Ivan is CEO of H&O, our creative realisation engine located at the heart of Sea Containers. He runs a team of over 100 production specialists on-site, covering everything from film and digital through to print and transcreation.
Over his career, Ivan has worked across a broad selection clients, from government, financial services to technology and automotive - to name just a few - spanning small, specialist and large agencies. More recently, after successfully running the Ford of Britain team at Ogilvy, he then went on to set up and run GTB (UK) – the WPP team for Ford, comprising Ogilvy, Wunderman, and Mindshare.
This experience means that he instinctively understands how the production elements need to dovetail into the creative agency and more importantly with his experience having run complex global, regional and local accounts, he knows how important it is to make the team work.
Apart from delivering a best-in-class operation, Ivan is responsible for ensuring that the H&O team is seamlessly tied into Ogilvy as well as having the ability to unlock the fire-power of our production partner, Hogarth.
Outside of work, Ivan has two sons which keep him on his toes. And while he kind of plays at trying to keep fit he generally finds this scuppered by his love of cooking and chocolate.