IPA announces Council election results and welcomes three new members

The IPA has announced the results of its annual Council elections and welcomed DCT8, Don’t Panic London and Red Apple Creative into IPA membership.

Twelve members were either newly-elected or re-elected to the IPA Council. Of those 12, nine were re-elected for a further three years and three are new to Council.

The newly elected members are:

  • Marcus Brown, Growth Director, EMEA, Starcom
  • Jamie Elliott, Chief Executive, The Gate London
  • Dino Myers-Lamptey, Managing Director, MullenLowe Mediahub

The re-elected members are:

  • Jane Asscher, CEO, 23red
  • Karen Buchanan, Chair, Publicis London
  • Dan Cullen-Shute, Chief Executive & Founder, Creature
  • Jason Dormieux, CEO, Wavemaker London
  • Rick Hirst, Chief Executive, Carat
  • Kate Howe, Managing Director, gyro UK
  • Pete Robins, Co-Founder & Joint Chief Executive, agenda21 Digital
  • Nicky Unsworth, CEO, BJL
  • Nigel Vaz, Chief Executive, EMEA & APAC, Publicis.Sapient London

In addition, three agencies were elected into membership:


DCT8 are a full-service global media agency based in London. Founded in 2014, their clients include McLaren Automotive, Hyundai GmbH, Genesis Cars, K&N Filters and BBC Top Gear.

David Keers-Trafford, Director and Founder at DCT8 said; “Joining the IPA and utilising the range of resources on offer will enable us to serve our clients even better, and hopefully help us give something back to the industry in the future.”

Don’t Panic (LDN)

Don’t Panic are a London based independent creative agency founded in 2013. Their clients include The National Autistic Society, Greenpeace and Google.

Joe Wade, CEO, Don’t Panic said; “Becoming members of the IPA will benefit our agency hugely moving forward as we’ll gain access to their expertise and advice, insight and different events.

Red Apple Creative

Red Apple Creative is a London based independent creative and content agency, founded in 2010, and is group partners with Radio Results and SNK Studios. Clients include Spotify, The IAB and Audible.

Paul Golliker, Global Audio Director, Red Apple Creative said; “We’ve grown rapidly in the last few years so IPA membership is important to us, as it demonstrates to clients that we are committed to being a fit and proper partner. We are looking forward to tapping into the IPA’s wealth of training and other services.”

Last updated 21 January 2022