The A List: (Part 5 of 11)

campaignlive.co.uk, Monday, 05 December 2005 12:00AM

G George, Tom Job: Managing director, Mediaedge:cia. Company: Mediaedge:cia, 1 Paris Garden, London SE1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7803 2404. Born: 15 October 1961. Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire. Lives: Chiswick, London. Family: Wife Lindsay; daughters Maggie (four), Emily (six months). What's been your best career move?: Persuading Tony Kenyon to rescue me from a very dull management consultancy job. Describe yourself in three words: Undisclosed. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Pret a Manger/Oxo Brasserie. What is your media diet?: Hors d'oeuvre: Xfm, Radio 6 Music. Starters: The Times, The Independent. Main course: any Channel 4 imported US drama. Dessert: Word, Vanity Fair. What is your favourite brand?: BlackBerry. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Philips LCD Ambi light magazine ad. What objects do you always carry with you?: BlackBerry, Nokia mobile phone, Archos Jukebox. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Too many to mention. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Too few to mention. What makes you angry?: Having no spare time. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Warren Beatty's fingertips (an old Woody Allen joke). Where will you be in ten years' time?: Filling in the Campaign Z List questionnaire? What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: At last, some spare time. Lowdown: George may be living proof that not all maths graduates are dull - but, on the other hand he's not exactly one of the industry's more colourful characters. He is, in the estimation of his contemporaries, hard-working, unpretentious and very professional. A true blue Liverpudlian, he shows great bravery in continuing to follow the fortunes of Everton FC. Georgiadis, Phil Job: Chief executive, Walker Media. Company: Walker Media, Middlesex House, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7447 7400. Born: 6 May 1962. Place of birth: London. Lives: Chiswick, London. Family: Penny, Olivia, Toby, Bella. What's been your best career move?: Two, actually: leaving to join WCRS and leaving Initiative to join Christine. Describe yourself in three words: Only three words? Where is your favourite place for lunch?: La Colombe d'Or with Blakes 7. What is your media diet?: Today, The Daily Telegraph on Saturday, The Week, Supernanny. What is your favourite brand?: Boffi. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Travelex. What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Christine Walker. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: MYOB. What makes you angry?: Chemistry meetings. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Jim Hytner. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Celebrating Walker Media's 18 years. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: He cared. Lowdown: Passionate and emotional, Georgiadis is one of media's cleverest brains. He also cares deeply about his company, his team and even the industry. A genuinely nice guy. Gerster, Alec Job: Chief executive, Initiative. Company: Initiative Worldwide, 81 Eccleston Square, London SW1. Work tel: +1 212 605 7080. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: The former MediaCom man is a major name in the US TV marketplace but Gerster achieved this through a reputation for an urbane, considered approach rather than table thumping. Glanvill, Jed Job: Chief executive, MindShare. Company: MindShare, 40 Strand, London WC2. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7969 4163. Born: 28 July 1969. Place of birth: Tripoli, Libya. Lives: Battersea, London; Somerset. Family: Wife; son George. What's been your best career move?: Joining MindShare. Describe yourself in three words: On a train. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: In winter, the Alps; in summer, the Quantocks. What is your media diet?: The Sunday Times, TMS, BBC Radio Player, Ponts West Weather, books on trees. What is your favourite brand?: Burgundy. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Amstel (it's a loyalty scheme). What objects do you always carry with you?: BlackBerry, sadly. Who in the industry do you most admire?: My boss and his boss. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: GM. What makes you angry?: Train delays. If you weren't you, who would you be?: God only knows. Where will you be in ten years' time?: On a train. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: He single-handedly won the Ashes for England. Lowdown: Glanvill spends the weekdays holed up in London but weekends at his Somerset retreat with his wife and former Vizeum boss, Trista Grant. His boyish looks defy his new-found seniority. Glazer, Jonathan Job: Director, Academy. Company: Academy, 16 West Central Street, London WC1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7395 4155. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Despite having two features under his belt, there isn't a hint of Hollywood about the down-to-earth Glazer. The dedicated Arsenal fan is back directing commercials, turning his hand to the epic "ice-skating priests" spot for his alma mater, Stella Artois, earlier this year. Glazer, Kerry Job: Managing director, AAR. Company: AAR, 26 Market Place, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7612 1200. Born: 9 July 1961. Place of birth: Ealing, London. Lives: Hampstead Garden Suburb, London. Family: Ella (nine), Jamie (six); one dog; three goldfish. What's been your best career move?: Being friends with Martin Jones. Describe yourself in three words: Kind, sensible, constant. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Alastair Little, Frith Street. What is your media diet?: The Guardian, The Sun, Q, Heat, Channel 4, E4, QPR website, Radio 5 Live. What is your favourite brand?: Apple iPod. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Volkswagen Golf GTi, "singin' in the rain". What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, keys (if I can find them), pictures of my children, iPod, QPR fixture list. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Lyndy Payne, Jeremy Bullmore. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Are you serious? Oh, OK. GM (but it was when I worked as a student nurse, so no fun there, then). What makes you angry?: Paedophiles, suicide bombers, losing my keys (which happens every day). If you weren't you, who would you be?: A backing singer (preferably with great legs) for an international rock band. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Trying to be a backing singer for an international rock band. Or at home watching daytime television. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: She never let me down. Lowdown: The AAR's managing director has come to the forefront over the past year. Glazer has worked hard to improve the consultancy's service, something that has gone down well with most agencies. Glenn, Martin Job: Outgoing president, UK & Ireland, PepsiCo. Company: PepsiCo, 63 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9. Work tel: +44 (0)20 8332 4000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Glenn is fit and healthy, as befits the head of the snack-food giant he ran until autumn 2005. He plays five-a-side football and is a qualified FA football coach. One of the UK's best and most widely respected marketers, he's said to be in the running for a top London 2012 job. Goddard, Tom Job: Chief executive, Viacom Outdoor. Company: Viacom Outdoor Europe, 28 Jamestown Road, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7428 2880. Born: 29 October 1950. Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland. Lives: Fulmer, Buckinghamshire. Family: Three children. What's been your best career move?: Taking the chief executive berth at Viacom Outdoor five years ago. Describe yourself in three words: Obsessive, trusting, tidy. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Orrery - you always come away feeling hungry. What is your media diet?: Bus T-sides on my way to breakfast, Financial Times for elevenses, Evening Standard for lunch, Marylebone Station posters on my way home to dinner. What is your favourite brand?: London Underground. Name a recent ad that worked on you: The London Olympic bid. What objects do you always carry with you?: Transport for London travel pass. Who in the industry do you most admire?: I would like to plead the Fifth Amendment on this! What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: GF. What makes you angry?: Takers. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Tiger Woods. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Still out there hustling. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Irish lad done good. Lowdown: A solid corporate operator, over the years Goddard, an Irish smoothie, has brought some gravitas to a business that was once the fiefdom of more fly-by-night characters - and as such, he's highly respected in the business. These are exciting times for Viacom; out-of-home media is on a roll and Viacom is at the forefront of introducing new digital technologies. Gold, Sarah Job: Joint managing director, Clemmow Hornby Inge. Company: Clemmow Hornby Inge, 7-9 Rathbone Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7462 8500. Born: 27 April 1971. Place of birth: Blackburn, Lancashire. Lives: Maida Vale, London. Family: None. What's been your best career move?: From Lowe to CHI. It's the only move I've made! Describe yourself in three words: Loves to shop. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Club 55. What is your media diet?: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Sky Sports, E4. What is your favourite brand?: Ocado. Name a recent ad that worked on you: M&S Food steak and chocolate pudding ad. What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, BlackBerry, lip gloss, lucky stone. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Tracy Sullivan, for putting up with me for five years. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Undisclosed. What makes you angry?: Lack of courage. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Joss Stone. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Happily married, living by the sea. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: I wish I were standing there reading this. Lowdown: "Goldie" has become a formidable figure on the advertising scene. She's fiercely ambitious and very committed to her working life, characteristics that helped her steer the massive Argos account into CHI this year. Golding, David Job: Planning director, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. Company: Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7611 6807. Born: 26 July 1972. Place of birth: London. Lives: London. Family: Son Archie. What's been your best career move?: Recognising that I was a rubbish account man. Describe yourself in three words: Work/life imbalance. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: J Sheekey. What is your media diet?: The Economist, The West Wing, the Today programme, The Times, The Simpsons ... basically, anything that starts with "the". What is your favourite brand?: Channel 4. Name a recent ad that worked on you: The three-for-two rose promotion at The Victoria on Mornington Terrace. What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, BlackBerry, Solpadeine. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Every graduate working on a busy retail account. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: JH. What makes you angry?: JH. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Eddie Irvine. Where will you be in ten years' time?: In J Sheekey. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Never a dull moment. Lowdown: A doting father of Archie, aka The Little Fella, Golding has been described as playfully grumpy by many of his colleagues. The self-professed fashionable weekend dresser has lost more than one-and-a-half stone in weight in the past 18 months, forcing him to replace his Paul Smith-filled wardrobe. He also hates being touched. Goodchild, David Job: Managing director, H Bauer. Company: H Bauer Publishing, Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7241 8201. Born: 2 March 1970. Place of birth: Basingstoke, Hampshire. Lives: Thames Ditton, Surrey. Family: Wife Sarah Henson. What's been your best career move?: Joining Bauer. Describe yourself in three words: Undisclosed. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Daphne, Bayham Street, London. What is your media diet?: Radio 5 Live in the morning, anything we've recorded on Sky+ in the evening, given the chance. What is your favourite brand?: Sky+. Name a recent ad that worked on you: McCoy's - the one where the bloke hands his wife the remote control. What objects do you always carry with you?: Wallet, mobile phone, keys. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Konrad Wiederholz. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Undisclosed. What makes you angry?: It takes a lot. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Formula One driver. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Undisclosed. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Undisclosed. Lowdown: The man responsible for taking H Bauer out of the PR black hole it has languished in for years has no such sense of publicity for himself. The Bauer lifer is happy to take a back seat, but is passionate about the magazine industry and will jump to the defence of any of his titles as if his life depended on it. Goodlad, Neil Job: Joint managing director, Clemmow Hornby Inge. Company: Clemmow Hornby Inge, 7-9 Rathbone Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7462 8515. Born: 3 January 1972. Place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland. Lives: Muswell Hill, London. Family: Wife Sonja; son James (two). What's been your best career move?: Coming to London to join Simons Palmer. Describe yourself in three words: Very lucky man. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Union, Soho. What is your media diet?: The Times/Sunday Times, Radio 4, music mags, Friday night TV. What is your favourite brand?: Time Out. Name a recent ad that worked on you: M&S Food ad - went straight out and bought the steak. What objects do you always carry with you?: Always too much stuff, never everything I need. Who in the industry do you most admire?: They'd get big-headed. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: LQ (loathsome question). What makes you angry?: Big Brother. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Novel writing, mountain climbing, rock star. Where will you be in ten years' time?: In the Z List? What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Hopefully, still very lucky man. Lowdown: His humility means you don't hear that much about the softly spoken Goodlad, although he's a key contributor to the success of CHI. His commitment to family means he's also a bit of a rare sight on the social scene. Goodman, Steve Job: Group press director, MediaCom. Company: MediaCom, 180 North Gower Street, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7874 5535. Born: 10 July 1961. Place of birth: London. Lives: Highgate, London. Family: Wife Sharon; daughter Ella. What's been your best career move?: Sticking with MediaCom. Describe yourself in three words: Loyal, analytical, chilled. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Victors Beach, Marbella. What is your media diet?: A little bit of everything, but The Sunday Times without fail. What is your favourite brand?: Our own clients aside, Sony - stylish, innovative, affordable technology. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Make Poverty History. What objects do you always carry with you?: BlackBerry, credit cards, door keys. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Too many to mention, but certainly everyone at MediaCom. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: I can't say I have ever found anyone loathsome. What makes you angry?: Ken Livingstone. If you weren't you, who would you be?: George Lucas. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Best not to ask an analytical question like that! What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: I was actually considering cryogenics. Lowdown: Goodman lives and breathes his job and is a passionate advocate of reform of the way monthly magazines report their ABCs, particularly the thorny issue of bulk sales. Whoever said media men weren't interesting? Goodwin, Jonnie Job: Chief executive, LongAcre Partners. Company: LongAcre Partners, 41-44 Great Queen Street, London WC2. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7759 4627. Born: 12 November 1972. Place of birth: London. Lives: Fulham, London. Family: Married; four children. What's been your best career move?: Move from Apax to work with Kelvin MacKenzie. Describe yourself in three words: Undisclosed. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: George Club. What is your media diet?: Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Press Gazette, Media Week, Merger Market, Media Finance. What is your favourite brand?: The Sun. Name a recent ad that worked on you: 118 118. What objects do you always carry with you?: BlackBerry. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Rupert Murdoch. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Undisclosed. What makes you angry?: Undisclosed. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Undisclosed. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Still at LongAcre Partners. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Undisclosed. Lowdown: Looking every inch the archetypal red-braced City slicker, Goodwin is nevertheless one of a new breed of moneymen whose shadowy presence exerts such influence on the get-rich-quick go-getters of the industry. If you want to know what the next hot deal is, or who wants to buy or sell, Goodwin's your man. Gordon, Chris Job: Chief executive, WWAV Rapp Collins. Company: WWAV Rapp Collins Europe, 1 Manbre Road, London W6. Work tel: +44 (0)20 8735 8000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: After several management rejigs, Gordon finally handed back the chief executive role of London to a new management in February. Gordon can now concentrate on the expanded European role that he took on in 2002. Gotlieb, Irwin Job: Chairman and chief executive, Group M. Company: Group M, 825 8 Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Work tel: +1 212 297 8181. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: A veteran of the New York media scene, Gotlieb has been instrumental in building WPP's media operations, which are now enlarged by MediaCom's billings. The creation of a Group M management structure and emerging markets such as India and the Far East have kept him busy in the past year. Gottlieb, Colin Andrew Job: Chief executive, OMD Europe. Company: OMD Europe, Seymour Mews House, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7908 3511. Born: 1 April 1961. Place of birth: London. Lives: Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire. Family: Wife Stephanie; children Jodie, Natasha, Joshua. What's been your best career move?: Starting Manning Gottlieb Media. Describe yourself in three words: Challenging, open-minded, effective. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Providores. What is your media diet?: Eclectic. What is your favourite brand?: Anything that's Italian and upscale. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Don't be silly. What objects do you always carry with you?: The usual stuff. Who in the industry do you most admire?: John Hegarty. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: MP. What makes you angry?: Not producing our best work. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Jean Todt. Where will you be in ten years' time?: I've never planned a day in my life and I'm not starting now. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: With grace to win, with heart to hold. Lowdown: The ebullient, irrepressible, Ferrari-driving Gottlieb possesses charisma and a mischievous sense of humour. However, some thought his ferocious ambition had outstripped his talents when he took on a European role at OMD. They wondered if he had the international perspective and statesmanlike credentials you need to be network builder. And could he survive without his daily diet of gossip in London's media hothouse? But he has thrived and proved the critics wrong. Gower, Lizzie Job: Managing director, Academy. Company: Academy, 16 West Central Street, London WC1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7395 4155. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Together with Nick Morris, Gower is the powerhouse behind Academy, one of the most quietly successful production companies in London. She has a keen eye for spotting new talent and is now developing as strong a reputation for producing features as she already has for commercials. Grade, Michael Job: Chairman, BBC. Company: BBC, Woodlands, 80 Wood Lane, London W12. Work tel: +44 (0)20 8433 2000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Grade will go down in history as one of the most influential people in television of all time. His unrivalled people skills have equipped him well, though they are being sorely tested as he steers a post-Hutton Report BBC. Graham, Christopher Job: Director-general, Adverting Stardards Authority. Company: ASA, Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7492 2222. Born: 21 September 1950. Place of birth: London. Lives: Bath, Somerset. Family: Married to marketing director of a direct mail business; grown-up step-daughter. What's been your best career move?: Failing to get into Parliament. Describe yourself in three words: Six foot, specs. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: EAT. What is your media diet?: Radio 5 Live, Media Guardian, Bath Chronicle, Sky+, The Observer. What is your favourite brand?: Marmite. Name a recent ad that worked on you: The ASA's very own awareness campaign, "keeping advertising standards high". Must have. I approved it. What objects do you always carry with you?: Season ticket, house keys, ASA ID, business cards, book. Who in the industry do you most admire?: George Bogle, who devised the levy system that makes the ASA effective and keeps it independent. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: I forget. What makes you angry?: Forgetting things. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Ideally a successful writer, more likely an unsuccessful teacher. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Juggling a portfolio of interesting responsibilities, not all of them paid. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Legal, decent, honest and truthful. Lowdown: As the man in charge of enforcing advertising regulation in Britain, Graham's task is a tricky one. There's pressure from Ofcom and the Government on the ASA to get tough on highly controversial issues such as alcohol and junk-food promotion. But there is an equal need for the ASA to stay onside with adland. Lucky for the ASA that, in ex-BBC journalist Graham, it has a man with the right skills. Grainger, Keith Job: Managing director, Redwood. Company: Redwood, 7 St Martin's Place:, London WC2. Work tel: +1 212 415 3028. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Practically a Redwood lifer, Grainger has been working at the customer publishing company for the past 18 years. With a range of clients including Boots and Marks & Spencer under his belt, he has every reason to be the cheerful soul he is credited with being. Green, Laurence Job: Managing partner, Fallon London. Company: Fallon London, 67-69 Beak Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7494 9120. Born: 27 June 1966. Place of birth: Britain's crappiest town [Luton - ed]. Lives: St Margarets, Hertfordshire. Family: Wife Tanja; daughters Imogen, Georgie, Cecily. What's been your best career move?: To Lowe, for various reasons. Describe yourself in three words: The new Dylan. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: My stomach. What is your media diet?: The Guardian. What is your favourite brand?: The Guardian. Name a recent ad that worked on you: The Guardian, "points of view". What objects do you always carry with you?: Oxygen to assist the climb from Britain's crappiest town. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Anyone who raises the bar. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Undisclosed. What makes you angry?: Typos, sloppy defending, the big stuff. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Someone else. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Here. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Undisclosed. Lowdown: The former Lowe planner who made his name on Stella Artois eschews what some see as the Iron Man chestbeating of his more alpha-male partners at Fallon in favour of an appreciation of wine and a holiday home in Ireland. Softly spoken and fiercely intelligent, Green is a passionate believer in the Fallon offering. Green, Malcolm Job: Creative director, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners. Company: Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, 25 Wellington Street, London WC2. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7836 3474. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: The musical theme to all DLKW's output suggests a very cheerful outlook, one that has no doubt been enhanced by the hefty cheque Green received after the sale of the agency he has worked hard to build. Grieve, Angus Job: Executive director, International Advertising Association. Company: International Advertising Association, UK Chapter, 160 Finchley Road, LondonW3. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7381 8777. Born: 9 November 1944. Place of birth: Tredegar, Wales. Lives: Putney, London. Family: Wife Vivienne; children Emily, Tom. What's been your best career move?: Senior vice-president, client services director, FCB Taiwan. Describe yourself in three words: Grumpy old man. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Sheko Golf Club, Hong Kong. What is your media diet?: Campaign, The Spectator, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Sky Sports. What is your favourite brand?: Mandarin Oriental Hotels. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Sprite Z. What objects do you always carry with you?: Keys, credit cards, cell phone, specs, TfL Freedom Pass. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Jeremy Bullmore. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Undisclosed. What makes you angry?: Very little. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Frankie Dettori. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Hopefully, still alive. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: RIP. Lowdown: Although nothing happens fast over at the IAA, Grieve's mission to inject some youthful vigour into the body seems to be bearing fruit. The well-groomed, debonair Scot's image is belied by an answerphone message that barks, in a heavy Glaswegian burr (that isn't his own): "Look, I'm not fuckin' here, a'right? So just leave me a fuckin' message." Griffiths, Neil Job: Chief executive, BDH\TBWA. Company: BDH\TBWA, St Paul's, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20. Work tel: +44 (0)161 908 8600. Born: 1960. Place of birth: Manchester, Lancashire. Lives: Prestbury, Cheshire. Family: Wife Annette; daughter Carey; son Jake. What's been your best career move?: Performing badly in several interviews with financial services companies in the university milk round. Describe yourself in three words: Good team player. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: It's more to do with the company than the location. What is your media diet?: The Times, Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports. What is your favourite brand?: Adidas. Name a recent ad that worked on you: NSPCC, "full stop". What objects do you always carry with you?: Car keys, mobile phone. Who in the industry do you most admire?: John Hegarty. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: D.N.K. What makes you angry?: Ignorance. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Does it matter? Where will you be in ten years' time?: Somewhere warm. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Good team player. Lowdown: Although one of the most popular figures on the Manchester adscene, Griffiths remains a private and quiet man. Key clients value his advice while enjoying his dry sense of humour. Out of work, he's said to be generous with his credit card, particularly when it comes to buying a round. Gutfeld, Greg Job: Editor, Maxim. Company: Dennis Publishing, 30 Cleveland Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7907 6000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Frequently outspoken, always hilarious, the US-born Gutfeld has injected a much-needed shot of adrenaline into the men's magazine market, ruffling more than a few feathers in the process. H Hackworthy, David Job: Chief strategic officer, DDB London. Company: DDB London, 12 Bishop's Bridge Road, London W2. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7258 3979. Born: 5 June 1964. Place of birth: Sydney, Australia. Lives: Primrose Hill, London. Family: Wife Gabriele. What's been your best career move?: Giving up drinking. Describe yourself in three words: Talks far too much. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Eat, Paddington Station. What is your media diet?: The Guardian, Desperate Housewives. What is your favourite brand?: Burton (snowboards). Name a recent ad that worked on you: Undisclosed. What objects do you always carry with you?: My CV. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Paul Hammersley. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: PH. What makes you angry?: Most things. If you weren't you, who would you be?: What are you, a planner? Where will you be in ten years' time?: Under the knife. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Lasted longer than we thought. Lowdown: Paul Hammersley's Australian pal has gone down a treat at DDB. One of the industry's brightest planners, the garrulous Hackworthy is billed as a fantastic presenter to boot. Incredibly professionally competitive, he is also an avant-garde dresser, courtesy of his Vogue-staffer wife. Haines, Bruce Job: Group chief executive, Leo Burnett. Company: Leo Burnett London, Warwick Building, Kensington Village, London W14 . Work tel: +44 (0)20 7071 1306. Born: 31 March 1951. Place of birth: Devizes, Wiltshire. Lives: Hyde Park Square, London; Christchurch, Dorset. Family: Wife Joanna; daughter Alice; son Jack. What's been your best career move?: From John Lewis, Oxford Street to Garland Compton, Charlotte Street. Describe yourself in three words: Older than most. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Fish and chips at Creux de Genthod, Lake Geneva - oh, and, surprise choice this, The Ivy. What is your media diet?: Radio 4 for breakfast, The Times and The Guardian for lunch, any telly for supper. What is your favourite brand?: Wadsworth 6X. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Stella Screen press ads. What objects do you always carry with you?: Wallet, mobile phone, BlackBerry, pen, watch, annual good luck pig from Vienna. Who in the industry do you most admire?: My secretary, Ann Hunter, for putting up with me through thick and thin. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Too dangerous - she knows how to spell her name. What makes you angry?: Bad manners. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Someone richer, thinner and better looking. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Dividing my time between Dorset and London. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: No gravestone - I want to disappear into dust. Lowdown: Despite hating shopping, Haines is a dapper fellow who is always well spoken and well turned out. He's one of the industry's (relative) veterans and has steered a steady - if unspectacular - ship at Burnett. Haji-Ioannou, Stelios Job: Founder, easyGroup. Company: easyGroup, The Rotunda, 42 Gloucester Crescent, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7241 9000. Born: 15 February 1967. Place of birth: Athens, Greece. Other details: Not supplied. Lowdown: The man who has trademarked his own first name is such a follower of his own no-frills philosophy that he drives around in a Smart car and doesn't even have his own office. The serial entrepreneur is still planning to paint the world orange - this year, it was hotels. Hall, Simon Job: Partner, Hall Moore CHI. Company: Hall Moore CHI, 7 Rathbone Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7462 8592. Born: 12 March 1961. Place of birth: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Lives: East Molesey, Surrey. Family: Wife Charlotte; children Jessica, Lucy. What's been your best career move?: When the managing director at my first agency said I'd make a better suit than a creative. Describe yourself in three words: Good bar presence. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Shell Bay restaurant, Shell Bay, Dorset. What is your media diet?: Enjoy TV, The Daily Telegraph, bbc.co.uk. What is your favourite brand?: Virgin. Name a recent ad that worked on you: TalkTalk. What objects do you always carry with you?: Nothing. Who in the industry do you most admire?: The CHI partners and Warren Moore. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Honestly, can't think of anyone. What makes you angry?: Dishonesty. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Quite fancy being Roger Federer. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Probably still chained to this laptop. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Good daddy. Lowdown: Hall owns a second home in the prestigious, celebrity-filled Sandbanks area of Dorset, where a two-bedroom house goes for more than £1 million - he counts Louise and Jamie Redknapp among his neighbours. Once sailed across the Atlantic - a rather hairy voyage. Hammersley, Paul Job: Chief executive and chairman, DDB London. Company: DDB London, 12 Bishop's Bridge Road, London W2. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7258 3979. Born: 22 May 1962. Place of birth: Welwyn, Hertfordshire. Lives: Notting Hill, London. Family: Wife Alex; daughters Mia, Saskia; son Will. What's been your best career move?: Working on both sides of the Atlantic. Describe yourself in three words: Honest, true, fair. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Assaggi. What is your media diet?: The Guardian, The Week, Financial Times on Saturday, Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports. What is your favourite brand?: Volkswagen. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Nike, "Lance Armstrong scar" press ad. What objects do you always carry with you?: Sadly, my BlackBerry. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Nigel Bogle. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: MS. What makes you angry?: Indifference. If you weren't you, who would you be?: My dad. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Martha's Vineyard, with any luck. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: His children really loved him. Lowdown: Hammersley has taken on the difficult task of turning BMP into DDB with some success - there's an air of energy and professionalism at the agency. He has the rare ability of combining a sense of fun with a serious approach to business management. Hand, Kevin Job: Chairman, Hachette Filipacchi. Company: Hachette Filipacchi, 64 North Row, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7150 7008. Born: 22 July 1951. Place of birth Leicester, Leicestershire. Lives South Kensington, London. Family Married; four daughters. What is the best career move you have ever made? Moving to France. Describe yourself in three words Persistent, resistant, fair. Where is your favourite place for lunch? Locanda Locatelli. What's your media diet? Any magazine. What is your favourite brand? Chanel. Name a recent ad that worked on you Launch of Psychologies. What objects do you always carry with you? BlackBerry, credit card. Who in the business do you most admire?: Anyone who has overcome adversity. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with? Undisclosed. What makes you angry? People being late. If you weren't you, who would you be? Playing stand-off for the England rugby team. Where will you be in ten years' time? Humming "Will you still need me, will you still feed me ..." What would like the inscription on your gravestone to read? We never thought we'd find a replacement for Johnny Wilkinson, but he was there all the time. Lowdown: Hand has justifiably become rather tired of the fact that people still hark back to his unhappy departure from Emap following its abortive attempt to take the US market by storm - it was, after all, four years ago now. So we won't mention that here. The recent launch of the new women's title Psychologies, however, should raise the profile of his new employer, Hachette, in the UK, where his standing has been revived. He's a big fan of Leicester - especially the town's rugby and football clubs. Harle, Peter Job: Joint creative director, Claydon Heeley Jones Mason. Company: Claydon Heeley Jones Mason, 1 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7924 3000. Born: 4 June 1962. Place of birth: North London. Lives: North London (is there anywhere else?). Family: Wife Sue; sons Jake (15), Charlie (11). What's been your best career move?: Moving into integrated from above the line. Describe yourself in three words: Honest, fair bloke. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Buchans, Battersea Bridge Road. What is your media diet?: TV. What is your favourite brand?: Arsenal. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Halifax 0 per cent One Card press ad. What objects do you always carry with you?: Pen, paper. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Anyone who doesn't take this industry too seriously. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: AR. What makes you angry?: Dishonesty. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Thierry Henry. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Out of this business. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: For more details, go to peteharle.co.uk. Lowdown: Harle's Claydon Heeley Jones Mason colleagues challenge the perception that he is the quieter of the agency's two executive creative directors. He sums up his interests as motorbikes, Arsenal and beer, but he's also very committed to his family. Harlow, John Job: Founding partner, Naked. Company: Naked, 159-173 St John's Street, London EC1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7336 8084. Born: 26 July 1968. Place of birth: Croydon, Surrey. Lives: Dulwich, London. Family: Wife Lee-Anne; daughter Holly; son Jack. What's been your best career move?: Setting up Naked. Describe yourself in three words: Half-Dutch Leo. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Anywhere near the agency. What is your media diet?: Digital radio, The Independent, Sky, Doctor Who. What is your favourite brand?: Citroen. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Local newsagent's poster, "Try ice-cream, it's nice". What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Partners. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Too obvious. What makes you angry?: Pointless antagonism. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Writer. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Hopefully, somewhere unrelated to the question below. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: I'll be back. Lowdown: Harlow is the most high-profile - and seems to be the most ambitious - of the Naked boys. This year, he has spent a lot of time building Naked offices overseas. Harris, Tony Job: Chief operating officer, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. Company: Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7404 2700. Born: 12 May 1966. Place of birth: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. Lives: Hampstead Garden Suburb, London. Family: One mother; one sister; two identical nieces. What's been your best career move?: Joining RKCR/Y&R. Describe yourself in three words: The other one. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Cobden Arms, Camden High Street - no-one (and I mean no-one) ever goes there. What is your media diet?: My old flatmate David Prever on LBC, Uncut, Deadwood; rollingstones.com, nufc.com. What is your favourite brand?: Wurlitzer. Name a recent ad that worked on you: I left my recliner in a right lather to check that my car had the correct DVLA documentation - naturally, I did. What objects do you always carry with you?: Money clip, handkerchief, at least one fountain pen. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Barry Cox, Jim Kelly - kings of account handling. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: JM - and I can assure you it's not James Murphy or Jorian Murray. What makes you angry?: Double parking, split infinitives, badly made tea. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Jake Blues (brother of Elwood). Where will you be in ten years' time?: Running a go-go bar in Thailand. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Sorely missed by his wife of 40 years, Sandra Bullock. Lowdown: An RKCR/Y&R lifer, Harris is probably the only member of the Toon Army in the world who owns three jukeboxes, a leopard-skin coat (which he regularly uses) and whose mum and dad both appeared in the original version of Get Carter. He probably has a role at the agency, but most people know him for his pop-tastic music quizzes. Harrison, Steve Job: Creative director and managing partner, Harrison Troughton Wunderman. Company: Harrison Troughton Wunderman, 3rd Floor, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7611 6619. Born: 16 April 1956. Place of birth: Blackpool, Lancashire. Lives: Beckenham, Kent. Family: Father (deceased) Thomas Harrison; mother Olive Harrison; brother Tony Harrison; fiancee Morag Brennan; soul mate Chris Dearden. What's been your best career move?: Answering a sits vac ad for a researcher at Ogilvy & Mather Direct. Describe yourself in three words: Very, very fortunate. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: My desk. What is your media diet?: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Campaign, Marketing, terrestrial TV. What is your favourite brand?: HTW. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Everything leaving the above. What objects do you always carry with you?: A four-zone Travelcard. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Dominic, Emma, Jamie, Donna and the dozens of other professional, dedicated people who work here. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Unfortunately, I've never worked with anyone so memorable. What makes you angry?: Insensitivity to others. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Joe Frazier, so I could say I floored that posturing bully Muhammad Ali when he was in his prime. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Long dead, if the Harrison gene has anything to do with it. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Forgive my foolish ways. Lowdown: A Blackpool boy and devout Anglican who is not afraid to take a stand on issues he believes in, Harrison is the kind of character the direct marketing industry could do with a few more of. Haworth, Ian Job: Chairman and creative director, Europe, WWAV Rapp Collins. Company: WWAV Rapp Collins, 1 Riverside , Manbre Road, London W9. Work tel: +44 (0)20 8735 8000. Born: London. Place of birth: Wandsworth, London. Lives: London; Yorkshire. Family: Two children. What's been your best career move?: Spending three years in New Zealand. Describe yourself in three words: Restless, active, calm. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: J Sheekey. What is your media diet?: National Geographic, bbc.co.uk, nicecupofteaand asitdown.com. What is your favourite brand?: International Watch Co. Name a recent ad that worked on you: New Volkswagen Golf. What objects do you always carry with you?: Small pad, pen. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Terry Hunt, George Smith. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: RK. What makes you angry?: Rudeness. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Phil Bennett. Where will you be in ten years' time?: I have no idea. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: He died smiling. Lowdown: A well-known fitness nut, Haworth's energy and enthusiasm are clearly contagious, as he once talked his boss, Chris Gordon, into a 100-kilometre hike for charity. It has paid dividends, career-wise - this year, he became the chairman of the agency in London and the creative director of Rapp Collins Europe. Heekin, James Job: Chief executive, Grey Global. Company: Grey Global, 777 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Work tel: +1 212 546 2000. Born: 12 August 1949. Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio. Other details: Not supplied. Lowdown: After enduring less-than-happy ends to his tenure of the top jobs at McCann WorldGroup and Euro RSCG Worldwide, Grey represents the last chance for Heekin to make his mark. A tough and experienced operator in the Madison Avenue tradition, he must reshape and define Grey's new role within the WPP empire. Hegarty, John Job: Chairman and worldwide creative director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty. Company: Bartle Bogle Hegarty, 60 Kingly Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7734 1677. Born: London. Place of birth: London. Lives: London. Family: Yes. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Timing is everything in life. I just ran out of it. Other details: Not supplied. Lowdown: There was good reason for Hegarty to be raising a celebratory glass in 2005. Not only was he elevated to The One Club's Creative Hall of Fame alongside such legends as Bill Bernbach, David Ogilvy and Jay Chiat, but he also produced his first vintage, Hegarty Chamans 2003, from his vineyard in Languedoc. Oh, and his agency landed two of the biggest pitches of the year. Cheers. Henderson, Neil Job: Joint managing director, St Luke's. Company: St Luke's, 22 Dukes Road, London WC1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7380 8888. Born: 18 June 1963. Place of birth: Aberdeen, Scotland. Lives: Battersea, London. Family: New wife Kate. What's been your best career move?: Hiring brilliant people. Describe yourself in three words: Undisclosed. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Chez Janou, Paris. What is your media diet?: Channel 4, E4, BBC3, eBay, Financial Times, The Guardian, Heat - best programme this year was Peep Show. What is your favourite brand?: WD 40. Name a recent ad that worked on you: The Peugeot ad set in India. What objects do you always carry with you?: I carry as little as possible. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Nigel Bogle. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: I'm over it. What makes you angry?: Having to click the "OK" box when it isn't. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Explorer. Where will you be in ten years' time?: By the sea. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Neil Henderson 1963-2083. Lowdown: The friendly Henderson is a relaxed and approachable boss who genuinely cares about his staff. Recently home from a sabbatical in Tibet, he packed a lot in in 2005 and, doing his bit for inter-agency relations, married a Clemmow Hornby Inge staffer in the summer. Henry, Steve Job: Chairman and executive creative director, HHCL United. Company: HHCL United, Kent House, 14-17 Market Place, Great Titchfield Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7436 3333. Born: 21 September 1955. Place of birth: Hong Kong. Lives: South Kensington, London. Family: Divorced; two children. What's been your best career move?: Setting up HHCL. Describe yourself in three words: Mercurial but phlegmatic. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Thailand. What is your media diet?: Sky+, Google, Private Eye, etc. What is your favourite brand?: Apple. Name a recent ad that worked on you: An ad for a window cleaner in my local paper. What objects do you always carry with you?: Wallet, mobile phone, glasses, keys. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Robert Saville, Jonathan Glazer, Tony Kaye. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: What a very good question. He'd know, I think. What makes you angry?: Talentlessness, stupidity. If you weren't you, who would you be?: My twin brother. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Barbados. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Here lies an adman (as usual). Lowdown: A legendary creative, Henry will play a pivotal role both operationally and creatively, now that the agency that bears his name is part of a true micro network, WPP's recently formed United. Heseltine, Michael Job: Chairman, Haymarket Publishing. Company: Haymarket Publishing, 174 Hammersmith Road, London W6. Work tel: +44 (0)20 8267 5000. Born: 21 March 1933. Place of birth: Swansea, Wales. Lives: London; Oxfordshire. Family: Maried; three children; seven grandchildren. What's been your best career move?: From property to publishing in the late 50s. Describe yourself in three words: Long-haired monster (Guards Sergeant - Caterham). Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Wiltons. What is your media diet?: Anything Haymarket publishes. What is your favourite brand?: Jaguar. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Marks & Spencer. What objects do you always carry with you?: BlackBerry, pruning knife. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Sir Martin Sorrell - always replies to e-mails. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: MYOB. What makes you angry?: People who cheat. If you weren't you, who would you be?: My son. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Here. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: See above. Lowdown: The man who was nearly prime minister set up Haymarket in the 50s and added women's magazines to his publishing portfolio in 2005 with the acquisition of Eve. His great passion, apart from politics, is gardening - his 50-acre plot takes up most of his spare time. Hill, Jerry Job: Group chief executive Initiative; executive vice-president, Initiative Europe. Company: Initiative, 84 Eccleston Square, London SW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7663 7204. Born: 16 June 1960. Place of birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Lives: Ealing, London. Family: Wife Katrina; sons Olli (12), Charlie (ten). What's been your best career move?: Accidental discovery of the media industry. Describe yourself in three words: Very, very tall. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: J Sheekey. What is your media diet?: Radio 4, The Economist, Wanadoo online, Sky+. What is your favourite brand?: Stella Artois. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Orange, "Darth Vader". What objects do you always carry with you?: Mobile phone, credit cards, business cards. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Rupert Murdoch. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: DS. What makes you angry?: People who don't do what they say they will do. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Jack Nicklaus. Where will you be in ten years' time?: At another step along the journey. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: The earth was a better place with him alive. Lowdown: Hill has remained loyal to Initiative despite the temptation to return to the media owner side. Weekends in Salcombe boating with Ofcom's Stephen Carter have afforded him relaxation after Initiative's recent tribulations. Hill, Peter Job: Editor, Daily Express. Company: Northern & Shell, Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road, London SE1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7928 8000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Known as "Mentally" Hill by Private Eye, Hill continues to try to compete with the Daily Mail on a fraction of its editorial budget. Hilton, Phil Job: Editor, Nuts. Company: IPC Media, Kings Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1. Work tel: +44 (0)870 444 5000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Hilton spends his days providing a weekly hit of tits, sport and infantile humour but despite this he is still one of the most gentlemanly media professionals you could hope to meet. Clearly, he still has a nation of lads behind him and his title is in pole position, 45,000 copies ahead of its Emap rival. Hinton, Les Job: Executive chairman, News International. Company: News International, 1 Virginia Street, Wapping, London E98. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7782 6000. Details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Rupert Murdoch's man in London has had a distinguished career at News International. Hinton is a veteran newshound who made his name covering the political scene in Washington. Hirsch, Andrew Job: Chief executive, John Brown Citrus Publishing. Company: John Brown Citrus Publishing, The New Boathouse, 136-142 Bramley Road, LondonW10. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7565 3205. Born: 22 February 1959. Place of birth: London. Other details: Not supplied. Lowdown: 2005 gave Hirsch, one of the industry's most jocular souls, several reasons to be cheerful. He led a management buyout of John Brown Citrus Publishing and finally moved into his new house, which took two-and-a-half years to build. Hirst, Chris Job: Managing director, Grey London. Company: Grey London, 215-227 Great Portland Street, London W1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7413 2330. Born: 4 April 1971. Place of birth: Cannock, Staffordshire. Lives: Hammersmith, London. Family: Ann, Dylan, Sam. What's been your best career move?: Deciding that working as an engineer on the shop floor at Pilkington Glass was only going to be interesting for so long. Describe yourself in three words: Dry, honest, competitive. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Cafe, Kynance Cove, Cornwall. What is your media diet?: Undisclosed. What is your favourite brand?: Calpol. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Fairy Powerspray. What objects do you always carry with you?: House keys, wallet, mobile phone. Who in the industry do you most admire?: Nigel Bogle. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Life's too short to worry about this sort of thing. What makes you angry?: My own short-comings. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Niall Ferguson. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Running a business, as I am now. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: What a jammy git he was. Lowdown: Clients like the energetic Hirst, which is just as well now Grey's future is sorted and prospects may be more inclined to put the newest WPP family member on pitchlists again. With relatively little experience at a senior management level, he could benefit from Tamara Ingram's mature hand on the tiller. Hoad, Alison Job: Vice-chairman, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. Company: Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London NW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7611 6049. Born: 22 April 1968. Place of birth: Helsinki, Finland. Lives: Islington, London. Family: Husband David; children Talia, Charlie. What's been your best career move?: From marketing to advertising. Describe yourself in three words: Talks a lot. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: Fresh & Wild at my desk, Zuma if out. What is your media diet?: Listen to Radio 4, watch Channel 4, read The Week, escape with Conde Nast Traveller. What is your favourite brand?: Nike. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Make Poverty History. What objects do you always carry with you?: Wedding ring, watch (21st birthday present from my parents). Who in the industry do you most admire?: Robert Saville. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: Never loathed anyone. What makes you angry?: Wasted time. If you weren't you, who would you be?: Ideally, the female CS Lewis. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Writing a novel, overlooking a beach somewhere. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: More, please. Lowdown: Obsessed with measuring effectiveness, Hoad is still new to life at RKCR/Y&R, but is getting her teeth into the role. She is already famous in the agency for being able to summarise any meeting or conversation into one sentence. She is a member of the Highbury twins club, where she takes hers, Charlie and Talia. Hoare, Toby Job: Global client leader and chief executive, Team HSBC, JWT. Company: JWT, 1 Knightsbridge Green, London SW1. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7656 7734. Born: 2 February 1960. Place of birth: Luton, Bedfordshire. Other details: Not supplied. Lowdown: Hoare's role at the helm of WPP's giant HSBC account is an important one, but one that has eroded his profile in the UK. His jocular approach to business makes him a good people person, something that equips him well for any managerial role. Hockney, Michael Job: Chief executive, D&AD. Company: D&AD, 9 Graphite Square, Vauxhall, London SE11. Work tel: +44 (0)20 7840 1111. Born: 29 July 1949. Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire. Lives: Twickenham; Dorset. Family: Wife; no children; one Irish terrier. What's been your best career move?: Joining BMP - the grounding for starting my own agency. Describe yourself in three words: Contented, middle-aged, enthusiastic. Where is your favourite place for lunch?: The Forester, Donhead St Andrew. What is your media diet?: The Times, Country Life, Campaign, of course! What is your favourite brand?: Diptyque. Name a recent ad that worked on you: Land Rover Freelander. What objects do you always carry with you?: Pocket diary. Who in the industry do you most admire?: The two Johns: Webster and Hegarty. What are the initials of the most loathsome person you have worked with?: CD. What makes you angry?: Waffle, lack of commitment If you weren't you, who would you be?: John Smith, the man who founded the Landmark Trust. Where will you be in ten years' time?: Just retired from D&AD with some demanding non-executive directorships. What would you like the inscription on your gravestone to read?: Born 1949 - died 2052. Lowdown: The former JWT account planner and founding partner of BDDH, Hockney was the chairman of the IPA Advertising Effectiveness Awards for ten years before taking up the chief executive's position at D&AD. Under his watch, the organisation has fought hard to bring education to the heart of its remit.

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