THE A LIST: Part 6 of 13


Born: London, 21 September 1950.

Family: David and Rosemary Graham (parents); Christine McLean (wife); one step-daughter.

Education: Canterbury Cathedral Choir School; St Edward's School, Oxford; University of Liverpool (History).

Current job: Director-general, Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

+44 (0)20 7580 5555.

Career highlights: 1973, trainee, BBC News; 1976, producer, A Word in Edgeways (Radio 4); 1977-79, producer, File on Four; 1982-83, producer, Timewatch (BBC 2); 1986- 87, producer, The Money Programme; 1988, producer, A Week in Politics (Channel 4); 1989, deputy editor, The Money Programme; 1990-94, managing editor, BBC News Programmes; 1996-99, BBC secretary.

Proudest achievements: Not being elected to Parliament - twice (1983 and 1987, Liberal-SDP Alliance, North Wiltshire).

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: Chairman, European Advertising Standards Alliance; non-executive director, Electoral Reform Ballot Services.

Hates: Intolerance.

Loves: Music; political history; looking at paintings; Italy; birdsong.

Admires: My wife.

Favourite ad: 'Perfect Day', BBC; Churchill's surprisingly passionate nodding dog.

Film: Citizen Kane, Orson Welles.

Book: Can You Forgive Her?, Anthony Trollope.

Music: Tosca, Giacomo Puccini - all of it.

Hotel: La Mamounia, Marrakech.

The lowdown: A man with a penchant for weeding out misleading ads and rapping the perpetrators, Graham once compared the ASA with the Canadian Mounted Police Force, adding: 'The Mountie always gets his man.'


Born: Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 November 1960.

Family: Claire Granger (wife and soulmate - sounds terribly cliched, but she is); two sons; one daughter.

Lives: Gerrards Cross, Bucks.

Education: Northcliff High School, Johannesburg. No college education or degrees - I hated school and as soon as I could leave, I did (I don't do well with authority).

Current job: Executive creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi. +44 (0)20 7636 5060.

Career highlights: Being part of the team that built Hunt Lascaris into one of the top creative agencies in the world; transforming Bozell New York into a creative hotshop; moving to Saatchis in London.

Proudest achievement: Promoting an assistant to art director at the Majestic Bar in Cannes after she had just walked off stage with her first gold Lion.

Honours and awards: One Show; D&AD; Andies; Andy's, Addy's; Clio; Art Directors Club; New York festival; Cannes (34 Lions).

Professional organisations: The Art Directors Club of New York; D&AD.

Clubs: None in UK.

Hates: Apathy.

Loves: My family.

Admires: Nelson Mandela - for his ability to forgive the people who stole 30 years of his life.

Favourite ad: I don't have one.

Film: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Blake Edwards.

Book: Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson - powerful stuff; it gave me the courage to leave my comfort zone in South Africa and move to New York and again to move to Saatchis London.

Music: This is a difficult one. It depends on the day and my mood. Led Zeppelin is probably my favourite band - they influenced so many people.

However, there are some great bands around at the moment; White Stripes, Sum 41, Evanescence, Linkin Park and Blur are fantastic.

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

The lowdown: Granger's gentle manner belies a man familiar with grasping the nettle and tackling difficult issues. Like his predecessor, Dave Droga, Granger is passionate about the power of awards.


Born: Glasgow, 7 July 1966.

Family: Partner, two sisters, one brother.

Lives: Chiswick.

Education: Hunter High, Paisley; college (BSc Biology).

Current job: Commercial managing director, national, Capital Radio. +44 (0) 20 7766 6000.

Salary: That would be telling.

Career highlights: 1988-93, Scotland on Sunday; 1993-95, Thompson Media Sales; 1996-97, The Newspaper Society; 1997-99, Trinity Mirror; 1999-2002, Metro; 2002-present, Capital Radio Group.

Proudest achievements: Getting my current job - having been at Capital for a year, who wouldn't be? Honours and awards: Marketing Week Marketing Effectiveness Awards Media Brand of the Year 2000; Media Week Media Brand of the Year 2000; Media Week Sales Team of the Year 2000; Campaign Medium of the Year 2000; Marketing Society Awards New Brand of the Year 2001; ntl Commercial Sales Team of the Year 2003; Media Week Sales Team of the Year 2003.

Professional organisations: Institute of Directors; CIM.

Clubs: Esporta.

Hates: Marmite; people not taking personal responsibility; media hype.

Loves: The outdoors; being on my bike; dinner with friends; winning.

Admires: My mum.

Favourite ad: 'Points of view', The Guardian; Imperial War Museum radio ads.

Film: The Matrix, Andy and Larry Wachowski.

Book: Touching the Void, Joe Simpson.

Music: Piece of music implies classical, so it'd have to be Ninth Symphony, Ludwig van Beethoven; other than that, anything by Texas.

Hotel: Very media - Babington House, Somerset.

The lowdown: Grant is one of a new breed of media-owner marketers who are shaking up the way media companies sell themselves to the advertising and marketing industries. Her canny, shrewd, no-nonsense manner is complemented by a down-to-earth approachability.


Current job: Managing director, Vizeum UK. +44 (0)20 7379 9000.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: The woman who fed Mark Craze's parking meter has come a long way in media since that first job at TMD. Her real name is Patricia, but it changed because her little sister couldn't pronounce it.


Born: Luton, 27 July1966.

Family: Phil and Angela Green (parents); Tanya Boyd (wife); three daughters.

Lives: St Margarets, London.

Education: Watford Grammar School; Bristol University (BSc Economics).

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

Salary: Prudent.

Career highlights: Contributing round the edges at Abbott Mead Vickers (1989-93); building the planning department and running the Whitbread business at Lowe's (1993-98); shaping a business, a brand and a culture at Fallon (1998 to date).

Proudest achievement: Family.

Honours and awards: Three gold IPA Effectiveness Awards (all thanks to Skoda).

Professional organisations: IPA (member, Value of Advertising committee); APG; Marketing Society.

Clubs: The Union; the Catholic Church.

Hates: Nothing.

Loves: Jimmy Stewart; total football; The Flaming Lips; chips at The Union; Sydney Harbour.

Admires: NHS nurses.

Favourite ad: 'Points of view', The Guardian; 'Drugstore', Levi's.

Film: It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra.

Book: A New Path to the Waterfall, Raymond Carver.

Music: Into My Arms, Nick Cave.

Hotel: The Portaferry, Portaferry, County Down.

The lowdown: Regularly named as 'the nicest planner in London', Green's social reputation also extends to his sterling career in the industry.


Born: London, 2 May 1959 Family: Shirley (mother, deceased); Harry (father); Hayley (wife); two children Lives: Hampstead Garden Suburb.

Education: Kingsbury High School (comprehensive), North London.

Current job: Creative director and founding partner, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners. +44 (0)20 7836 3474.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: Co-founding DLKW; being part of the birth of the Gary Lineker Walkers campaign at BMP DDB in 1993.

Proudest achievement: Being half of one of the longest-standing creative partnerships in the industry with Gary Betts; the launch campaign for The Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.

Honours and awards: D&AD; BTAA; Cannes Lion; Clios; ILRs; New York Art Directors Club; Creative Circle.

Professional organisations: I am on the business development committee of Norwood, a charity for people with learning disabilities (mental handicap).

Clubs: Holmes Place;David Lloyd; Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue.

Hates: Prejudice; ignorance; wasted ability; bananas.

Loves: Cycling; music; family; holidays; Tottenham Hotspur.

Admires: Lance Armstrong; Steven Spielberg; Gary Betts.

Favourite ad: 'Casino', Volkswagen; 'Martians', Cadbury Smash; 'secret lemonade drinker', R Whites.

Film: The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola; Lawrence of Arabia, David Lean.

Book: Reunion, Fred Uhlman; Illusions, Richard Bach.

Music: Here, There and Everywhere, The Beatles; Jerusalem, Charles HH Parry.

Hotel: Grand Hotel, Rimini; Royal Beach, Eilat.

The lowdown: An ardent Spurs fan, Green is known as a sun worshipper.

His favourite wind-up is telling people that he and creative partner Gary Betts originally teamed up when Green was a cabbie and Betts a fare.


Current job: Former chief executive, Carlton. +44 (0)20 7663 6363.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Compared with Charles Allen at Granada, Green had a more comfortable upbringing. But he still had the steel to grow Carlton from a company with four members of staff into an ITV giant. A victim of the ITV merger after a bloody investor coup.


Current job: Former chairman and chief executive, TBWA.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Proof that reading maths and philosophy at university can lead to a career - any career. And a brilliant one at that, spanning start-up, flotation and sale to one of the world's biggest networks.


Born: London.

Family: Gorgeous daughter; fantastic partner.

Lives: Bermondsey, London.

Education: Streets of London.

Current job: Founder and managing director, Great Guns. +44 (0)20 7692 4444.

Salary: 10 per cent of what my directors earn.

Career highlights: Making the Guess? spot with Juliette Lewis and Harry Dean Stanton; executive producing and co-creating Push TV show for ABC Television.

Proudest achievement: Overcoming the fear of death.

Honours and awards: More than 100 worldwide awards, including six D&ADs.

Professional organisations: D&AD.

Clubs: Camden Road; Soho House; Teatro; Stoke Park.

Hates: Negative vibes.

Loves: Life.

Admires: My mother.

Favourite ad: Too many to mention.

Film: Being There, Hal Ashby.

Book: The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran.

Music: Mumbai Theme, AR Rahman.

Hotel: Home.

The lowdown: Once confessing that she'd like her ashes sent up in a firework, Gregory is one of the production industry's greatest sparks.


Born: Tredegar, Gwent, 9 November 1944.

Family: Vivienne (wife, married 36 years); one son; one daughter.

Lives: Putney, London.

Education: Hillstone Preparatory School, Great Malvern, Worcestershire; Oundle, Northamptonshire.

Current job: Executive director, International Advertising Association, UK Chapter. +44 (0)20 7431 7701.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 2-4 June 1964, Articled clerk, Cooper Bros, chartered accountants; 1966-68, assistant international press media buyer, Young & Rubicam; 1969, TV buying supervisor, Ogilvy & Mather; 1982, board director, 1985-87, management supervisor, Ford Motor Company; 1987-90, worldwide management supervisor, Ford of Europe, Ogilvy & Mather; 1991, managing director O&M East Africa, Nairobi; 1992-97, chairman, The Travel-Cam Company, London; 1998-2001, senior vice-president, international client services director, Bozell/FCB, Taipei, Taiwan.

Proudest achievements: 1982, running the London Marathon.

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: Arts Club; Dover St; Wimbledon Park Golf Club; Kinetica Gym, Putney.

Hates: Getting old.

Loves: Not having to worry about courting, finding a job, getting married, buying property, having children or my pension.

Admires: Mrs Vivienne Grieve; David Ogilvy.

Favourite ad: 'Photo booth', Hamlet.

Film: Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Jacques Tati.

Book: The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy.

Music: Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen.

Hotel: The Boathouse, Phuket, Thailand.

The lowdown: Rarely seen on duty without a tie held firmly in place by a Windsor knot and a well-tailored sports jacket, the well-groomed Grieve looks every inch the classic account man he used to be. Ridding the IAA of its reputation as an old fart's drinking club and giving it a clearly defined role remains a tough task though.


Born: Sheffield, 20 August 1960.

Family: Brian and Irene Grubb (parents); Lorna (wife); two daughters.

Lives: Twickenham, London.

Education: Gleadless Valley Secondary; Granville College, Sheffield.

Current job: Founding partner, DFGW. +44 (0)20 7734 5888.

Salary: Top end (or so our finance director assures me).

Career highlights: Being the first creative hired at GGT in 1980 (by Dave Trott); being appointed to the GGT board in the mid-80s; starting DFGW in 1989.

Proudest achievements: DFGW, an agency that has helped create one of the most famous ad-recalled car brands, Daewoo, from absolute zero awareness seven years ago.

Honours and awards: Winning D&AD silvers for LWT and Holstein Export; various Campaign Press and Poster and BTA awards (never counted them).

Professional organisations: D&AD, Creative Circle.

Clubs: Groucho; Third Space.

Hates: Hypocrisy.

Loves: Travelling; music; reading; boxing; motorcycle racing; ballet (yes, really).

Admires: Muhummad Ali, Valentino Rossi.

Favourite ad: 'Swimming pool', Benson & Hedges.

Film: Enter the Dragon, Robert Clouse.

Book: Idoru, William Gibson.

Music: Liebestraum, Franz Liszt; Edie and Ciao Baby, The Cult; I Wanna be Adored, The Stone Roses; Waterfalls, TLC (different moods, you understand).

Hotel: The Mercer, New York.

The lowdown: Grubb tends to hide behind the more familiar faces at DFGW, demonstrating his trademark modesty. Has a penchant for T-shirts and tattoos.


Current job: Marketing director, Barclays. +44 (0)20 7699 5000.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: This no-nonsense Welshman's decision to move the Barclays account from Leagas Delaney to Bartle Bogle Hegarty without a pitch sparked cries of 'cronyism' from some observers and 'smart new-business tenacity' from others.


Born: Devizes, Wiltshire, 31 March 1951.

Family: Both parents deceased; Joanna Haines (wife); two children.

Lives: Ealing, London.

Education: Devizes Grammar School; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Current job: Group chief executive, Leo Burnett London. +44 (0)20 7591 9111.

Salary: Generous and fair.

Career highlights: 1973, joined Garland Compton as trainee working on new business and Head & Shoulders; after short spells at the RH Kirkwood Company and MMR, joined Young & Rubicam, working on Wrigley and Rank Xerox; promoted to account director on Smirnoff, Croft and P&G; 1982, moved to Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO running Smiths Foods, Ferguson, Cow & Gate and Beechams; 1986, moved to Leagas Delaney as managing director following its acquisition by AMV; 1992, left to re-engineer KHBB; 1994, returned to Leagas Delaney; 2001, left; 2002, joined Leo Burnett as group chief executive London; still here, still happy.

Proudest achievement: Being elected president of the IPA; having the good fortune to have worked with some of the best creative directors in the world; being part of the team that built Leagas Delaney to be a great agency; leading the team that accomplished one of the most successful mergers (Burnett and D'Arcy) this market has seen.

Honours and awards: President, IPA, 2000-02; FIPA.

Professional organisations: IPA Council; The Marketing Society; D&AD; Solus Club.

Clubs: Groucho; Soho House.

Loves: Theatre; reading; watching rugby; cooking; eating; drinking; buying very expensive clothes - oh, and my wife and family.

Admires: Nelson Mandela.

Favourite ad: One I worked on - 'Perfect Day', BBC - one I didn't - 'Creek', Levi's.

Film: Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Jacques Tati.

Book: The Day of the Locust, Nathanael West.

Music: In the car, Street Fighting Man, The Rolling Stones; at home, just about anything by George Handel.

Hotel: Hotel de Russie, Rome.

The lowdown: Haines's sauve manner and appearance make him the perfect, client-friendly adman. Rumours that he took the top job at Burnett for its proximity to the posh shops on Sloane Avenue are unfounded.


Current job: Global brand director, Vodafone UK. +44 (0)1635 33251.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Haines has had a busy year - as well as increasing Vodafone's profile globally, he also successfully fought a court case against Eddie Jordan's Formula 1 racing team, which claimed he had verbally promised it a £100 million sponsorship deal, although Vodafone signed a deal with Ferrari.


Born: Athens, 15 February 1967.

Family: Loucas and Nedi Haji-Ioannou (parents); one brother; one sister (both shareholders in easyJet).

Lives: Monaco; Athens.

Education: Doucas School, Athens (A Levels); London School of Economics (Economics); City University Business School (MSc Shipping Trade & Finance).

Current job: Serial entrepreneur.

Salary: Do not draw a salary or dividend - or expenses - from any easyGroup company.

Career highlights: 1988, joined father's firm, Troodos Shipping; 1992, founding chairman, Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association; 1992, founded first venture, Stelmar Tankers, which now has 36 tankers and was listed on the New York stock exchange in 2001; 1995, founded easyJet, listed on London Stock Exchange in 2001; 1998, founded easyGroup, a holding company to explore new ventures to extend the brand and capitalise on increasing use of the internet; 1999, founded easyInternetcafe; 2000, started easyCar, and e-mail service; 2001, launched easyMoney; 2003, founded easyCinema.

Proudest achievement: Hopefully still to come.

Honours and awards: ITT Odyssey Award 2002, in recognition of contribution to travel and tourism industries; GQ Man of the Year 2001; Entrepreneur of the Year 2001; Business Communicator of the Year 2002; European Communicator of the Year at PR Week awards 2000.

Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: None.

Hates: Undisclosed.

Loves: Undisclosed.

Admires: Undisclosed.

Favourite ad: Undisclosed.

Film: Undisclosed.

Book: Undisclosed.

Music: Undisclosed.

Hotel: Undisclosed.

The lowdown: Haji-Ioannou's ability to grasp a business opportunity should be an inspiration to clients and adland alike. His passion for the brand has seen him fight anyone using the easy name.


Born: Dunedin, New Zealand, 7 July 1959.

Family: Peter and Jenny Hall (parents); Sarah Hall (wife); three children Lives: London SW19.

Education: Christ's College, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Current job: Former chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Group. +44 (0)20 7636 5060.

Salary: See Companies House.

Career highlights:: 1986, joined Colenso Communications New Zealand (part of Omnicom Group); 1990, general manager; 1992, managing director (Colenso was awarded Agency of the Year in 1992 by National Business Review); 1993, managing director, Saatchis Wellington (awarded Agency of the Year in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 and voted one of the top ten agencies of the world by Advertising Age); 2000, chief executive officer, Saatchis NZ; 2001, chief executive, Saatchis London; 2002, chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Group.

Proudest achievement: Saatchis London being named Agency of the Year at Cannes 2002.

Honours and awards: See above.

Professional organisations: The Marketing Society.

Clubs: Wellington Club, NZ; Wellington Golf Club, NZ.

Loves: Surfing; cricket; rugby.

Admires: Sir Peter Blake.

Favourite ad: 'Cartoon', NSPCC.

Film: Once Were Warriors, Lee Tamahori.

Book: Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer.

Music: Loyal, Dave Dobyn.

Hotel: Hotel Villa Milani, Spoleto, Italy.

The lowdown: Hall's energy and zest is infectious and blew the cobwebs away at Saatchis when he arrived in 2001. Harbours a legacy of dodgy hairstyles from his surf-dude days in NZ.


Born: London.

Family: John and Wendy Hall (parents); Charlotte (wife); two daughters.

Lives: Strawberry Hill, London Education: Bedford School; London School of Economics (BSc Economics), Institute of Direct Marketing (Dip DM).

Current job: Chairman, Proximity London; chief executive, Proximity Worldwide. +44 (0)20 7298 1000.

Salary: Private.

Career highlights: Made managing director at first agency (DDM Advertising) at 28; 1991, set up Barraclough Hall Woolston Gray with four partners; 1993, joined AMV Group; 1996, BHWG named Campaign's first Direct Agency of the Year; 2001, launched Proximity Worldwide; rebranded BHWG to Proximity London as headquarters of Proximity Worldwide.

Proudest achievement: Making BHWG a creative, emotional and financial success. Taking it from five to 265 people; building the Proximity Worldwide network so that it now dominates the award ceremonies around the world (number one in Cannes and DMA); winning TV Licensing for the AMV Consortium embracing advertising, direct marketing, PR and media.

Honours and awards: Named a fellow of the IDM in 1997.

Professional organisations: IDM, chairman.

Clubs: Landmark Gym; Chelsea FC season ticket holder.

Hates: Arrogance.

Loves: My family.

Favourite ad: 'Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet' ads.

Film: The Long Good Friday, John Mackenzie.

Book: Atlas of the World.

Music: Teenage Kicks, The Undertones.

Hotel: Mercer Hotel New York.

The lowdown: As driven and competent as any industry suit, Hall reportedly has trouble relinquishing control of his business. Has considered becoming a Tory MP on numerous occasions.


Born: Northampton, Massachusetts, 28 March 1947.

Family: Married to Anne; two adult sons; one daughter.

Lives: Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames.

Education: St Albans School, Washington DC; Harvard College; Harvard Business School.

Current job: Chief executive, Van Wagner UK (2001).

Salary: Sufficient.

Career highlights: Have always been an entrepreneur, from my first job out of college selling Grand Prix ocean racing sails, to growing a small advertising agency into one of New England's best known, to building a successful marketing and sales management consultancy, to founding two marketing-based internet startups, to running worldwide marketing for Lotus Development.

Proudest achievements: Rowing for three years for the USA including the 1968 Olympics; wining two world championships in sailing; raising two superlative young men (I hope I do as well with Ellyse).

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: London charity, Action on Addiction.

Clubs: Leander; Upper Thames Rowing Club; Eastern and Pequot Yacht Clubs (US).

Hates: Affectation.

Loves: Sincerity; commitment.

Admires: My father for his courage.

Favourite ad: Most any created by Budweiser for the Super Bowl.

Film: Les Miserables, Claud Lelouch.

Book: Most all of Jonathan Raban's.

Music: Any Cole Porter, especially when sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

Hotel: In London, Berkeley; Boston, The Four Seasons; New York,The Benjamin.

The lowdown: Settled in the UK since 2001, the hard-working, fitness-mad Hamlin has developed a taste for UK sport that extends to Arsenal FC, Manchester United FC and his local rugby union team, The Henley Hawks.

He is passionate about the need for better audience research in the poster audience.


Current job: Chairman, Hachette Filipacchi UK. +44 (0)20 7150 7000.

Details: Not submitted.

The lowdown: Hand has rallied well since leaving Emap in the red after an ill-fated foray into the US market with its acquisition of Petersen.

Well known for his calmness under pressure.


Born: London, 24 April 1964.

Family: Mog (wife); two sons.

Lives: Dublin.

Education: Uppingham School; Durham University (BA).

Current job: General manager and vice-president, GlaxoSmithKline.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1985-86, Cargill, trainee general management; 1987-92, Rank Hovis McDougal, various marketing roles; 1992-97, Courage, marketing controller John Smith's and Foster's; 1997-2003, GSK, marketing director, Nutritional Healthcare UK to general manager Ireland.

Proudest achievements: 1997-2003, doubling the sales of Lucozade and Lucozade Sport; 1993-95, leading the John Smith's team to number one in the ale market; promotion to run GSK Ireland.

Honours and awards: Undisclosed.

Professional organisations: The Marketing Society.

Clubs: Not supplied.

Hates: Football violence.

Loves: Twickenham and the Turks Head on match day; time with my family.

Admires: The late and great Peter Bolt.

Favourite ad: That British Airways ad with the smile and wink.

Film: Gandhi, Richard Attenborough.

Book: Business, Good to Great, Jim Collins; pleasure, Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy.

Music: Since I've Been Loving You, Led Zeppelin; La Boheme, Giacomo Puccini.

Hotel: Undisclosed.

The lowdown: A distinguished client with a strong sense of humour, Harding is the client who linked Jack Dee, penguins and John Smith's together for one of Scottish Courage's longest-running campaigns.


Born: Croydon, 26 July 1968.

Family: Irene and Keith (parents); Lee-Anne (wife); two children Lives: Undisclosed.

Education: Trinity, Croydon; Sussex University (Economics & French).

Current job: Founding partner, Naked (August 2001). +44 (0)20 7336 8084.

Salary: Less than Garry Lace.

Career highlights: 1998-2000, managing director, Rocket; 2000, founding partner, Naked.

Proudest achievement: Naked.

Honours and awards: Media Week Grand Prix; Campaign gold; Agency of the Year 2001; three in 2002.

Professional organisations: I'm not a professional.

Clubs: Citroen Car Club.

Hates: Politics; back-stabbing; time-wasting.

Loves: Being inspired by great thinking.

Admires: My partners; people at Naked.

Favourite ad: 'Advance and be recognised', Citroen.

Film: Calder's Circus, Carlos Vilardebo; Blade Runner, Ridley Scott.

Book: My first-edition Philip K Dick novels - I collect books.

Music: The Trout, Franz Schubert; Antonio Vivaldi.

Hotel: Cowely Manor.

The lowdown: The cheeky chappie Harlow has become one of the most famous English media figures in Holland and Sweden. And bizarrely, Naked's Dutch office opened in an old church building in the Amsterdam street where Harlow's Dutch mother used to live.


Born: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 12 May 1966.

Family: Single; Ann and Michael Harris (parents).

Lives: For estate agents, Hampstead Garden Suburb; for everyone else, the A1.

Education: Durham School; Lincoln College, Oxford (BA (Hons) Ancient and Modern History).

Current job: Managing partner, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. +44 (0)20 7404 2700.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1988-94, Publicis, graduate trainee to account director (Renault, Harp Larger, Abbey National, BGSE); 1994-98, BMP DDB, board account director (Sony Europe, Courage, MLC, Vernons, Frizzell); 1998-99, RKCR, associate director; 1999-present, RKCR/Y&R, managing partner, running portfolio including Powergen, Carlsberg and Virgin Money.

Proudest achievements: July 1991, 'haircut', Harp Larger, Campaign Pick of the Week; 2001-2002, losing £75.

Honours and awards: 1991, North Tyneside Regional Karaoke Champion.

Professional organisations: Undisclosed.

Clubs: 10 Rooms; Newcastle United Supporters Club; Crockers Dream League.

Hates: Peas; egg mayonnaise; double parking.

Loves: Jukeboxes that play 45s; Newcastle United FC; Sandra Bullock.

Admires: Sir Bobby Robson; John Webster; Berry Gordy.

Favourite ad: 'Photo booth', Hamlet.

Film: Zulu, Cy Endfield.

Book: American Tabloid, James Ellroy.

Music: What a Fool Believes, The Doobie Brothers.

Hotel: Malmaison, Newcastle.

The lowdown: The account man through and through, Tony is extremely hard working. He is also a football nut and the ideal team member for a music quiz.


Born: Southampton, 31 August 1960.

Family: Sheila Harris (mother); Keith Harris (father, deceased); Oliver Gibbs (husband); one cat.

Lives: Barnes, London SW13.

Education: Fareham Girls Grammar School; Southampton College of Higher Education.

Current job: Chief executive, Nabs. +44 (0)20 7299 2888.

Salary: Confidential.

Career highlights: Working with lovely talented people at Leagas Delaney from 1992-96; being on the team to win Patek Philippe (definitely the most beautiful watch brand in the world); working on Adidas; learning the power of a good creative brief and that good enough wasn't good enough; working for 18 months, from start to finish, on the BBC's 'Perfect Day' ad - the best piece of work I've ever been involved with; raising money through record sales for Children in Need.

Proudest achievements: See above; seeing the difference my team at Nabs makes to the lives of hundreds of people, year in, year out.

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: WACL.

Clubs: Century; The Drones Club; Holmes Place.

Hates: Insincerity.

Loves: Italy - everything apart from Silvio Berlusconi.

Admires: Those who tend the sick and the elderly.

Favourite ad: 'Photo booth', Hamlet.

Film: Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore.

Book: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen.

Music: O Mio Babbino Caro, Gianni Schicchi and Giacomo Puccini.

Hotel: I haven't found it yet ...

The lowdown: Harris' kind personality suits her job down to the ground and, combined with gravitas, gets adland focused on the plight of those helped by Nabs.


Born: Derby, 28 October 1964.

Family: Separated from Pam; one son; one daughter.

Lives: York.

Education: Trent College, Nottingham; Durham University (BA English).

Current job: Director of marketing, Nestle Rowntree. +44 (0)1904 604604.

Salary: Not enough.

Career highlights: 1987, joined Procter & Gamble as a brand assistant; 1993-95, marketing manager on Ariel during Unilever's ill-fated Persil Power launch; 1995-97, marketing director on health and beauty care in Portugal; 1997-98, marketing director on haircare in UK when Pantene achieved market leadership over L'Oreal and Elida Faberge; 1998-2000, marketing director at Coca-Cola Great Britain, when growth was best in class and Scheweppes brands were integrated into the UK company; 2000-03, marketing director, Nestle Rowntree, including brands winning best launch (Nestle Double Cream) and best revitalisation (Quality Street) in the 2003 Marketing Society awards.

Proudest achievements: Birth of my two children, Jack aged nine, Katie aged six (going on 14).

Honours and awards: Undisclosed.

Professional organisations: Council member, Marketing Group of Great Britian; fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing; member, Marketing Society.

Clubs: Season ticket at Newcastle United FC; Fulford Golf Club.

Hates: Losing.

Loves: Life.

Admires: Our competitors.

Favourite ad: 'Hill top', Coca-Cola, 1971; 'Labour isn't working', Conservative Party.

Film: The ad before the main feature.

Book: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling.

Music: Seasons in the Sun, Terry Jacks.

Hotel: St Martin's Lane, London.

The lowdown: Harrison is one of the more agency-friendly clients. A vocal commentator on the key issues of the business.


Born: Blackpool, 16 April 1956.

Family: Thomas and Olive Harrison (parents); one brother; Morag Brennan (fiancee).

Lives: Beckenham, Kent.

Education: University of Lancaster (History); University of Manchester (MA thesis, American foreign policy toward France 1945-1947; Phd thesis, American society, cinema and television, 1950-1960).

Current job: Creative director, Harrison Troughton Wunderman. +44 (0)20 7611 6333.

Salary: See Companies House.

Career highlights: 1985-1986, researcher, Ogilvy & Mather Direct/OgilvyOne, researcher; 1986-89, copywriter; 1989-91 head of copy; 1991-96, creative director; 1996-97, European creative director; 1998-2001, creative director, Harrison Patten Troughton Brand Response; 2001-present, creative director, HTW.

Proudest achievements: Taking over a moribund agency (Impiric/Wunderman, London) and within 20 months turning it into Campaign's Direct Agency of the Year.

Honours and awards: They include around 100 Royal Mail/DMA Awards and every breed of Cannes Lion from bronze to Grand Prix.

Professional organisations: None.

Clubs: None.

Hates: The English abroad (and most of them back home, come to think of it).

Loves: The Phoenicians; football (particularly Argentinian); art from 1855 to the present; travelling with Morag Brennan.

Admires: My late father.

Favourite ad: Howard Luck Gossage's first print ad for FinaPetrol.

Film: The Third Man, Carol Reed.

Book: The Bible.

Music: Frank Sinatra; Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Hotel: Novotel Vermar, Povoa do Varzim, Portugal.

The lowdown: Harrison is an outspoken critic of industry practice and creative standards but his uncanny knack of winning awards means he can get away with it. Proud of his Martinis.


Born: Lincoln, 1 November 1958.

Family: Alan and Margaret Hastings (parents); Denise (wife); three daughters.

Lives: London W11.

Education: Dulwich College; Jesus College, Cambridge (English).

Current job: Executive creative director, Partners BDDH. +44 (0)20 7467 9200.

Salary: Not high enough, obviously.

Career highlights: 1989, getting my first job in advertising at Waldron Allen Henry & Thompson; 1996, Umbro TV campaign at DMB&B.

Proudest achievements: Creating or creative directing campaigns for Maltesers, Fiat Punto, social work, Umbro, anti-drink driving and others that have both won awards and been very effective. Honours and awards Cannes golds; BTV gold and silver, Campaign Poster silver; in the D&AD book five times.

Professional organisations: D&AD Education Council.

Clubs: Crystal Palace FC - it's an emotional belonging.

Hates: Bullshit.

Loves: Feeling totally relaxed.

Admires: Muhammad Ali.

Favourite ad: 'When you're No2, you try harder, or else', Avis.

Film: Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola.

Book: Get Shorty, Elmore Leonard.

Music: Kind of Blue, Miles Davis.

Hotel: Raj Villas, Jaipur, India.

The lowdown: Hastings is a man whose bark is definitely worse than his bite - his distinctive drawl belies a gentle character and a creative powerhouse. The man behind some of the late D'Arcy's most famous recent campaigns.


Current job: Chairman, International Advertising Festival. +44 (0)20 7291 8444.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Hatchuel is undoubtedly a shrewd businessman - owning the IAF at Cannes is a surefire way to make money. It's also a good way to drum up some healthy criticism - there are always people ready to question the validity of such a show.


Current job: European marketing director, McDonald's Restaurants. +44 (0)20 7800 4800.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: Hawkes has been a critical player in the fast-food giant's repositioning as a healthier option. A client who understands agencies, according to those who've worked with him.


Born: St Charles, Missouri, USA, 21 May 1947.

Family: Parents deceased; Kristina Allen (wife) Lives: New York City.

Education: Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (Bachelor of Music, BA English).

Current job: 2002, vice-chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. +00 (0)1 212 237 4000.

Salary: Ridiculous.

Career highlights: Charter team for Chiat/Day New York; 1980, copywriter charter team for Chiat/Day , San Francisco; 1981, associate creative director, placing the first Nike commercial on CCTV in China for Nike; 1984, Creative director, Chiat/Day doing ads for Apple Computer; 1980-94, copywriter to creative director for Chiat/Day; creative director for BBDO doing ads for IBM; 1994-2003, president to vice-chairman, O&M.

Proudest achievements: 1984, Apple commercial; 1995-2000, IBM brand turnaround.

Honours and awards: Various advertising awards.

Professional organisations: Board of trustees, Interlochen Centre for the Arts.

Clubs: None.

Hates: The murderous certainty of fundamentalism in all its forms, including creative.

Loves: Working with people who are smarter than I am; oh, I also love women; food; money; cars; salt water; cameras; vacuum cleaners; flashlights; boats; television; music; sleep; pretty much any gadget with a chip in it.

Admires: Shelly Lazarus; Phil Dusenberry; Lee Clow; Charles Lindbergh.

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

Film: Blade Runner, Ridley Scott.

Book: Moby Dick, Herman Meville.

Music: Sixth Suite for Solo Cello, JS Bach.

Hotel: The Biltmore, Los Angeles.

The lowdown: A great all-rounder who is a rare mix of creative with business planner. A real gentleman - another rarity in a US ad man.


Born: Farnham, April 1961.

Family: Ann Hayward (wife), two daughters.

Lives: Hertfordshire.

Education: Clevedon Comprehensive School; City University (Systems and Management); OU Business School (MBA).

Current job: Chairman, The Henley Centre. +44 (0)20 7955 1800.

Salary: Less than Sir Martin Sorrell.

Career highlights: 1984, joined Ogilvy & Mather as trainee account planner and stayed for seven years, working on Guinness, Ford, Nestle and Unilever; helped to found O&M's strategic analysis unit; 1991-95, head of marketing services department for Mercury Communications, managing a team of more than 30 to build a competitor to BT (Harry Enfield campaign by HHCL & Partners); 1995-98, founding managing director of BBH Futures, Bartle Bogle Hegarty's strategic marketing consultancy, delivering major projects for Audi, Disney and the BBC; 1998, joined The Henley Centre as director of consultancy.

Proudest achievement: Driving the transition of The Henley Centre from being a highly respected UK think tank to being a sought-after international strategic marketing consultancy.

Honours and awards: 1995, Advertising Age's International Marketing Superstar; 1994, Brand of the Year and Advertising Campaign of the year (for Mercury).

Professional organisations: The Marketing Society; associate lecturer for Open University (MBA programme).

Hates: Mobile phone bores.

Loves: Reading; public speaking; the coast path.

Admires Those with integrity.

Favourite ad: 'Keep talking', BT.

Film: Manhattan, Woody Allen.

Book: The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger.

Music: Currently Coldplay.

Hotel: The Ickworth, Suffolk.

The lowdown: Widely accepted as one of the cleverest people in advertising, Hayward's pedigree in founding brands makes his opinion matter.


Born: Guildford, Surrey, 22 April 1963.

Family: Rodney and Sheena (parents); two sisters; one daughter.

Lives: London.

Education: Guilford High School, Downe House; London University, Goldsmiths College (BA English, Drama).

Current job: Managing director, Yahoo! +44 (0)20 7808 4400.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: 1989-91, Advertisment director, Design Week; 1997-2000, sales director, Capital Radio; 2000-2003 sales and marketing director, Yahoo! Europe.

Proudest achievements: Having my daughter Annie.

Honours and awards: Media Week Sales Team of the Year while sales director at Capital Radio.

Professional organisations: The Marketing Society; RSA.

Clubs: The Harrington Club; Soho House.

Hates: Flying Lufthansa.

Loves: My daughter; running; drinking wine.

Admires: Jane Austen; Jeremy Bullmore.

Favourite ad: 'Labour isn't working', Conservative Party.

Film: To Catch a Thief, Alfred Hitchcock.

Book: Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand.

Music: Dancing Queen, Abba.

Hotel: Hacienda San Rafael, Seville.

The lowdown: Hazlitt's crusade is to convert the non-believers in the above-the-line creative world to open their eyes to the potential of new media - a task she has taken to with such gusto that she quipped that if Yahoo! can't close the gap between the two worlds in the next year, she will leave her job.


Born: Cincinnati, August 12, 1949.

Family: Jim and Jane Heekin (parents); Donna Borseso (partner); three children.

Lives: New York City.

Education: Williams College (BA English & Psychology).

Current job: Last position was chairman and chief executive McCann-Erickson Worldgroup: currently available.

Salary: $1 million.

Career highlights: 1988, appointed president of J. Walter Thompson NY; 1992, JWT Agency of the Year; 1993, appointed president, McCann North America; 1998, appointed McCann chief executive officer, Europe; 1999, McCann Europe elected M&M Agency of the Year; 2000, appointed chairman and chief executive McCann Worldgroup; 1999, 2000, 2001, McCann appointed Adweek Agency of the Year.

Proudest achievement: Elected All-American Lacrosse Player 1971.

Professional organisations: Ad council board member; president, AAAA, 2002.

Honours and awards: 1996, won the Healy Award, the highest IPG award for professional achievement.

Clubs: Pawling Mountain Club, Schenrock Shore Club, Millbrook Country Club, New York Sports Club, Harry's London.

Hates: Pretentiousness; lack of integrity.

Loves: Family, natural beauty, dogs, music.

Admires: My mother and father.

Favourite ad: Budweiser campaign.

Film: Scent of a Woman, Martin Brest.

Book: All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy.

Music: Time, written by my son Jimmy.

Hotel: Blakes, London.

The lowdown: Heekin is Central Casting's answer to the typical US adman.

A hard-partying, client-schmoozing executive who has a passion for clinching new business.


Born: London, 20 May 1944.

Family: Undisclosed.

Lives: London.

Education: At school and college.

Current job: Chairman and worldwide creative director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty. +44 (0)20 7734 1677.

Salary: Fantastic.

Career highlights: Watching John McCarthy walk free after five years incarceration in Beirut - we helped with the campaign to help keep his memory alive. Proudest achievements Helping start BBH.

Honours and awards: Honorary Professorship at the London Institute; D&AD golds and silvers and the President's award; Cannes golds including the Grand Prix for Best Agency in the World (twice); British Television Grand Prix, golds and silvers.

Professional organisations: D&AD; Design Museum, board of directors; NFTS, board of trustees; Miami Ad School, Europe; Big Issue Foundation, patron. Clubs Century; Groucho.

Hates: Forms; charts.

Loves: Energy.

Admires: Paul Smith, fashion designer. He makes clothes that make me smile.

Favourite ad: Still looking.

Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Milos Forman.

Book: Crock of Gold, James Stephens.

Music: Anything by John Lennon.

Hotel: Undisclosed.

The lowdown: Rare among the all-time great art directors in having the ability to be an eloquent ambassador for his craft. Courts controversy for his advocacy of ads that mirror today's visually driven world and for his claim that the days of long copy are over.


Born: Aberdeen, Scotland, 18 June 1963.

Family: Kate Hughes (partner).

Lives: Clapham, London.

Education: Harriet Costello School; Queen Mary's VI form college in Basingstoke where I watched Liz Hurley grow up; University of Wales, Aberystwyth College (BSc Economics & Philosophy).

Current job: Joint managing director, St Luke's. +44 (0)20 7380 8888.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: Some great ads: Boddingtons with Melanie Sykes; voted top ten best-ever ad by UK public; Lynx with Jennifer Aniston; The Economist in Europe, print campaign art directed by Barbara Kruger; the stadium ad for BT; The BT Business campaign 2002-03.

Proudest achievements: Winning a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Dr Jonathan Miller said it was the best show he had seen that year.

Honours and awards: St Luke's never 'did' awards.

Professional organisations: IPA; Marketing Society; Chartered Institute of Marketing; board of YCTV; Associate of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Clubs: I have a loyalty card for Caffe Nero. One more stamp for a free Frapuccino.

Hates: Long faces.

Loves: Snowboarding; diving; golf.

Admires: Anyone who proved 'em wrong.

Favourite ad: 'St George', Blackcurrant Tango.

Film: Withnail & I, Bruce Robinson.

Book: Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei, Marie Cambon, Eddin Khoo and Damian Harper.

Music: Everybody Loves the Sunshine, Roy Ayers.

Hotel: Pikes in Ibiza; the Morrocan suite.

The lowdown: Henderson has had his hands full smoothing the rocky passage of the SS St Luke's this year. However, he has been overheard saying his new scooter has had more of an impact on him.


Born: Hong Kong, 21 September 1955.

Family: Divorced; two daughters.

Lives: London SW7.

Education: Cranleigh School; St Catherine's College, Oxford (BA Hons English Language & Literature).

Current job: Creative partner, HHCL/Red Cell. +44 (0)20 7436 3333.

Salary: My income is, sadly, disposable.

Career highlights: 1980, hired as a copywriter at GGT; 1983, won black D&AD Pencil for Holsten Pils campaign; 1985, hired as group head at WCRS; 1987, set up HHCL & Partners; 1990, HHCL wins Campaign Agency of the Year; 1991, Maxell Tapes wins Grand Prix at Cannes; 1994, HHCL wins Campaign Agency of the Year for the second time; 2000, HHCL wins Campaign Agency of the Decade.

Proudest achievement: Launching First Direct with the first interactive ads on British TV.

Honours and awards: Most of the creative ones, I reckon.

Hates: Turning on a tap full blast when you've left a teaspoon face up in the sink.

Loves: The sound of my kids' laughter.

Admires: The hugely successful and attractive people who decide which agency gets on their pitchlist.

Favourite ad: There are so many.

Film: Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola.

Book: The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien.

Music: Anything by Jean Sibelius or Gareth Gates.

Hotel: Banyan Tree, Phuket.

The lowdown: Henry's raucous laughter has delighted everyone he's worked with. Widely recognised as a nurturer of talent at the agency, as well as a prodigious talent himself. Now the final founding initial in HHCL/Red Cell's name.


Born: Newton Abbot, 19 June 1967.

Family: Robin and Eve Herd (parents).

Lives: Notting Hill, London.

Education: Abingdon School; Aston University.

Current job: Managing director, Bates UK. +44 (0)20 7262 5077.

Salary: NOYFB.

Career highlights: 1990, joined WCRS as graduate trainee; 1991, account manager, Prudential; 1993, account director, BMW; 1995, Campaign Face to Watch; 1995, joined Leagas Delaney as account director, Adidas, Hyundai, BBC ('Perfect Day' campaign); 1997, rejoined WCRS as group director on Land Rover and global accounts; 1999, founder of WRS (e-brands); 2001, managing director, Bates UK.

Proudest achievements: My first hole-in-one.

Honours and awards: Undisclosed.

Professional organisations: Undisclosed.

Clubs: Undisclosed.

Hates: Nothing.

Loves: Girlfriend; golf; Old Speckled Hen; Saturdays; The Electric cinema; elegant ideas; Starbuck's white chocolate mocha; Oxford United; honesty; motor racing; Land Rovers; the Old Course at Sunningdale; skiing; listening to Jeremy Bullmore; hot cross buns.

Admires: Wit and humility (in the style of Jeremy Bullmore).

Favourite ad: 'Think small', Volkswagen.

Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Milos Forman.

Book: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby.

Music: Anything by Radiohead.

Hotel: Haymen Island Resort, Whitsundays.

The lowdown: Herd loves tearing around on action-packed holidays and is well known for his humour and modesty.


Born: Cheltenham, 16 June 1960.

Family: Married with two sons.

Lives: Ealing, London.

Education: Abbots Field School.

Current job: Group chief executive, Initiative Media, (January 2001) Salary: bracket Undisclosed.

Career highlights: Initiative.

Proudest achievements: Fathering a better golfer than me.

Honours and awards: None.

Professional organisations: Member, IPA council.

Clubs: Solus Club; Moor Park Golf Club; Riverside Club; Salcombe Yacht Club; Richmond Rugby Club.

Hates: Bad manners.

Loves: Salcombe Estuary at dawn.

Admires: Steve Redgrave.

Favourite ad: Milky Bar Kid.

Film: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Sergio Leone.

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

Music: Paul Weller.

Hotel: Cipriani, Venice.

The lowdown: Arguably the tallest man in media, Hill is an avid supporter of Arsenal FC and a former ITV salesman.


Born: London, 27 January 1946 Family: Anthony and Gwendoline Hinton (parents); Ailsa Maudsley (partner); five children.

Lives: Hampstead.

Education: Epsom College; London University (BSc Economics).

Current job: Director, Seven Worldwide (June 2002) +44 (0)207 871 7721.

Salary: Undisclosed.

Career highlights: Head of account management at McCann (London) mid- to late 70s, when it was the fastest-growing agency in the UK; became number-one joint chairman and chief executive of DMB&B London 1985- 96, taking the agency (with Tony Douglas) into the top three, buying Yellowhammer (1989) and setting up the Media Centre; becoming COI Communication's biggest agency and in particular the launch of the 'speed kills' campaign; chairman of the Bates Group in London, 1976-2000; president of the IPA, 1997-99; overseeing the relaunch of the Effectivenes Awards, the introduction of the Continuous Professional Development programme and successfully managing the Equity dispute/strike over voice-over use fees.

Proudest achievements: Taking the newly merged DMB&B agency (at the time, 1985, the biggest agency merger in history) from a state of collapse - 'Like rescuing people from the Titanic on the Hindenberg' (Chris Wilkins) - to Campaign's Agency of the Year in 1987, headlined as the 'Miracle of St James'.

Professional organisations: Chairman, History of Advertising Trust; fellow, IPA; Musician's Union.

Honours and awards: None.

Clubs: Groucho; Thirty Club; RAC; Ronnie Scotts; Champneys.

Hates: Cauliflower; the cat next door; getting wet on my scooter.

Loves: None of the above.

Admires: Mahatma Gandhi; Sir Bobby Robson.

Favourite ad: Volkswagen, from Bill Bernbach to BMP.

Film: The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer.

Book: Manon des Sources/Jean de Florette, Marcel Pagnol.

Music: Sky Like a Broken Clock, Kelly Joe Phelps.

Hotel: Singita, South Africa.

The lowdown: Hard to say what the avuncular Hinton is most famous for.

Is it as one half of a double act with Tony Douglas? Or for the dodgiest hairdo in the business? Well known for his laid-back approach, he is reputed once to have turned up for a lunch date on time.


Current job: Managing director, Grey Worldwide. +44 (0)20 7636 3399.

Details: Not supplied.

The lowdown: With a cast-iron reputation, Hirst is part of Grey's new management dream team. He is equally comfortable with large and small clients.


Born: Helsinki, Finland, 22 April 1968.

Family: Martin and Anne Hoad (parents); David Clapham (husband); twins born in November 2003.

Lives: Islington, London.

Education: Collingwood Comprehensive, Camberley; Farnborough Sixth Form; Birmingham University (English).

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

Salary: See Companies House.

Career highlights: 1992, Procter & Gamble brand manager; 1996, board planner, Lowe: 1999-2001, head of planning, Lowe; 2002 managing director, CDD.

Proudest achievement: Being head of planning, part of management team at Lowe that won Campaign Agency of the Year 2000; winning Orange in 2000; starting an agency in 2002; watching the sun rise at 4,000 metres above sea level with my husband and father in the Himalayas.

Honours and awards: None directly. I'm proud to have worked as a team to win creative awards on Astra, Omega, Olympus, Nike, Reebok, Mercedes-Benz and Merrydown, and Effectiveness Awards for brands including Tesco (2000 Grand Prix and IPA) and Stella (five-star IPA Awards, 2000 Marketing Society Gold 1999).

Professional organisations: IPA Value of Advertising committee (deputy convenor of judges 2002; convenor of judges 2004); WACL.

Clubs: Esporta; very recently, Highbury Twins Club.

Hates: Pessimists.

Love Optimists.

Admires: Nelson Mandela; Ernest Shackleton; my dad.

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

Film: It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra (which I have to thank Laurence Green for introducing me to aged 25).

Book: A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving.

Music: Gabriel's Oboe, from The Mission, Ennio Morricone.

Hotel: Isle of Eriska, Scotland.

The lowdown: Hoad's boundless energy and enthusiasm made her a natural target for the founders of CDD. Possibly the only woman in advertising who sits with her legs open and still looks glamorous.


Born: Luton, Bedfordshire, 2 February 1960.

Family: Michael and Ann (parents); Sarah (wife); two sons; one daughter.

Lives: Notting Hill, London.

Education: Harrow.

Current job: Chairman, Bates Group Europe, Middle East, India, Africa.

+44 (0)20 7262 5077.

Salary: Less than Garry Lace but more than Tony Blair.

Career highlights: 1985, youngest director of Dorland; 1988, first big account win, House of Fraser at Y&R; becoming managing director and then chief executive of Y&R London; bringing a team together who were able to bring pride (and profits) back into the agency; helping to make Bates in London a better place, following a memorable two in Campaign's end-of-term report (2003); being asked to run Bates in its most important markets (2002).

Proudest achievements: Managing to find success and fulfilment in both work and family life.

Honours and awards: BA have promised me a Gold Card even if we're owned by WPP.

Professional organisations: Governor, Harrow School; active member, Ipswich Town Supporters Club.

Clubs: Garrick Club; Bath & Racquets Club; Royal Worlington Golf Club; Anabels ... to name but four.

Hates: The word hate.

Loves: Fine wine; good company; an early night.

Admires: Nelson Mandela; my wife.

Favourite ad: 'Power is nothing without control', Pirelli.

Film: Doctor Zhivago, David Lean.

Book: The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway.

Music: La Boheme, Giacomo Puccini.

Hotel: Any Amman group hotel.

The lowdown: Decent, free from bullshit and trusted by his clients, Hoare is undeserving of the hand fate has dealt him in recent years.

Many believe that he was screwed over badly at Young & Rubicam when its merger with Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe left him without a role. As the Bates network's European chairman, he's had the thankless job of clearing up the mess after the collapse of its Cordiant parent.


Born: Liverpool, 29 July 1949. Family Dr Elizabeth Hockney (wife).

Lives: Twickenham; Donhead St Andrew, Dorset.

Education: Beechenhurst; King Edward School, Lytham; Manchester University (Modern History, Economics & Politics; Economics); London School of Economics (International Relations).

Current job: Chief executive, D&AD. +44 (0)20 7840 1111.

Salary: See next D&AD annual report.

Career highlights: 1972, joined J. Walter Thompson in account planning; 1975, joined BMP; 1980, became board director, working with John Webster on a number of campaigns; 1987, started BDDH as group managing director, helping make it a top-20 agency by 1992; 1993, joined Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers as group director for marketing and strategy; 1995, adviser to Ministry of Defence on Army retention and recruiting policy; 1999, interim executive director at Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; 1984-94, chaired IPA Advertising Effectiveness Awards.

Proudest achievements: Undisclosed.

Honours and awards: Undisclosed.

Professional organisations: Vice-chairman, Council, Royal School of Church Music; board member and trustee, English Chamber Orchestra; trustee, Army Benevolent Fund; trustee, Christian Aid; governor, Army Foundation College; FIPA; FCIM; F Inst. Mgt; The Marketing Society.

Clubs: The Athenaeum.

Hates: Spin.

Loves: Georg Handel opera; 18th-century furniture and porcelain; French wine; films; biography.

Admires: Donald Coggan.

Favourite ad: Of all time, 'Martians', Cadbury Smash; now, 'full stop' campaign, NSPCC .

Film: A tie between The Sea Hawk, Michael Curtiz, and I'm Alright Jack, John Boulting.

Book: Middlemarch, George Eliot.

Music: B Minor Mass, JS Bach.

Hotel: The Sign of the Angel, Lacock.

The lowdown: A confident and professional businessman, Hockney is also a complex character with a very reserved demeanour and an obsessive need for order. Very highbrow.


Born: Newcastle, 4 May 1949.

Family: Honor Hoggins (wife); two children.

Lives: Primrose Hill, London.

Education: Manor Park School, Newcastle; Newcastle Art College.

Current job: Departing creative director and deputy chairman, Banks Hoggins O'Shea/FCB. +44 (0) 20 7947 8000.

Salary: See Companies House.

Career highlights: 1987-89, joint creative director of Lowe Howard-Spink with Chris O'Shea - they were the heady days of Heineken ads and Frank Lowe; 1990, set up Chiat Day's London office; 1991, set up BHO.

Proudest achievement: Helping to create a thriving and happy company of 70 people.

Honours and awards: D&AD (silver); Cannes (two gold, two silver); Campaign Press (gold, seven silver); BTA (two gold, three silver); British Cinema Awards (gold); Clio (seven gold); Creative Circle (two gold); One Show (silver); Kinsale (Grand Prix, two gold).

Professional organisations: D&AD.

Clubs: None.

Hates: Playing the corporate game.

Loves: My family.

Admires: George Lois.

Favourite ad: 'It's ugly but it gets you there', Volkswagen.

Film: Cool Hand Luke, Stuart Rosenberg.

Book: Pictoral Guides to the Lakeland Fells, A Wainwright.

Music: Madame George, Van Morrison.

Hotel: Villa Serbelloni, Belagio, Italy.

The lowdown: Now a veteran industry part-timer, the ruggedly handsome Hoggins won fame and fortune in adland through great advertising and his involvement with two major start-ups.


Born: London, 16 December 1943.

Family: Married; two children.

Lives: Surrey.

Education: Chigwell School.

Current job: Executive vice-president, Grey Worldwide. +44 (0)20 7636 3399.

Salary: £100,000+ Career highlights: 1991-94, chairman, Young & Rubicam; 1995-present, executive vice-president, Grey Worldwide.

Proudest achievements: Being a key member of a team producing great ads (eg 'kipper', Lego).

Honours and awards: Undisclosed.

Professional organisations: Founding trustee, Brain and Spine Foundation.

Clubs: Three golf clubs.

Hates: Dishonesty; politics.

Loves: The relationship with my children.

Admires: The neurosurgeon who saved my daughter's life.

Favourite ad: 'Cog', Honda.

Film: Too many to mention.

Book: David Copperfield, Charles Dickens.

Music: Queen; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Hotel: Sans Souci, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

The lowdown: Lunch companions don't come much more convivial than Clive Holland. He has a wealth of stories to unfold, dating from his time as chairman of Young & Rubicam to the mid-90s at Grey London when the board of directors resembled the prefects at a boys' public school.