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IPA welcomes appointment of Andrew McGuinness as new Chairman of the Advertising Association

The IPA has welcomed the news that Andrew McGuinness has been appointed as new Chairman of the Advertising Association. Andrew will succeed Mark Lund who was recently appointed as Chief Executive of the COI.

22/09/2009

The IPA has welcomed the news that Andrew McGuinness has been appointed as new Chairman of the Advertising Association. Andrew will succeed Mark Lund who was recently appointed as Chief Executive of the COI.

Andrew is a Partner at Beattie McGuinness Bungay. He started his career at JWT and in 1998 moved to Sydney to join M&C Saatchi as a Group Account Director. In February 2000 he came back to the UK to join TBWA\LONDON, where in June 2001 he was promoted to Managing Director. In October 2002, aged 32, Andrew was promoted to Chief Executive leaving in May 2005 to become one of the founding partners of Beattie, McGuinness, Bungay Ltd.

Speaking about the appointment -

Mark Lund, outgoing Chairman of the Advertising Association, said: “I'm very sad to be stepping down from the Advertising Association but delighted to be handing over to Andrew who is one of the industry's brightest and most thoughtful talents. My very best wishes and thanks to Penny, Tim and all at the AA who continue to do a very important job with great persistence and passion.”

Penny Hughes, President of the Advertising Association, said: “I am delighted that Andrew joins to Chair the Advertising Association at a time when the protection and promotion of advertising remains vital to our industry. I know, like Mark before him, he will be a dynamic and persuasive force for doing what is right. Our thanks to Mark for his considerable committment to the AA, hugely appreciated by us all.”

Tim Lefroy, Chief Executive of the Advertising Association, said: “We must put intellectual authority at the heart of the case for advertising. Andrew shares this vision and will be a powerful advocate.”

Andrew McGuinness, new Chairman of the Advertising Association, said: “It's a great privilege to take on this role at such an exciting but challenging time for the advertising industry. I hope I can do my bit to continue the great work of Mark Lund over the past three and a half years."

Hamish Pringle, Director General of the IPA, said: "We're delighted that Andrew has been appointed to one of the most senior roles in our industry and we're confident he will make a significant contribution to the AA at a crucial point in its history."

For more information please contact the AA.


Last updated 22/09/2009


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