The news of the appointment of Wavemaker Manchester’s Managing Partner Simon Jones to IPA City Head for Manchester and the North West was made in Bristol.
As City Head, Simon will take on a number of challenges including working with IPA members to best engage with the rich pool of talent in the region. Simon will also work with fellow City Heads (Dan Appleby, Tim Jones and Michelle Wright) and IPA Chair for England & Wales, Andy Reid to raise awareness of wider industry issues and IPA initiatives.
Speaking about his appointment Jones said: “To be able to give back to an industry that has provided me with so much opportunity is so exciting. I’m really looking forward to working with my fellow City Heads and the IPA to help develop for the needs of the next generation advertisers.”
Managing Partner at Wavemaker Manchester, Simon heads up the planning and content activation teams. His experience spans leading UK brands across the consumer finance and FMCG sectors. With experience of working both in-house and agency side, Simon has seen the challenges on both sides of the fence and believes passionately in the competitive advantage that high quality agencies can deliver client-side teams.