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Carmen is a Management Partner at J Walter Thompson. As part of the management team she leads the marketing and business development function across Europe, driving the growth agenda. Carmen also leads JWT’s relationship with Qatar Airways and Debenhams.
Carmen is Chair of the IPA New Business and Marketing group which serves as the voice of new business and marketing excellence.
Carmen began her career in the marketing team of Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts, before moving to Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney and then Saatchi & Saatchi London where she managed P&G Olay Europe and led the Visa Europe business across 26 markets.
There can be no doubt that JWT runs through Joe's blood. He started his career here as a graduate trainee and was appointed Joint Managing Director of JWT London in 2009. In January 2012, Joe was promoted to Executive Partner and leads the agency with Russell Ramsey and James Whitehead.
In his career, Joe has worked on domestic and international business in categories as diverse as FMCG, media, telecoms and financial services and for the past seven years, Joe has led the HSBC account globally. Responsible for Brand, Premier, Commercial and local communications in 86 markets, the role demands a focus on international creativity and close integrated working with 38 other WPP marketing service agencies worldwide.
Russell was ranked as one of Campaign Magazine’s top 10 Creative Directors for 2014. He oversees every aspect of J.Walter Thompson London’s creative output, including HSBC, Shell and Microsoft, for which he has received some of the highest accolades both in the UK and around the world, including Gold awards at Cannes Lions, D&AD, British Arrows and Creative Circle. Also effectiveness awards at the Marketing Society and IPA Effectiveness Awards.
He is Chairman of the JWT European Creative council and a member of the global creative council.
Before joining JWT, Russell was Deputy Executive Creative director at BBH London where he worked with brands including Audi, Levi’s, Axe, Barclays, Baileys Irish Cream and British Airways.
James was promoted to Executive Partner in January 2012 jointly leading the agency alongside Russell Ramsey and Joseph Petyan.
Since joining JWT London in 2004, James has had a huge appetite for delivering great work, driving growth and looking for opportunities to create positive change.
James was teamed up with Joe Petyan as Joint Managing Directors in 2010. Their focus together was on transforming the agency’s capabilities and talent to provide an integrated offering including shopper, experiential, digital and branded entertainment. He recently oversaw the acquisition of a mobile marketing agency to complete JWT London’s dotJWT digital offering.
He has had great success as a UK, EMEA and Global Business Director partnering JWT’s Clients in building their brands and businesses, including Diageo, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft and Nokia. He remains hands on with businesses across the agency’s client portfolio.
James came to JWT from Saatchi & Saatchi, where he spent two years in Asia as a Regional Business Director on Guinness and SONY and six years in London. During this time he worked on Virgin, Muller Dairy, Lloyds TSB, Cadbury Schweppes, P&G and Allied Domecq, including a two year stint helping to set up Saatchi’s Interactive division.