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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationSandridge, St Albans, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsStrategist & Planner


  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Powerpoint
  • A Friendly Can-do Attitude
  • A Good Team Player
  • A Sherlock Eye For Detail
  • Consumer Behaviour Research Analysis
  • Consumer Brands
  • B2B Communications
  • Insight Analysis
  • Data Insights Analysis
  • Workshop Design Facilitation
  • A Taste for Data and Futuristic Things

Work history


Planning Director

The Gate London

Aug 2015
  • Inspiring better creative insight by working with senior management to provide strategic advice on main Clients and new business.


Strategy Director


May 2012 - May 2015
  • Senior member and founder of the strategic innovation team "Craft" , providing strategic guidance and creative inspiration on British Airways, Guinness, Cravendale, Smirnoff, Finish , championing creative techniques and internal culture and supporting on new business.


Head of Strategy

Total Media

Mar 2010 - Mar 2012
  • Set up and ran Insight team providing strategic and creative inspiration and guidance to 60 strong planning and buying team


Business Director Invention

Mindshare Worldwide

Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
  • Providing creative media solutions to all of Mindshare Clients, notable projects were for Unilever, as well as Ford, News International, Motorola, Castrol


Senior Media Planner


Mar 2000 - Mar 2002
  • Providing senior support to GAD on Quaker, Bel UK & Associated New Media


Business Director Unilever Comms Planning

Mindshare Worldwide

Mar 2000 - Mar 2008
  • Running a 10 strong team of planners servicing the worlds biggest FMCG advertiser, prior to that some stints on Kimberley Clark, Pfizer & Nike


Grad Oik & Ad Exec


Jul 1997 - Mar 2000
  • Being trained within an inch of my life learning how the workld of media worked in late 90's on Cadbury & Sega



English Film

Metropolitan University

Aug 1994 - May 1997
  • English & Film



IPA Excellence In Diploma


  • the MBA of brands. A distnace learning study of modern branding and communications