PUBLIC SECTOR: Raad retirement leaves IPA needing media head

The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) is to lose director of media affairs John Raad, who is retiring in February after 22 years at the trade body. Raad has a key role at the IPA, representing its members at government level and promoting the advertising industry through lobbying and broadcast media. Raad became secretary to the IPA in 1978 after working in the private sector, and was appointed deputy director general in 1992, reporting to director general Nick Phillips. Phillips has appointed a London headhunter to find a replacement. The IPA’s PR department, headed by Tessa Gooding, is two-strong and reports separately to Phillips.

The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) is to lose

director of media affairs John Raad, who is retiring in February after

22 years at the trade body. Raad has a key role at the IPA, representing

its members at government level and promoting the advertising industry

through lobbying and broadcast media. Raad became secretary to the IPA

in 1978 after working in the private sector, and was appointed deputy

director general in 1992, reporting to director general Nick Phillips.

Phillips has appointed a London headhunter to find a replacement. The

IPA’s PR department, headed by Tessa Gooding, is two-strong and reports

separately to Phillips.



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