

Pet Shop Boys.

Book

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie - because the narrator dunnit.

Breakfast radio show

Today.

Career history

Account planner, BMP, 1975-1980. Planning director, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, 1980-1987. Planning director and chairman at Partners BDDH, 1987-2000. Chief executive, Butterfield8, 2001-2003.

Daily newspaper

The Times.

Everyone's saying

Butterfield might be relatively low key and understated in his approach, but beneath the surface lurks a razor-sharp mind. Once described as 'the David Abbott of the planning world', Butterfield has the reputation of being able to push both clients and colleagues to new heights. Those interested in German motor history might want to check out his recently published book Enduring Passion: The Story of the Mercedes-Benz Brand.

Family

Growing!

Favourite ad

Honda.

Favourite technology

My Bang & Olufsen TV.

Greatest achievement

Completing my book about the Mercedes-Benz brand - Enduring Passion.

Magazine (pleasure)

Autocar.

Magazine (professional)

Oh, come on!

Most humbling experience

Seeing my baby daughter born this year.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Sir Richard Branson, if I must.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times.

TV programme

Newsnight.

Website

Four Seasons Hotels - because I can lose myself in it.

What car do you own

Mercedes G-Wagen, Chrysler 300C, Alfa Romeo SZ, Ferrari 355 Spider.

What principle defines your working life

You can make money and have principles.


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