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What is Membership?

After Council, the Membership Committee is one of the IPA’s most senior governing bodies. In essence, it is responsible for the ‘3 Rs’ of the IPA:

  • the retention and satisfaction of the IPA’s members, both corporate and personal;
  • the recruitment of new agencies and individuals into membership;
  • the application of the IPA’s rules and regulations, as contained in the Rule Book.

MEMBERS

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Nicky Unsworth

BJL Manchester

(Chair)

Nicky is CEO of BJL Group, a leading indep...

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CEO

Nicky is CEO of BJL Group, a leading independent agency. Working with clients including Children in Need, Subaru, Asda, Ronseal, Swinton, Skipton Building Society and Whyte and Mackay. With a reputation for building strategic creative solutions for brands, the agency operates from two locations – Manchester and London. Nicky has a long-standing career in advertising and marketing and is an active supporter of industry initiatives. She is Honorary Secretary of the IPA, a member of The Manchester Growth Company’s Internationalisation and Marketing Board and is Chair of Tribe Global, the international network. She is also a Patron of NABS and is a trustee of the UK based charity Village by Village.

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Zaid Al-Zaidy

Above+Beyond

Zaid has 20 years experience across some o...

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Partner, Chief Executive Officer

Zaid has 20 years experience across some of the world’s most iconic brands, both client and agency side, and became CEO of creative agency Above+Beyond in 2016. At Unilever, Zaid propped up a generation's pulling power with the promise of the Lynx Effect. Over in adland, the scent of success followed him across senior strategic roles at Mother and TBWA, as MD of digital agency Saint and most recently as CEO of McCann London, where he led the agency's transformation agenda. Alongside his role as an elected member of the IPA Council, Zaid is also a member of the Effie’s UK Steering Committee and was named by City A.M. as one of the UK's Top 30 most influential people in media, advertising and communications. He's even been Alan Sugar's advertising advisor on The Apprentice. But don't hold that against him.

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Tim Clyde

The Minimart

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Founding Partner

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Dan Cullen-Shute

Creature of London

Dan left Oxford with a degree in French an...

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CEO

Dan left Oxford with a degree in French and Spanish, the beginnings of a beard, and no real idea what he wanted to do with his life. He flirted with publishing, but ended up as a grad at O&M, before spending the majority of his career at DLKW and glue Isobar. In 2011, with the beard now a permanent fixture, Dan founded Creature of London, alongside Ed Warren, Ben Middleton and Stu Outhwaite, and is now Managing Partner of one of the fastest growing agencies in London. A Suit by trade, he's most proud of the Political Broadcasts he's written for the Green party, and the fact that he's managed to get The Backstreet Boys into every single RFI he's written at Creature.

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Jason Dormieux

MEC London

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CEO

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Neil Henderson

St Luke's

Neil started in advertising at Still Price...

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Chief Executive

Neil started in advertising at Still Price Lintas before moving on to BBH. In 1996 Neil joined St Luke's as Head of Account Management and in 2002 he was made Joint Managing Director. As well as sitting on the IPA Council and the IPA Membership Committee, Neil is also a member of the Marketing Society.

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Kate Howe

gyro UK

Kate’s career spans senior management role...

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Managing Director

Kate’s career spans senior management roles on both client and agency sides. As account director at DMB&B she was seconded to the position of marketing director at Burger King, following which she joined Leo Burnett as client services director. She became managing director of Leo Burnett in 2001. In 2004, Kate joined Gala Group as marketing director, becoming group marketing director of Gala Coral Group when the company acquired Coral Eurobet in 2006. She successfully merged the two operations’ retailing strategies under a single multi-channel brand proposition for the group. In 2009 Kate became President of the London office of Draftfcb - the position she now holds.

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Stephen Maher

MBA

Stephen is founder and CEO of digital mark...

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Chief Executive Officer

Stephen is founder and CEO of digital marketing agency MBA ‘Where Digital and Direct Interconnect’ MBA is an independent agency whose clients include Accor Hotels, Cambridge University, Everest, Google, Investec Bank, O2 , and Sage by Heston Blumenthal. MBA has featured 3 years running in Campaign magazine as one of the ‘World’s Leading Independent Agencies’ and is a member of the UK Government Creative Industries Taskforce. MBA has been awarded 4th place in the Elite rankings in The Drum Digital Census and has been awarded IPA CPD Gold 5 years’ running After graduating with an MA in Modern History from Balliol College Oxford in 1983, Stephen entered agency account management working at ABM, AMVBBDO and Simons Palmer before founding MBA in 1994 Stephen is also the Chairman of The Marketing Society, an IPA Fellow and Council Member, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, features in Debrett's ‘People of Today , is a Tech London and E2E Advocate and sits on the Commercial Board of BAFTA Stephen is also founder and Chair of #IPASocialWorks - the world’s first cross marketing industry group to help establish best practice and guidelines in social media measurement A keen Chelsea fan and failed rock guitarist, Stephen lives in South London with his wife and four children

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Andrew Pinkess

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO

Andrew Pinkess is Head of Strategic Servic...

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Head of Strategic Services & Director of Business Innovation

Andrew Pinkess is Head of Strategic Services and Director of Business Innovation at AMV BBDO. He has responsibility for AMV’s Consulting, Customer Experience, Analytics, and Insight offers, and works across most of the agency’s major clients. His particular interests are in working upstream with brands to help them develop integrated marketing strategies that work across multiple channels, tracking effectiveness, and driving organisational change to deliver joined-up marketing solutions. Prior to joining AMV, Andrew worked as Director of Strategy & Insight at LBi (now Digitas LBi), where he managed analytics, planning and consulting, content, CRM, research, and social teams. Before that he was Strategy Director at brand and customer experience agency Rufus Leonard, working across a wide range of blue chip clients in B2C, B2B and the public sector. He has also worked in client service and new business roles. Andrew is an Oxford graduate with a degree in modern languages and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is a member of the IPA Council, and a Fellow of the IPA. He served on the IPA’s Professional Development Group for seven years, the last five as Co-Chair, and on the Talent Leadership Group. He has also chaired and participated in various IPA events including ‘Unlearning’ ‘IPA Tech’, and the Talent adaptathon.

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Ben Quigley

Everything Different

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Chief Executive Officer

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Melissa Robertson

Now

Melissa started her career in advertising...

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CEO

Melissa started her career in advertising at Grey, where she worked on a range of brands including Pedigree Chum and ITV. In 1999 she moved to the new start up Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy, where she stayed for the next 12 years, rising through the ranks to become MD and overseeing award-winning work for Travelocity, the Department of Health and Waitrose. In 2011, she left to join another start up, this time as one of the founders of Now with John Townshend and Kate Waters.

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Pete Robins

agenda21 Digital

Pete was grabbed from the world of traditi...

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Co-founder

Pete was grabbed from the world of traditional media planning and buying by the golden glow of digital media (well animated GIFs) way back in 1996 to become one of the first UK digital planners, and has been involved with digital media ever since. He subsequently became Modem Media’s first European digital media planner, and then went on to start his own media agency media21 in1999, as well as co-founding the creative agency Glue. He then sold media21 to Grey Global Group and was dropped in to co-run MediaCom's digital division which he did for 4 years. He then founded his latest digital media agency, agenda21, in Nov 2005. He has been actively involved with the IPA’s digital efforts for a number of years, and is regularly asked to speak at IPA and other industry events. He was also listed 3rd in Campaign's 'Online Pioneers' top 10. Other than that he's a bit short, loves a good film, likes fish and chips, sports a sad beard and passionately competes at triathlons.

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Patrick Mills

Secretary

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IPA Membership and Professional Development Director

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Tom Mott

Secretary

Tom joined the IPA from J. Walter Thompson...

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Membership Associate Director

Tom joined the IPA from J. Walter Thompson, where he was an Account Director. He entered the advertising business originally as a graduate trainee at FCB, having read history at Newcastle University. At the IPA, he is Associate Director of the Membership Team, in which capacity he helps manage the IPA's corporate and personal membership programmes, also acting as Secretary to the IPA Council.

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21/11/2017 9.30 – 11.30 pm, IPA, 44 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QS

06/03/2018 12.30 – 2.30 pm, IPA, 44 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QS

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