I qualified and practised as a Barrister before joining Saatchi & Saatchi in London in 1984 to work on the BA account. During this time I also worked on a wide variety of clients, including Campbell’s Soup, Cadbury-Schweppes, Avis Rent-a-Car, BP and British Telecom. I was appointed to the Saatchi board in 1990, before returning to Scotland in 1992 to join Faulds Advertising.
I jointly founded The Union in 1996 and have helped run the business ever since. I am a Fellow of the IPA and the Marketing Society, have served as Chairman of both the IPA in Scotland and Worldwide Partners, and am currently the Chairman of the youth charity ProjectScotland.
With over 30 years experience in advertising and marketing, I am still intimately involved in helping clients, with a particular focus on digital marketing. I still try to use my legal training to apply discipline and logic in helping clients develop their marketing and sales strategy.
Chairman, Union Group
Managing Director, The Union/Union Connect
Planning Director, The Union
Creative Director, The Union/Union Digital
Managing Director, Union Direct
Managing Director, Union Leeds
Creative Director, Union Direct
Deputy Planning Director
Business Development Director, Union Direct
Head of Art, The Union
Technical Director, Union Digital
Head of Analytics, Union Direct