Pippa takes up her next adventure as CEO of independent media agency Electric Glue in June.
Pippa’s wide-ranging career in advertising was perhaps inevitable when in her final year at uni she wrote her dissertation on “Women in Advertising”. After graduating she joined creative agency DMB&B before spending eight years at Initiative Media, part of Interpublic Group. From there followed an 11-year stint at independent media agency BLM, as part of the senior leadership team who eventually sold the business to global network, Havas.
In 2018, after five years at Publicis Groupe as Chief Executive of Starcom, Pippa became CEO of Amplifi UK, the investment and innovation platform of Dentsu Aegis Network. She stepped down in December 2019 and despite the pandemic, enjoyed a varied ‘gap year’ in 2020 where she did some advisory work for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), was a local volunteer to support the foodbank, homeless and NHS and also took on board advisory roles for an ad tech business well as two female founded digital start-ups, a lingerie business and a freelance talent business.
As well as her business career, Pippa is very active within the industry. She is a long-standing trustee of NABS (www.nabs.org.uk) and has recently been appointed to the board of mental health charity, Mind (www.mind.org.uk), sits on the steerco of timeTo, an initiative to bring an end to sexual harassment (www.timeto.org.uk) and is still busily engaged in WACL (www.wacl.info) of which she was proud to be President in 2018/19.
Pippa has two sons, a dog called Digby and lives in Wimbledon. The family are Chelsea FC nuts.