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

19 Feb 2018
City AM
Big, bold, and bionic: The future of commerical creativity

Last week, heads turned again in Adland, as Unilever marketer Keith Weed became the latest industry name to threaten Google and Facebook with an advertising boycott.  Joining others including P&G’s Marc Pritchard, and two colleagues of my own (The&Partnership’s Johnny Hornby and the IPA’s Paul Bainsfair), Weed called on the Silicon Valley giants to step up after last year’s many digital controversies – or face losing out on the £428bn marketers will spend on advertising globally in 2018.

30 Jan 2018
The Drum
Why CHI&Partners is dropping its name and rebranding as The&Partnership London

CHI&Partners is no more. As of today, the advertising agency is adopting the name of its own holding company and will be known as The&Partnership London.

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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