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Group Agenda

To address the commercial issues of how we do business, how we make money, how we work better together, how we manage the business process and deliver win-win for agencies and clients.

Members

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Liz Wilson

Karmarama

(Chair)

Liz is Chief Operating Officer at Karmarama, leading the day-t...

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Chief Operating Officer

Liz is Chief Operating Officer at Karmarama, leading the day-to-day operations across the group. Her previous experience spans modern digitally integrated marketing at Albion and Stack; advertising at Havas, TBWA and Lowe; and strategic brand consultancy at Brandhouse. Her client category experience includes FMCG, luxury goods, internet businesses, automotive and retail amongst others. Liz was recently made an IPA Fellow in recognition of her longstanding contribution; is a member of the IPA Council; Chair of the IPA’s strategic Commercial Leadership Group; former Chair of the IPA Client Relationship Group, and Ambassador for social enterprise PimpMyCause. Liz loves F1 and espresso martinis, occasionally at the same time.

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Steve Bell

Iris

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Deputy CEO

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David Bryan



David Bryan is Group Operations Director for GroupM UK...

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Group Operations Director, GroupM UK



David Bryan is Group Operations Director for GroupM UK; a role he commenced in January 2016. GroupM is the holding company for all WPP’s media agencies in the UK. It has UK billings of over £3.5bn and buys approx. 30% of all UK media (RECMA).

As Group Operations Director, David oversees the management of the company’s commercial relationships with partners, vendors and clients, he ensures compliance to group operating guidelines set for the benefit of clients, and works across the business to identify and manage opportunities for the enhancement of customer value.

Prior to taking the Group Operations Director role, David had spent seven years as CFO of GroupM UK, and prior to that 3 years as CFO of the MEC UK agency.

David began his agency career in 2002 as European Financial Controller at MEC (then TME and CIA). He became Commercial Director for EMEA in 2004, and then CFO of MEC UK in 2006. David is a qualified Accountant and has a legal studies background.

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Karen Buchanan

Publicis

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Chairman

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Paul Knight

Manning Gottlieb OMD

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COO

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Sajad Manzoor

McCann London

Saj Manzoor is CFO of McCann London with over 20 years’ experi...

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Chief Financial Officer

Saj Manzoor is CFO of McCann London with over 20 years’ experience in advertising. After completing a degree in Design Engineering he opted for a career in finance, working in several McCann Group agencies at almost every level - from purchase ledger to his current position as CFO. Not content with studying for his professional qualifications to FCIMA throughout this time, Saj also determined to broaden his business knowledge and achieved an MBA with distinction from Manchester Business School. Saj is married with a daughter, a dog and a calculator.

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Larissa Vince

Saatchi & Saatchi

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Chief Growth Officer

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Joyce Kelso

Secretary

Joyce is responsible for developing and implementing the IPA c...

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Associate Director of Marketing Strategy

Joyce is responsible for developing and implementing the IPA content strategy. By working with our agency groups and committees she brings together their collective intelligence to enable our membership to be more progressive, sustainable and profitable. Their programme of work focusses around three distinct pillars, Effectiveness, Commercial and Talent. Joyce has almost 30 years' experience in the industry and has worked across a broad range of disciplines, both here and abroad.

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