Dominic Hollamby
Rothschild & Co
James Innes
Chrystal Capital

Johnny Hornby

The&Partnership

London, UK

Chairman and CEO

The&Partnership

Johnny Hornby
Biography
Beginning his career at agencies Ogilvy, CDP and TBWA (from graduate to MD), Johnny Hornby was quick to put his stamp on the industry. In 2001 he co-founded CHI, which has become one of UK’s fastest growing ad agencies. In 2013 Hornby launched The&Partnership, an international agency group made up of nine different communication businesses across four continents. An expert industry commentator, he is a regular speaker at international advertising conferences.

Johnny Hornby’s Newsfeed

31 Aug 2017
US economic growth confounds holding company excuses

...There are also big structural changes taking place in advertising and marketing.Unilever, one of the traditional big spenders, has cut back its number of agencies and the fees it pays the remainder...Some agencies are fighting back. Johnny Hornby’s The&Partnership (49 per cent owned by WPP) has a big in-house agency called Pulse inside News UK’s Southwark HQ in London and is starting work on new client Toyota Europe with a whole Europe-wide network of them.

13 Jul 2017
The&Partnership Talks Brand Building In the Modern Age

“The U.K. has a lot to offer,” says Johnny Hornby, Chairman and CEO of The&Partnership. “We have always been home to some of the world’s greatest creative advertising. From the pioneering days of CDP in the sixties, and Saatchi & Saatchi in the seventies, through to the complex landscape today. We have an undisputed heritage when it comes to storytelling.”

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Johnny Hornby’s Background

Chairman and CEO
Nov 2013 - Present
The&Partnership is an entrepreneurial, international agency group backed by WPP, where the majority owners are the founders and partners of the individual businesses. Comprising of nine different communication businesses across four continents, with over 1,500 people, spanning ten disciplines from advertising to design, CRM, media, data, analytics and PR.
Founding Partner
Jan 2001 - Present
CHI&Partners is the UK’s fastest growing agency from this decade, working with large domestic clients and international clients. CHI&Partners was the UK’s most awarded independent agency in 2012/2013 – and this year featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 and International Track 200 as the UK’s fastest-growing ad agency both in terms of UK and international sales.
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Other Business Interests

Board Member
Aug 2013 - Present
London, UK
Simplifydigital is a free digital TV, broadband and home phone Switching Service. It owns and operates the UK’s largest and fastest growing “triple play” comparison sales platform.
Trustee
Jul 2011 - Present
London, UK
English Heritage is a charity which cares for palaces, houses, hill figures, abbeys, castles and industrial sites across England. Looking after these buildings, places and their collections for the benefit of this, and future generations, is a cornerstone of their belief.
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Johnny Hornby’s Education