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Jason Cotterrell

Jason CotterrellManaging Director UK, Exterion Media

Jason leads Exterion Media's business in the United Kingdom as Managing Director. Having spent 16 years at Exterion Media, and prior to this 2 years at Bournemouth Transport Ltd, he has a wealth of business experience in the outdoor advertising and transport sectors. Prior to becoming Managing Director, Jason was Director - Franchise and Asset Strategy, responsible for our relationships with asset partners. During his time in this role, Exterion Media has maintained its position as the number one transport advertising company in the UK.

Simon Harrington

Simon HarringtonMarketing Director, Exterion Media

Simon joined Exterion Media in 2010 and is responsible for delivering an overall strategy for the Exterion Media external brand profile. Prior to joining Exterion Media, Simon held a number of consultancy roles, the most recent being with News International, where he was the Director of Promotions across the News of the World and the Sun.

Christopher MacLeod

Christopher MacLeodMarketing Director, Transport for London

Chris Macleod is a graduate of Newcastle Business School and has a Master's degree from the London School of Economics. He is an 'Ad man' by background and has worked at leading agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi (twice) McCann Erickson and Collett Dickenson Pearce (CDP) where he was chairman. He joined Transport for London, the world's largest integrated transport network, in 2007 and is currently Marketing Director. He oversees a broad portfolio which ranges from Oyster cards to Barclays Cycle Hire bikes, the Congestion charge to the Tube improvement programme. Along the way TfL has won every major Marketing and Advertising award including IPA Effectiveness, Cannes Gold Lions, Marketing Society Excellence and Campaign magazine 'Advertiser of the Year'.

Martin Hancock

Martin HancockDevelopment Director, National Express Bus

A professional town and transport planner, trained at Manchester University, he joined West Midlands Travel in 1990. A daily public transport user, he became a Board member of the National Express Bus Division in September 2004.

Over the years Martin has been responsible for business development, marketing and commercial functions within National Express Bus including campaign specification, business analysis and management of the on bus advertising contract. His current responsibilities include regulatory and competition matters, contract approval and project work, particularly relating to new technology.

Chris Marjoram

Chris MarjoramManaging Director, Rapport

Chris started his career as a graduate trainee at Grey Advertising before moving to More O'Ferrall Adshel. He worked in sales before moving to Taipei to help launch More O'Ferrall Taiwan. Returning to London as Marketing Manager he launched the UK's first network of back illuminated street furniture and OOH spectaculars. In 1995 Chris joined Havas owned Sky Sites the world's leading airport advertising business as Sales and Marketing Director and helped to secure the advertising contracts for BAA plc Airports including London Heathrow and contracts for the new Chep Lak Kok airport in Hong Kong and ADP in Paris. Moving to New York, Chris was part of the pitch team that secured the advertising concessions for John F. Kennedy airport & Newark and with JC Decaux, a further 22 US airports followed.

In 2001, Chris joined IPG owned IPM to set up an international media planning and buying operation with Sun Microsystems as its founding client. New assignments followed for UPS, Intel, Boeing & MasterCard with offices established in NY, Chicago, LA and San Francisco and award winning campaigns for clients ahead of the Athens and Beijing Olympics. In 2009 Chris returned to the UK to take over as Managing Director and helped re brand to Rapport in 2012 with the Rewarding Connections brand proposition. Rapport is a wholly owned subsidiary of Orion Holdings and Mediabrands whose clients include BSkyB, the UK's largest OOH advertiser, Samsung and Suzuki.

Gill Huber

Gill HuberGroup Communications Director, Posterscope

Gill Huber is group communications director of Posterscope, the market-leading Out-of-Home (OOH) communications agency. Gill was appointed to the newly created role to lead the communications strategy across Posterscope's three market leading brands, Posterscope UK, its international arm psi and experiential marketing agency psLIVE.

Gill has more than 18 years' experience in media, communications and business development, and takes up her role at Posterscope following more than a decade at Starcom MediaVest Group's (SMG), where she held the position of marketing and communications director. Prior to SMG, Gill worked on leading brands such as Peugeot, Gillette and Boots at Omnicom agency OMD, after starting her career as a graduate at BBJ (now Vizeum).

Richard Jacobs

Richard JacobsMarketing Director, Kinetic

Richard is Marketing Director of Kinetic UK, the world's leading out of home media planning and buying company and part of WPP. This varied role includes the strategic development of the Kinetic brand through publications, website, events, social media, rebranding and PR. Richard is also part of the Kinetic UK leadership team with joint responsibility for running the overall business as well as the Marketing Department. Prior to this he was Head of Commercial Strategy at Real & Smooth Radio (originally Guardian Group Radio/GMG Radio) where he helped to transform the relatively unknown Smooth Radio brand from a disparate group of local radio stations into a unified national brand and a finalist in the Marketing Society Awards for Brand Revitalisation. Richard is a keen runner and sports enthusiast with a passion for music and guitar playing. He lives in Ipswich with his wife and 2 young daughters and enjoys the rollercoaster ride of holding a season ticket for the mighty Tractor Boys!

Ross Neil

Ross NeilExecutive Creative Director, WCRS

Ross Neil is Executive Creative Director of WCRS with his partner Billy Faithfull. The pair met at school in art class and have been together ever since, hitting the streets with their book in 2001. Ten years later, a stint at Mother, four years at HHCL under Steve Henry and eight years at WCRS, and the pair have amassed an impressive list of awards and clients. Ross has worked on brand campaigns for B&Q, BMW (including the launch of BMW's first electric car the BMW i3), Sky, 118 118, Captain Birds Eye, The Sun and The News of the World, Food Standards Agency, Weetabix, MINI, Warburtons, Betfair, RAF, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines... and the list goes on. Ross was also the creative director of 'Blind Eye', WCRS's multi award-winning 3D cinema ad for Women's Aid.

Andy Bird

Andy BirdCreative Director, Publicis

Andy joined Publicis as the agency's newly appointed Executive Creative Director in July 2012. He has won many high profile creative awards on the global stage including Cannes Lions and D&AD pencils for clients such as American Express, Mattel, Levi's, Dockers, Boddingtons, Lynx and Audi. He was also the creative behind the highly acclaimed and much awarded Kick Homophobia out of Football campaign.

Andy spent the majority of his career at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, where he became one of the company's youngest ever board members and Head of Art & Design by the age of 27. In 2000, he was one of four executives who left to set up Soul Advertising (later Nitro London) – the first and last BBH breakaway agency – where he worked for clients including Coca-Cola and Nike and was responsible for the award winning GLA 'One London' campaign.

Prior to making the move to Publicis, Andy was Creative Director at Ogilvy&Mather where he oversaw accounts including Europcar, Expedia, The Spectator, Castrol, World Wildlife Foundation, Kraft, Comfort and MTV.

Outside of advertising, Andy runs global 'The Rig Out' menswear journal and has consulted independently for fashion brands such as Penfield. He is also a long-suffering Newcastle United supporter and one of his greatest achievements will be if he can make his two London born sons the same.

Andy Hunns

Andy HunnsCreative Director, Clinic

I am the creative director at Clinic. I started at Clinic before the internet was invented and despite the internet, I am still here. I love bold thinking that challenges and excites in equal measure. I believe good ideas can come from anywhere or anyone.

Paul Domenet

Paul DomenetExecutive Creative Director, Johnny Fearless

After killing a completely misconceived notion that he could make it in the music business, Paul's advertising career began in earnest at DDB/BMP where he worked on award-winning campaigns for Knorr and Volkswagen including a Gold lion at Cannes. From there he moved to Y and R where he was a Group Head before being promoted to Deputy Creative Director. He joined Saatchi and Saatchi (pleasing his father who had finally heard of someone he worked for) in 1998 and worked across many of the Agency's Clients including Toyota, T-Mobile, NSPCC, P & G, The Army and Carlsberg. Work for Pets Pyjamas and NSPCC won at the British Television awards and he regularly appeared in the D and AD annual. He was made a Creative Director and in 2004 became the Agency's first ever Head of Copy. In 2007/8 he worked with the government on their Party Political Broadcasts which was no … party. He left in 2008 to work freelance and free of politics (with a small and large 'p') for companies such as Lowe DLKW, Elvis and Publicis. He founded Johnny Fearless in 2011 with Neil Hughston. Their Clients include Davidoff and Grafton GB and their recent work to re-launch IWM (Imperial War Museum) London has been much acclaimed.

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