Dominic Hollamby
Rothschild & Co
James Innes
Chrystal Capital

Johnny Hornby


London, UK

Chairman and CEO


Johnny Hornby
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

15 Apr 2018
The Telegraph
What next for WPP now advertising king Sorrell has lost his crown?

The next boss needs to focus on serious and radical change, urged ad boss Johnny Hornby. “It needs a complete reinvention. Martin could have handled that, but now that he’s gone that transformation still needs to [happen],” said Mr Hornby, who runs London agency The&Partnership.

13 Apr 2018
Johnny Hornby: our 'new model agency' is paying off but we need 'new model behaviours' too

Johnny Hornby's The & Partnership has just posted record revenues and profits and he expects double-digit growth again this year but the gregarious ad man is not in party mood.

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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.
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