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
He joined Portsmouth and Sunderland as advertisement manager of the
Sunderland Echo in 1973. By 1981 he was marketing manager for the two
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
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
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.