Peter Harrison, the managing director of the production company Frontier and the head of TV at Ogilvy & Mather for 12 years, has died after suffering from a brain tumour.
Harrison, aged 52, launched Frontier in 1999 with the directors Graham Collis and Robert Dowling. The company has since expanded to house ten directors.
Before launching Frontier, Harrison spent three years as the managing director of BFCS. While there, he increased the directing roster from five to 25 directors and oversaw the opening of BFCS's pop promo arm.
Harrison began his career at Masius Wynne-Williams in the 60s, working his way up from the post room to producer. He moved to J. Walter Thompson before joining O&M in 1975.
John Montgomery, a producer at O&M who worked with Harrison, said: 'He was larger than life itself, which makes it such a shock that he should go so young.'