HOW TO GET AHEAD: MY GURU - Linda Walmsley, associate director of Walton Churchhill Search & Selection, nominates Carolyn McCall, the deputy managing director of The Guardian

Linda Walmsley recently left her role as northern ad manager for the Guardian Media Group.

Linda Walmsley recently left her role as northern ad manager for

the Guardian Media Group.



But it will be a while before she forgets her former boss, Carolyn

McCall.



’I first met Carolyn when she was an ad planning executive and I was a

sales executive in Manchester. I can genuinely say I have enjoyed

watching her rise up the ranks. She understood and supported me.



’Carolyn is one of those people who instantly understands what you are

saying, and quickly tells you whether she agrees or disagrees. For

someone so busy, she is also great at making time.



I knew that as soon as I called up she’d be there to help me out.’



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