Julian Douglas on the VCCP office stairs

Dougie announced as IPA President


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A huge congratulations!
Julian Douglas

We're absolutely thrilled to announce that VCCP's Vice-Chairman, Julian Douglas (or Dougie as he is better known), has been named the next IPA president-elect to succeed Nigel Vaz, global chief executive of Publicis Sapient.

Dougie was chosen following a formal three-month selection process led by former President Sarah Golding, CEO of The&Partnership who headed up the Presidential Nominating Committee.

Says Sarah Golding: “I could not be more delighted that Julian has agreed to take on this role. He is the perfect person to lead our industry at this time of tumultuous change. Julian’s energy and opinion will be invaluable in helping us all make the most of the opportunities that 2021 will bring and I'm sure he will be an outstanding President.”

Says Paul Bainsfair, IPA Director General: “I am very much looking forward to working with Julian to ensure the IPA remains the power behind the practitioners. He is smart, energetic and hugely popular. He has already made a great contribution to the IPA through his work on the IPA Council. I can’t think of anyone better to help us all navigate our way in a post-Covid world.”

I am truly honoured to have been chosen as the next President of the IPA. I look forward to building on the outstanding work of my predecessors in championing our industry, its creativity and its impact in the world. We are living through a massive reshaping of the economic, social and natural environment. How we adapt as an industry will dictate how we, and our clients, survive and prosper in the years ahead. Julian Douglas, Vice-Chairman, VCCP