Hulbert to lead IPA Effectiveness Leadership Group

The Wunderman Thompson CEO will Chair the cross-industry group driving marketing effectiveness.

Wunderman Thompson CEO Pip Hulbert has been appointed as new Chair of the IPA Effectiveness Leadership Group, a prestigious advisory group of client and agency leaders working together to develop and promote positive behaviour change with a focus on evidence-based decision-making.

In her role. Hulbert will lead the Group in debating how best to market marketing to the C-suite, manage marketing in day-to-day client agency relations, and develop strategies to measure marketing in order to demonstrate effectiveness in delivering profitable brand growth. The Group will also agree and support a 2020 cross-industry programme of research and development by leading industry consultants, the findings of which will be unveiled at the IPA EffWorks London 2020 flagship conference on 13 October. 

Pip succeeds MBA CEO and IPA FIPA Stephen Maher who has served as Chair for the past three years and has been instrumental in establishing Effectiveness Week in the wider industry calendar. Maher will remain a Group member.

Says Pip Hulbert, UK CEO, Wunderman Thompson and Chair of the IPA Effectiveness Leadership Group: "In a world of increasing accountability it’s important for the industry to put forward strategies to help marketers and agencies navigate uncertainty. Technology is redefining brand experience and the way we interact and operate. Yet many of the fundamental principles of brand building can still apply. We just have to work out how. That’s why I’m delighted to be at the helm of a Group of the brightest minds addressing exactly this with an upcoming calendar of exciting new research and events on the horizon."

In addition to Hulbert’s appointment, the IPA Effectiveness Board is welcoming nine additional members, including:

  • Christophe Castagnera, Head of Connected Experiences, Imagination
  • Anouschka Elliott, Managing Director, Global Head of Marketing, UBS Asset Management
  • Emma Hill, Group Brand Director, Legal & General
  • Simon James, Group VP of Data Science and AI, Publicis Sapient
  • Becky Moffatt, Global Head of Consumer Marketing, HSBC
  • Kiel Peterson, Global Marketing Effectiveness Director, Diageo
  • Sabino Petruccelli, Group Head Digital Marketing, Arcadia
  • Jo Royce, Global Marketing Capabilities Director, Unilever
  • Harjot Singh, Chief Strategy Officer EMEA, McCann World Group

These individuals join a line-up of senior clients and agency leaders including:

  • Nathan Ansell, Marketing Director, Clothing and Home, Marks & Spencer
  • Jo Arden, Chief Strategy Officer, MullenLowe
  • Matthew Barwell, Chief Marketing Officer, Britvic
  • Lucas Brown, Chief Strategy Officer, Total Media
  • Simeon Duckworth, Former President Strategy and Analytics, Essence
  • Simon Gill,Chief Experience Officer, Isobar
  • Colin Haddley, Director, Strategy Insight, Capability and Marketing, Kraft Heinz
  • Neil Godber, Joint Head of Planning, Wunderman Thompson
  • Lorna Hawtin, Disruption Director, TBWA\MCR
  • Tim Hulbert, Former Managing Director, Group Head of Brand and Insight, Barclays
  • Margaret Jobling, Chief Marketing Officer, Centrica Group
  • Jo Marie Mosely, Global Learning and Development Director - Commercial - Sales, Marketing & Digital, Diageo
  • Luis Navarette-Gomez, Head of Global Search Marketing, Lego
  • Iain Noakes, Chief Customer Journey Officer, The Economist
  • Ian Pring, Customer Marketing and Behaviour Change Lead,TfL
  • Ben Quigley, CEO, Everything Different
  • Tom Roach, Executive Strategy Director and Head of Effectiveness, adam&eveDDB
  • Jessica Salmon, Head of Customer Value & Growth, O2 Telefónica
  • Sue Unerman, Chief Transformation Officer, MediaCom
  • Matthew Walmsley, Deputy Director - Marketing Strategy, Planning & Insight, Public Health England
  • Christoph Weber, Media Director, Mars

The IPA EffWorks programme is sponsored by Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Newsworks, Royal Mail, System1, Thinkbox, and Twitter.

Pip Hulbert biography:

In four years, Pip has risen from COO to CEO and played a key role in helping to secure more than £30M in new business. Since Pip took the helm, Wunderman Thompson has enjoyed major client wins, including Centrica, Toyota, Duracell, BT Sport and Kaspersky.

Pip has also worked hard to build a culture where effectiveness thrives. The team has expanded to over 650 staff and the agency boasts one of the highest staff retention rates in the industry. Her laser focus on nurturing people has won her a place on IPA Council; WACL Board; the WPP Stella Network Advisory Board for Women.

Last updated 01 May 2024