A cross-channel expert (without stepping foot on a single ferry) Kelly works with Pete to deliver media-neutral, cross channel thinking for all of The Gate’s clients – along with expertly choosing and buying media for our media-only clients.
Although ‘Digital Creative’ was the job title that got the nod, it could so easily have been ‘Digital Octopus’. Design, photography, filmmaking and more all come naturally to this relentlessly creative thinker. A face to watch.
Often mistaken for a hipster, Matt assures us his glasses are purely for seeing purposes. In his role as Digital Exec, Matt’s specialist subjects include: PPC, programmatic display, and ingenious uses for social media.
If owners do indeed look like their dogs, Claire is in deep trouble. Always followed by her trusty sidekick, Doug, you’ll find her creating concepts, and crafting both long and short copy, for an array of The Gate’s clients.
So good they named him twice, Ricky Richards is a constantly buzzing creative bee (thanks to coffee, chocolate, and endless natural enthusiasm.) Not only does he make things beautiful here at The Gate, Ricky also produces a star-studded industry podcast and an online creative resource.
Whether hitting the shops or climbing Kilimanjaro, Becca considers life an adventure. Having started off in the world of brand and comms research, she's keen to grow her passion for advertising and get stuck in to new and exciting challenges.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STRATEGY & PLANNING
Part planner, part MAMIL Piers brings with him over 20 years’ experience developing brand and communication strategies for multinational clients. Insightful, passionate, results-focused – and pretty darn fast on two wheels.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MEDIA
No relation to the infamous Gordon, Peter was Managing Partner at advertising and PR agency, Havas before joining the Gate in 2015. Today, he leads our communications, planning and media buying team – helping drive The Gate’s full-service proposition.
Unperturbed by unpredictable weather, Camille moved from the US to the UK back in 2000. 17 years, and not a whisper of a British accent later, and Camille’s a Business Director – looking after The Gate’s clients across the globe.
Peruvian, British, Swiss... Not content with one passport, Mark’s collected three. Along with being thoroughly international, Mark looks after IT at The Gate. With 28 years’ experience, there ain’t a problem he can’t fix.
Don’t offer Sam a meat pie when you see him at the next Man United game (and you will). Vegetarian, avid football fan and Account Manager, Sam looks after existing and prospective clients at The Gate with limitless enthusiasm.
Youngest member of staff at The Gate, Srdjan (often pronounced Serjen, Surgeon or Sargent) provides all manner of administrative support to Ash and Sam – helping them keep the finance department running like clockwork.
No, it’s not Jonathan Ross... it’s Business Director and film buff, Richard. After a career in advertising spanning 20 years, Richard brings heaps of experience, an eye for detail, and a cheeky sense of humour to everything he does.
Yes, that is actually Hugo’s real name as opposed to a comedy nom-de-plume. Although he remains bitter, it hasn’t yet affected him during his 17-year advertising career, whose highlight so far has been squeezing Usain Bolt into a floral dress.
CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER
Foodie, cyclist, art-lover and yogi (not as in bear) we’d like you to meet George, our ever-so-flexible Creative Services Manager. Along with organising creative resource day-to-day, George also takes care of production, on projects large and small.
FRONT OF HOUSE
Second only to vodka, Karolina is Poland’s best-loved export. One of the first friendly faces you’ll see when you visit us at The Gate – Karolina makes sure everything in the office runs smoothly, day in, day out.
CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR
When he isn't shredding Slayer on his guitar, Robin puts his 20+ years of experience in creative services to good use within the agency – making sure work gets delivered on brief, on time and on budget.
CEO AT D&AD & CHAIRMAN AT THE GATE WORLDWIDE
Sharp as a pencil, Tim has spent 36 years in advertising, holding prestigious positions at BBH, Y&R London, Lowe Worldwide, Publicis UK and TBWA. Today he’s the CEO of design awards show and education charity, D&AD and The Gate Worldwide.
EURO RSCG WNEK GOSPER... not only a triple word score in Scrabble, but the first stop in Jamie’s 18-year advertising career. He then went on to become Managing Director at DLKW Lowe. And latterly, CEO at MullenLowe London.
Preparing mock-ups and preventing muck-ups is our Pre-press Manager of 23 years, Paul. He started his career in a pre-Mac era, allowing him to develop drawing board skills he still uses to this day – from presentations to intricate mock-ups.
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
I Saw Your Willy is a classic example of Beri’s disruptive, irreverent and beautifully executed work. Which, you’ll be relieved to hear, is a highly awarded online safety campaign for the NSPCC.
HEAD OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
Much like Clark Kent, Ed is only recognisable with his glasses on. In this, Head of Account Management mode, Ed is responsible for maintaining a high standard of client service at The Gate. Without them, he’s a squash-playing, pub-quiz-smashing Superman.
When not refereeing two little budding footballers at home, Sam’s busy running the numbers at The Gate – keeping a close eye on revenue and work in progress. (No red flags here!)