Rob Stephens

Rob Stephens
Chief Executive Officer

 

Joined JAA in 1987 and developed a reputation for methodical and rigorous media planning. He has led the planning on Telegraph Group, Dairy Crest, Allied Dunbar and Save the Children in his time. He also created in-house DR planning system RESPOND.

Angela Hickey

Angela Hickey
Financial Director

 

Joined in 1986 as financial director and runs all the financial and contractual side of the business. Don’t mess.

John Ayling OBE

John Ayling OBE
Executive Chairman and Founder

 

“The only thing he buys badly is lunch,” says John Hegarty. Founded JAA in 1978 and went on to set up Association of Media Independents. Also created and founder shareholder of PHD in 1990. Marathon runner, Masters Hockey player and all-round sports nut.

Richard Temple

Richard Temple
Managing Director

 

Joined in 1999 after working at a few other agencies and has never looked back. Hockey player in his spare time.

Nick Smith

Nick Smith
Digital Director

 

Cerebral, measured and strategic are the three words to describe this planner who has worked across a wide range of industry sectors.

Jonathan Newton

Jonathan Newton
Business Director

 

Hard-working, gritty northerner who joined in 2000 after working at a number of media agencies around the world on his gap year. Captain of winning NABS rugby sevens team.

Sarah Jennings

Sarah Jennings
Broadcast Director

 

Sarah joined in September 2017 to uphold JAA’s enviable TV Trading reputation. Her extensive experience includes agency & media owner having worked at both ITV & Channel 4. Sarah likes nothing better than a negotiation & loves a media bargain. When she’s not socialising with her many media contacts she’s cheering on Manchester United – from her TV set in Surrey of course!