The A List 2007. (8 of 12)

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Kean, Jacqui
Job: Global brand marketing manager, The Economist.
Company: The Economist Group, 25 St James's Street, London SW1A.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7830 7121.
Born: Classified.
Family: Yes.
Career history: Various marketing roles within P&O group and then
head of advertising and brand at P&O European Ferries, 1989-1997.
Advertising manager, Amerada, 1997-1999.
Senior marketing manager, Eurotunnel, 1999-2000.
Brand marketing manager, The Economist, 2000-2005. Global brand
marketing manager, The Economist, 2005 to date.
Favourite ad: Guinness "surfer" (at the cinema).
Book: The Story of St Michele by Axel Munthe.
Album: The Beatles' Revolver.
Website: Amazon.
TV programme: The West Wing.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): The Economist.
Daily newspaper: Don't read one. Get daily news online.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: None.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Douglas Clark, a friend from Scotland who
designs, manufactures and exports forestry and timber handling equipment
for world markets.
Favourite technology: iPod nano.
Greatest achievement: Eventually managing to stay upright on a
windsurfer.
Most humbling experience: Helping out in a children's home in Glasgow.
What principle defines your working life?: Do as you would be done by.
Everyone's saying: That recent bursts of the famous white-on-red ad
campaign are true to form shows that Kean keeps the bar high for AMV's
creative department. "Jordan" and "stuck in lift" both bagged silvers in
Cannes.

Keenan, Paul
Job: Chief executive, Emap Consumer Media.
Company: Emap Consumer Media, Endeavour House, 189 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London WC2H.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7859 8643.
Born: 29 December 1963.
Family: Growing faster.
Career history: Elan; Emap Metro; Emap Consumer Media. Chief executive,
Emap Digital, 2000 to date.
What principle defines your working life?: Don't confuse activity with
progress.
Further details: Not supplied.
Everyone's saying: Keenan's track record for launching successful
magazines continued this year with rises in circulation for both Heat
and Closer. His sharp business mind and sense of humour continue to
impress agencies and advertisers alike.

Kelly, Jim
Job: Managing partner, United London.
Company: United London, The Griffin Building, 83 Clerkenwell Road,
London EC1R.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7915 7575.
Born: 10 December 1954.
Family: Wife Lynne. Daughters Lucy, Alice and Georgia.
Career history: 1976-1978: Waseys; 1978-1982: Saatchi & Saatchi;
1982-1993: GGT; 1993-2005: Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe; 2006 to date:
United London.
Favourite ad: Heineken "the water in Majorca".
Book: Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer.
Album: Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan.
Website: Planet-F1.com.
TV programme: Top Gear.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): The Word.
Daily newspaper: thelondonpaper.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: 1958 Porsche 356A coupé, ú20k ono. No rust.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Luke Johnson.
Favourite technology: My G5.
Greatest achievement: Getting into advertising.
Most humbling experience: Simultaneously receiving rejection letters
from JWT, Leo Burnett and BMP.
What principle defines your working life?: Trust your instincts.
Everyone's saying: He's had a terrible year at United, but you don't get
12.5 per cent of an agency for under ú10,000 unless it's in a pretty
messy state. His business acumen, charm, charisma ansd energy should
help him come out of the current malaise with a smile, however.

Kershaw, David
Job: Chief executive, M&C Saatchi.
Company: M&C Saatchi, 36 Golden Square, London W1F.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7543 4500.
Born: 26 February 1954.
Family: Wife Clare; son Tom (nine); daughter Emma (eight).
Career history: Trainee, to account supervisor, Wasey Campbell-Ewald
,1977-1980. Account director to chief executive, Saatchi & Saatchi
UK, 1980-1995.
Favourite ad: British Airways "face".
Book: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby.
Album: Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Website: www.newsnow.co.uk/newsfeed/?name=Arsenal&
x=4&y=6.
TV programme: Sky Sports News.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): The Spectator.
Daily newspaper: Daily Mirror.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Saab 93.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Maurice Saatchi.
Favourite technology: BlackBerry.
Greatest achievement: Helping to set up M&C Saatchi.
Most humbling experience: Meeting Arsene Wenger.
What principle defines your working life?: Enjoy it.
Everyone's saying: As one of the industry's biggest characters, and most
experienced managers, the obsessive Arsenal fan's presence is still
valuable at M&C - but how much longer can so many senior names be
kept on the payroll?

King, David
Job: Executive director, Telegraph Group.
Company: Telegraph Group, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7538 7102.
Born: 6 November 1959.
Family: Wife Amanda plus Poppy and Alfie (aged six and three).
Career history: Ulster; Granada; Yershon; Carat; Emap; Telegraph.
Favourite ad: Guinness "white horses".
Book: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks.
Album: Motown.
Website: telegraph.co.uk.
TV programme: Minder.
Magazine (professional): This is a trick question.
Magazine (pleasure): Saturday Telegraph Magazine.
Daily newspaper: The Daily Telegraph.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Telegraph.
Breakfast radio show: Jonathan Ross on Radio 2.
What car do you own?: Mercedes Estate for the family.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Any successful one - it's a brave thing to
do.
Favourite technology: Mobile phone.
Greatest achievement: Not yet achieved.
Most humbling experience: When good people get hurt.
What principle defines your working life?: Culture delivers strategy.
Everyone's saying: A respected salesman, King has brought much needed
steel to the Telegraph's operation. His talent has ensured that he's
avoided several Telegraph staff culls though he lacks the charisma of
some of his rivals.

King, Steve
Job: Chief executive, worldwide, Zenith-Optimedia.
Company: ZenithOptimedia, 24 Percy Street, London W1T.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7961 1000.
Born: 8 August 1959.
Family: Wife Kerry; children Camilla, Hannah, Victoria, Patrick and
Spencer.
Career history: Sales executive, HTV, 1981-1983. Media buyer, Dorland,
1983-1985. McCormicks (Publicis), 1985-1986; Media manager, Dorland,
1986-1987. Founding director, Zenith Media UK, 1987-1991. Head of TV
buying to deputy managing director, Zenith Media UK, 1991-1994. General
manager/chief operating officer, Zenith Media New York, 1994-1997. Chief
executive Zenith Media Europe, 1997-2001. Chief executive,
ZenithOptimedia EMEA, 2001-2004. Chief executive, worldwide,
ZenithOptimedia, 2004 to date.
Favourite ad: John Smiths' - all of them.
Book: Times Atlas of the World.
Album: The Clash - London Calling.
Website: bbc.co.uk.
TV programme: The Sopranos.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): Vanity Fair.
Daily newspaper: The Daily Telegraph.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Five Live.
What car do you own?: Five (but I do have five children).
Most-admired entrepreneur: Charles Dunstone.
Favourite technology: Sky.
Greatest achievement: Being married for 20 years.
Most humbling experience: Being sent out to buy Christine Walker
cigarettes.
What principle defines your working life?: Get the right people on the
bus.
Everyone's saying: King continues to preside over the strengthening of
the ZenithOptimedia network, with troubleshooting becoming less onerous
than when he first inherited the chief executive role from John Perriss.
His straightforward manner and ability to make friends both with clients
and internally seems to go down well with his Publicis paymasters.

Kitcatt, Paul
Job: Creative partner, Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw.
Company: Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw, 48-50 St John Street, London
EC1M.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7012 3952.
Born: 1 August 1957.
Family: Yes.
Career history: Bookseller, 1979-1983. Teacher, 1984-1989. Copywriter,
Brann 1989-1992. Exeutive creative director, Brann,1992-1997. Managing
director, Brann London, 1997-1999. Executive creative director, 141,
1999-2000. Creative partner, Kitcatt Nohr, 2002 to date.
Favourite ad: Heineken "blues singer".
Book: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence
Sterne.
Album: Hunky Dory - David Bowie.
Website: The Rocking Vicar.
TV programme: The Koala Brothers.
Magazine (professional): New Scientist.
Magazine (pleasure): London Review of Books.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: None.
Breakfast radio show: Farming Today.
What car do you own?: Seat Alhambra.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Favourite technology: The bicycle.
Greatest achievement: Playing the piano.
Most humbling experience: Becoming a father.
What principle defines your working life?: Listen.
Everyone's saying: Historically over-reliant on not-for-profit clients,
2006 saw wins from M&G, Citroen and Waitrose. All present Kitcatt
with the canvass to flex a little creative muscle going forward.

Klein, Debbie
Job: Chief executive, WCRS.
Company: WCRS, 5 Golden Square, London W1F.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7806 5000.
Born: 10 August 1968.
Family: Husband Max and daughter Natasha.
Career history: AC Nielsen, 1990-1992. Planner, Saatchi & Saatchi,
1992-1997. Planner to chief executive, WCRS, 1997 to date.
Favourite ad: BMW "drawing pins".
Book: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry.
Album: Golden Brown, The Stranglers.
Website: epicurious.com.
TV programme: The West Wing.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): Vanity Fair.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Magic.
What car do you own?: BMW.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Ricardo Semler.
Favourite technology: My juicer.
Greatest achievement: Giving birth.
Most humbling experience: Giving birth.
What principle defines your working life?: Cool head, firm hand and warm
heart.
Everyone's saying: The quietly determined Klein needs to establish her
managerial profile in an agency still dominated by its illustrious - and
male - founders. Her no-nonsense style and her chairing role at Wacl
should help in this task.

Kleinman, Daniel
Job: Director, Rattling Stick.
Company: Rattling Stick, 39-43 Brewer Street, London W1F.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7851 2000.
Born: 23 December 1955.
Family: Jude (wife), Kitty (dog), Art (underdog).
Career history: Illustrator, 1977-1982; director, 1982-2006.
Favourite ad: The trite answer is the one I'm currently working on.
Book: Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls: True Stories of Castaways and
Other Survivors by Edward Leslie.
Album: Fess: the Professor Longhair Anthology.
Website: emusic.com.
TV programme: Sadly, Universtiy Challenge.
Magazine (professional): Campaign, simper.
Magazine (pleasure): History Today.
Daily newspaper: The Independent.
Sunday newspaper: Don't read them.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Jaguar.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Napoleon.
Favourite technology: Bottle opener.
Greatest achievement: Staying even tempered.
Most humbling experience: Travelling and working in foreign areas of
poverty; we're lucky.
What principle defines your working life?: Do your best.
Everyone's saying: London's hardest working but least flashy director
has teamed up with one of the hottest of the new generation of directors
- Ringan Ledwidge. The pair is sure to get a look at all the best
scripts in town.

Klues, Jack
Job: Chairman, Publicis Groupe Media.
Company: Publicis Groupe Media, 35 West Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60601
USA.
Work tel: +1 312 220 3535.
Born: 12 August 1954.
Family: Wife Elizabeth; children Jordan and Corinn.
Career history: Began at Leo Burnett in 1977 and formed Starcom in 1997.
Favourite ad: Undisclosed.
Book: Undisclosed.
Album: Undisclosed.
Website: Undisclosed.
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: Klues is one of the true heavyweights of the US media
industry - having launched Starcom in the 80s - and he continues to be
venerated both inside and outside the group.

Knox, Tom
Job: Managing director, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners.
Company: Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, 25 Wellington
Street, London WC2.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7438 4049.
Born: 8 October 1964.
Family: Not yet.
Career history: Delaney Fletcher Delaney, 1987-1990. Bozell New York,
1990-1991. Chiat/Day, 1991-1995. DFSD! Bozell, 1995-2000. Delaney Lund
Knox Warren & Partners 2000 to date.
Favourite ad: Halifax "sex bomb".
Book: Tom Jones by Henry Fielding.
Album: The Beatles - Revolver.
Website: www.spurs.co.uk.
TV programme: Rising Damp.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): The New Yorker.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Aston Martin DB 9 Volante.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Steve Jobs.
Favourite technology: Books.
Greatest achievement: Dealing with hair loss.
Most humbling experience: Hair loss.
What principle defines your working life?: Tell it how it is.
Everyone's saying: Although fiercely intellectual, Knox's natural
humility prevents him from being intimidating. He loves urban living and
has just renovated a house, subsequently featured in Grand Designs, no
less.

Kuropatwa, Alex
Job: Joint managing director, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners.
Company: Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, 25 Wellington
Street, London WC2E.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7438 4057.
Born: 1 November 1970.
Family: Mum, dad, three brothers.
Career history: Account manager to account director, Delaney Fletcher
Bozell, 1994-1998. Business school, 1998-2000. Highland Diamonds, South
Africa, 2000-2002. New business to joint managing director, Delaney Lund
Knox Warren & Partners, 2002 to date.
Favourite ad: BA "red eye".
Book: The Code of the Woosters by PGWodehouse.
Album: Undisclosed
Website: IG Index.
TV programme: 24.
Magazine (professional): Harvard Business Review.
Magazine (pleasure): Undisclosed.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Volkswagen Golf.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Ray Kroc.
Favourite technology: Got to be the BlackBerry.
Greatest achievement: Still waiting.
Most humbling experience: An ugly incident in Paris involving a
chandelier, pogoing and a Communards song.
What principle defines your working life?: To fail is to aim low and
miss.
Everyone's saying: Tall and well-spoken Kuropatwa is a key senior player
at DLKW. After winning the Morrison's account some say he may be less
likely to crop up at WPP, despite his friendship with Sir Martin
Sorrell's son.

Kydd, James
Job: Managing director, marketing, ntl/Virgin Mobile.
Company: ntl/Virgin Mobile, 48 Leicester Square, London WC2H.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7484 4300.
Born: 17 September 1959.
Family: Wife plus three kids.
Career history: Board account director, Euro RSCG, 1982-1993.
Advertising manager, Virgin Atlantic, 1993-1994. Marketing director,
Virgin Cola, 1994-1999. Brand director, now managing director,
marketing, Virgin mobile, 1999 to date.
Favourite ad: It's a tie between Virgin Mobile "Wyclef - you ain't my
real daddy" and Honda "cog".
Book: Wonderland Avenue by Danny Sugarman.
Album: Faithless - Sunday 8pm.
Website: europebynet.com.
TV programme: Adult Swim.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): The Week.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian, The Sun.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Christian O'Connell.
What car do you own?: Volkswagen Golf.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Richard Branson.
Favourite technology: Mobile.
Greatest achievement: Helping to make Virgin Mobile a success and
surviving the first month at ntl.
Most humbling experience: Visiting CIDA university in Cape Town - the
first university for the really disadvantaged.
What principle defines your working life?: Enjoy it even when it looks
unlikely.
Everyone's saying: The affable Kydd is a fan of brave, provocative work
but has a mammoth task ahead of him. The merger of ntl and Telewest
leaves Kydd with the responsibility of rolling out a smorgasboard of
services while overseeing the adoption of the Virgin name across the
company's consumer operations.

Kyffin, David
Job: Managing director, direct and digital, Group M.
Company: Group M, 124 Theobalds Road, London WC1X.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7158 5011.
Born: 5 April 1956.
Family: Wife and son (eight).
Career history: 1977: Smiths Industries. 1980: RAC marketing operations
manager. 1981: Lonsdale Advertising suit. 1983: Butler Dennis Garland
account director. 1988: Adlink marketing director.
1992: Direct TV/TMB Direct/now called Direct Mediacom. 2006: Group M.
Favourite ad: Hamlet "photo booth".
Book: Stalingrad by Antony Beevor... just the sheer scale.
Album: Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones.
Website: Primelocation.
TV programme: Frasier.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Private Eye.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: None.
What car do you own?: Jeep Cherokee.
Most-admired entrepreneur: All of them.
Favourite technology: Over and under shotgun (it's more accurate than a
side by side).
Greatest achievement: Building,with my colleagues, what is now Direct
Mediacom into a ú200 million-plus company from scratch.
Most humbling experience: Being fired by our AOL client years ago
without knowing why. An employee had responded to an urgent client media
request with the immortal words: "I will bike you round a Brad and you
can do it yourself."
What principle defines your working life?: Improve your clients'
campaign results.
Everyone's saying: David Kyffin was another one of the seemingly endless
stream of MediaCom stalwarts plucked from the agency to perform in a
bigger role in the Group M management structure at the beginning of the
year. Kyffin is cementing a reputation for himself as one of the most
impressive thinkers in digital.

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Lambert, Guy
Job: Managing director, Ogilvy & Mather.
Company: Ogilvy & Mather, 10 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London
E14.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7566 7029.
Born: 14 November 1965.
Family: Wife and daughter.
Career history: O&M Direct; O&M London; Euro RSCG; Red Cell;
Ogilvy Asia; OgilvyOne London; O&M London.
Favourite ad: All Economist ads.
Book: I don't read books.
Album: Legend - the Best of Bob Marley.
Website: eBay.
TV programme: Little Britain.
Magazine (professional): Private Eye!
Magazine (pleasure): Top Gear.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Johnny Vaughan on Capital FM.
What car do you own?: Ford and Mini.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Richard Branson.
Favourite technology: iPod.
Greatest achievement: Getting this job.
Most humbling experience: Starting out in the postroom delivering mail
to the likes of Andrew Robertson.
What principle defines your working life?: Cut through the crap and make
it happen.
Everyone's saying: The newly appointed managing director is determined
to build Ogilvy's presence in the London market, and about time, too.
But whether his direct marketing background will give the agency enough
spark has yet to be seen.

Lawson, Nick
Job: Group chief executive, MediaCom.
Company: MediaCom, 180 North Gower Street, London NW1.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7874 5745.
Born: 2 April 1965.
Family: Wife Juliet and kids Alfie and Ella.
Career history: Media assistant to group chief executive, MediaCom, 1991
to date.
Favourite ad: The Guardian "skinhead".
Book: Undisclosed.
Album: Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division.
Website: BBC Sport.
TV programme: The Sopranos.
Magazine (professional): Campaign... obviously.
Magazine (pleasure): Today's Golfer.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Undisclosed.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Allan Rich.
Favourite technology: iPod.
Greatest achievement: Winning at Nabs cricket (a long time ago!).
Most humbling experience: Undisclosed.
What principle defines your working life?: Team work.
Everyone's saying: Cricket-loving Lawson started the year as the
agency's new chief. Taking over from Stephen Allan, Lawson had big shoes
to fill. By all accounts he has risen to the challenge with staff - but
the agency needs to get back to its old momentum in 2007.

Lawson, Paul
Job: Managing director, Leo Burnett.
Company: Leo Burnett, Kensington Village, Avonmore Road, London W14.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7071 2000.
Born: 12 February 1967.
Family: Married with four children.
Career history:: Dispatch rider then William Hill trainee, 1985. Media
planner then account manager, Allen Brady & Marsh, 1985-1989.
Account supervisor, Lowe Howard-Spink, 1989-1991. Account director, Grey
London, 1991-1994. Account director to head of account management, WCRS,
1994-2000. Sloan Fellow, London Business School, 2000-2001. Managing
director, Galileo Brand Architecture, 2001-2002. Managing partner, Grey
London, 2002-2003. Group communications director to managing director
Leo Burnett, 2004 to date.
Favourite ad: The Memorex Tape ad that used The Skids' Into the Valley
soundtrack. Best casting and performance I've ever seen.
Book: The Secret History, Donna Tartt.
Album: All Mod Cons, The Jam.
Website: Muffy's World of Euphemisms - www.starma.com/penis/.
TV programme: Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): Private Eye.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Porsche Cayenne (am trading it in for a hybrid)
and a Vespa.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Madam CJ Walker, creator of a popular line of
African-American haircare products and America's first black female
millionaire.
Favourite technology: My electric toothbrush.
Greatest achievement: Marrying Emma.
Most humbling experience: Seeing all four of my children being born (not
all at once, obviously).
What principle defines your working life?: Be curious (as in discovery
not mental-ness).
Everyone's saying: The Burnett funny-man has been working hard to keep
the spirits of his agency up. New business was disappointing despite a
lot of hard graft.

Learman, Simon
Job: Executive creative director, McCann Erickson.
Company: McCann Erickson, 7 Herbrand Street London WC1N.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7837 3737.
Born: 24 March 1966.
Family: Wife Debbie; kids Sophie (11), Jake (nine).
Career history: Saatchi & Saatchi; Ogilvy & Mather; BMP DDB.
Favourite ad: The Guardian "points of view".
Book: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
Album: London Calling by The Clash.
Website: Amazon.
TV programme: 24, The West Wing (RIP), NYPD Blue.
Magazine (professional): Campaign, Wired, The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveller,
Wallpaper*.
Daily newspaper: The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Evening
Standard.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: A Moyles/Radio 4/O'Connell combo.
What car do you own?: Mercedes SL.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Rick Rubin (Def Jam).
Favourite technology: Sky+.
Greatest achievement: Raising two brilliant kids to somehow believe that
I'm very funny.
Most humbling experience: Being held up at gunpoint in Sÿao Paulo.
What principle defines your working life?: Inside every problem is a
solution fighting to get out.
Everyone's saying: Learman and his partner Brian Fraser have finally got
the helm of one of the UK's largest creative departments. 2007 will
reveal if they have earned it.

Ledwidge, Ringan
Job: Director, Rattling Stick.
Company: Rattling Stick, 39-43 Brewer Street, London W1F.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7851 2000.
Born: 24 May 1971.
Family: Undisclosed.
Career history: Various ads over the past ten years, (Lynx, Adidas,
Nike, Volkswagen, Fox, Guinness and many others).
Favourite ad: Anything with a chimp in it.
Book: MrVertigo by PaulAuster.
Album: Stone Roses, Stone Roses.
Website: www.liverpoolfc.tv.
TV programme: Porridge.
Magazine (professional): American Cinematographer.
Magazine (pleasure): Don't have one.
Daily newspaper: The Sun.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Five Live.
What car do you own?: Old 70s Merc.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Del Boy.
Favourite technology: Swingball.
Greatest achievement: Being at Liverpool's Champions League Final in
Istanbul.
Most humbling experience: Wouldn't want to go there; it's for best mates
only.
What principle defines your working life?: Fear.
Everyone's saying: Now that his first feature film is under his belt,
the sought-after Ledwidge is refocusing on commercials again. With his
business partner Daniel Kleinman, his new production company, Rattling
Stick, is an interesting development.

Leih, Gary
Job: Group chairman and chief executive, Ogilvy Group UK.
Company: Ogilvy Group UK, 10 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7345 3225.
Born: 10 December 1958.
Family: Wife Sharon; daughters Alexis (22) and Caitlin (21).
Career history: Group account director, Ogilvy Johannesburg,
1986-1989. Co-founder, The White House, 1989-1994.
New-business director, Campaign Palace, 1994-1995. partner in Batey
Kazoo, 1995-1999. Managing director, TBWA, Sydney, 1999-2001. Group
managing director, Ogilvy South Africa, 2001-2005. Chairman and chief
executive, Ogilvy Group UK, 2005 to date.
Favourite ad: Budweiser "real men of genius".
Book: Any book by Tim Winton.
Album: Any album by David Gray.
Website: Wineestates.com.
TV programme: Grand Designs.
Magazine (professional): Harvard Business Review.
Magazine (pleasure): Vanity Fair.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: I do not listen to breakfast radio.
What car do you own?: None.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Sir Martin Sorrell (of course !).
Favourite technology: Denon hi-fi.
Greatest achievement: My girls.
Most humbling experience: Campaign magazine.
What principle defines your working life?: Do the right thing.
Everyone's saying: The ebullient South African has really shaken things
up since he began his tenure at the Ogilvy Group. He's tapped OgilvyOne
to buoy up O&M, but given the popularity of integrated offerings
these days, that's no bad thing.

Lerwill, Robert
Job: Chief executive, Aegis Group.
Company: Aegis Group, 43-45 Portman Square, London W1H.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7070 7700.
Born: 21 January 1952.
Family: Wife and five children.
Career history: Arthur Andersen, 1973-1986; WPP, 1986-1996; Cable &
Wireless, 1996-2003; Aegis Group, 2004 to date.
Favourite ad: 100-second Renault Clio spot.
Book: The Leonard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa.
Album: Stars - Simply Red.
Website: YouTube.
TV programme: Coronation Street.
Magazine (professional): The Economist.
Magazine (pleasure): Car.
Daily newspaper: Financial Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Telegraph.
Breakfast radio show: Magic FM.
What car do you own?: Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Adrian Chedore.
Favourite technology: iPod docking speakers.
Greatest achievement: Five kids.
Most humbling experience: Five kids.
What principle defines your working life?: Get it sorted out.
Everyone's saying: The down-to-earth and approachable Lerwill has spent
much of 2006 attempting to ward off Vincent Bolloré's attempts to get
representation on the Aegis board. Lerwill has been successful to date,
and overall his company's impressive 2006 has only served to make Aegis
more attractive to potential bidders.

Levy, Maurice
Job: Chairman and chief executive, Publicis Groupe.
Company: Publicis Groupe, 133 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 75008.
Work tel: +33 1 44 43 70 73.
Details: Not supplied.
Everyone's saying: The Gallic charmer embodies his group in a way
unmatched by anybody except his great rival, Sir Martin Sorrell. He
recently committed himself to Publicis Groupe until 2010, but his naming
of Olivier Fleurot at Publicis' helm may well mark the emergence of a
succession plan.

Lidstone, Russ
Job: Chief strategic officer, Euro RSCG London.
Company: Euro RSCG London, Cupola House, 15 Alfred Place, London WC1E.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7257 6006.
Born: 16 March 1970.
Family: Wife Amanda; daughter Ella; son Harvey.
Career history: Ethnographic researcher for Coca-Cola, 1992-1993.
Planner at McCanns, 1993-1996. Butterfield Day Devito Hockney,
1996-1999. HHCL & Partners, 1999-2001. Head of planning at Lowe,
2001-2005, and JWT, 2005-2006. Became chief strategic officer at Euro
RSCG in April 2006.
Favourite ad: Depends on the day that you ask me - today it's probably
Union Carbide "chick".
Book: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
Album: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, David Bowie.
Website: www.lfhs.org.uk.
TV programme: The West Wing (RIP).
Magazine (professional): Harvard Business Review.
Magazine (pleasure): The Observer Music Magazine.
Daily newspaper: The Sun.
Sunday newspaper: News of the World and The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: n/a.
What car do you own?: Battered old Mercedes E-Class estate.
Most-admired entrepreneur: All of them.
Favourite technology: My iPod.
Greatest achievement: See above, under "Family".
Most humbling experience: Sitting in an intensive-care unit.
What principle defines your working life?: Try to create something that
you're proud of with nice talented people, and ensure you have a laugh
along the way.
Everyone's saying: Along with his longstanding industry wingman Mark
Cadman, Lidstone had his work cut out for him when he took on the Euro
RSCG job. He has put in a competent performance so far, although the
agency's failure to net the Morrison's business will have been a bitter
pill to swallow - retail is supposed to be Lidstone's speciality.

Lindsay, Tim
Job: Chairman, Publicis UK.
Company: Publicis UK, 82 Baker Street, London W1U.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7830 3886.
Born: 16 February 1956.
Family: Wife Caroline; children Ben, Georgia, Ella and Jessica.
Career history: Joint managing director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty,
1989-1991. Chief executive, Lowe Howard-Spink, 1995-1998. President,
Lowe Worldwide, 2000-2003.
Favourite ad: Levi's "launderette".
Book: The Border Trilogy, Cormac McCarthy.
Album: The Stone Roses.
Website: magicseaweed.com.
TV programme: Footballers' Wives.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Bike.
Daily newspaper: The Guardian.
Sunday newspaper: The Observer.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Renault Espace; Aston Martin DB7.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Bill Gates.
Favourite technology: Corkscrew.
Greatest achievement: Leaving Lowe in 2003.
Most humbling experience: Parenthood.
What principle defines your working life?: Behave decently.
Everyone's saying: Using all of his vast experience, the charming yet
spikey Lindsay is keeping a steady hand on the tiller at Publicis,
though MFI was a blow. His next task is to impress his new boss, Richard
Pinder.

Little, Sue
J: ob: Chief executive, McCann Erickson Communications House.
Company: McCann Erickson Communications House, Bonis Hall, Prestbury,
Cheshire SK10.
Work tel: +44 (0)1625 822200.
Born: 25 November 1955.
Family: Husband Neil.
Career history: Pre-1984: AH Knowles; Stowe Bowden, Harrison Cowley.
Post-1984:Royds Manchester; Universal McCann (managing director)/McCann
Erickson Manchester; McCann Erickson Communications House (chief
executive).
Favourite ad: Smash "Martians".
Book: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes.
Album: Eagles Greatest Hits.
Website: Expedia.
TV programme: Absolutely Fabulous.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Condé Nast Traveller.
Daily newspaper: Daily Mail.
Sunday newspaper: The Mail on Sunday.
Breakfast radio show: Radio 2.
What car do you own?: BMW 630i.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Richard Branson.
Favourite technology: iPod Shuffle.
Greatest achievement: Running the Race for Life.
Most humbling experience: Touring India.
What principle defines your working life?: Live for today.
Everyone's saying: Little is notoriously publicity-shy, much to the
chagrin of the wider McCann network. After all, she runs the largest
regional agency in the UK, an extension of the McCann machine that seems
to sail effortlessly on. Surely that's something to make a song and
dance about.

Lockett, Nick
Job: Chairman, BLM and Columbus Media International.
Company: BLM and Columbus Media International, 50 Marshall Street,
London W1F.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7440 0151.
Born: 21 April 1952.
Family: Wife Georgie; sons James (26), Olly (23), Archie(three) and
Oscar (one).
Career history: Director at Saatchi & Saatchi until 1988; Founding
director, Zenith, 1988-1990; Chairman BLM and Columbus Media
International, 1990 to date.
Favourite ad: Honda Diesel "hate something, change something".
Book: Michelin Guide.
Album: Jeff Buckley - Grace.
Website: FT.com.
TV programme: Tribe.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): The Week.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Radios 2 and 4.
What car do you own?: E-Type Jaguar.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Richard Branson.
Favourite technology: iPod.
Greatest achievement: Launching BLM.
Most humbling experience: The births of my four boys.
What principle defines your working life?: Make things happen!
Everyone's saying: The laconic Lockett spent much of 2006 spearheading
BLM's involvement in the launch of independent media network Columbus,
which combined 13 independent agencies across North America and Europe.
He then became chairman of the network.

London-Rowell, Tracie
Job: Director of film, TV and advertising, Universal Music.
Company: Universal Music, 364-366 High Street Kensington, London W8.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7471 5314.
Born: 23 December 1974.
Family: Husband and two dogs Pele and Lola.
Career history: Undisclosed.
Favourite ad: Guinness "surfer".
Book: Absolute Beginners by Colin McInnes.
Album: Fever to Tell, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Website: www.edenrock.co.uk.
TV programme: Sex in the City.
Magazine (professional): Q.
Magazine (pleasure): Vogue.
Daily newspaper: Daily Mail.
Sunday newspaper: The Mail on Sunday.
Breakfast radio show: Chris Moyles.
What car do you own?: Bmw 321 convertible.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Bill Gates.
Favourite technology: Mac G4 PowerBook.
Greatest achievement: Representing my country at the Olympics.
Most humbling experience: Working for Crisis at Christmas.
What principle defines your working life?: I'm not here to make
friends... just money!
Everyone's saying: With a phone book that includes Bono and Elton, the
indomitable London-Rowell is among the most powerful people in music.
Working hard with right-hand man Mark Robinson to build bridges with
adland and find fame for bands and brands.

Long, Nigel
Job: Chief executive, Naked Commu-nications.
Company: Naked Communications, 159-179 St John Street, London EC1V.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7336 8084.
Born: 10 February 1959.
Family: Jenny, Sophie and Hattie.
Career history: Board director, Lansdown Euro Ellis, 1983-1987. Client
services director, WCRS, 1987-1994. Chief executive, Partners BDDH,
1994-2004. Chief executive, Euro RSCG London, 2004-2006.
Non-executive director, Naked, Partners Andrews Aldridge and
Harringtons.
Favourite ad: Harley Davidson "if" press ad by Partners BDDH.
Book: It's Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong.
Album: Albums are so last year; I Shuffle.
Website: primelocation.com.
TV programme: Dragon's Den.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Country Life.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: None.
What car do you own?: Porsche 911, cabriolet. Mercedes-Benz ML 320.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Georgio Armani. Love or hate the clothes, he
still owns: 100 per cent of a billion-dollar company and has never
compromised his creativity.
Favourite technology: Mobile phone.
Greatest achievement: Sanity.
Most humbling experience: Hospitals.
What principle defines your working life?: Work hard, be original and
look after those around you.
Everyone's saying: Long took his time in deciding to return to a
full-time executive role after leaving Euro RSCG London but his
knowledge of the industry and his experience in growing agencies should
prove invaluable to Naked. And it was about time they hired someone who
knows how to wear a suit.

Lowther, James
Job: Founding partner, M&C Saatchi.
Company: M&C Saatchi, 36 Golden Square, London W1F.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7543 4598.
Born: 27 January 1947.
Family: Wife Karen; children Natasha, Jemmy, Mamie and Oona.
Career history: Saatchi & Saatchi, 1977-1995 (creative director and
deputy chairman 1991-1995). M&C Saatchi: founder and creative
director, 1995-2000; chairman, 2000-2005.
Favourite ad: Charles Saatchi's "fly" ad.
Book: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.
Album: The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's LonelyHearts Club Band.
Website: holdenby.com.
TV programme: Any news programme.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Country Life.
Daily newspaper: The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror.
Sunday newspaper: The Sunday Times.
Breakfast radio show: Today.
What car do you own?: Jaguar Sovereign.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Steve Jobs.
Favourite technology: iPod and my midi keyboard.
Greatest achievement: Winning an Ivor Novello Award and restoring a
bedraggled historic house.
Most humbling experience: Ditto.
What principle defines your working life?: The person who succeeds is
not always the one with the highest talent but the one with the highest
standards.
Everyone's saying: Lowther is another member of the bulbous top-tier of
management at M&C, but an intelligent one who will be missed if he ever
leaves.

Lund, Mark
Job: Chief executive, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners.
Company: Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, 25 Wellington
Street, London WC2.
Work tel: +44 (0)20 7438 4007.
Born: 10 April 1959.
Family: Kate, Oliver (ten) and Elspeth (eight).
Career history: DLKW since 2000; Lintas,CDP and Eurocom before that.
Favourite ad: Metropolitan Police "turn the other cheek".
Book: Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend.
Album: Magazine - Secondhand Daylight.
Website: bbc.co.uk.
TV programme: US Masters Golf coverage on the second sunday in April
from 9pm on BBC2.
Magazine (professional): Campaign.
Magazine (pleasure): Car.
Daily newspaper: The Times.
Sunday newspaper: Weekend Financial Times.
Breakfast radio show: Johnny Vaughan on Capital.
What car do you own?: Vauxhall Signum, Porsche Carrera.
Most-admired entrepreneur: Greg Delaney, Tom Knox, Richard Warren,
Malcolm Green ,Gary Betts.
Favourite technology: King Cobra SZ 440 golf club with Aldila reg flex
graphite shaft and cord grip.
Greatest achievement: Professionally - helping to found DLKW. Personally
- persuading Kate to marry me.
Most humbling experience: Too many to mention.
What principle defines your working life?: Do as you would be done by.
Everyone's saying: He's a gifted and smooth agency manager, but the
pressure for growth now the agency has sold its independence has become
relentless. The Morrison's win saved the day.

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