Andrew Walmsley

Director, Public Speaker, and Digital Pluralist in London, United Kingdom

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Andrew co-founded i-level, the digital media agency that revolutionised the UK’s internet advertising market. Starting the business in 1999, he built it to over £100m turnover, winning over 50 awards including agency of the year eight times and a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. He was named London Media Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2006, and given the Chairman’s award by the Association of Online Publishers for outstanding contribution to the industry in 2007, selling the business to private equity in 2008 before moving on to develop interests in other ventures. For five years until 2011, he wrote a popular weekly column in Marketing magazine, appearing on the Today Programme as well as numerous other TV and radio programmes.

He is now an active investor in early stage internet ventures, chairing the board of InSkin Media and as Non Exec Director of the Eden Project in Cornwall. Most recently, as chairman of Fetch, he helped the founders structure and grow the business to exit to the global media group Dentsu Aegis, and as a NED at Cruise.co.uk, helped the management team to simplify the complex story of their unique business for a successful exit.