• 49 years

• 49 years old

• Leicester, England native

• Former CEO, Y&R Asia (included Wunderman), 2003-06; founder, Bigthinking Group, 2000-03; European president, Ammirati Puris Lintas, 1999; chairman, BBDO Asia-Pacific, 1997-99; CEO, Bates Asia, 1993-97

• Has a masters in English literature from Cambridge University

• Mentors: Frank Lowe, Alex Hamill

• Smartest decision: Going to Asia

• Dumbest: Going to APL (five months before it merged with Lowe)

• Mottos: Follow your gut, no regrets

• Agencies he admires: BBDO, BBH

• Favorite CEOs: Apple’s Steve Jobs, Hutchinson Group’s Li Kai Shing