Rory Sutherland is Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather UK based in London and past President (2010) of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). He holds an Honorary Doctorate (D Litt) at Brunel University, is a Visiting Professor at Warwick Business School, and is author of The Wiki Man (2011), as well as countless journal articles and blog posts.
Born in Usk, Monmouthshire in 1965, Rory read Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge, before joining Ogilvy as a graduate trainee in 1988. After 18 months spent as an account handler, Rory became a copywriter in June 1990.
He has since worked on Amex, BT, Compaq, Microsoft, IBM, BUPA, easyJet, Unilever, winning a few awards along the way. He was appointed Creative Director of OgilvyOne in 1997 and ECD in 1998. In 2005 he was appointed Vice-Chairman on the Ogilvy Group in the UK.