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Johnny Hornby

Founder, CEO & Chairman of The&Partnership and WPP Global Council Member


London, UK

Johnny Hornby


Johnny Hornby is the Founder, CEO & Chairman of The&Partnership and a WPP Global Council Member. The&Partnership is an international, new-model agency network built for today’s complex industry landscape, backed by WPP.

Founded in 2013 and spanning all marketing disciplines, The&Partnership last year grew to become Europe’s fastest-growing independent agency network. It attributes this rapid expansion to the success of its in-sourced ‘&Model’ agencies, with multi-disciplined, on-site teams working alongside clients’ marketing departments in new, nimble ways to a single bottom line.

These multi-disciplined ‘&Model’ agencies are operational and driving strong results for clients including News UK & Centrica in London, TalkTalk in Manchester, The Wall Street Journal in New York, TELUS in Canada, RBS in Edinburgh, as well as Toyota and Lexus across 19 markets across Europe.

In 2018, Johnny became Chairman of Sentebale, a charity co-founded by The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, to provide care and support for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.

Johnny Hornby’s Newsfeed

City AM
Adverts in adversity: Johnny Hornby on the case for advertising through Covid-19

Johnny Hornby, Founder, CEO and Chairman of The&Partnership, believes the Covid-19 crisis could be a chance for businesses to buy customer attention at a fraction of the normal price — and boost their brand in the process.

The Times
Hope to be a serial winner? Now is the time

Johnny Hornby, Founder, CEO and Chairman of The&Partnership, commented in The Times.

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Johnny Hornby’s Background

Founder, CEO & Chairman of The&Partnership and WPP Global Council Member
Nov 2013 - Present
The&Partnership is both the UK’s largest and Europe’s fastest-growing independent agency network, increasingly known for its innovative in-sourced model. Backed by WPP and spanning four continents, with 1,500 staff, the multi-disciplined agency group last year saw a year of record growth, expanding across 17 new European markets and doubling in size against a challenging industry backdrop.
Founding Partner
Jan 2001 - Present
The&Partnership London is a future-focused creative agency whose mission is to bring together creativity, technology and data in new, exciting and effective ways. Originally founded in 2001 as CHI, the agency rebranded in 2018 as The&Partnership London, underlining its position as the beating creative and strategic heart of The&Partnership’s cross-discipline network of agencies.
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Current Board Positions

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.
Council Member
2006 - Present
Marlborough, UK
Marlborough College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Wiltshire, England. It was founded in 1843 for the sons of Church of England clergy.


Mar 2011 - Present
London, UK
Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in 2006 following Prince Harry’s gap year to Lesotho in 2004. Sentebale help the most vulnerable children in Lesotho and Botswana get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Johnny has been a member of the board of trustees since 2011, and was asked to be Chairman in March 2018.
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.


May 2020
The City View podcast from City A.M., with Johnny Hornby, chairman and CEO of The&Partnership,and one of the most influential men in advertising


New York, NY, USA
The WSJ CEO Council is a network of the world’s most influential business leaders driving the next era of industry, policy and the global economy.

Johnny Hornby’s Education