Barry Clarke OBE
Barry has international and national NGO experience as former Chair of the International Save the Children Alliance and previously Save the Children UK. He has advised on a number of multi-stakeholder sustainability initiatives and is a Council Member for the Better Cotton Initiative.
He has developed effective partnerships between companies and non-profit organisations, advised leading NGOs on values and strategy and consulted government departments on projects ranging from crime prevention to the promotion of information technology.
Barry has had a distinguished career in marketing and communications with Procter & Gamble, McCann-Erickson and the Abbott Mead Vickers/BBDO Group, where he was a member of the UK group management team and the founder chairman of Proximity, one of the UK’s leading integrated marketing firms.
Graham is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the marketing communications industry. He has worked across many industry sectors and has both client and agency experience. He co-founded The Marketing Store and grew the company into the largest independent marketing agency in Europe.
After selling the business Graham stayed on and as Global CEO built a business employing over 800 people in 10 countries. During that time he worked with many leading client companies including Shell, McDonald’s, ASDA, Pepsico and Cereal Partners.
In recent years he has served on the Boards of companies involved in publishing, digital music and marketing. Graham has also played an active role with Industry Trade Bodies. In 1998 he was elected MAAW Promotional Marketing Professional of the Year and in 2007 was inducted into the prestigious MAAW Hall of Fame. He was Chairman of the MCCA (Marketing Communication Consultants Association) from 2005-2008
John has both client and agency experience. He started his career in Sales and Marketing at Lyons Maid Ice Cream. He then moved to the agency side and as Managing Director of a small agency helped build it into a group of six marketing service companies.
He then set up his own integrated marketing agency Marketing Perspectives. Perspectives was one of the first UK agencies to be awarded ISO 9001 for its business processes and was also one of Fast Company magazine’s original Fast 50. Clients included American Express, Carlsberg-Tetley, First Choice Holidays, Hewlett Packard, Meat & Livestock Commission, Texaco, Wilkinson Sword & Zurich Financial Services.
In 1999 his company was acquired by WPP. In 2001 he was a founding partner of Red Cell - WPP’s global network for challenger brands. In 2003 he was inaugurated into the Marketing Agencies Worldwide Hall of Fame.