Ian Haworth

Ian Haworth

Global creative lead, WPP Team GSK

Wunderman Thompson

Contact me
  • 07500 571730
  • hawian
  • London, United Kingdom
Work email

ian.haworth@wppteamgsk.com

Bye-bye the decade with no name. What are you relieved to draw a line under?

Insane populist politics and fake news.

What’s your biggest hope for the decade ahead?

Meaningful politics and politicians.

And what’s top of your professional to-do list for the 2020s?

Keep enjoying it as much as I do today.

You have to job swap with someone in our industry for one month. Who would it be with and why?

Richard Dunn, so I could be a seriously smart lad for a day.

Who is your best friend in the industry and why?

Marco Scognamiglio. When the going gets tough, he's there with you.

What do you think the Friday feeling is?

That very first sip of London Pride.

Who or what would you put into room 101 and why?

Philip Green. The worst face of capitalism you could ever see.

If you could uninvent one piece of technology, what would you choose and why?

The little electric motor on a scooter. Every time I see someone on one, I really want to knock them off it and not be my best self.

In the spirit of embracing failure… What has been your biggest screw-up?

Starting up and building a really thriving business of 120+ people, only to lose it all by making really dumb decisions and trusting people I really shouldn’t have. A very painful but brilliant life lesson. No regrets.

What do you do to stay match fit?

Read Private Eye.

What would be your darts walk-on music and why?

Burning Down the House by Talking Heads because my darts will set the place alight (ouch, that's bad).

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