Janet Markwick

Global EVP Commercial Operations and Production

Appointed April 2017, Janet is the global EVP commercial operations and productions at Y&R.  Based in London, she is responsible for the global expansion of Y&R’s production capabilities, and driving the agencies continued focus on commercial and operational innovation across its global network.

Janet was the chief commercial officer of Grey EMEA until March 2017, leading the development of Greys production business, GreyWorks, now Town Productions, and the regeneration of Greys commercial modus operandi. Spanning those nine years Grey achieved significant growth across the region and transformation from a traditional advertising agency to a leading global technology and communications company.

During her time at Grey, the agency was Adweek’s Network Agency of the Year, Campaign’s Network Agency of the Year and six times Euro Effie Agency of the Year.

Prior to joining Grey, Janet was Sony Europe’s marketing communications finance and operations director. Managing a budget in excess of €500m, she was responsible for all Sony Electronics’ marketing communication investments across all Sony consumer and B2B divisions in more than 40 countries. Janet also held senior financial, marketing and commercial roles at Coca-Cola.

Janet is the IPA treasurer and council member. In 2015, she was awarded an IPA fellowship in recognition of her game-changing work and support for the advertising industry.

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