The A List 2007. (12 of 12)

campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 08 December 2006 12:00AM

U
Unerman, Sue
Job: Chief strategy officer, MediaCom.
Company: MediaCom, 180 North Gower Street, London NW1.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7874 5500.
Born: 24 July.
Family: Mark, Sylvia, Georgia.
Career history: Been at MediaCom/TMB for a very long time. Previously,
Geers Gross, DMB&B.
Favourite ad: Favourite old ad Pepsi "lipsmacking, thirstquenching ...";
Ronseal for simplicity of thinking; Amazon recommends for personal
effectiveness.
Book: Addicted to Perfection by Marion Woodman.
Album: Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan.
Website: BBC News.
TV programme: Dr Who.
Magazine (professional): Fast Company.
Magazine (pleasure): History Today.
Daily newspaper: The Times or The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Prius.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Bill Gates.
Favourite technology: BlackBerry.
Greatest achievement: Living.
Most humbling experience: Watching my kids grow.
What principle defines your working life?: I try to work by an old
Navaho proverb: Always walk in beauty.
Everyone's saying: The feisty and opinionated Unerman was rewarded for
years of dedicated service with a promotion this year. She continues to
maintain MediaCom's high creative standards, while cementing her
reputation as one of media's top planners.

Uva, Joe
Job: President and chief executive, OMD Worldwide.
Company: OMD Worldwide, 11 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10010, USA.
Work tel: +1 212 590 7202.
Born: 16 June 1955.
Family: Wife, two children.
Career history: Media planner, Grey and McCann Erickson. Sales, USA
Network. Executive vice-president, sales, CNN. President, sales and
marketing, Turner Entertainment Group.
Favourite ad: Budweiser "real men of genius" campaign.
Book: American Tabloid by James Ellroy.
Album: The Doors, LA Woman.
Website: espn.com.
TV programme: 24.
Magazine (professional): Advertising Age.

Magazine (pleasure): The Week.
Daily newspaper: The Wall Street Journal.
Sunday newspaper: Newark Star Ledger.
Breakfast radio show: Imus in the Morning.
What car do you own?: Mercedes SL 500.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Ted Turner.
Favourite technology: TiVo.
Greatest achievement: Raising my children.
Most humbling experience: Watching my children being born.
What principle defines your working life?: Never ask anyone to do what
you are not prepared to do yourself.
Everyone's saying: His knowledge of the US media scene might be second
to none but Uva has more energy and presence than many of his
contemporaries. Despite a fear of flying, he has made a success of OMD
on the global stage.

V
Vallance, Charles
Job: Founding partner, VCCP.
Company: VCCP, Greencoat House, Francis Street, London SW1P.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7592 7402.
Born: 23 September 1964.
Family: Married to Irina; two children Genie and Miky.
Career history: Burkitts; Bartle Bogle Hegarty; WCRS; VCCP.
Favourite ad: Castlemaine XXXX "overdone it on the sherry".
Book: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
Album: Different Class by Pulp.
Website: FT.com.
TV programme: Prison Break.
Magazine (professional): Private Eye.
Magazine (pleasure): Q.
Daily newspaper Financial Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Farming Today.
What car do you own?: Land Rover.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Rupert Murdoch.
Favourite technology: My Nokia N80.
Greatest achievement: tbc.
Most humbling experience: Gibraltar, MGC, Yorkshire.
What principle defines your working life?: See VCCP website.
Everyone's saying: The strategic brain behind the Chime Communications
powerhouse can be extremely proud of the continued success of the agency
and should be looking forward to becoming even richer once he reaches
his earn-out.

Vick, Tom
Job: Joint managing director, DFGW.
Company: DFGW, Tenth Floor, Berkshire House, 168-173 High Holborn,
London WC1V.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7632 5227.
Born: 31 July 1968.
Family: Mum, Dad, brother.
No significant other yet - open to offers.
Career history: Various account handling and new-business roles, Ogilvy
& Mather, 1991-1999. Head of account management, DFGW, 1999-2001.
Joint managing director, DFGW, 2001 to date.
Favourite ad: "Join the ATS" poster by Abram Games (1941).
Book: Die Blechtrommel by Gunter Grass.
Album: Saint Etienne - Casino Classics.
Website: eBay.
TV programme: Soccer AM.
Magazine (professional): Wine Spectator.
Magazine (pleasure): Condé Nast Traveller.
Daily newspaper: bbc.co.uk.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Nissan 350Z.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Clare and Dave Hieatt, founders of Howies.
Favourite technology: Nicholas Negroponte's wind-up laptop.
Greatest achievement: Surviving 15 years in advertising without being
found out.
Most humbling experience: Reading my colleague Simon Riley's book on the
pioneering treatment he received for myeloma. Download it from
www.lulu.com.
What principle defines your working life?: Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you.
Everyone's saying: Vick has the kind of client-facing skills that big
agencies hanker after, something that has made him popular with COI.

W
Waldman, Simon
Job: Director of digital publishing, Guardian Newspapers.
Company: Guardian Newspapers, 119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7278 2332.
Born: 26 January 1966.
Family: Wife, daughter and cat.
Career history: Trainee Reporter Shoe and Leather News 1988-1989.
Reporter, Drapers Record, 1989-1990. Media Week, deputy editor,
1990-1993. Freelance journalist, 1993-1996. Online editor, Guardian New
Media Lab, 1996-1999. Editor, Guardian Unlimited, 1999-2000. Head of
Guardian Unlimited, 2000-2001. Director of digital publishing, Guardian
Newspapers, 2001 to date.
Favourite ad: Liver Cabs - "708 7080, if you need a cab just let us
know". It ran on Radio City all the time when I was growing up in
Liverpool ... always makes me smile.
Book: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn.
Album: John Martyn, Solid Air, Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks.
Website: www.guardian.co.uk or del.icio.us.
TV programme: The OC.
Magazine (professional): Harvard Business Review.
Magazine (pleasure): Word, Grazia.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Ford Focus.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Ajaz Ahmed, AKQA.
Favourite technology: Apple 12-inch PowerBook.
Greatest achievement: Professionally: helping to make Guardian Unlimited
a profitable market leader.
Most humbling experience: Being constantly surrounded by people much
smarter than me.
What principle defines your working life?: Reckless enthusiasm for the
next big thing.
Everyone's saying: Waldman's elevation to a group role at the Guardian
shows the esteem in which Waldman and his efforts with Guardian
Unlimited are held at the company. He also found time to take on the
chair of the UK Association of Online Publishers

Wall, Michael
Job: President, international, Fallon Worldwide; managing partner,
Fallon London.
Company: Fallon London, 67-1969 Beak Street, London W1f.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7494 9120.
Born: 15 July 1967.
Family: Wife Catarina; two daughters Ana and Matilde.
Career history: Graduate trainee, dmb&b, 1990-1992. Account manager,
Lowe Howard-Spink, 1992-1995. Account director, Simons Palmer,
1995-1998. Managing partner, tbwa Simons Palmer,1998-2004. Fallon
London, founding partner to president international, 2004 to date.
Favourite ad: Sony Bravia "balls".
Book: Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert.
Album: Hard-Fi, Stars of cctv.
Website: bbc.co.uk.
TV programme: Property developing abroad on five.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): My wife's copy of Grazia.
Daily newspaper: The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Financial Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Independent.
Breakfast radio show: Five Live.
What car do you own?: Audi A4 Avant.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Warren E Buffett.
Favourite technology: Sony Ericsson W810i on Orange.
Greatest achievement: Kids.
Most humbling experience: Kids.
What principle defines your working life?: Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you.
Everyone's saying: There seemed to be a new rumour every week this year
regarding Michael Wall and his next advertising position. He confounded
the speculators by resolutely staying put at Fallon. How long he'll stay
is open to question, though. He's only in the UK office four days a
month and now that he's moved his family to Portugal, the speculation
that he'll look for a European role somewhere is bound to gather pace
again

Walmsley, Andrew
Job: Founder, i-level.
Company: I-level, 26-30 Strutton Ground, London SW1P.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7340 2700.
Born: 12 Sept19 63.
Family: Two children.
Career history: Selling helicopter engines, buying TV, MBA, strategy
stuff, starting i-level.
Favourite ad: John West Red Salmon "bear fight".
Book: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Album: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts - Brian Eno and David Byrne.
Website: www.engrish.com.
TV programme: Chucklevision.
Magazine (professional): Campaign (obviously).
Magazine (pleasure): Private Eye.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: None.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Bus pass.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Fred Perry.
Favourite technology: My camera phone.
Greatest achievement: Taking credit for other people's work.
Most humbling experience: Coming to work each day.
What principle defines your working life?: Never tidy your desk.
Everyone's saying: 2006 could hardly fail to be quieter than 2005 on the
new-business front for i-level; last year saw the independent digital
media agency increase its billings from ú30 million to more than ú50
million. This year, rumour has it once again that the founders are
gearing up for a sale or IPO.

Walsh, Amanda
Job: Chief executive officer, Lowe.
Company: Lowe, 60 Sloane Avenue, London SW3.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7894 5400.
Born: Should you be asking this question!
Family: Husband: Brian Stewart, daughter: Sophie, parents: Dave and
Eileen.
Career history: 1984-1995, WCRS, account director to managing director;
1995-2002, Walsh Trott Chick Smith, partner and CEO; 2003-2006, Red
Cell/United, European CEO; 2006, Lowe, CEO.
Favourite ad: "Iguana" for B&H.
Book: Wuthering Heights.
Album: Keith Jarrett: Köln concert.
Website: Amazon.
TV programme: Sky Box Office.
Magazine (professional): Campaign, of course.
Magazine (pleasure): Condé Nast Traveller.
Daily newspaper: The Independent.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Radio 4.
What car do you own?: BMW 635 csi.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Steve Jobs.
Favourite technology: iPod.
Greatest achievement: Becoming a director of the UK Film Council.
Most humbling experience: Walking a part of the London Marathon with
Michael Watson to raise money for the Brain & Spine Foundation
What principle defines your working life?: Get your hands dirty.
Everyone's saying: The Lowe and Walsh marriage is one to watch. In
swapping mercurial Andy Berlin for cerebral Steve Gatfield as a boss,
Walsh may have been trying to tell us something about her time at WPP.

Warren, Chris
Job: Managing director, Tullo Marshall Warren.
Company: TMW, 81 Kings Road, London SW3.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7349 4000.
Born: 18 February1958.
Family: Three boys.
Career history: Graduate trainee to brand manager, Sony, 1979-1983.
Marketing manager, Diners Club, 1983-1985. Consultant, 1985-1987.
Founding partner and MD, TMW, 1987 to date.
Favourite ad: Guinness.
Book: The Magus by John Fowles.
Album: Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line.
Website: newsnow.co.uk.
TV programme: The Living Planet.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Classic Boat.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Saab 900.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Lance Armstrong.
Favourite technology: My mobile phone.
Greatest achievement: Having children.
Most humbling experience: Having children.
What principle defines your working life?: In the land of the blind, the
one-eyed man is king.
Everyone's saying: He earned respect from his peers when he sold to
Creston for ú38 million this year. This price tag gives it equal status
to DLKW & Partners, which Creston acquired last year. And Warren is
said to have thrown his hat in the ring, against Mark Lund, to take the
helm of Creston when Don Elgie retires.

Warren, Richard
Job: Group director of strategy, Delaney Lund Knox Warren &Partners.
Company: Delaney Lund Knox Warren &Partners, 25 Wellington Street,
London WC3E.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7836 3474.
Born: 8 November 1964.
Family: Wife Jenny; children Grace, George and Gabriel.
Career history: Account manager, McCormick Publicis 1987-1990. Account
director, Chiat/Day, 1990-1994. Account director, Kirshenbaum &
Bond, 1994-1998. Planning director, Delaney Fletcher Bozell, 1998-1999.
Group director of strategy, DLKW, 2000 to date.
Favourite ad: Apple "1984".
Book: Bleak House by Charles Dickens.
Album: Mozart Requiem, John Eliot Gardener recording.
Website: bbc.co.uk.
TV programme: Live Rugby.
Magazine (professional): Need you ask?
Magazine (pleasure): The Week.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper Financial Times: Weekend.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Volvo V70 SE 2.4.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Charles Dunstone.
Favourite technology: My wine room temperature controller.
Greatest achievement: Making a relative success of Delaney Lund Knox
Warren.
Most humbling experience: How easy my job is compared with looking after
children.
What principle defines your working life?: Treat others as you wish
others to treat you.
Everyone's saying: Winning Morrison's was a cheering moment for the
wine-loving Warren, and one that will hopefully help the agency maintain
its status in the new-business league table for a seventh year running.

Waterfall, Simon
Job: Creative director, Poke.
Company: Poke, The Biscuit Building, 10 Redchurch Street, London E2.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7749 5358.
Born: Undisclosed.
Family: None.
Career history: Deepend, 1995- 2001. Poke, 2001 to date.
Favourite ad: John Smith's.
Book: Will Self - Great Apes.
Album: The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free.
Website: BBC news.
TV programme: Moto Grand Prix season on Sky.
Magazine (professional): Creative Review.
Magazine (pleasure): NME.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Last FM.
What car do you own?: Undisclosed
Most-admired entrepreneur: Jonathan Ellis.
Favourite technology: iSync.
Greatest achievement: The thing I do tomorrow.
Most humbling experience: Working with the Sorrell foundation.
What principle defines your working life?: Don't let me get bored.
Everyone's saying: One of the veterans of the digital creative scene,
the irreverent design guru Waterfall was a co-founder of Deepend. He's a
bit more hands-off and ambassadorial now, but his upcoming D&AD
presidency is testament to his standing in the industry.

Waters, Dave
Job: Creative partner, DFGW.
Company: DFGW: Tenth Floor, Berkshire House, 168-173 High Holborn,
London WC1V.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7632 5200.
Born: 1959.
Family: Wife and three boys.
Career history: Three years at First City; seven years at Gold Greenlees
Trott; 17 years at DFGW.
Favourite ad: Sony Bravia "balls".
Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Album: Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd.
Website: Kontraband.
TV programme: Top Gear.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): The Observer Food Monthly.
Daily newspaper : The Daily Telegraph.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Jonathan Ross on Radio 2 on Saturdays.
What car do you own?: Ancient Mercedes ML.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Steve Jobs.
Favourite technology: Pavoni coffee maker.
Greatest achievement: My three boys.
Most humbling experience: Getting thrashed consistently at ping-pong by
my 13-year-old.
What principle defines your working life?: I'm not sure I have a
principle defining my working life.
Everyone's saying: The only remaining co-founder of DFGW after Michael
Finn's departure in February. Waters' triumph was the agency's swansong
Elvis ad for the BBC.

Waters, Nick
J: ob: Chief executive, MindShare EMEA.
Company: MindShare, 40 The Strand, London WC2N.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7969 4040.
Born: 28 March 1968.
Family: Married with one daughter.
Career history: Joined O&M Media in 1992. Became managing partner at
MindShare Europe in 1998; chief executive, Southeast Asia, 2001; chief
executive, Asia-Pacific, 2005; chief executive, EMEA, 2006.
Favourite ad: Nike, various.
Book: Football Against the Enemy by Simon Kuyper.
Album: The Clash on Broadway.
Website: bbc.co.uk.
TV programme: The West Wing.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): Four Four Two.
Daily newspaper: The Daily Telegraph.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: None.
What car do you own?: Ford Focus.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Warren Buffet.
Favourite technology: TV remote control.
Greatest achievement: Marrying Mrs W.
Most humbling experience: Various - exposure to poverty in Asia and
Africa.
What principle defines your working life?: Teamwork.
Everyone's saying: Waters returned to the London media scene this year
after a spell as MindShare's chief executive in Asia-Pacific.

Watson, David
Job: Chief executive, Craik Jones Watson Mitchell Voelkel.
Company: Craik Jones Watson Mitchell Voelkel, 120 Regent St London W1.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7734 1650.
Born: 12 September 1948.
Family: Wife, son, three grandchildren.
Career history: 1973-1985: owner, MGW. 1985-1991: Management supervisor,
OEM. 1991-2006: Managing director then chief executive, Craik Jones.
Favourite ad: Barclaycard series with Rowan Atkinson
Book: Most recently, The Smoking Diaries by Simon Grey.
Album: Hotel California, Eagles.
Website: No favourite.
TV programme: Spooks.
Magazine (professional): Campaign (of course).
Magazine (pleasure): Country Life.
Daily newspaper The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Terry Wogan (he's still funny).
What car do you own?: Land Rover and Jaguar.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Richard Branson.
Favourite technology: iBook.
Greatest achievement: Craik Jones.
Most humbling experience: Not getting this info done online.
What principle defines your working life?: Take your chances.
Everyone's saying: A boardroom shake-up that saw Watson's longtime
business partner Robin Mitchell step back to a consultancy role must
have been a tough decision. However, it ensured the agency kept its
young talent and is testament to Watson's ability to make the right
decisions for the agency.
Weed, Keith : Job: Group vice-president, homecare, Unilever.
Company: Unilever, Unilever House, Blackfriars, London EC4.
Work tel: +44 (020) 7822 6061.
Details: Not supplied.
Everyone's saying: He's one of the UK's most powerful marketers, with
both Dove and Persil under his remit. He's keen to take the podium to
discuss industry issues, giving him a higher profile than his peers at
Unilever.

Weiland, Paul
Job: Film director, Weilands.
Company: Weilands, 14 Newburgh Street, London W1F.
Work tel+44 (0)20: 7287 6900.
Born: July 1953.
Family: Four children.
Career history: The Paul Weiland Film Company.
Favourite ad: Undisclosed.
Book: Undisclosed.
Album: Undisclosed.
Website: paulweiland.com.
TV programme: Undisclosed.
Magazine (professional): Undisclosed.
Magazine (pleasure): Undisclosed.
Daily newspaper: Undisclosed.
Sunday newspaper: Undisclosed.
Breakfast radio show: Undisclosed.
What car do you own?: Undisclosed.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Undisclosed.
Favourite technology: Undisclosed.
Greatest achievement: Undisclosed.
Most humbling experience: Undisclosed.
What principle defines your working life?: Undisclosed.
Everyone's saying: Weiland might not enjoy the high profile he used to
have in the 80s and 90s, but it would be foolish to dismiss the director
of the industry's all-time e ad: (Guardian "points of view") as a spent
force. He released the excellent film Sixty-Six this year.

Wethey, David
Job: Founder and chairman, Agency Assessments International.
Company: AAI, 19 Buckingham Street, London WC2N.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7976 1300.
Born: 24 April 1944.
Family: Wife Sue; two sons (37 and 35); two daughters (24 and 22).
Career history: AC Nielsen; Pritchard Wood; Waseys; McCann - managing
director Portugal & Malaysia; Royds -managing director;Wethey Scott
Pocock- chairman.
Favourite ad: Honda "impossible dream".
Book: Anything by Robert Goddard.
Album: Carpenters, Jim Reeves, James Taylor - as much schmaltz as
possible.
Website: cricinfo.com.
TV programme: Everything on Sky Sports.
Magazine (professional): Got to read every word of all of them - every
week.
Magazine (pleasure): Private Eye.
Daily newspaper: Currently flirting with The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Wake up to Money on Five Live.
What car do you own?: Mercedes 300 SEL.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Mark McCormack for making sport a hugely
successful business.
Favourite technology: BlackBerry.
Greatest achievement: Four nice, clever, healthy grown-up children
(part-responsibility only).
Most humbling experience: Failure to make a career in politics.
What principle defines your working life?: Enjoy what I do.
Everyone's saying: Without Stuart Pocock, Wethey is going to have to
work hard to sustain, and build, AAI.

Wheatly, Richard
Job: Chief executive, The Local Radio Company.
Company: The Local Radio Company, 11 Duke Street, High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire HP13.
Work tel: +44 (0)1494 688200.
Born: 9 February 1946.
Family: Married to Baroness Denise Kingsmill; daughter Sophie;
step-daughter Sidonie; step-son Ben.
Career history: Chairman/chief executive, Leo Burnett, 1985-1994. Chief
executive, Jazz FM, 1995-2003. Chief executive, The Local Radio Company,
2004 to date.
Favourite ad: All time: Perrier "eau la la" print ad. Current:Honda
Diesel "hate something, change something".
Book: The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir.
Album: Here Comes the Sun by Nina Simone.
Website: INFO.com.
TV programme: Newsnight, CSI Las Vegas.
Magazine (professional): Campaign!
Magazine (pleasure): Vanity Fair.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian, Financial Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Stray FM (Harrogate) - Brooksie at Breakfast.
What car do you own?: Aston Martin V8 and Smart Car.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Karan Bilimoria - chief executive of Cobra
Beer.
Favourite technology: Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 5000 Hi Fi.
Greatest achievement: My family.
Most humbling experience: Sunday lunch with my family.
What principle defines your working life?: This isn't a rehearsal!
Everyone's saying: Former ad man Wheatly continued to build his local
radio empire and strengthened his management team with the appointment
of Sally Oldham, the former Capital Radio director, as his managing
director. Wheatly remains driven despite his previous success with Jazz
FM and, above all, is seen as interesting, pleasant company by all of
his peers.

Whelan, Mark
Job: Creative director and partner, Cake.
Company: Cake, 10 Stephen Mews London W1T.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3100.
Born: 4 November 1966.
Family: Single.
Career history: BDH; CDP; DFGW.
Favourite ad: Coke Zero - made me laugh out loud.
Book: We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.
Album: iPod "early evening at home" playlist.
Website: bbc.co.uk/weather.
TV programme: Orange Playlist (obviously).
Magazine (professional): Cage & Aviary Bird.
Magazine (pleasure)
Cage & Aviary Bird.
Daily newspaper: All of them.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: My: iPod "Circle Line" playlist.
What car do you own?: Bobby Ewing-style Mercedes.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Bobby Ewing.
Favourite technology: Bobby Ewing-style Mercedes.
Greatest achievement: Converting my entire record collection into MP3
files.
Most humbling experience: T: hen losing my laptop.
What principle defines your working life?: The evasion of fatigue.
Everyone's saying: Whelan's break-up with ITV star Cat Deeley may have
grabbed the headlines but it was the quality of his agency's ad-funded
programming and events work that defined the past year.

White, Mark
Job: Executive director of sales, five.
Company: five, 22 Long Acre London Wc2e.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7550 5551.
Born: 7 October 1963.
Family: Wife Julia; sons Jason (ten) and Ethan (five).
Career history: Production supervisor, Ford Motor Company, 1982-1986.
Store manager, Burger King, 1986-1987. Deputy London sales manager,
Thames TV, 1988-1992. Account director, UK Gold, 1992-1996. Five, 1996
to date.
Favourite ad: Renault Mégane "shakin' that ass".
Book: Pants by Nick Sharratt and Giles Andrae.
Album: Take That, The Ultimate Collection.
Website: LiverpoolFC.tv.
TV programme: Prison Break.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Auto Express.
Daily newspaper: The Sun.
Sunday newspaper: News of the World.
Breakfast radio show: Johnny Vaughan Capital FM.
What car do you own?: Volkswagen Golf Gti, Audi A4 3 litre Cabriolet.
Most-admired entrepreneur: John Lassiter (Pixar).
Favourite technology: My Apple Mac.
Greatest achievement: My family.
Most humbling experience: helplessly sitting in the stand watching the
tragic events unfold at Hillsborough.
What principle defines your working life?: Challenge and believe in
people and they will challenge and believe in you.
Everyone's saying: He's not as high profile as some of his peers, but
White is regarded as one of the best negotiators in the business. He has
helped five outperform a weak advertising market in 2006.

Whitmore, James
Job: Managing director, Postar.
Company: Postar, Summit House, 27 Sale Place, London W2.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7479 9700.
Born: 26 June 1958.
Family: None.
Career history: Admin assistant, Exeter City Council, 1979. Various,
travelling in the US, 1980. Various, The Observer, 1981-1987. Graduate
trainee to media director, Young & Rubicam, 1987-1999. Managing
director, The Media Edge, 1999-2001. Managing director, Mediaedge:cia,
2002-2003. Founding partner, Experience 2004-2005. Managing director,
Postar, 2005 to date.
Favourite ad: The 70s Benson & Hedges cinema ad with the lizard in
the pool.
Book: Middlemarch by George Elliot.
Album: Pick A Dub by Second Street Dreads.
Website: None stands out.
TV programme: I think I must be in bed before the good stuff comes on.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): Sight & Sound.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Radio 4.
What car do you own?: None.
Most-admired entrepreneur: I don't believe that this is a reason to
admire someone.
Favourite technology: The record player.
Greatest achievement: The Media Edge.
Most humbling experience: My leaving party at Mediaedge:cia.
What principle defines your working life?: What is an even better way to
do this?
Everyone's saying: The man who was probably the oldest trainee in
history - when at 29 he joined Young & Rubicam's graduate scheme -
is now making his presence felt at Postar. The outdoor measurement body
announced a potential shake-up of its research techniques once Whitmore
had his feet under the table, as it moves to measure the medium in a
more up-to-date way. Could a marriage with Rajar been on the horizon?

Whyte, Stephen
Job: Chief executive, McCann Erickson.
Company: McCann Erickson,: 7-11 Herbrand Street, London WC1N.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7961 2288.
Born: 7 May 1963.
Family: Wife Lucinda; sons Harry and Thomas.
Career history: Account manager/director, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO,
1985-1989. Account director, Leagas Delaney, 1989-1992. Client services
director, Still Price Lintas, 1992-1995. Business development
director/deputy managing director, GGT Advertising, 1995-1997. Managing
director/chief executive, Leo Burnett, 1997-2002. Client services
director EMEA/chief executive, London, McCann Erickson, 2003 to date.
Favourite ad: Honda "impossible dreams".
Book: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
Album: Bruce Springstein - Born to Run.
Website: A search engine not a website, but Google.
TV programme: Gordon Ramsay's F Word.
Magazine (professional): Management Today.
Magazine (pleasure): The Week.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Heart FM.
What car do you own?: Maserati and Lexus.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Steve Jobs.
Favourite technology: Satnav.
Greatest achievement: Learning to ski in my late thirties.
Most humbling experience: The birth of my children obviously.
What principle defines your working life?: Do unto others what you would
have them do unto you.
Everyone's saying: Whyte's work is cut out for him - he desperately
needs a win that proves his agency is a force to be reckoned with on
local business.

Wight, Robin
Job: Chairman, Engine.
Company: Engine, 5 Golden Square, London W1F.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7806 5069.
Born: 6 July 1944.
Family: Three wives, four children, two step-children, four
grandchildren (phew!).
Career history: Colletts in the 60s, WCRS since founding it in 1975 -
now part of the Engine Group.
Favourite ad: Volkswagen "snow plough": the start of modern advertising.
Book: Richard Dawkins - The Selfish Gene.
Album: The second movement of Mahler's fifth symphony played by
virtually anyone.
Website: YouTube.
TV programme: Desperate Housewives.
Magazine (professional): Campaign, obviously.
Magazine (pleasure): The Spectator.
Daily newspaper
The Daily Telegraph.
Sunday newspaper The Sunday Telegraph.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: BMW 6 series convertible.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Peter Scott.
Favourite technology: My 3 mobile phone.
Greatest achievement: The theory of the Peacock's Tail and the
Reputation Reflex.
Most humbling experience: What my five-year-old son said to me at the
time of my first divorce.
What principle defines your working life?: That I want to be completely
used up by the day I die.
Everyone's saying: The bow ties may have been consigned to history, but
Wight's still one of the most flamboyant characters in advertising.
Engine's operating margin suggests the formula is working.

Wilkins, Jon
Job: Partner, Naked.
Company: Naked, 159-173 St John Street, London Ec1v.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7336 8084.
Born: 29 November 1966.
Family: Dad and lovely wife Lara.
Career history: Granada Tv, research; Mtv, research; Disney, marketing;
Bmp, strategy director; Phd, joint managing director; Naked, partner.
Favourite ad: 118 118 Rocky launch.
Book: The Dice Man by Luke Rhineheart.
Album: All Mod Cons, The Jam.
Website: www.chelseafc.co.uk.
TV programme: Fawlty Towers.
Magazine (professional): Fast Company.
Magazine (pleasure): gq.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Johnny Vaughan every time.
What car do you own?: I can't drive, but my wife has a nice Audi which
doubles as my taxi.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Charles Dunstone.
Favourite technology: BlackBerry.
Greatest achievement: Starting Naked.
Most humbling experience: Spending time with people of real courage in
times of adversity.
What principle defines your working life?: Treat people the way you
expect to be treated.
Everyone's saying: In between supporting Chelsea and keeping an eye on
Naked's London office, the hip and causal Wilkins has replaced his
punishing 2005 commute between London and New York with a commute
between London and Asia as Naked plans launches there.

Williams, Dylan
Job: Strategy director, Mother.
Company: Mother, The Biscuit Building, 10 Redchurch Street, London E2.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7012 1825.
Born: 1 September 1972.
Family: My beautiful daughter Papillon.
Career history: McKinsey & Co, 1995. Delaney Fletcher Bozell, 1996.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty, 1996-2002. Grey London, 2003-2004.
Mother, 2005 to date.
Favourite ad: Smash "Martians".
Book: Glue by Irvine Welsh, Awaydays by Kevin Sampson. Can't split them.
Album: MC Junior Live at The Barn November 1989.
Website: www.partizanmedia.com (closed down).
TV programme: Match Of The Day.
Magazine (professional): Don't really have one. Campaign?
Magazine (pleasure): Boys Own is my fave of all time. Also like World of
Interiors.
Daily newspaper: The Sun and The Guardian. Can't do one without the
other really.
Sunday newspaper: News of the World and The Observer.
As before.
Breakfast radio show: Hate the lot of them.
What car do you own?: Range Rover Vogue.
Most-admired entrepreneur: My Dad and his mates Kenny and Johnny.
Favourite technology: The telly. And I really want Sky+.
Greatest achievement: I'm a bit young for all that.
Most humbling experience: Any meeting with Nigel Bogle.
What principle defines your working life?: Play the way you're facing,
let the ball do the work.
Everyone's saying: Williams polarises opinion: some find him prickly,
others charming. All agree, however, that he's one of the best planners
in the pack. Rumours abounded that was eyeing a move to New York earlier
in the year, but he appears to be rooted to Mother London for the time
being.

Williams, Steve
Job: Chief executive, OMD UK Group.
Company: OMD UK Group, 16 Bishop's Bridge Road, London W2.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7470 5300.
Born: 8 May 1965.
Family: Sarah, Sam and Charlotte.
Career history: Bates to MGM, via OMD.
Favourite ad: Honda "choir".
Book: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson.
Album: Anything by Johnny Cash at the moment.
Website: Too difficult to name one.
TV programme: Top Gear.
Magazine (professional): There is only one, isn't there?
Magazine (pleasure): Arena.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Radio 4.
What car do you own?: A black one.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Steve Jobs.
Favourite technology: Still the iPod.
Greatest achievement: Getting this far.
Most humbling experience: Any time spent in the poorer parts of India or
South Africa.
What principle defines your working life?: Work hard and stuff happens
for you.
Everyone's saying: Williams, a popular and capable leader of OMD UK,
ascended to the OMD Group chief executive role, replacing the outgoing
Nick Manning. Williams is an intelligent and determined character who
can be depended upon by his network bosses to deliver results.

Williamson, Luke
Job: Creative director, WCRS.
Company: WCRS, 5 Golden Square W1F 9BS.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7806 5000.
Born: 9 February 1973.
Family: Kirsty and Archibald.
Career history: The Committee, 1994-1995; Mother, 1996-2005; Wcrs, 2005
to date.
Favourite ad: American Express "my life,: my card" spot directed by Wes
Anderson.
Book: Stupid question.
Album: Ditto.
Website: eBay.
TV programme: Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Magazine (professional): Marmalade.
Magazine (pleasure): Empire.
Daily newspaper: Other media.
Sunday newspaper: The Independent.
Breakfast radio show: XFM, Radio 4.
What car do you own?: BMW 3 Series Touring.
Most-admired entrepreneur: I don't really admire any.
Favourite technology: Lego.
Greatest achievement: Archibald Williamson.
Most humbling experience: None of your business.
What principle defines your working life?: Enjoy yourself.
Everyone's saying: Will Williamson and his partner, Yan Elliott, be
afforded the same freedom at WCRS that they enjoyed at Mother? Their 3
debut suggests they will.

Wilsher, Karina
J: ob: Managing partner, Fallon.
Company: Fallon, 67-69 Beak Street, London, W1F.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7494 9120.
Born: 12 June 1973.
Family: Husband Dom and our son Jai.
Career history: McBain's, account manager,1996-1998. Lowe Howard-Spink,
account manager, 1998-2000. Fallon, managing partner, 2000 to date.
Favourite ad: Skoda "factory".
Book: The Alchemist by Paul Coelho.
Album: Thriller - Michael Jackson.
Website: eBay.
TV programme: Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Grazia.
Daily newspaper: Undisclosed
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Undisclosed
What car do you own?: Volkswagen Golf.
Most-admired entrepreneur: L K Bennett.
Favourite technology: Memory stick.
Greatest achievement: Becoming a mother.
Most humbling experience: Becoming a mother.
What principle defines your working life?: Only work with people you
respect.
Everyone's saying: Fallon is becoming something of a family business now
that Wilsher has married Dom Green, Laurence Green's brother. The former
child model is a breath of feminine fresh air in the testosterone
fuelled Fallon boardroom. Wilsher has taken on the managing director's
role at the agency with aplomb.

Witherow, John
Job: Editor, The Sunday Times.
Company: The Sunday Times, 1 Pennington Street, London E98.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7782 5640.
Born: 20 January 1952.
Family: Married, three kids.
Career history: Reuters; The Times; The Sunday Times.
Favourite ad: Honda "choir".
Book: Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell.
Album: Amadou and Mariam.
Website: Electric Cinema.
TV programme: 24.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): Hello!
Daily newspaper: All of them.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times, of course.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Audi A8.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Tom Hunter.
Favourite technology: HD telly.
Greatest achievement: Getting the PM interviewed by police over cash for
honours.
Most humbling experience: Too many to mention.
What principle defines your working life?: Undisclosed.
Everyone's saying: Witherow is one of the longest serving of Rupert
Murdoch's editors, having replaced Andrew Neil as editor of The Sunday
Times in 1994. A former Falklands War correspondent and foreign editor
at the paper, his right-wing instincts might surface occasionally in the
paper but he has presided over creating a strong all-round newspaper
package.

Woodford, Stephen
Job: Chief executive designate, DDB London.
Company: DDB London, 12 Bishop's Bridge Road, London W2.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7806 5002.
Born: 11 February 1959.
Family: Wife Mia and children Will, Miles, Katy and Matilda.
Career history: Graduate trainee, Nestlé, 1980-1982. Lintas, 1982-1985.
Waldron Allen, 1985-1989. WCRS, 1989-1991. Leo Burnett, 1991-1994.
WCRS/Engine 1994 to date, and set to join DDB London.
Favourite ad: Volkswagen Golf GTi "Singin' in the Rain".
Book: The Algebraist by Iain M Banks.
Album: Steely Dan - Aja.
Website: Guardian Unlimited.
TV programme: Frasier.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): Q.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Discovery and Mini.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Favourite technology: Mobile phone.
Greatest achievement: My family.
Most humbling experience: These happen on a daily basis.
What principle defines your working life?: Learn from them.
Everyone's saying: Can Woodford, who quit WCRS this year, reportedly
after Peter Scott stepped on his toes once too often, win the
high-spending accounts needed to reinvigorate DDB?

Woods, David
Job: Joint creative director, Claydon Heeley.
Company: Claydon Heeley, The Glassmill, 1 Battersea Bridge, London SW11.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7924 3000.
Born: 8 June 1962.
Family: Wife Diane; daughters Florence and Daphne; son Gregory.
Career history: Holmes Knight Ritchie, writer, 1986-1987. TBWA London,
creative partner, 1987-2001. Claydon Heeley, joint creative director,
2001 to date.
Favourite ad: Stella Artois "ice-skating priests".
Book: Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien.
Album: Some Girls - The Rolling Stones.
Website: football.guardian.co.uk/fiver/.
TV programme: CSI (Las Vegas).
Magazine (professional): Campaign, honest.
Magazine (pleasure): New Scientist.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: A Today/Five Live shandy.
What car do you own?: XC90 T6 (for school runs). Volkswagen Golf 1.6
(runaround).
Most-admired entrepreneur: Richard Branson.
Favourite technology: Apple PowerBook G4.
Greatest achievement: Hoodwinking my wife into marrying me.
Most humbling experience: My first wobbler.
What principle defines your working life?: Play to your strengths.
Everyone's saying: Woods has a juggling act on his hands. First he has
to raise Claydon Heeley's creative profile now its trophy Guardian
client has departed. Secondly he must ensure creative standards are
maintained across the growing Zulu network.

Wootton, Bob
Job: Director of media and advertising, ISBA.
Company: ISBA, Langham House, 1b Portland Place, London W1B.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7291 9020.
Born: 30 June 1955.
Family: Wife Liz Inigo Jones; son Caleb.
Career history: TV buyer, Lintas, 1974-1981. Associate media director,
WCRS, 1981-1985. Partnerand media director, Horner Collis & Kirvan,
1985-1992. Media director, Griffin Bacal, 1993-1994. Partner, DSA
Consulting 1994-1996. Director of media and advertising, ISBA, 1996 to
date.
Favourite ad: Levi's "creek".
Book: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake.
Album: Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake.
Website: eBay.
TV programme: Newsnight.
Magazine (professional): C: reepy, but Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Vintage Guitar (US).
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Lauren Laverne on XFM.
What car do you own?: Mini Cooper S works convertible.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
Favourite technology: A Variax (a guitar that models the sounds of many
others).
Greatest achievement: Maintaining a work-life balance.
Most humbling experience: Unemployment, twice.
What principle defines your working life?: Try to do unto others ...
Everyone's saying: ISBA's Mr Media, Wootton has helped the client body
steer a sensible course through issues such as TV's CRR mechanism and
all the debates about alcohol and food advertising. He might reasonably
have put himself forward for the ISBA DG job that became vacant in the
middle of the year, but though he wasn't handed the role he remains a
lynchpin of the organisation.

Wren, John
Job: President and chief executive, Omnicom Group.
Company: Omnicom Group, 437 Madison Ave New York, NY USA.
Work tel: +1 212 415 3672.
Born: July 1952.
Family: Married, two children.
Career history: Appointment as chief executive of the Diversified Agency
Services division of Omnicom in 1990 followed by election as president
of Omnicom in 1995 and chief executive in 1997.
Favourite ad: "Truth" by Savaglio TBWA Buenos Aires.
Book: Same as last year.
Album: Bob Dylan - Positively Fourth Street.
Website: It changes every day.
TV programme: House.
Magazine (professional): Still media agnostic.
Magazine (pleasure): Still media agnostic.
Daily newspaper Still media agnostic.
Sunday newspaper All of them.
Breakfast radio show: I don't listen to breakfast radio. Listen to music
and read the news.
What car do you own?: My clients.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Benjamin Franklin.
Favourite technology: My cell phone.
Greatest achievement: To be decided.
Most humbling experience: Becoming a father.
What principle defines your working life?: Integrity.
Everyone's saying: Wren promised to do the job of running Omnicom for
ten years ... ten years ago. But few expect this not to be his last big
job. With his networks' creative reputations riding high in the Gunn
Report, the real challenge for Wren remains that of pushing integration
harder and faster.

Wyse, Sarah
Job: Chief executive, Forward.
Company: Forward, 84-1986 Regent Street, London W1B.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7292 5537.
Born: 1 February 1967.
Family: Husband.
Career history: Emap, 1992-1997; Forward 1997 to date.
Favourite ad: Undisclosed.
Book: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
Album: Andromeda Heights - Prefab Sprout.
Website: www.eleaston.com.
TV programme: The Sopranos.
Magazine (professional): None.
Magazine (pleasure): The Week.
Daily newspaper: None.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Alfa Romeo GTV, Fiat 500, Alfa Romeo Guilia
Spider.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Eddie Lampert.
Favourite technology: Undisclosed.
Greatest achievement: Undisclosed.
Most humbling experience: Undisclosed.
What principle defines your working life?: Undisclosed.
Everyone's saying: Wyse's year was dominated by the Barclays DM roster
review. Forward held on to the bank's customer magazine business through
a deal with its DM agency EHS Brann.

Y
Young, Alan
Job: Executive creative director, St Luke's.
Company: St Luke's, 22 Dukes Road, London Wc1h.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7380 8888.
Born: 12 May 1965.
Family: Wife Plum; Damson (eight), Celeste (five) and Marnie (eight
months).
Career history: DMB&B; Chiat Day London; St Luke's.
Favourite ad: Apple "crazy ones".
Book: Anything by Stefan Zwieg.
Album: Right now, some old school-house stuff from Billy Nasty.
Website: The stumble button on Firefox.
TV programme: C4's Mindshock.
Magazine (professional): Tank.
Magazine (pleasure): Tank.
Daily newspaper Financial Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Magic. You should try it.
What car do you own?: Audi Q7.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Right now, Jonathan Kneebone.
Favourite technology: Mozilla Firefox's Stumble application.
Greatest achievement: Getting into this business.
Most humbling experience: Working with smart people brings new
humiliations daily.
What principle defines your working life?: Love your audience.
Everyone's saying: Now the sole Al Young in adland (following the
departure of FCB's creative director), when he hasn't been pitching,
Young has devoted time in 2006 to chairing The Creative Juice Awards.

Z
Zacharias, Ivan
Job: Director, Stink.
Company: Stink, 1 Alfred Mews, London, W1T.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7462 4000.
Born: 19 October 1971.
Family: Undisclosed.
Career history: While still a student at Prague's FAMU film academy, I
was offered the chance to direct ads. Highlights include work for Land
Rover and VW and the war-themed ad for Stella Artois.
Favourite ad: Undisclosed.
Book: Rules of golf.
Album: Always the last I buy.
Website: mobile.de.
TV programme: Nothing regular, don't watch much of TV.
Magazine (professional): Don't read any.
Magazine (pleasure): Architekt.
Daily newspaper: Idovky.
Sunday newspaper: There is no paper on Sunday in Czech.
Breakfast radio show: No radio at home.
What car do you own?: Undisclosed.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Undisclosed.
Favourite technology: Remote control of any kind.
Greatest achievement: My son.
Most humbling experience: Having to show my arse to the committee when I
tried to avoid national service.
What principle defines your working life?: Three jobs a year.
Everyone's saying: While he might not be the most prolific director
working in the UK, Zacharias rarely makes a wrong decision in taking on
a script. He's unquestionably one of the top five directors of the
moment.

Zitter, Guy
Job: Managing director, Daily Mail, commercial director, Associated
Newspapers.
Company: Associated Newspapers, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street,
London W8.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7938 6000.
Born: 26 February 1954.
Family: Wife Julie; son Gordon (16); daughter Suzannah (13); dog Dazzle
(blind).
Career history: Night club proprietor 1976-1979. Ad sales, Express Group
then Mail on Sunday, 1980-1989. Ad sales director, Daily Mail,
1989-1994. Managing director, Daily Mail, 1994-2006. Commercial
director, Associated Newspapers, 2004 to date.
Favourite ad: Any of the many ads that put up the Daily Mail circulation
(and didn't cost a lot).
Book: I like good science fiction.
Album: Mostly Rock and Roll, eg ZZ Top or Bryan Adams.
Website: dailymail.co.uk will get there, and the others I should not
mention.
TV programme: There is not much on at the moment.
Magazine (professional): Everyone puts Campaign, so I will put Marketing
Week to see if you print it.
Magazine (pleasure): The Economist.
Daily newspaper: Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Metro.
Sunday newspaper: The Mail On Sunday and, surprisingly, The Observer and
The Business.
Breakfast radio show: Radio 4, Capital, Heart, Virgin, Classic.
What car do you own?: Jaguar XJ V8 Supercharged.
Most-admired entrepreneur: I try not to kiss arse in public, but I do
know some very clever people.
Favourite technology: Vacu Vin.
Greatest achievement: Persuading my wife to marry me and staying married
while going broke, and being managing director of the Daily Mail for 12
years.
Most humbling experience: Nearly going bust in 1989 via Lloyds of
London. Being teased by my children after being called a "gnome-like
bully" in a grubby trade magazine (this one).
What principle defines your working life?: Tell it how it is and have
fun because it's not a rehearsal.
Everyone's saying: The gnome-like bully is one of the media world's big
characters. He talks a tough game but has a reputation for being fair.

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