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Johnny Hornby

The&Partnership

London, UK

Founder & Chairman

The&Partnership

Johnny Hornby

Biography

Johnny Hornby, Founder, Global Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, The&Partnership

Johnny is founder, global CEO and Chairman of The&Partnership: 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 the UK’s largest and 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 and TalkTalk in London, The Wall Street Journal in New York, TELUS in Canada, RBS in Edinburgh, as well as Toyota and Lexus across 17 markets in Europe.

Earlier this year, Johnny became Chair of Sentebale, a charity co-founded by The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, to provide valuable psychosocial support, education and care for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.

Johnny Hornby’s Newsfeed

12 Dec 2018
Johnny Hornby and Jenny Halpern Prince Host Annual Who’s Who of Media and Marketing

Advertising and PR entrepreneurs Johnny Hornby and Jenny Halpern Prince were last night joined by the great and the good of business, media and advertising at their annual Christmas drinks do at Annabel’s in Mayfair.

31 Oct 2018
Campaign
A view from Johnny Hornby | My campaign: Getting a BBH-style deal for CHI

When faced with a choice between offers from Vincent Bolloré and Martin Sorrell, Johnny Hornby did the only thing any self-respecting agency founder could do... he took his kids skiing.

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Johnny Hornby’s Background

Founder & Chairman
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 Non-Executive 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
Jan 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.

Philanthropy

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.
Chairman
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.

Johnny Hornby’s Education