THE A LIST: Part 4 of 11


Born: Alton, Hampshire, 1 September 1962.

Family: Robin Douglas-Home and Sandra Howard (parents); Alex (wife); one

son; one daughter.

Lives: Wimbeldon, London.

Education: Bradfield College; University of Warwick (BSc Management


Current job: Global head of communications channels, Reuters. +44 (0)20

7250 1122.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1983-93, account handler at Coleman RSCG, Chiat Day

Mojo and Still Price Lintas (Unilever, Nestle, Cadbury, Reckitt &

Colman, Citroen, Warburton's); 1993-98, advertising manager then head of

advertising at BT, winning the Grand Prix at the IPA Advertising

Effectiveness Awards for 'it's good to talk'; 1998-2001, director of

sales and marketing at New Millennium Experience Company; 2001-present,

marketing director, Reuters Kalends, then head global communications

channel, Reuters and Publisher Reuters magazines; 1996, editor, Zagat

London Restaurant Guide.

Proudest achievements: Crossing the finishing line on 31 December 2000

after completing the Dome assault course.

Honours and awards: Grand Prix, IPA Advertising Effectiveness Awards

(1996); fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Professional organisations: Chartered Institute of Marketing; executive

committee, ISBA; council member, Marketing Group of Great Britain; Nabs

fund-raising committee.

Clubs: George; Montes's; Home House.

Hates: Supermarket trolleys.

Loves: Reviewing restaurants; photography; spread betting.

Admires: Sporting greats.

Favourite ad: 'Tortoise', Citroen.

Film: The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer.

Book: The Racing Post.

Music: The Wheels on the Bus.

Hotel: La Voile d'Or, St Jean Cap Ferrat.

The lowdown: The well-connected Reuters client is accustomed to dealing

with difficulties - he was in charge of marketing the Millenium Dome. An

idiosyncratic individual with an even temperament and a quirky sense of



Born: Manchester, 15 September, 1966.

Family: Jim and Mary (parents); Caroline (partner); three children and

one expected.

Lives: Chiswick.

Education: Cardinal Langley, Manchester.

Current job: Creative director, Campbell Doyle Dye. +44 (0)20 7483 9800.

Salary: Not completely sure.

Career highlights: Working at Leagas Delaney.

Proudest achievement: Starting an agency.

Honours and awards: D&AD, Campaign Press, Campaign Posters and The One


Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: None.

Hates: Long meetings.

Loves: No meetings.

Admires: Tim Delaney; Tom McElliot.

Favourite ad: 'Missed cue', Marriot Hotels.

Film: Glengarry Glen Ross, James Foley.

Book: Any PG Wodehouse.

Music: Swan Lake, Piotr Tchaikovsky.

Hotel: Holiday Inn, Brighouse.

The lowdown: The ebullient Doyle shuns industry limelight but is an

entertaining pub companion, where he fancies himself as a quiz



Current job: Group managing director, Telegraph Group. +44 (0) 20 7538


Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Well-spoken and a keen skier, Drayton has a friendly manner

which helped him beat other candidates to land the Telegraph job.


Current job: Partner, Lewis Silkin. +44 (0)20 7074 8000.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Top lawyer Dresden's number is on speed dial in many chief

executives' offices across adland. His razor-sharp professionalism sits

well with his easy-going, chatty nature.


Born: Thredbo, Australia, 27 July 1968.

Family: Harold and Vibeke Droga (parents) four brothers, two sisters;

Marisa Droga (wife), one son.

Lives: Greenwich Village, New York and Notting Hill, London.

Education: The King's School, Sydney.

Current job: Global executive creative director, Publicis. +44 (0)20

7935 4426.

Salary: Interesting.

Career highlights: 1987, top student nationally, Australian Writer & Art

Directors Section; 1992/3, Australian Agency of the Year while partner

and joint creative director at Omon; 1998, Ad Age International Agency

of the Year while executive creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi

Singapore; 1999, Regional Network of the Year whilst regional creative

director, Saatchi & Saatchi Asia; 2002, Agency of the Year, Cannes;

executive creative director, Saatchis London.

Proudest achievements: The birth of my son.

Honours and awards: (As creative director 1996-2003) 42 Cannes Lions

(includes two Grand Prix, 11 D&AD Pencils, 23 One Show Pencils, Ad of

the Year BTAA 2002, Gold Campaign of the Year 1999 at the Campaign

Poster Awards. Gold Campaign of the Year 2001 at the Campaign Press

Awards. (As a writer 1987-94) Magazine Ad of the Decade, Folio Awards

Australia; 18 AWARD Pencils; FACT TV Ad of the Year; Folio Awards.

Professional organisations: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Comex


Clubs: Soho House; Yoga Centre; Holmes Place.

Hates: The middle.

Loves: Family; art; reading; films; skiing; rugby; mindless banter.

Admires: Personally, my mother; creatively, Matt Groening, as a global

citizen, Nelson Mandela.

Favourite ad: It changes every year. The most recent Nike 'tag' spot,

although 'Dambusters', Carling Black Label, is pretty hard to top.

Film: Iron Monkey, Kuan Tai Chen.

Book: The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov.

Music: Fond Memories, Sugar Hill Gang.

Hotel: Sukothai Hotel, Bangkok

The lowdown: Droga's easy-going charm belies a ruthless ambition. More

commonly known as Dave Yoga, he's probably picked up more awards in his

still-young career than he's eaten hot dinners at The Ivy.


Born: Paris, 24 January 1947.

Family: Married, five children.

Lives: New York.

Education: Ecole La Roche Foucauld; HEC Business School.

Current job: President and chief executive, TBWA Worldwide (April 2001).

Salary: Same as other network chief executives.

Career highlights: Executive creative director of France's fifth agency

at age 25.

Proudest achievements: Founder of BDDP.

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: None.

Hates: Answering this kind of questionnaire.

Loves: Having time (with my family).

Admires: Charles De Gaulle.

Favourite ad: 'The penalty of leadership', Cadillac.

Film: Federico Fellini's films.

Book: Sophie's Choice, William Styron.

Music: Symphony No 3, Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Hotel: Colombe d'Or, St Paul de Vence, Provence.

The lowdown: Tall, broad and silver-haired, Dru has natural charisma to

compete with Gerard Depardieu and masters the English language with the

same soft-spoken but engaging delivery. But the Gallic charm disguises a

thorny nature, and Dru is passionately intellectual.


Born: Manchester, 13 December 1954.

Family: Living with long-term partner, David.

Lives: Clapham, London.

Education: Cheadle Hulme School, Cheshire; St Johns College Oxford

(Politics, Philosophy & Economics).

Current job: Management coach, Paths with Heart. +44 (0)20 7734 5888.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1983-86, director of Abbott Mead Vickers; founder,

partner and chairman of DFGW; 1989-2003, DFGW was top-30 agency;

1991-2003, member, IPA council; 1997-2002, chaired IPA T&D; fellow, IPA;

2003, left DFGW, started management coaching practice, Paths with Heart,

working with senior managers, management teams and business owners.

Proudest achievements: DFGW winning 1997 Advertising Effectiveness Grand

Prix; DFGW launch of Daewoo UK; 2002 campaign for BBC World Cup; 2003,

launch of Freeview.

Honours and awards: IPA Effectiveness Award 1987; APG lifetime award;

fellowship of IPA.

Professional organisations: Member, The Marketing Society; mentor,

Princes Trust; fellow, IPA.

Clubs: The Third Space; The Union; Mei Chuan Tai Chi Academy.

Hates: Very little, since it seems such a waste of energy.

Loves: Music in general; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; London; Sydney;

playing piano.

Admires: Nelson Mandela.

Favourite ad: 'Double life', PlayStation.

Film: The American Friend, Wim Wenders.

Book: Riddley Walker, Russell Hoban.

Music: Koln Concert, Keith Jarrett.

Hotel: None.

The lowdown: Adland drew a collective 'ahhhh' this year when Duckworth

announced he was stepping down from day-to-day agency life, which goes

to show how well respected and loved he is. Scarily clever, too.


Born: Whitby, Yorkshire, 13 January 1959.

Family: Stuart Duff (father), Kelly Harrold (partner); two children.

Lives: Islington, London.

Education: Ilford County High.

Current job: Chief executive, Granada Enterprises. +44 (0)20 8396 6000.

Salary: Ridiculously, more than a policeman or a nurse.

Career highlights: 1977,joined Anglia TV as a traffic clerk; 1982, TV

buyer at Leo Burnett; 1984, TV manager at GRC; 1986, TV buying director

at Publicis; 1990, sales director at TSMS; 1992, sales director at

Meridian Broadcasting; 1993, broadcast director rising to chief

executive (1996) at Zenith Media UK.

Proudest achievements: 1986, appointed to Publicis UK board aged 27;

1990, one of the founding directors of TSMS; 1996-2001, leading Zenith

Media UK through five years of growth and evolution.

Honours and awards: Fellow, IPA.

Professional organisations: Marketing Society.

Clubs: Old Parkonians; Solus Club.

Hates: Abuse of privilege.

Loves: Football (especially West Ham United); cricket; rugby; golf;

music; films.

Admires: Tim Wootton.

Favourite ad: 'No nonsense' campaign, John Smith's.

Film: Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola.

Book: Full Time: The Secret Life of Tony Cascarino, Paul Kimmage.

Music: London Calling, The Clash.

Hotel: La Residencia, Majorca.

The lowdown: Duff's honest-John approach and inability to find an ego

endears him to both clients and staff. An East Ender by everything but

birth and and West Ham fan to his boots, son of a copper Duff has proved

to be a breath of fresh air at 200 Gray's Inn Road during some dog days

for the broadcaster.


Born: Newcastle, 20 April 1957.

Family: Elsie and Dennis Duffy (parents); Jann (wife).

Lives: Richmond, Surrey.

Education: St Catherine's, Newcastle; St Columba's College, St Albans;

Warwick University (Law).

Current job: Creative partner, Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy. +44

(0)20 7073 6900.

Salary: See Companies House.

Career highlights: 1986, getting onto the board of Colman RSCG at 28;

1989. being made head of copy at CDP; 1992-99, seven great years at

Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO; 1999. starting MCBD.

Proudest achievements: Starting MCBD.

Honours and awards: Two D&AD silvers; three Campaign Poster silvers;

seven Campaign Press awards; one One Show gold; BTAA Cinema Ad of the

Year; two Cannes golds.

Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: RAC; Century; Holmes Place.

Hates: Filling out forms.

Loves: Newcastle United FC.

Admires: Nelson Mandela; Sir Bobby Robson.

Favourite ad: 'Iguana', Benson & Hedges.

Film: Airplane!, Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker.

Book: The Forgotten Soldier, Guy Sajer.

Music: Yellow, Coldplay.

Hotel: The Novotel in Hammersmith - it means I'm only four miles from


The lowdown: Duffy may be the advertising industry's most gentle Geordie

to most people, but get a drink in him and show him a karaoke machine

and there's no shutting him up.


Born: Belfast, May 1959.

Family: Undisclosed.

Lives: London W8.

Education: Priory Grammar School for Girls; Kingston; Birbeck

(Business); London University (Business Change & Strategic Management);

Harvard (Advanced Management Programme).

Current job: Chief executive, Newspaper Marketing Agency. +44 (0)20 7887


Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1982, joined J. Walter Thompson as a graduate

trainee; 1989-95, group media director; 1996-98, strategic

communications director and worldwide partner, developing first

interactive TV commercial for Kellogg's Frosties and part of team

winning Kellogg centralised European media business; 1998-2000,

controller, TV marketing, BBC, part of the team developing BBC digital

TV strategy; 2000-02, controller, ITV daytime, and working for David

Liddiment; 2003, chief executive, Newspaper Marketing Agency, tasked

with setting up a generic marketing company for national newspapers.

Proudest achievement: Delivering results on a range of client businesses

during my time at JWT through the building of strong teams; moving into

a broader area at the BBC and creating a strong department from scratch

that won many awards at Promax including four golds for EastEnders.

Honours and awards: See above.

Professional organisations: IoD; The Marketing Society.

Clubs: Undisclosed.

Hates: Negativity; procrastination.

Loves: Sitting in the sun at a pavement cafe and having a chance to

relax and read; theatre; films; music; trying out new wine bars.

Admires: Many for their talent.

Favourite ad: Constantly changes.

Film: Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson.

Book: Roth trilogy, Andrew Taylor.

Music: Peer Gynt, Edvard Grieg.

Hotel: Undisclosed.

The lowdown: The feisty head of the NMA was head of ITV Daytime when the

channel had its bust-up with Richard and Judy, so she's well equipped to

deal with newspaper politics.


Born: Henley, 13 June 1963.

Family: Michael and Pauline Duffy (parents); Georgina Eyre (partner);

one son; one daughter.

Lives: London SW4.

Education: Cheltenham Grammar School; King's College, Cambridge (MA


Current job: Managing director, M&C Saatchi. +44 (0)20 7543 4500.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1987, planner, Saatchi & Saatchi; 1993, group account

director, Saatchis; 1995, founder member, M&C Saatchi; 1997, managing

director, M&C Saatchi.

Proudest achievement: My part in M&C Saatchi.

Honours and award None.

Professional organisations: The Marketing Society; Marketing Group of

Great Britain.

Clubs: None.

Hates: Small pets.

Loves: Mountains.

Admires: Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.

Favourite ad: 'Fly', Health Education Council.

Film: The Terminator, James Cameron.

Book: Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift.

Music: Hurricane, Bob Dylan.

Hotel: None.

The lowdown: As nice as his Christian name suggests he is, but Duffy

shouldn't be mistaken for the wide-eyed innocent he sometimes appears.

'He's the choirboy who you find out has been shagging your girlfriend,'

a former colleague famously said of him. As much in love with M&C as the

agency is with him.


Born: Croydon, 31 July 1962.

Family: Married to Jocelyn; two daughters.

Lives: Chaldon, Surrey.

Educated Whitgift School, Croydon; Manchester University (Management


Current job: Director of marketing, communications and audiences, BBC.

+44 (0)20 7580 4468.

Salary: Undisclosed. Career highlights 1984-89, Elida Faberge; 1989-94,

Brooke Bond Foods; 1995-2001, Unilver Bestfoods; 2001-present, BBC.

Proudest achievements: At Unilever, the launch of Pro-activ; at the BBC,

launching Freeview.

Professional organisation Marketing Group of Great Britain.

Honours and awards: Awards success at RTS, BTAA, D&AD, Creative Circle,

Promax and the Marketing Society for BBC ; other awards for work on

Unilever brands.

Clubs: Old Whitgiftian's Hockey; Selsdon Tennis; Croham Road Church,

Croydon; Woldingham Golf Club.

Hates: DIY.

Loves: Sport.

Admires: Mother Teresa.

Favourite ad: Currently: '5Live Premiership', Radio 5 Live - our Eminem

8 Mile idea.

Film: The Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont.

Book: The Bible.

Music: That's Alright, Elvis Presley.

Hotel: Undisclosed.

The lowdown: Duncan is the first ever board-level marketer at the BBC

and is an inspirational although somewhat worthy, character. One of the

last left standing at the bar at any good party.


Born: Singapore, 15 April 1958.

Family: Stuart and Pat Duncan (parents); Penny Duncan (wife); one son;

one daughter. Lives London.

Education: Dulwich College; St Andrews University (MA (Hons) Fine Arts).

Current job: Chief executive, Publicis. +44 (0)20 7935 4426.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1982-93, graduate trainee to client services

director, CDP; 1993-98, deputy managing director and subsequently

managing director, GGT; 1998-99, managing director, TBWA International;

1999-2002, managing director, Publicis; 2002-03 joint chief executive,

Publicis; 2003, chief executive, Publicis.

Proudest achievements: In partnership with Robert Saville, Jay

Pond-Jones and subsequently Trevor Beattie, reviving GGT's creative

reputation in the late 90s.

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: Council member, IPA; member, IPA membership

and watchdog committees; chairman, ASA general media panel; chairman,

Marketing Society business leaders' programme; member, London's first

creative business network; vice-chairman, Prostate Cancer Charity.

Clubs: Soho House; Holmes Place.

Hates: Office politics.

Loves: Winning a pitch.

Admires: Leonardo da Vinci.

Favourite ad: 'Photo booth', Hamlet.

Film: Any Marx Brothers film.

Book: East of Eden, John Steinbeck.

Music: Third Piano Concerto, Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Hotel: The Royalton, New York. The lowdown A mild-mannered Scot, whose

managerial style has been described as relying more on encouragement

than inspiration. Rated for his ability to laugh and joke as well with

the humblest agency staffer as an industry big gun.


Born: London, 6 October 1961.

Family: Liz (wife); three children.

Lives: Undisclosed.

Education: King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; Trinity &

All Saints, Leeds (Mathematics).

Current job: Managing director, Saatchi and Saatchi London. +44 (0)20

7636 5060.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1986-89, account planner, Publicis London; 1989-1993

board director, Young & Rubicam London; 1993-1995, senior

vice-president, director of planning, Saatchi & Saatchi San Francisco;

1995-99 executive vice-president, director of planning, FCB Advertising

San Francisco; 1999-2002 executive planning director, Saatchis London;

January 2002 onwards, managing director, Saatchis .

Proudest achievements: See Honours and Awards.

Honours and awards: Bafta for Foster's; Emmy for Levi's; Cannes Agency

of the Year for Saatchis London.

Professional organisations: IPA Council.

Clubs: Century; Wentworth.

Hates: Wasting time.

Loves: Flying (I've held a private pilot's licence since 1998); fast

cars since I can't remember.

Admires: Madonna, because she is the pinnacle of reinventing the brand.

Favourite ad: 'Snowplough', Volkswagen.

Film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, George Roy Hill.

Book: Childrens' photo album.

Music: All the classics from U2.

Hotel: The Delano, Miami.

The lowdown: The amiable Dundas has barrelloads of diplomacy and exudes

an aura of calmness (handy if you're strapped into a small plane with

him). Instantly likeable, he has to be advertising's single most

inoffensive person.


Current job: Group chief executive, The Carphone Warehouse Group. +44

(0)20 8896 5000.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Dunstone's networking links in the advertising industry are

second-to-none (he was Clemmow Hornby Inge's Johnny Hornby's best man at

his wedding). His affable exterior disguises his fiercely competitive

business mind.


Born: London, 21 November 1957.

Family: Melvin and Thelma (parents); two children.

Lives: Islington, London.

Education: Bell Grammar School for Boys.

Current job: Chairman, PHD, founded 1990. +44 (0)20 7446 0555.

Salary: Paltry.

Career highlights: 1977, Anglia TV; 1979, FGA; 1982, John Ayling &

Associates; 1985, WCRS; 1987, joint media director, WCRS; 1990,

co-founder, PHD.

Proudest achievement: PHD now turns over $5 billion per year.

Honours and awards: Blue Peter Badge for coming third in Bleep and

Booster competition 1966.

Professional organisations: Non-executive chairman, Campus Media;

co-founder, Blakes 6; the Fat Boys Athletic and Dining Club

Clubs: See above.

Hates: Ballet; speed cameras; pickled eggs.

Loves: Eating; cinema; Naomi Campbell; Melba toast.

Admires: David Abbott.

Favourite ad: Any Volkswagen ad since 60s; 'no nonsense' campaign, John


Film: Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino.

Book: Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkein.

Music: Perfect Day, Lou Reed

Hotel: Blakes.

The lowdown: A formidable creative media strategist, the Essex-born

Durden is also 'one of the nicest men in media', according to those who

are acquainted with him. He enjoys roaring around in his Aston Martin.


Born: London, 31 May 1964.

Family: Two parents; one partner; one son; one daughter.

Lives: Muswell Hill, London.

Education: King Harold School; Loughton College.

Current job: Creative director, Campbell Doyle Dye. +44 (0)20 7483 9800.

Salary: Less than it once was.

Career highlights: See below.

Proudest achievements: Winning two D&AD Pencils in CDD's first year


Honours and awards: Five D&AD Pencils; 11 One Show Pencils; 12 Campaign

Press Bowties; six Cannes Lions; six Campaign Poster Awards.

Professional organisations: Blockbuster Video.

Clubs: Blockbuster Video.

Hates: Having good ads rejected.

Loves: Having good ads run.

Admires: Dr Seuss.

Favourite ad: 'Points of view', The Guardian.

Film: Withnail & I, Bruce Robinson.

Book: The One Show.

Music: Solid Air, John Martyn.

Hotel: The Hempel.

The lowdown: Dye is a more retiring character than his CDD creative

partner Sean Doyle, but this disguises a ready wit. He is happy to let

his great creative talent speak for itself.


Current job: Director-general, British Broadcasting Corporation. +44

(0)20 7580 4468.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Dyke, the son of an insurance salesman, once harboured

ambitions to be a Manchester United and England midfielder in the mould

of Nobby Stiles. He brought the nation programmes including Blind Date

and rescued TV-am with Roland Rat. The left-leaning, self-confessed 60s

liberal made an estimated £7 million when he was in charge of LWT

and is now bringing his fiercesome commercial nous to bear at the BBC.


Born: Cardiff, 12 July 1961.

Family: Kath and Gery Earls (parents), Ros Earls (sister), Jon Earls


Lives: Camden, London.

Education: John Lyon School, Harrow; St Edmund Hall, Oxford (Philosophy

& Modern Languages).

Current job: Group executive planning director, Ogilvy & Mather London.

+44 (0)20 7345 3000.

Salary: Ask the bank manager.

Career highlights: Mostly look forward rather than back, but if asked to

tell the story, it goes something like this: 1996, blagging a job in

BMP's planning department to learn trade; 1991-92, getting first Birds

Eye ad in the Book since CDP's Ben and Mary; Still Price 1991, winning

£50 million of IBM business from GGK with four polyboards;

1994-95, European planning director on Elida Faberge; winning The

Economist Europe from Abbott Mead Vickers and helping persuade them to

buy Barbara Krueger; 1996-99, head of planning, Bates, coaching first

two APG awards (Compaq and Royal Mail) and first major IPA paper

(Safeway); retaining Royal Mail account despite tough repitch then

leaving; 1998-99, planning director at St Luke's; planning author of New

Shoes strategy for Clarks; elected vice-chairman of Account Planning

Group; 2001, sabbatical, wrote one book (Welcome to The Creative Age)

and edited another (Brand New Brand Thinking), with Merry Baskin; joined

O&M and set about making it great again, producing one integrated

planning and strategy function for a group of more than 800 people in

London and filling it with the best people in town (Jane Cunningham,

head of planning, Malcolm Poynton, executive creative director); next,

co-pilot of revitalised O&M (honest) in London and across Europe;

another book.

Proudest achievements: As a planner, the rethink of Clarks; as a

manager, every time I see someone outperform their own expectations; as

a thinker, the day Welcome to the Creative Age appeared; as a

platform-junkie, telling 1,500 US planners that marketing is over and

them not lynching me; as a bloke, 100lb tarpon caught off Key West.

Honours and awards: (see above plus); MRS conference 2003 Best New

Thinking Prize; 2003 WPP Atticus Gold Award.

Professional organisations: APG; IPA.

Clubs: WGCC; Vincents.

Hates: Undisclosed.

Loves: Cricket; fishing; music; books; dinner (did I say fishing?).

Admires: My sister.

Favourite ad: 'Harry the Spider's coming out party', Chocolate Fingers.

Film: Withnail & I, Bruce Robinson.

Book: The one I'm reading at the moment.

Music: Anything by Prince Buster or the Skatalites.

Hotel: Soneva Fushi, Maldives.

The lowdown: No-one would go to Earls for a 'quick chat', but he's

excused for being a prolific talker by his combination of intelligence

and wit. Favours austere glasses and leather jackets.


Born: Kingston, 21 July 1946.

Family: Wife; three children; one grandson.

Lives: Rutland; Chelsea.

Education: Surbiton Grammar; University of Southampton (Biochemistry).

Current job: Director-general, ISBA +44 (0)20 7499 7502.

Salary: £100,000+

Career highlights: Running a production unit at 21; head of planning for

Mars; group market research director; marketing director, Pedigree

Petfoods; European marketing director, Mars Petcare; director-general,


Proudest achievement: Leading team that revitalised Whiskas in Europe;

two years as WFA president; leading ISBA.

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: MSoc; WFA; EASA; ICC; Asbof.

Clubs: MGGB; Solus; Luffenham; Heath and Rutland County Golf.

Hates: Beaurocracy; smoky atmospheres.

Loves: Freedom; fresh air; achieving the unlikely; family; golf; old


Admires: Douglas Bader.

Favourite ad: Carling Black Label campaign and Whiskas Snow (favourite

ad I made!)

Film: Gandhi, Richard Attenborough.

Book: Smiley People, Lo Larre.

Music: Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin.

Hotel: Le St Geran, Mauritius.

The lowdown: Has a reputation for being an austere and stern figure,

disciplined and fastidious about details - all qualities handy for his

job, representing the industries' interests.


Born: Perth, Australia, 6 October 1967.

Family: Kaye and Ken Eastwood (parents).

Lives: Hoxton, London.

Education: John XXIII College; Curtin University (BA Design).

Current job: Creative director, M&C Saatchi. +44 (0)20 7543 4500.

Salary: See Companies House.

Career highlights: 1989, named, at 22, one of Australian advertising's

Young Turks; 1990, won best writer at the Australian TV Awards; 1992,

won Commercial of the Year at the Australian TV Awards; 1992, moved to

Sydney to work under one of my advertising heroes, Graham Nunn of Foster

Nunn Loveder; 1995, won the Chairman's Award at the Caxton Awards; 1996,

got my first job as creative director and opened the Melbourne office

for M&C Saatchi; 1997-2000, named Agency of the Year three years

running; 2001, promoted to executive creative director of M&C Saatchi

New York; 2002, took over as creative director of M&C Saatchi London.

Proudest achievement: Living in New York and surviving September 11.

Honours and awards: One Show, Cannes; New York Festivals; Clio; AWARD

(Australian Writer's and Art Director's Club); ATV (Australian TV

Awards); Caples; Echo; Mobius; Caxton (Newspaper); Golden Stylus


Professional organisations: AWARD; Melbourne Art Director's Club.

Clubs: Soho House; Century; Third Space.

Hates: Going from size 32 to 34.

Loves: My partner.

Admires: Steve Jobs.

Favourite ad: 'Points of view', The Guardian.

Film: Gattaca, Andrew Niccol.

Book: The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand.

Music: Tusk, Fleetwood Mac.

Hotel: The Delano, Miami.

The lowdown: Eastwood is modest, highly personable and free from

temperament. The Australian has been identified as one of the industry's

unicorns - a young, proven talent, capable of managing a large agency

creative department.


Born: London, 26 October 1956.

Family: Married (Carol Seigel); three Children.

Lives: Hampstead, London.

Education: William Ellis School, London; Trinity College, Cambridge (MA


Current job: Chairman and chief executive, Young & Rubicam/Wunderman,

Europe, Middle East & Africa. +44 (0)20 7387 9366.

Salary: Adequate.

Career highlights: 1978-90, account management, J. Walter Thompson

London; 1990-92, managing director JWT; 1992-95, chief executive

PPGH/JWT Amsterdam; 1996-1999, chairman/chief executive, Ammirati Puris

Lintas London; 2000-02, partner, leader European branding practice,

McKinsey and Company.

Proudest achievement: A three-hour, 38-minute London Marathon time.

Honours and awards: IPA Fellowship.

Professional organisations: IPA; Marketing Society; council member,

University College School, London.

Hates: Holding above Heathrow at 7pm on a Friday; politics.

Loves: Absurdly expensive cars; Politics.

Admires: My maternal grandmother.

Favourite ad: 'Snowplough', Volkswagen.

Film: A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick.

Book: Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy.

Music: Thunder Road, Bruce Springsteen.

Hotel: Cipriani, Venice.

The lowdown: Forward-looking and innovative, Eccleshare has been drawn

back to advertising and Sorrell like a moth to a flame.


Born: Watford, 28 March 1964

Family: Dr Vernon and Mrs Jean Edwards (parents); Sarah Kennedy (wife);

two sons.

Lives: Dartmouth Park, London.

Education: Merchant Taylors School, Northwood; The University of


Current job: 2002, managing director, The National Magazine Company. +44

(0)20 7439 5000.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1991-94, revitalising Company as publisher; 2000,

acquiring assets of Gruner & Jahr (UK); 2002, becoming managing director

at NatMags.

Proudest achievements: Work, being appointed managing director at

NatMags; at home, my family.

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: Director, PPA; director, NRS; director,

COMAG Magazine Marketing.

Clubs: Soho House; George; OMT Rugby Football Club; The Merchant Taylors

Livery Company.

Hates: Laziness.

Loves: Passion.

Admires: Editors.

Favourite ad: Any that use magazines.

Film: Moulin Rouge!, Baz Luhrmann.

Book: Anything by William Boyd.

Music: Classical opera.

Hotel: Plaza Athenee, New York; Babington House, Somerset.

The lowdown: Named after the famous Manchester United player, Edwards is

the son of a former England football team doctor. He has long since

kicked his 40-a-day Silk Cut habit in favour of cigars.


Born: Sydney, 21 February 1970.

Family: Harry and Leonie Elvin (parents); Ross Jones (husband); no


Lives: Wandsworth, London.

Education: Cambridge Park High School, Sydney Australia (Higher School

Certificate); The University of Western Sydney (two years of a BA

Communications, dropped out when offered a job on a magazine at 18).

Current job: Editor, Glamour, started in July 2000 to launch the

magazine, which went on sale March 2001. +44 (0)20 7499 9080.

Salary: Oooh, cheeky.

Career highlights: Glamour, Glamour and Glamour - its success has been

like a dream. Until we came along, Cosmopolitan had been the number-one

magazine in the market for 30 years. Our handbag-sized format looks like

the easy solution now but when we launched this untested format it was

seen as a real risk, so there's a lot of satisfaction there. Also, the

teenage magazine that I launched (with editor-in-chief Kath Brown) when

I was 24. This too became the market leader very quickly and I won two

awards for editing for it, so that was a highlight for a ruffian from

the suburbs of Sydney. Other fun things have been interviewing Tony

Blair on an RAF jet for New Woman magazine (I was editor of it

1998-2000), and making the TV series Model Behaviour II for Channel 4

last year.

Proudest achievements: Glamour - mostly I'm proud of the great taste I

seem to have demonstrated in putting together a wonderful team who do

such a great job.

Honours and awards: 1995, Editor of the Year, Sugar (BSME women's

non-weekly); 1995, Launch of the Year, Sugar (ACE awards); 1996, Editor

of the Year, Sugar (women's non-weekly); 1999, Magazine of the Year, New

Woman (Emap editorial awards); 2001, Launch Editor of the Year, Glamour;

2001, Best Designed Consumer Magazine, Glamour (Total Publishing

awards); 2001, Launch of the Year, Glamour (ACE Awards); 2002, Editor of

the Year, Glamour (women's non-weekly); 2002 Editor's Editor of the

Year; 2003 Magazine of the Year, Glamour (PPA); 2002, ranked number

three in the Financial Times Creative Business Creative Top 50.

Professional organisations: Committee member, Jasmine Awards; Cosmetic

Executive Women; BSME.

Clubs: Groucho; Adam Street; Champney's City Club.

Hates: Cyclists; sushi (and cyclists who like sushi ... well, they're

just the worst).

Loves: Other people's babies; dogs; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Marc

Jacobs clothes.

Admires: My husband.

Favourite ad: The surreal Magic FM ad with the dogs on a rowboat in a

river. Bring it back, it always made me smile.

Film: This is Spinal Tap, Rob Reiner.

Book: Currently, Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris; all-time

favourite A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving.

Music: Hunky Dory, David Bowie.

Hotel: Ravesi's, Sydney.

The lowdown: Elvin is not only an editing professional of the highest

order, she also understands the publishing business thoroughly. A keen

luncher and interviewee, she is not afraid of profile and her open

personality has been a benefit in her career.


Born: Pontefract, 9 December 1965.

Family: Molly and Gerry (parents); Nigel (brother); Helen (sister).

Lives: The City, London.

Education: Silcoates; Sussex.

Current job: Chief strategy and planning officer, MindShare Worldwide.

+44 (0)20 7969 4040.

Salary: Don't be daft.

Career highlights: Being part of the initial MindShare launch team;

working with the government on education; launching The WoW Factory;

working with the current MindShare worldwide teams.

Proudest achievements: Working with the team on the MindShare strategy

and structure.

Honours and awards: One D&AD; five Media Agency of the Year awards; a

plaque of MindShare fashion icons in pop socks.

Professional organisations: Marketing Society; Media Circle.

Clubs: Mother 333; Red Bench.

Hates: Pop-socks; sandals; flip-flops; feet.

Loves: Books; beaches.

Admires: Mum and dad.

Favourite ad: Cresta.

Film: A Matter of Life and Death, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Book: Naked Lunch, William Burroughs.

Music: An Ideal For Living, Marc Johnson.

Hotel: Burgh Island.

The lowdown: With a sense of humour so dry that it's practically

dessicated, the smooth bibliophile Emery can come across as a bit of a

smart Alec. In a former life, Emery played drums for the Jesus & Mary



Born: London, 16 May 1960.

Family: Leslie and Brenda Everard (parents); Gloria Everard (wife); one


Lives: Croydon.

Education: Kingsdale Comprehensive, Dulwich.

Current job: General manager, The Ivy Restaurant. +44 (0)20 7240 9333.

Salary: Not relative to anyone else.

Career highlights: The opportunity to manage The Ivy.

Proudest achievements: Many years The Ivy voted London's best

restaurant; voted in the top 50 restaurants in the world.

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: Two Brydges Place; The Union Club.

Hates: Spiders.

Loves: Orchestrating one of the best rooms in the land.

Admires: Chris Corbin; Jeremy King.

Favourite ad: 'Swimblack', Guinness.

Film: The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola.

Book: Leslie Halliwell's film guide.

Music: Gaucho, Steely Dan.

Hotel: St Regis, New York.

The lowdown: The thing about Everard that elicits the most curiosity is

his unfailing ability to exchange interesting words with all his diners.

A true pro.


Current job: Chairman, Interactive Advertising Bureau UK. +44 (0) 20

7886 8282.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: The man who's done just about everything in his career,

Eyre is well known for his enthusiasm and easy-going attitude. Reputedly

likes to field work calls from a shack in his garden. He is also on the

advisory board of The Ingram Partnership.


Current job: Group marketing services director, Dixons Group. +44

(0)1442 353000.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: The formidable Fagan is well suited to a big retail client

such as Dixons, but she is tough as well as fair. A fanatical Glasgow

Celtic supporter and a WACL stalwart.


Current job: Chairman, Fallon Worldwide.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: The architect of this Minneapolis-based but Publicis-owned

agency brand has proved that is it possible to introduce talent beyond

the first generation of management and reinvent itself according to

market needs.


Born: Sheffield, Leap Year day.

Family: Derek and Peggy Fairburn (parents); Richard Farr (former


Lives: London.

Education: Sheffield High School for Girls; Reading University (English

& Politics).

Current job: Chairman, advertising and marketing services division,

Chime Communications. +44 (0)20 7861 8515.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: Keeping Robin Wight under control (1986-90, WCRS

business development director); launching UK Gold in six months flat

(1990-93, director of corporate communications, Thames Television;

1992-93, launch marketing director, UK Gold); leading the transformation

of the BBC into a marketing-led organisation; launching or relaunching

Radio 1, Radio 5 Live, BBC Online, BBC Digital TV; creating Proms in the

Park (1993-2000); chairing The Marketing Society (1992) and The

Marketing Group of Great Britain (1990-2001); joining Chime to work with

a wonderful bunch of people; learning how to shop on the high street

(non-executive director, New Look, 1993-96).

Proudest achievement: Yorkshire grit.

Honours and awards: Advertising Woman of The Year (1997); Marketing

Society Grand Prix (1998).

Professional organisations: Council member, MGGB; fellow, Marketing

Society; fellow, RSA; WACL; RTS; IoD.

Clubs: Local gym.

Hates: Cynicism; apathy; insincerity.

Loves: Talent; passion; energy; decency.

Admires: All those with talent; passion; energy and decency.

Favourite ad: 'Perfect Day', BBC.

Film: Anything with Audrey Hepburn in it.

Book: The Fun Factory, Will Wyatt.

Music: Nimrod, Edward Elgar.

Hotel: Post Ranch Inn, California.

The lowdown: Farr is an impeccable networker, famed for the

did-she-didn't-she commission the stupendous 'Perfect Day' promotion

while heading marketing at the BBC. Also famed for her beautifully

groomed appearance.


Born: London 20 August 1957.

Family: Karen (wife); three children.

Lives: Greenwich, Connetticutt, USA.

Education: Rickmansworth Grammar School; Nottingham Trent University

(Business Studies).

Current job: President, chief executive, SAMS, Publicis Groupe

Worldwide. Salary Almost embarrassingly high.

Career highlights: 1980, joined IMP London as an account executive;

1986, managing director, IMP London; 1988, president and chief

executive, IMP Europe; 1991, chairman D'Arcy London Group; 1996,

president and chief executive, D'Arcy USA; 1998, president and chief

executive, D'Arcy Transatlantic; 2000, president and chief executive,

D'Arcy Worldwide; 2002-03, president and chief executive, specialised

agencies and marketing services, Publicis Groupe Worldwide.

Proudest achievement: Being asked by Maurice Levy and Roger Haupt to

take functional responsibility for 26 per cent of Publicis Groupe.

Honours and awards: Honorary president, ISP; Best Individual

Contribution to Promotional Marketing in the last millennium, SPCA;

inducted into the American Advertising Federations under 40-year-old

Hall of Fame.

Professional organisations: The Marketing Society; Institute of Sales

Promotion; Direct Marketing Association; The American Advertising

Federation; innumerable other trade associations.

Clubs: Marketing Group of Great Britain; Burning Tree Country Club; Moor

Park; Effingham Golf Club; Roehampton Club; Mortons; The Dorchester

Club; New York Sports Club.

Hates: Politics in business.

Loves: Family; all sports (US and British); 250-yard drives down the


Admires: People who say what they believe.

Favourite ad: 'White Xmas', Heineken.

Film: Singin' in the Rain, Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly.

Book: Straight from the Gut, Jack Welch.

Music: 1812 Overture, Piotr Tchaikovsky.

Hotel: Hotel du Cap, Antibes.

The lowdown: Some say that Farrell's past direct marketing days sat

uneasily with his increasing profile within the D'Arcy network.

Ambitious and hard working.


Born: Bradford, 7 May 1959.

Family: Margaret and Norman Feather (parents - former newsagents who

live in Yorkshire and gave me my introduction in to media); Sheila

(wife); one son; one daughter.

Lives: Edinburgh.

Education: Keelham Primary School; Bradford Grammar School; Portsmouth

Polytechnic (for one year, kicked out for academic incompetence).

Current job: Joint managing director, Feather Brooksbank. +44 (0)131 555


Salary: £50,000 - £500,000.

Career highlights: Starting Feather Brooksbank in 1991.

Proudest achievements: 1999, becoming part of Aegis Media UK (formerly

Carat Group UK); keeping it together.

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: St Andrew Boat Club; Bradford Amateur Rowing Club.

Hates: Protocol and procedure; Manchester United FC; beetroot; honey;

petty golf rules, ie. stockings with shorts.

Loves: Excess; Leeds United FC; cars; fun.

Admires: People who 'move the game on' on a business front, while

enjoying themselves. Favourite ad Undisclosed.

Film: Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino.

Book: I don't read books. The nearest I get is Car magazine. Sad.

Music: Tempted, Squeeze; White Lines, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious


Hotel: In the UK, Gleneagles; non-UK, Bali Hyatt.

The lowdown: Feather is known for his energy for the business and still

manages to have enough firepower to have an outrageously good time.


Current job: Executive director of planning, BMP DDB. +44 (0)20 7258


Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Planning supremo Feldwick won the BRAD Advertising

Mastermind challenge in 1981. This stunning achievement was bettered in

1982, when he recorded a song called Lunchtime Love Affair under the

name Paul Feldwick and the Cartoons.


Born: County Mayo, Ireland, 10 June 1952.

Family: Anna (wife); three children.

Lives: St Margaret's, Twickenham.

Education: Wellington Grammar; London University; BA Wharton.

Current job: Chief executive, DFGW; +44 (0)20 7734 5888.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: Making DFGW a success.

Proudest achievements: DFGW making Daewoo Campaign Advertiser of the

Year; winning IPA Advertising Effectiveness Grand Prix.

Professional organisations: Undisclosed.

Honours and awards: Undisclosed.

Clubs: Undisclosed.

Hates: Undisclosed.

Loves: Undisclosed.

Admires: Undisclosed.

Favourite ad: Undisclosed.

Film: Undisclosed.

Book: Undisclosed.

Music: Undisclosed.

Hotel: Undisclosed.

The lowdown: The affable Finn is a good example of an entrepreneur who's

now able to sit back and let the next generation work toward the

agency's future. A fan of all things Italian, he's currently renovating

a Tuscan farmhouse.


Born: London, 13 April 1954.

Family: Gladys Fisher (mother); Brian Hurst (partner); Lynette and Mark

(siblings), four nephews and nieces.

Lives: Thames Ditton, Surrey.

Educated Enfield County School for Girls; Birmingham University

(Medieval and Modern History)

Current job: Partner, The Ingram Partnership. +44 (0) 20 7016 8200.

Salary: Enough to make me thankful.

Career highlights: 1982-88, Grand Met Brewing, joined as brand manager,

left as senior marketing manager, launched Budweiser in the UK, managed

entire lager portfolio; 1989-94, marketing director, Holsten

Distributors, won numerous industry awards for work on Holsten Pils;

1994-96, European marketing director, Courage, created first

pan-European strategy for Foster's; 1996-98, managing director, CLT UK

Radio Sales, we increased revenues by 78 per cent on Talk Radio and 45

per cent on Atlantic 252 in a market up by 15 per cent; 1999-2002, chief

executive, COI Communications, we achieved the highest-ever levels of

customer satisfaction, the best ever five-year review and recognition in

the industry and internationally as the best public-sector

communications organisation worldwide.

Proudest achievement: Becoming the first woman marketing director of a

brewery, first as an managing director of a radio sales house and first

female chief executive at COI. I am very proud that my team at COI won

Campaign's accolade as Advertiser of the Year in 2002.

Honours and awards: 2001, Publicity Club of London award for the year's

most outstanding contribution to advertising and marketing 2001; Radio

Advertising Fellowship 2002. I have also helped my teams win Campaign

Poster Awards, innovative media and best new product awards (Holsten),

Sales Team of the Year (Talk Radio; a new role as chief advisor to the

government on marketing communications, reporting to 10 Downing Street

was created for me at COI.

Professional organisations: Member, CAP general media panel; member,

Metropolitan Police Independent Challenge panel; advisor, Bournemouth

University Media School.

Clubs: WACL (past president); Marketing Group of Great Britain; The

Marketing Society; National Trust

Hates: Insincerity; almond essence; South West Trains; automated

telephone answering systems.

Loves: At home, my family; at work, passion, enthusiasm, honesty; at

play, country walking, travelling the world.

Admires: Aung San Suu Kyi - what a truly extraordinary woman.

Favourite ad: 'Tank', The Army - radio ad, a fantastic use of the medium

(made before my time at COI).

Film: Great Expectations, David Lean.

Book: Music and Silence, Rose Tremain.

Music: Depending on my mood, Music and Silence, Ralph Vaughan Williams,

or Buena Vista Social Club, Ry Cooder.

Hotel: Give me a good B&B any day!

The lowdown: Everybody expected her to land a plum agency job when she

suddenly quit as COI's queen bee. But Fisher's blunt speaking can be a

turn off, which may explain why she has been snapped up by another dour

character, Chris Ingram.


Current job: Chairman, Unilever. +44 (0)20 7822 5252.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Self-assured and charismatic, Fitzgerald enjoys running

marathons and going to the opera. Oh, and managing an annual ad spend of

£143 million.


Born: Broxbourne, 17 April 1967.

Family: Retired parents live in Hampshire; divorced; no children.

Lives: Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Education: Sheredes School; University of Southampton (Politics &

International Relations).

Current job: Director, marketing, Ford Motor Company. +44 (0)1277


Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1989, joined Ford of Britain as graduate trainee.

Previous positions include manager, Ford Dealer Advertising Associations

(1994); manager, sales planning and analysis (1995-96); manager,

marketing programmes and communications (1996-97); district manager,

Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cumbria (1997-2000); director, commercial

vehicles (2000-02).

Proudest achievements: Youngest director at Ford Motor Company; stood

for Parliament in 1997 in a (then) 'target' seat for the Conservative


Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: Council member, ISBA; leadership team

member, Cause Related Marketing Campaign, Business in the Community.

Clubs: Solus Club.

Hates: Excessive political correctness and/or bad manners.

Loves: Driving a high-performance car along a near-empty B road through

the beautiful English countryside.

Admires: The Rt Hon The Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG, OM, FRS.

Favourite ad: 'Face', British Airways; 'holidays', Carlsberg.

Film: The Italian Job, Peter Collinson

Book: The Last Diaries, Alan Clark (or any John Grisham or Ian Rankin).

Music: Jerusalem, Charles HH Parry (words by William Blake).

Hotel: Has to be Skibo Castle on the Dornoch Firth.

The lowdown: The aptly-named Fleet is an imposing client - he's nearly

seven feet tall. After signing Kylie Minogue (who stands barely five

feet tall) for a promotional campaign, he was understandably nervous

about their first meeting.


Born: Sutton Coldfield, 3 June 1963.

Family: Bill and Jill Fletcher (parents); Janet (wife); three children.

Lives: Hanwell, London.

Education: John Willmott School, Sutton Coldfield; University of Bristol


Current job: Head of MediaLab, Mediaedge:cia UK. +44 (0)20 7803 2000.

Salary: More than enough.

Career highlights: 2000, genuinely ground-breaking research projects

covering finance director's attitudes to marketing accountability; 2001,

the inter-relationship between factors affecting TV ad recall; 2002,

mainstream marketing activity and ethnic minority audiences.

Proudest achievement: Helping to re-engineer planning through a

combination of systems automation and the introduction of workshop

techniques; building the MediaLab team in the UK and being a part of the

global MediaLab development team; negotiating a four-day week.

Honours and awards: Media Week award (runner up and in the early days

when they were easier to get); MRG conference most seamless inclusion of

random words and/or phrase into presentation award (for 'quince curd

strudel' and 'defenestrate').

Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: Ealing Symphony Orchestra; The Marketing Society; Media Research


Hates: PowerPoint.

Loves: Family; music making (and the graciousness of our next-door


Admires: Tom and Rachel Sanderson, for leaving metropolitan comfort in

order to take talent and family to Uganda and establishing a health

centre and sustainable micro-businesses for the people of Kabale.

Favourite ad: 'The Muncher's Coming!', Chewitts.

Film: Network, Sidney Lumet.

Book: The Sixty-Minute Father, Rob Parsons, for the same one line of

insight that stops everyone else dead in their tracks, too.

Music: 'Touch her soft lips and part', William Walton, from Henry V - it

makes my father cry.

Hotel: Le Manoir, and now I have an excuse to go there.

The lowdown: One of the best media researchers of his generation and

runs an excellent operation at Mediaedge:cia. A Guardian-reading

Christian, he has taken up the guitar to tick all the boxes of the Ned

Flanders stereotype.


Born: London, 15 July 1937.

Family: Albert and Betty (parents, both deceased); Jean (wife, nee

Brownstone; ex-advertising art director); one daughter, Dr Amelia

Fletcher; chief economist Office of Fair Trading.

Lives: London SW7.

Education: Westminster City School; St John's College, Cambridge (MA

(Hons) Philosophy).

Current job: Chairman, Asbof; director, Delaney Lund Knox Warren &

Partners; eight other portfolio jobs. +44 (0)20 7580 7071.

Salary: Various - some pay well, others pay nowt.

Career highlights: Became director and shareholder of Robert Sharp &

Partners aged 25; left to found Fletcher Shelton Delaney aged 29; sold

FSD to Ted Bates and became chairman and chief executive Ted Bates Group

ten years later; left TB and founded Delaney Fletcher Delaney in 1985;

sold to Bozell in 1989 and became chairman of Bozell UK operations.

Proudest achievements: Brought serious feature writing to British trade

press; only person ever to be both president, IPA and chairman, AA, not

to mention council member, ASA, and president, Thirty Club; published 11

books and more than 2,000 features; founder chairman, World Advertising

Research centre.

Honours and awards: FIPA; FCAM; visiting professor, Lancaster Management

School; visiting professor, Westminster University.

Professional organisations: Vice-president, HAT Archive; chairman, The

Royal Institution; chairman, Barnado's London and South-East; council

member, Barbican Centre; trustee, Open College of the Arts.

Clubs: Groucho; Reform; Harry's Bar; Annabels; Solus.

Hates: Talking to self-important people.

Loves: Lunching with lively and unpretentious people.

Admires: William Shakespeare.

Favourite ad: DDB 60s Volkswagen campaign.

Film: On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan.

Book: Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy.

Music: Anything by Talulah Gosh or Heavenly.

Hotel: Marc Veyrat's Hotel de l'Eridan (overlooking Lake Annecy) -

sublime food and eccentric decor.

The lowdown: Fletcher's still a high-profile face in the industry,

despite having bowed out of day-to-day agency life. Dubbed the ultimate

survivor in a ruthless industry.


Current job: Managing partner, Fallon. +44 (0)20 7494 9120.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: One half of one of adland's finest creative teams, Flintham

is also responsible for mass adland drunkenness - he invented a

bicycle-style tequila-dispensing machine for one of the agency's



Born: Paris, 7 April 1948.

Family: Maurice-Antoine Latil, chief executive of various heavy industry

companies, Mireille Le Dantec, film critic (parents); Marc Forissier,

banker (husband).

Lives: Paris

Education: College Sainte-Marie de Neuilly; Universite Nanterre Paris X

(MA Sociology), Institut des Sciences Politiques (Diploma).

Current job: Chairman, Initiative Media Worldwide, chief executive

officer, Europe, Asia & Latin America.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: To have recruited and created for Initiative Media a

management team of such talent.

Proudest achievement: To have played a key role in moving Initiative

Media from being a French operation handling FFr150 million to a

worldwide company handling $20 billion.

Honours and awards: Undisclosed.

Professional organisations: Undisclosed.

Clubs: Cercle de l'Union Interalliee Polo de Paris

Hates: People with brains but no guts.

Loves: People with brains and guts.

Admires: Pope John Paul II.

Favourite ad: Thousands.

Film: Millions, with special mention to Jules et Jim, Francois Truffaut.

Book: Millions, with special mention to Belle du Seigneur, Albert Cohen.

Music: Millions, with special mention to Sonata No 959, Franz Schubert.

Hotel: The Carlyle, New York; The Oloffson, Haiti; Sukhotai Bangkok.

The lowdown: The slender, beautifully groomed Forissier is one of the

few women to make it on the international media stage. A shrewd

political player, her Gallic charm allied to a passion for the business

are her marked qualities.


Born: Los Angeles, California, US.

Family: William Sanders Quinn (husband); one child.

Lives: Mayfair, W1, London.

Education: Vesser, USA (BA (Hons) English & History).

Current job: Publisher, The Spectator, Apollo, Heartland. +44 (0)20 7405


Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: Launch team, GQ; firstcommunications director, Conde


Proudest achievements: The Spectator moved into profit after 171 years.

Honours and awards: I am an unsung hero.

Professional organisations: WACL; Development Board; The Royal Court


Clubs: Undisclosed.

Hates: Unmerited arrogance; assumed superiority; the Daily Mail.

Loves: Equality.

Admires: Should I say Boris Johnson? For diplomatic reasons?

Favourite ad: The ones in my magazine.

Film: A Matter of Life or Death, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Book: Father and Son, Edmund Bosse; Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte; London

Labour and the London Poor, Henry Mayhew.

Music: Two operas - Nixon in China, John Adams; Semele, Georg Handel.

Hotel: I don't like hotels - I always rent a house or flat, even in the

weekend. I only check into hotels if I have a cold or 'flu (that way

someone will take care of me).

The lowdown: Fortier has a well-earned reputation for being the

commercial impetus that the 175-year-old Speccie always needed. 'Kimbo'

to her editor.


Born: 19 December 1967.

Family: Laura Francis (wife); proud father to two daughters.

Lives: Kingsfold, West Sussex.

Education: Ralph Allen School, Bath; Exeter University (Biological


Current job: Director, strategic planning Europe, OMD Europe. +44 (0)20

7908 3400.

Salary: Confidential.

Career highlights: The best is ahead of me still ... but working with

OMD management team and current clients to become AdAge's Global Media

Agency of the Year and winning more than one billion euros of new

business in 2002; historically, working with IBM, Kellogg, Nike, Pepsi,

Procter & Gamble and many others at Zenith, Leo Burnett and MindShare

awards Media Week, Campaign and IPA Media.

Honours and awards: Three Campaign awards and two Media Week awards; one

IPA Media award.

Proudest achievement: My daughters, although I think the credit should

go my wife; winning the consolidated 330 million euros Sony account

across Europe.

Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: Frensham Fly Fishers.

Loves: Running; cycling; fly fishing; gardening.

Admires: People with vision and the ability to deliver it; Justin

Francis, chief executive,

Favourite ad: 'Greyhound', Reebok.

Film: A River Runs Through It, Robert Redford.

Book: Undisclosed.

Music: The The.

Hotel: My mother's house.

The lowdown: Family man Francis hates travelling abroad for work and is

well known for his chatty and down-to-earth demeanour.


Born: Denville, New Jersey, USA, 2 December 1958.

Family: Arden and Karl (parents); Barry (husband); one daughter; one

dog; one cat.

Lives: London; Nottingham.

Education: Mountain Lakes High School, New Jersey (National Merit

Scholar); Stanford University, California (BA Russian & Politics);

Berlin University, Germany (Fulbright/DAAD Scholar); Columbia

University, New York (MBA/MSc Business & Journalism).

Current job: Former director of strategic marketing, Boots Group. +44

(0)115 9506111.

Salary: Fine, thanks.

Career highlights: 1986-99, brand manager and general manager, Procter &

Gamble; 1999-2002, vice-president, Petcare Marketing Europe, Mars

Incorporated; 2002-present, director of strategic marketing, Boots


Proudest achievements: My daughter, Izzy, aged 11. Honours and awards

Second place in the mothers' race.

Professional organisations: Marketing Group of Great Britain; WACL;

committee member, ACA; fellow, RSA.

Clubs: Local gym.

Hates: Crowds; queues; pomp; posers.

Loves: The genuine article.

Admires: Elizabeth I; Elizabeth my grandmother (successful


Favourite ad: 'Those who can, teach', Department of Education.

Film: Legally Blonde, Robert Luketic (I'm a brunette).

Book: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera.

Music: Water Music, Georg Handel.

Hotel: The Sunset Marquis, Los Angeles.

The lowdown: An art lover who once won a United Nations poetry

competition, Francke isn't the kind of senior marketer you would expect

to find at conservative leviathans such as Procter & Gamble, Mars and

Boots. Such champions of high creative standards in client companies are

all too rare.


Born: Windsor, 16 May 1962.

Family: Dr Michael John Preston Furniss and Valerie Ridley Furniss

(parents); two children.

Lives: Primrose Hill, London.

Education: Ashford County Grammar School; Downing College Cambridge

(English Literature).

Current job: Partner, Sputnik Communications. +44 (0)20 7439 2780.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1983-1989 Saatchi & Saatchi graduate trainee to board

account director; 1989-91, Tommy's campaign; 1998, press secretary,

Dutchess of York; 1999, founded Spunik.

Proudest achievement: My children; the last good thing we did at


Honours and awards: 2000, finalist, PR Week's New Agency of the Year;

2000 Marketing Week's Grand Prix for marketing effectiveness of Skoda;

2001, Marketing's brand revitalisation, Skoda; 2002, Marketing Week's

marketing effectiveness, Skoda Octavia; IPA's Effectiveness Awards gold,


Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: None.

Hates: bad writing; exclamation marks.

Loves: Courage.

Admires: Winston Churchill.

Favourite ad: 'Piss on niggers', Rock the Vote.

Film: Withnail & I, Bruce Robinson.

Book: Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis.

Music: You'll Never Walk Alone, live at Anfield.

Hotel: Costa dei Fiori, Santa Margherita Di Pula, Sardinia.

The lowdown: Furniss' trademark growl, as well as her ability to help

propel brands such as Skoda into the mainstream, have earned her a

reputation as one of the best advertising PRs.


Born: Epsom, 2 September 1958.

Family: Eliza Gatfield (wife); one child.

Lives: Chicago.

Education: City of London Freemans School; Bristol University (BSc

Psychology); IMD Business School.

Current job: Former chief operating officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide. +44

(0)20 7591 9111.

Salary: Confidential.

Career highlights: 1993-97, chief executive, Leo Burnett London;

1997-2000 regional managing director, Leo Burnett Asia-Pacific.

Proudest achievements: Putting Leo Burnett London onto a strong creative

track; forming Beacon in Japan with Dentsu.

Honours and awards: Investors in People Award.

Professional organisations: Former board member, Race for Opportunity

UK; member, Chicago Council for Foreign Relations; founder member, IDM;

member, IAA.

Clubs: Chicago Arts Club; RAC; Babington House, Somerset.

Hates: Marketing verbal diarrhoea.

Loves: Great, simple ideas that are full of humanity.

Admires: Michael Conrad.

Favourite ad: 'Skidmark', Mercedes - it won Leo Burnett London the

Cannes Print Grand Prix.

Film: Babette's Feast, Gabriel Axel.

Book: Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert.

Music: Duo, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.

Hotel: Park Hyatt, Tokyo.

The lowdown: Gatfield is clever and cultured, but he also has a tough

streak. He's not afraid to take a hard decision.


Born: York, 19 May 1962.

Family: Peter and Jean George (parents); Helen (wife); three daughters.

Lives: Hampton, Middlesex.

Education: Undisclosed.

Current job: Director of marketing and commercial development, British

Airways. +44 (0)20 8738 5050.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: Undisclosed.

Proudest achievements: The launch of WISAA at Cadbury's; the world's

biggest offer introducing the only truly flat beds in business class at

British Airways.

Honours and awards: Undisclosed.

Professional organisations: Chairman, Airmiles; board member, British

Airways London Eye; board member, London Tourist Board; chairman,

Marketing Group of Great Britain.

Clubs: See above.

Hates: Undisclosed.

Loves: Sport; music; travel; family.

Admires: Matthew Pinsent; Paula Radcliffe.

Favourite ad: 'Musical chairs', British Airways.

Film: Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe.

Book: The Best a Man Can Get, John O'Farrell.

Music: Ocean Drive, Lighthouse Family.

Hotel: St Geran, Mauritius.

The lowdown: Yorkshire-born George has the confidence of BA chief

executive Rod Eddington, and has thus extended the company's adspend to

£24 million in the past year.


Born: London, 6 May 1962.

Family: Jack and Jean (parents); Penny (wife); three children.

Lives: Chiswick, London W4.

Education: KCS, Wimbledon; York University (History of Art).

Current job: Partner, Walker Media. +44 (0)20 7447 7500.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1983-85, Benton & Bowles/Ray Morgan and Partner

graduate, TV planner/buyers, 19


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