Work | Who I work with

It starts with a chat

The relationships I build rarely start by choosing from a menu of my services (which is good because I've never written one!) They almost always start with a mug of tea and a chat. And, if we agree there's a role I can play, then we can shape it in a way that suits everyone. All my current roles started this way. Here's who I'm working with at the moment.

 

School of Communication Arts

Trustee

The School of Communication Arts is recognised as the world’s most successful advertising course. The advertising industry agreed that the UK needed an elite school for nurturing the very best creative talent, but that it should also be inclusive. Its a social enterprise, supported by over 100 agencies and spearheaded by their Dean, the brilliant Marc Lewis and in my role as trustee i am there to support, connect and get more people involved in this brilliant school, whether its mentoring, sponsorship or hiring great talent.

Ingenuity

Advisor/Mentor

Ingenuity is a unique, full-service new business consultancy. It helps agencies and brands to meet and do business with each other. It does this is many different ways, through its various divisions; Intermediary, Insight, PR, Events, Social Media, Lead Generation, and Inbound Marketing.

DADI Awards

Chairman

The DADI Awards, the Drum Awards for Digital Industries is a global competition & awards ceremony organised by The Drum, that recognises those who have been producing the most effective digital strategies over the past year. I have been Chairman for over 12 years and select the 40 strong panel of judges each year.


 

 

BRIT

Mentor

The conduit for inspiration and challenging the lives of Young People facing Adversity through the country's very best Advisors and most inspirational figures. Phil Packer chose the 2012 Olympics as his inspiration to walk 2012 miles around the UK raising funds and spreading the word for BRIT.

Green Square

Non-Exec Advisor

Green Square is a corporate finance and advisory practice with unrivalled practical experience of growing and selling media, technology and marketing communications businesses. It gives impartial and valuable advice to creative, marketing and digital agencies considering a future sale.

Special Projects

Acquisitions

I am often asked to act as a conduit between agencies wishing to acquire or merge with interactive agencies. Most recently CTI Digital to Paperhat group and eightandfour to Cubo Group. Amongst others I helped Draftfcb find Blue Barracuda and .start to meet the founders of Hometown.