People
    • Media Manager

      Olivia Smith

      THE GATELondon

      Media Manager

      Olivia Smith

      THE GATELondon
    • Managing Director

      Christy Stewart-Smith

      THE GATELondon

      Managing Director

      Christy Stewart-Smith

      THE GATELondon

      Christy never had to wonder why they call it ‘coming down’ from university, having spent all four years at Cambridge in an imaginary ivory tower he designed himself.

      He worked initially for Hill & Knowlton, advising the new Czech government after the 1992 ‘velvet divorce’ from Slovakia. From there he joined Young & Rubicam Prague, and won the first ever Cannes Lion by a Central European Advertising Agency (and for a Colgate commercial too).

      Moving back to the UK in 1995, he joined J. Walter Thompson and was made a board director 3 years later at the age of 28. During that time he won prizes for work on Unilever, Kraft, Barclays and Shell, whilst also acting as non-executive advisor to the Director of Communications, Royal Air Force, and scooping first prize in The Times’ National Sales & Marketing Challenge.

      Christy moved to Abbott Mead Vickers/BBDO in 2000 to run the £120M BT Account, a task that drove him to the brink of madness and then did wheelies. It came as a relief when his insane babbling was one day mistaken for an aptitude for strategy and planning.

      Runaway success soon followed, with his “Quote Me Happy” campaign propelling Norwich Union from 12th to 1st in the direct insurance market in 18 months (and earning him the undying hatred of a whole generation of daytime TV viewers), and Nuts magazine becoming the fastest growing and largest men’s magazine in history.

      In 2007 Christy was asked to join Norwich Union to plan for its eventual transition to Aviva (‘the slickest corporate re-branding in history’ according to The Times) and ended up as Global Head of Marketing Strategy & Planning and, latterly, Internal Engagement Director.

      Christy joined CEO Luke Mugliston at The Gate on April Fools’ Day 2012.

      He is a direct descendant of seventeen English Kings & Queens and five foreign ones. He jumps out of ‘planes for a laugh, and lives in a house that he built himself, with wife Emma and two sons, both of whom have been given proper boy’s names – and are already a good deal less confused than their dad as a result.

      Never play cards with him.

    • Head of Account Management

      Ed Birth

      THE GATELondon

      Head of Account Management

      Ed Birth

      THE GATELondon
    • CEO

      Luke Mugliston

      THE GATELondon

      CEO

      Luke Mugliston

      THE GATELondon

      Luke has spent half of his career at big agencies and half as a senior client.

      He joined The Gate from Aviva plc , where he was Global Brand Director responsible for brand strategy, marketing operations, and e-commerce.

      This role included heading up the team that delivered what The Times subsequently referred to as “the slickest rebrand in corporate history”: Norwich Union to Aviva.

      The follow-up campaign was the award-winning ‘You are the big picture’ internal and external work that Facebook referred to as a case study in social media best practice.

      Prior to this, Luke had been Marketing Director for the investment giant, Fidelity, working across direct and intermediated channels.

      It was Fidelity that lured him away from his role as Board Account Director at Publicis advertising agency, where he had been running the account domestically and internationally.

      In his career to-date, Luke has worked on numerous accounts across a wide range of sectors: from luxury goods and cosmetics, to consumer electronics and charities, to professional services and FMCG, from start-ups to blue-chips.

      In sport, Luke has represented Great Britain at European, Commonwealth and World Championships. He was educated at Westminster School and King’s College, London. He is also a founding trustee of the Oli Bennett Charitable Trust (www.olibennett.org.uk) – a charity that has been nurturing young entrepreneurs for over a decade.

    • Pre-press Manager

      Paul Carter

      THE GATELondon

      Pre-press Manager

      Paul Carter

      THE GATELondon
    • Visualiser/Retoucher/Artworker

      Graham Baker

      THE GATELondon

      Visualiser/Retoucher/Artworker

      Graham Baker

      THE GATELondon
    • Copywriter

      Chris Miller

      THE GATELondon

      Copywriter

      Chris Miller

      THE GATELondon
    • Creative Services Director

      Mike Dobrin

      THE GATELondon

      Creative Services Director

      Mike Dobrin

      THE GATELondon
    • Typographer/Visualiser/Retoucher

      Pete Lacey

      THE GATELondon

      Typographer/Visualiser/Retoucher

      Pete Lacey

      THE GATELondon
    • Account Director

      Gina Plummer

      THE GATELondon

      Account Director

      Gina Plummer

      THE GATELondon
    • Senior Designer

      Carlo De Martini

      THE GATELondon

      Senior Designer

      Carlo De Martini

      THE GATELondon
    • Media Director

      Matt Leach

      THE GATELondon

      Media Director

      Matt Leach

      THE GATELondon

      Matt is uniquely placed to help us deliver on our vision of what a modern full service agency ought to be.

      His fascination with what makes people tick, nurtured at The Manchester Grammar School and then in a triple honours degree at Edinburgh University, was commercially honed at his time on the publishing side of the media business, at The Financial Times Group and The Guardian and Observer Newspapers.

      Working with several leading agencies, it was clear to Matt that many solely focussed on audience composition and trading.

      In a fascinating, kaleidoscopic media landscape that offers brands so many opportunities to interrupt, to debate, to entertain, and to guide their audiences there’s so much more to media planning than indices and a cheap deal.

      In his nine years at The Gate, Matt has effectively fused brand strategy with touchpoint planning and content delivery, demonstrably improving the bottom line for our key charity, finance, and retail clients.

      That’s of course when he’s not doing himself serious harm on a mountain bike near his home in the Chilterns.

    • Head of Art

      Steve Webb

      THE GATELondon

      Head of Art

      Steve Webb

      THE GATELondon
    • Client Services Director

      Sonia Sheta

      THE GATELondon
      • E Sonia.Sheta@thegateworldwide.com T 02079273534
      • 90 Tottenham Court Road
        London, W1T 4TJ

      Client Services Director

      Sonia Sheta

      THE GATELondon
    • Copywriter

      Claire Phillips

      THE GATELondon

      Copywriter

      Claire Phillips

      THE GATELondon
    • Account Manager

      Dan Murray

      THE GATELondon

      Account Manager

      Dan Murray

      THE GATELondon
    • Executive Director, Strategy & Planning

      Piers Pollock

      THE GATELondon

      Executive Director, Strategy & Planning

      Piers Pollock

      THE GATELondon

      Yes, it’s Pollock with a P. Piers Treherne Pollock to family and friends (but there’s not enough time or space to go in to that now). Piers is a blend of traditional academic and intellectual explorer; a voracious consumer of research and a free thinking libertarian.

      Piers adds an intellectual bite to the agency. He is insightful, incisive, forthright and passionate. He has a wealth of experience that illuminates his vision. He spent several years working in Paris and although the possessor of a certain European urbanity he also talks to himself occasionally.

      He constantly drives the agency to challenge itself and never to assume that what we think is right is right until we’ve proved it. Clients may love him or hate him (we love him) but they always value the clarity of thought that Piers brings to any challenge.

    • Digital Manager

      Charlotte Harrison

      THE GATELondon

      Digital Manager

      Charlotte Harrison

      THE GATELondon
    • IT Manager

      Jason Slyfield

      THE GATELondon

      IT Manager

      Jason Slyfield

      THE GATELondon
    • Business Director

      Richard Wickenden

      THE GATELondon

      Business Director

      Richard Wickenden

      THE GATELondon
    • Finance Director

      Ash Shah

      THE GATELondon

      Finance Director

      Ash Shah

      THE GATELondon
    • Design Director

      Mark Goodwin

      THE GATELondon

      Design Director

      Mark Goodwin

      THE GATELondon

      With a passion for all forms of design and the ability to work late into the night with just a pizza for company, Mark was always destined for a career in advertising.

      After completing a typography apprenticeship he worked for various advertising agencies on high profile brands such as BMW, Singapore Airlines and American Express.

      Mark was then approached to set up and run a studio for Dave Trott’s new agency WTCS. Here he worked on award winning campaigns for clients such as The COI as well as producing work for Subaru, Channel 5, The Independent and Ryvita as it rapidly grew from a start up to medium sized agency.

      Next came Cagney and the chance to work on literally his biggest project to date, the complete rebranding of Caribbean Airlines with the re-liverying of its fleet of boeing 737s.

      At The Gate Mark still enjoys the challenge of producing great design along with the day to day running of its creative services departments.

      When he’s not working he can be found honing his skills on the agency football table or desperately trying not to injure himself whilst riding his skateboard.

    • Creative Director

      Anna Micheli

      THE GATELondon

      Creative Director

      Anna Micheli

      THE GATELondon
    • Business Director

      Camille Moriarty

      THE GATELondon

      Business Director

      Camille Moriarty

      THE GATELondon
    • Media Planner/Buyer

      Louise Wood

      THE GATELondon

      Media Planner/Buyer

      Louise Wood

      THE GATELondon
    • Creative Partner

      Alistair Ross

      THE GATELondon

      Creative Partner

      Alistair Ross

      THE GATELondon

      Alistair has a proven track record of delivering innovative and imaginative creative ideas. Over the past fifteen years he has written, art directed, illustrated and directed award-winning advertising campaigns; as well as collaborated on experiential events and product design.

      Alistair has been awarded almost equally for creativity and effectiveness. Unsurprising, as they are natural bedfellows. He remains hands on in the creative process on a daily basis, whilst instilling a sense of positive dissatisfaction into the creative department: good is the enemy of great.

      He also believes in walking the walk. Whilst leading the creative on the British Army recruitment account, his commitment to filming the most truthful work took him across five continents, including to the front line in Afghanistan. This entrepreneurial approach to producing creative, resulted in six award-winning integrated campaigns, including a Grand Prix at the Campaign Digital Awards and a finalist in the Titanium category at Cannes.

      Alistair brings a sense of creative fearlessness, whilst believing strongly that collaboration is the best way to achieve memorable results; a throwback from representing Great Britain at European and World Championship level in rowing. The greatest things happen when no one minds who takes the credit.

    • Creative Services Manager

      Carl Dobrin

      THE GATELondon

      Creative Services Manager

      Carl Dobrin

      THE GATELondon
    • Office Dog

      Doug

      THE GATELondon
      • 90 Tottenham Court Road
        London, W1T 4TJ

      Office Dog

      Doug

      THE GATELondon
    • Business Director

      Nicola Cosens

      THE GATELondon

      Business Director

      Nicola Cosens

      THE GATELondon
    • Digital & Print Designer

      Ruth Chapman

      THE GATELondon

      Digital & Print Designer

      Ruth Chapman

      THE GATELondon
    • Receptionist

      Karolina Rudnicka

      THE GATELondon

      Receptionist

      Karolina Rudnicka

      THE GATELondon
    • Business Development Director

      Peter Blackman

      THE GATELondon

      Business Development Director

      Peter Blackman

      THE GATELondon

      Peter began his career at Y&R and then J.Walter Thompson. He then joined WCRS as board account director on Camelot, helping them to win the National Lottery rebid and worked on BUPA, BMW, Anchor and Volvic. He then worked at HHCL on the launch of Sky+. 

      He then ran his own digital agency, specialising in behaviour change work for, among others, Drinkaware, Mencap, eCancer and British Military Fitness. Further relevant clients include 888.com and Paddy Power.  

      He joined The Gate in January 2014 as Senior Business Director with responsibility for digital integration, and as Business Development Director.

    • Management Accountant

      Krystle Malabanan

      THE GATELondon

      Management Accountant

      Krystle Malabanan

      THE GATELondon
    • Account Manager

      Nick Van Buuren

      THE GATELondon

      Account Manager

      Nick Van Buuren

      THE GATELondon
  • Everyone

      • Media Manager Olivia Smith
      • Managing Director Christy Stewart-Smith
      • Head of Account Management Ed Birth
      • CEO Luke Mugliston
      • Pre-press Manager Paul Carter
      • Visualiser/Retoucher/Artworker Graham Baker
      • Copywriter Chris Miller
      • Creative Services Director Mike Dobrin
      • Typographer/Visualiser/Retoucher Pete Lacey
      • Account Director Gina Plummer
      • Senior Designer Carlo De Martini
      • Media Director Matt Leach
      • Head of Art Steve Webb
      • Client Services Director Sonia Sheta
      • Copywriter Claire Phillips
      • Account Manager Dan Murray
      • Executive Director, Strategy & Planning Piers Pollock
      • Digital Manager Charlotte Harrison
      • IT Manager Jason Slyfield
      • Business Director Richard Wickenden
      • Finance Director Ash Shah
      • Design Director Mark Goodwin
      • Creative Director Anna Micheli
      • Business Director Camille Moriarty
      • Media Planner/Buyer Louise Wood
      • Creative Partner Alistair Ross
      • Creative Services Manager Carl Dobrin
      • Office Dog Doug
      • Business Director Nicola Cosens
      • Digital & Print Designer Ruth Chapman
      • Receptionist Karolina Rudnicka
      • Business Development Director Peter Blackman
      • Management Accountant Krystle Malabanan
      • Account Manager Nick Van Buuren
  • Leadership

    London

    • Business Development Director Peter Blackman
    • CEO Luke Mugliston
    • Managing Director Christy Stewart-Smith
    • Creative Partner Alistair Ross
    • Media Director Matt Leach

    New York

    • President Beau Fraser
    • Chief Creative Officer David Bernstein
    • Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer Awilda Charriez
    • Managing Director, The Gate Media Eric van den Heuvel
    • Director, Business Development Nathalie Hausman
    • Senior Digital Creative Director Klaus Heesch
    • Consultant Steve Gardner
    • Consultant Tom Nelson

    Asia - Hong Kong

    • 亚洲区首席执行官 CEO Asia Tom Kao
    • Managing Partner Maggie Wong
    • Co-Executive Creative Director Denise Wong
    • Co-Executive Creative Director Sonic Choy
    • Business Director Kit Fu
    • Strategic Planning Director Kamfatt Chen
    • Business Director - Digital Henry Yeung

    Asia - Shanghai

    • 大中华区主席兼创意执行官 Chairman & CCO Michael Dee

    Edinburgh

    • Managing Director Helen Hourston
    • Creative Director Pete Martin