NEWS11 January 2022

MRS president honoured by IPA

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UK – The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) has bestowed Fellow of the IPA status on six advertising industry stalwarts, including MRS president Jan Gooding.

Head shot of Jan Gooding

The awards have been made in recognition of their outstanding services to advertising in the IPA’s fourth annual New Year Honours.

Gooding (pictured) is known to be one of the UK’s most experienced marketing leaders and is regarded as an expert on a range of subjects from building global brands to inclusive leadership. She has enjoyed a highly successful marketing career during which time she has worked with FTSE 100 companies such as BT, British Gas, Diageo and Unilever; latterly, she was the group brand director at Aviva. She was also the insurance multinational’s first global inclusion director, responsible for introducing the ground-breaking policy of equal parental leave.

Gooding now pursues a portfolio of interests as an executive coach and non-executive chair of agency Given and the Publishers Audience Measurement Company (PAMCo). She is on the CMI Race Equity Committee, the advisory board of Utopia and is the former chair of LGBTQ+ rights charity Stonewall. She is a regular columnist for Mediatel and an Honorary Fellow of the Marketing Society.

The other honourees were Rosie Arnold, Patrick Collister, Tony Cullingham, Magnus Djaba and Mel Edwards.

IPA drector general Paul Bainsfair said: “The IPA New Year Honours List is our way of celebrating those who have made a remarkable impact on our industry as a whole and it is always an honour for me to announce their names.

“Rosie, Patrick, Tony, Magnus, Mel and Jan are pillars of the advertising community and have consistently driven us forward. I’d like to thank each of them for their passion, determination and commitment to our industry and congratulate them all on their wonderful and storied careers.”