M T Rainey

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After a successful international career as a Strategic Planner in advertising, latterly as CEO of the pioneering Chiat/Day agency in London, MT (Mary Teresa) founded her own company, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe, in 1993. This innovative agency quickly grew to become a top twenty player and was acquired by WPP just six years later in 1999. The acquisition was in effect a reverse management takeover of the larger Young and Rubicam offices which MT ran as Joint CEO for four years and grew to be a top five UK agency. She recently retired as Chair from the company that still bears her name.

MT is a regular speaker and publisher on communications and media industry issues in the UK and all over the world. At Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe she famously championed the move away from commission income to agencies charging for ideas and intellectual property, which helped create considerable debate and material change in the industry.

MT is a Non Executive Director of Scottish Media Group plc and WH Smith plc. She was also a Founding Trustee of Pilotlight and is a Founding Trustee of the volunteering charity Timebank. She is also on the Board of the ThinkTank Demos; a Visiting Professor at the University of Glasgow Business School and a member of the Advisory Board of The University of the Arts under Lord Stevenson.

She is the recent past Chair of the Marketing Group of Great Britain ( MGGB) and is a member of the 30 Club.

MT is currently taking a year out to start a new social enterprise called Horse’s Mouth which is a broad reach on-line mentoring venture benefitting young people. [1]


  1. ^ New Statesman WebsiteJudges Last Accessed 19th June 2007