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IPM Announces New Chairman and Board Directors for 2017

Sunday January 1, 2017 at 4:00pm
John Sylvester: IPM Chairman from January 2017

Following a successful two-year tenure as Chairman of the IPM, Graham Temple has announced his successor for 2017. John Sylvester, currently Vice Chairman of the IPM and Chairman of Sodexo Benefits & Reward Services UK, takes up the role of IPM Chairman from January 1st 2017.

John Sylvester comments “I am delighted to follow Graham into this role and would like to thank him for the remarkable commitment and energy that he has so generously given to the IPM over his term.  We see significant changes ahead with Brexit and in the world economy.  Significant changes are also apparent in the promotional marketing industry and I look forward to working with Carey Trevill and her team at the IPM, at a time when the industry has the opportunity to be at its most disruptive and influential.  We remain committed to working closely with our Members to  champion their interests and the interests of the industry during this time of unprecedented change."

Outgoing Chairman, Graham Temple, has made significant contributions during his tenure overseeing the running of the organisation, including the appointment of Lord Black as IPM President and spearheading a drive to address the non-regulation of political advertising. Graham Temple commented “John takes the role of Chairman with my full support and that of the Board. His significant IPM Board and industry expertise ideally places him to take the IPM forward to our next chapter.”

In addition to the appointment of a new Chairman, the IPM held its annual member driven board elections. The IPM is delighted to welcome Jon Fish, Group Partnerships and Loyalty Director, Merlin Entertainments together with Adam Azor, Senior VP Integrated and Digital Marketing at Jack Morton Worldwide, who became Board Directors from 1st January 2017.  Bob Suppiah, Director of Promotions & Partnership Marketing at Sky, Becky Munday, CEO of Mando, and Marcus Sandwith, CEO at Haygarth were re-elected to the Board to continue their good work.

Jamie Barnard, General Counsel, Global Media, Marketing and eCommerce for Unilever and Tara Honeywell, Managing Director Mediator, step down after significant service and contributions over the past few years. The outgoing Chairman Graham Temple, would like to personally thank Jamie and Tara for their outstanding support. 


For more information, please contact Carey Trevill, Managing Director IPM on 020 3848 0444 or via careyt@theipm.org.uk.

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