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As managing director of VML London, Amanda is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the agency while continuing to accelerate the office's rapid growth trajectory. Amanda will lead the management team to ensure that commercial and operational targets are met, but most importantly, will lead VML’s clients in realizing the untapped potential for creativity and technology to transform the human experience. Since her arrival at VML as client services director, Amanda has managed VML's biggest clients including Xbox, Virgin Active and Bridgestone. These clients span the full breadth of VML's service offering, and under her leadership we have forged trusting partnerships and delivered exceptional work. Amanda will play a key role in the expansion of VML’s client portfolio, furthering VML’s unique position to help brands thrive in constant change and with digital opportunities. Amanda has 17 years’ experience in digital, integrated and creative agencies, working across the full spectrum of marketing. She is fascinated by the endless possibilities that new technologies breed, and the impact that digital has on human behavior. Her specialty in enabling clients to harness the power of digital, in combination with her leadership and negotiation skills, has helped clients to add real value to their business. In addition to chairing the management and operation teams in London, Amanda sits on the VML Global Executive Leadership Team, where she contributes to realizing the vision and evolutionary path of the agency. Amanda also has an integral role in the BIMA Client Service Programme, where she champions diversity and female progress in the industry.
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Simon is the Regional Executive Director for VML in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. His role is primarily focused on bringing digital capabilities and expertise for developing client business in the region, by both expanding the VML operational footprint and integrating digital services into Y&R's country offices.
Simon previously served as creative director for over 25 years. He also boasts experience as regional creative director for Wunderman Asia Pacific and later executive creative director for Wunderman EMEA.
Joining VML in 2008 as Executive Creative Director for both VML London and the EMEA region, Simon established VML's first European operation. In 2009 Simon took on the Managing Director position for VML EMEA and then an additional role for Y&R as Executive Digital Director in 2011.
Simon has served as a judge for the Cannes Cyber Lions; he also judged the One Show Awards in New York. His own awards include Cannes Lion, Echo, Epica and Clio, among others. When time permits, Simon is a keen surfer and mountain biker.
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Chris was managing director of VML London for five years, until February 2016 when he moved to lead VML’s European work on Ford. He took VML London from a small, relatively unknown London agency to 120 people delivering across a vast spectrum of capability including enterprise software development and digital advisory services. Chris has a background in digital strategy, working with clients to help define the role of digital channels and services in their business. He has worked with Bridgestone, Virgin Active, Premier League and Premier Inn to help transform their customer experience into a competitive advantage. Chris is part of the VML Global Executive Leadership Team, and the global FordPass team.