UK's Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board Names Annette King Chair
Annette King, CEO of Publicis Groupe UK, has been appointed to the position of chair on the Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board (CITIB).
The Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board is an industry-led advisory board for the UK Government, involved in the UK Government’s plans and investment for the creative industries and charged with recommending long-term strategic decisions for the government’s trade and investment policy.
Annette King will lead this board, which spans 17 different creative sectors including Film, Gaming, Music, Performing Arts, Fashion, Advertising, Design and Digital / Technology.
Together, the board will deliver a three-year export strategy that will ensure resources are targeted at markets with the greatest opportunity. It will develop and oversee delivery of an export strategy and explore, support and advise on high-value opportunities for Inward Investment and Foreign Direct Investment.
As chair of the board, Annette will incorporate her experience of running businesses of diverse disciplines including creative, media, healthcare and digital business transformation. In her current role as CEO, Publicis Groupe UK, Annette’s remit is to drive more collaboration and growth across all the UK agencies, with a single P&L and client-centric strategies. Prior to this role, Annette worked at Ogilvy, where she spent 17 years in various different roles, from running and building OgilvyOne in the UK and then EMEA, to leading Ogilvy UK Group’s ten operating companies for the last four years. Annette has also worked for Wunderman in London and New York. Recently named as one of London’s most influential people of 2018 (London Evening Standard), Annette has worked with clients across a diverse range of industries and has experience across all marketing capabilities and disciplines.
Tim Davie CBE, industry chair of the Creative Industries Council, commented: "I’m delighted Annette has accepted the invitation to Chair the Trade and Investment Board. This is a vital part of the landmark Sector Deal to increase creative exports and the number of business exporting from across the country. I’m confident she will do a fantastic job of championing the whole of the U.K. creative industries and I look forward to supporting her from the Creative Industries Council."
Annette King, CEO Publicis Groupe UK, added: “Creativity is the UK’s calling card to the world; our reputation for ideas, flair, talent and imagination sitting alongside our rich cultural heritage and cutting-edge creative companies. I’m honoured to have been asked by Tim to take the position of Chair on the CITIB and look forward to working with the talented and committed board members from across the sector to meet this target.”