Stuart Bell, Managing Director, Northeast Press

Stuart Bell, Managing Director, Northeast Press

Stuart Bell is managing director of Northeast Press, a division of

Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers.

He started his career in marketing with GEC Telecommunications, moving

into newspaper advertising at the Northern Echo in Middlesbrough, and

later Newcastle.

He joined Portsmouth and Sunderland as advertisement manager of the

Sunderland Echo in 1973. By 1981 he was marketing manager for the two

Northern dailies.

In 1985, Bell became general manager of the Hartlepool Mail and was

appointed managing director of Sunderland and Hartlepool Publishing and

Printing (SHPP) in 1988. He was elected to the Portsmouth and Sunderland

main board in 1992.

SHPP was renamed Northeast Press in 1991 and now publishes 17 local

weekly and daily newspapers, as well as running a significant contract

printing company.

Jane Chaplain, Associate Director, CIA Medianetwork

Jane Chaplain studied at the University of Essex, where she obtained a

degree in History and Politics.

She started work in sales at Focus Newspapers, part of Midland

Independent Newspapers, and was based in Birmingham.

She later moved to the agency side, working for four years at Clark and

Taylor, planning and buying regional media.

Jane is now associate director of CIA Medianetwork and head of the

regional media unit.

Patrick Collister, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy and Mather

Patrick Collister started his advertising career at the then Ogilvy

Benson and Mather in 1977. By the time he rejoined the agency as

executive creative director in 1993, it had lost Benson but gained

futuristic new offices in Canary Wharf.

Before going into advertising, Patrick worked as a lumberjack, milkman,

lorry driver and English teacher in Kenya, where he was born.

Between his times at Ogilvy and Mather, Collister held posts at Young

and Rubicam, the then Boase Massimi Pollitt, and the former Burkitt

Weinreich Bryant.

He has won numerous prizes including press awards for clients as diverse

as COI Royal Navy Officer recruitment, British Nuclear Fuels, the Daily

Express and Kimberly Clark; radio awards for the Jamaica Tourist Board,

British Rail, and Scottish and Newcastle; and television awards for

Heinz Beans, Legal and General, Aids Awareness, PG Tips and Piat D’Or.

Roy Jeans, Managing Director, AMRA

After a nine-year career at Zenith Media, Roy Jeans joined AMRA in July

1995 as managing director. While at Zenith he was regional media

director, managing director of Zenith Outdoor, head of press and,

latterly, general manager. An executive board member of Zenith from 1991

to 1995, Jeans also ran Acme Media, which was responsible for the

development of Zenith’s direct response arm, new business and


An acknowledged industry expert on press matters, he is the current

chairman of the Regional Press Club and has published a book on

newspapers, entitled News from a Square World. Roy has degrees in

English from the Universities of Sheffield and Southern California and

taught English Literature at university before choosing a career in


Jaspar Shelbourne, Executive Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson

After three years working on an oil rig in the North Sea, Jaspar

Shelbourne joined J. Walter Thompson in 1983 as a junior copywriter. He

has worked on accounts as diverse as British Rail, Kit Kat, the ITV

Association, Nuclear Electric, BAA, Warner Lambert, British Telecom and


Shelbourne was appointed to the board of JWT at the start of 1990,

became deputy creative director in 1993 and executive creative director

in February 1994. He is 34.


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