Rupert Howell

After spending the early part of his career at Ogilvy, Grey and Y&R, Rupert made his name in advertising at the agency he founded in 1987 – Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury.

HHCL went on to become Campaign’s “Agency of the 90’s” with famous campaigns for Tango (Orange man), The AA (4th Emergency Service) and Ronseal (Does what it says on the tin), before being sold to Chime Communications PLC in late 1997, where Rupert became CEO.

In 2003, he joined the world’s largest agency, McCann Erickson as Chairman UK & Ireland and President EMEA, leaving after four years to become Managing Director in the Broadcast & Online division at ITV PLC.

In the summer of 2010, Rupert resigned from ITV to take a two year sabbatical before joining Trinity Mirror PLC as Group Development Director in 2013.

He is also non-executive Chairman of the HeyHuman/Brave Group, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Matomy Media PLC and a Trustee of the Media Trust.
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