The Advertising Association promotes the role and rights of responsible advertising and its value to people, society, businesses and the economy. We represent UK advertisers, agencies and brands on behalf of the entire industry, acting as the connection between industry professionals and the politicians and policy-makers.

The Advertising Association focuses on major industry and policy areas that have huge ramifications on UK advertising. This section contains our work around Brexit, HFSS and gambling advertising, data and e-privacy, trust, the digital charter and our Industrial Strategy campaigns.

Credos is the advertising industry’s independent think tank. It produces research, evidence and reports into the impact and effectiveness of and public and political response to advertising on behalf of UK advertisers in order to enable the industry to make informed decisions.

Front Foot is our industry’s member network of over 50 businesses across UK advertising. It aims to promote the role of responsible advertising and its value to people, society and the economy through a coalition of senior leaders from advertisers, agencies and media owners.

We run a number of events throughout the year, from our annual LEAD summit to the Media Business Course and regular breakfast briefings for our members. We are also the official UK representative for the world’s biggest festival of creativity – Cannes Lions.

UK Representatives (A-Z)

Rachel Aldighieri

Managing Director, DMA and Group Marketing Director,
DMA Group

Ranzie Anthony

Chief Creative Officer,

Nimo Anwil

Senior Creative,

Nick Archer

UK Young Lions Film Winner,
Creative, Sky Creative Agency

Alice Archer

Head of Communications,
IPG Mediabrands EMEA

Paul Bainsfair

Director General,

Davina Baker

Sales Director,
Digital Cinema Media

Matthew Bloxham

Senior Analyst,
Bloomberg Intelligence

Kate Bosomworth

M&C Saatchi

Matt Bourn

Communications Director,
Advertising Association

Richard Brim

Member of the Entertainment Jury,
CCO, adam&eveDDB

Philippa Brown

Advertising Association Chair,
Global Chief Executive, PHD

Helen Calcraft

Founding Partner,
Lucky Generals

Pete Camponi

Creative Director of Copy,

Raquel Chicourel

Chief Strategy Officer,
M&C Saatchi

Justin Cochrane

European CEO,
Clear Channel

Louise Conolly-Smith

Cannes Working Group Partner,
Head of Creative, London & Partners

Tom Cooke

UK Young Lions Media Winner,
Paid Social Executive, MVF

Suzanne Costello

Head of Events,
Advertising Association

Maria Coyle

UK Young Lions Marketers Winner,
Campaign Manager, Tesco

Mehr Chughtai

UK Young Lions Media Winner,
Client Leadership Graduate, OMD UK

Dan Dawson

Member of the Outdoor Jury,
Managing Director, Grand Visual

Tracy De Groose

Cannes Working Group Partner,
Executive Chair, Newsworks

Wayne Deakin

Executive Creative Director EMEA,

Harry Dewhirst


Oliver Easthope


William Eccleshare

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings

Rioch Edwards-Brown

Founder, Speaker, Diversity Advisor,
So You Wanna Be In TV?

Matthew Evans

Communications Manager,
Advertising Association

Sam Fenton-Elstone

Anything is possible

Pete Fergusson

Founder & CEO,

David Fletcher

Member of the Creative Data Jury,
Chief Data Officer, Wavemaker UK

Emma de la Fosse

Member of the Film Craft Jury,
CCO, Digitas

Zack Gardner

UK Young Lions Print Winner,
Copywriter, Havas Lynx

Alex Goat


Natalie Graeme

Uncommon Creative Studio

Carl Grinter

Three Wise Monkeys

Emma Harman

Managing Director EMEA,

Meagan Healey

Head of Product Marketing,

James Hebbert

Managing Director, UK,

Giles Hedger

Cannes Working Group Partner,
CEO, M&C Saatchi London

Neil Henderson

Managing Director,
St Luke's

Judy Hill

Executive Producer,
Nexus Studios

Janet Hull OBE

Director of Marketing Strategy,

Lucy Jameson

Uncommon Creative Studio

Sarah Jenkins

Grey London

Lily Kn

UK Young Lions Digital Winner,
Art Director, MRM-McCann

Josh Krichefski

MediaCom UK

Gina Larter

Managing Director,

Eve Lee

CEO and Founder,
The Digital Fairy

Katie Lee

Lucky Generals

Nils Leonard

Uncommon Creative Studio

Sharon Lloyd Barnes

Commercial Director,
Advertising Association

Elspeth Lynn

Member of the Innovation Jury,
ECD, Geometry

Stephen Maher


Alex Mahon

Channel 4

Ellie Mason

Communications Executive,
Advertising Association

Sophia Matveeva


Mike McGee

Creativity is GREAT Partner, Cannes Lions speaker,
Co-Founder & CCO, Framestore

John McPartland

UK Young Lions Print Winner,
Art Director, Havas Lynx

Paul Mead

Executive Board Director,

David Milligan

UK Young Lions Digital Winner,
Copywriter, MRM//McCann

Joel Mishcon

Chrome Productions

Henry Moffett

Business Director,
London Advertising

David Moody

Sector Specialist - Advertising and Marketing,
Department for International Trade

James Murphy

Exports Champion, Advertising Association,
Founder adam&eveDDB

Pam Myers

Member of the Radio & Audio Jury,
Creative Director, Rorschach London

Tarne Neilson

UK Young Lions Design Winner,
Senior Designer, Ogilvy Health

Matt Nicholas

UK Young Lions Film Winner,
Creative, Sky Creative Agency

Georgina Osei-Hwere

UK Young Lions Design Winner,
Account Manager, Ogilvy Health

Justin Pahl


David Pemsel

Chief Executive Officer,
Guardian Media Group

Ramanpreet Rai

Roger Hatchuel Academy Student,
Philosophy Undergraduate, University of York

Frederico Roberto

EMEA Senior Creative Director,

Phoebe Sallitt

Events Executive,
Advertising Association

Phil Smith

Director General,

Andrew Spurgeon

Member of the Pharma Jury,
Executive Creative Director, Langland

Karen Stacey

Digital Cinema Media

Louise Stubbings

Creative Director,
Clear Channel UK

Holly Tavana

UK Young Lions Marketers Winner,
Campaign Manager, Tesco

Sarah Taylor

Client Partner,

Laurence Thomson

Member of the Creative eCommerce Jury,
CCO, McCann London

Amy Williams

Good Loop

Cephas Williams

Drummer Boy Studios and 56 Black Men

Stephen Woodford

Chief Executive,
Advertising Association