MICHAEL BURNS

Head of Export
IPA


Michael Burns is the Head of Export for the UK’s IPA, Europe’s premier professional body for practitioners in advertising and marketing communications. It has a well-earned reputation for thought leadership, best practice and continuous professional development.

Army officer turned adman, Michael spent over 16 years as an account man in leading London agencies including  Publicis, Dentsu, TBWA, Ogilvy before taking on his role in 2013 to expand the IPA’s international profile. He has overseen the introduction of the IPA’s award winning qualifications in over 60 countries and is working closely with the 4A’s to develop a new industry education partnership in the US.

In his spare time, Michael juggles his three young children, a rugby coaching role and occasionally finds time to take the odd photograph.