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IPA awards 10 Fellowships

At its Members’ Lunch (21st April), the IPA awarded ten Fellowships to individuals who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the marketing communications industry.

21/04/2010

The ten Fellows, who are drawn from IPA member agencies, are:

Graham Golding, Finance Director, Fallon London, IPA Hon Treasurer

Mike Leeson, Managing Director, Golley Slater & Partners

Andrew McGuinness, MIPA, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Beattie McGuinness Bungay

Andy Nairn, Executive Planning Director, Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy

Liz Nottingham, HR Director, Starcom MediaVest Group, VivaKi Country Talent & Transformation Officer, Chairman, IPA People Management Group

Tim Page, Head of TV, RKCR/Y&R, Chairman, IPA Broadcast Production Policy Group (BPPG)

Louisa Pau, Managing Director, Woolley Pau

Kate Waters, Planning Partner, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Chairman, IPA Professional Development Group 

Lee Wright, Managing Director, Dare, Chairman, IPA Digital Creative Group
Neil Mortensen, Opera Media (Honorary Fellowship)


The individual citations for Fellowships are:

Graham Golding, Finance Director, Fallon London
Graham Golding joined the IPA Council as Honorary Treasurer in 2008, in time to steer the Finance Committee through the challenges presented by the recession. He has been a key member of the Finance Policy Group for at least a decade and Vice-Chairman for most of that time, where he conceived and organised the annual IPA Finance Conference. He was Treasurer and Trustee of NABS between 2002-2007.

Mike Leeson, Managing Director, Golley Slater & Partners
Mike was elected as Regional Chairman in April 2008 and has toured the country and chaired the many regional dinners that the IPA holds each year to keep in touch with, and canvas the views of, its membership. He has also been an active member of the IPA Membership Committee since 2008 and was one of the prime movers in initiating the second survey of IPA member agencies on the COI framework in 2009.

Andrew McGuinness, MIPA, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Beattie McGuinness Bungay
Andrew was the Chairman of the Client Services Group from 2007 until the end of 2009 and he led the IPA initiative ‘In praise of the account man’, which included a number of events focusing on the recession, and which paved the way for the current ‘Big Achievers’ series. Andrew has served on the IPA Council since 2004, was one of the founding members of the Advertising Advisory Skills Panel, and most recently has been appointed Chairman of the Advertising Association.

Andy Nairn, Executive Planning Director, Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy
Andy was Deputy Convenor of Judges for the IPA Effectiveness Awards in 2007 and Convenor of Judges for the 2009 Awards.  He was instrumental in helping the IPA evolve the 'limited' years Effectiveness Awards into a competition for campaign budgets under £2.5 million. Andy has edited Advertising Works 18, the book of the 2009 IPA Effectiveness Awards, for which he also contributed a chapter. He has also been a member of the IPA Value of Advertising Group since January 2006.

Liz Nottingham, HR Director, Starcom MediaVest Group, VivaKi Country Talent & Transformation Officer and Chairman of the IPA's People Management Group
Liz has made a significant contribution to the IPA via the People Management Group, which she chairs. Liz is at the forefront of the project to update the ‘Women in Advertising’ report, which will be presented in 2010, and is leading a partnership with Working Families.  She has spoken at many events on behalf of the IPA and has been a lead spokesperson for Diagonal Thinking, including as a platform speaker at the Government’s inaugural ‘C&binet’ Conference. She is now the ‘Agony Aunt’ in Adnews; the IPA’s e-newsletter.

Tim Page, Head of TV, RKCR/Y&R
Tim has been a member of the IPA's Broadcast Production Policy Group for the last eight years, and its Chair since 2008. During this time he has coordinated relations with the actors' union, Equity, superintended a major update of the Producers Training Course and helped resolve a whole range of key pan-industry issues.  These include ‘simulcasting’ and new media developments, attitudes to decoupling from all sides of the industry, and the regulation of sound levels in commercial breaks by BCAP/Ofcom.

Louisa Pau, Managing Director, Woolley Pau
Louisa has been a very active supporter of the IPA over the years, particularly in the healthcare arena.  She was the inaugural Chair of the IPA Healthcare Group and was instrumental in bringing the HAAG Best of Health Awards into the IPA. Louisa was elected onto Council in 2006 and joined the Membership Committee in 2008, in which capacity she has undertaken a number of visits to vet applicant agencies on the IPA’s behalf.

Kate Waters, Planning Partner, Partners Andrews Aldridge
Kate is the Chair of the Professional Development Group (PDG), and has represented the membership regarding Creative and Cultural Skills. As Chair of the PDG, Kate is overseeing the 10th anniversary review of the IPA’s Continuous Professional Development initiative and is leading the evolution of the courses and qualifications programme. Kate has spoken frequently on the IPA’s Excellent Account Planning and Campaign Planning courses, and is a member of the Behavioural Economics Think Tank.  She has also been a member of the IPA Council Steering Group.

Lee Wright, Managing Director, Dare
As Chair of the Digital Creative Group, Lee championed the development and launch of AllOurBestWork.com, the IPA's creative showcase for members.  She was instrumental in the development of the Effective Digital Communications course, which she went on to Chair, and has supported the development of the Digital Foundation and Effective Digital Planning courses. She has been a member of the IPA Council since 2008.  An inspirational figure for women in the industry, Lee was one of the 2008 winners of the Mann Award for Women, through which she undertook a management course at Wharton Business School.

Neil Mortensen, Opera Media
Neil was appointed as Research Director of Opera in 2006 following a career in television.  He has represented the IPA’s interests on the BARB Board during the crucial period leading up to the awarding and implementation of the new contract. In addition, Neil is also the lead IPA representative on the JICIMS and now UKOM Technical Groups, and is a great supporter of and contributor to the TouchPoints initiative. 

For a full list of IPA Fellows, please click here.
Last updated 17/03/2011


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