Board

Michael Higgins

Non-Executive Chairman

Michael Higgins is Chairman of Ebiquity PLC. He has been a Director of the Quoted Companies Alliance since 2007 and was Chairman between October 2013 and October 2016.

Michael is currently non-executive Chairman of Ebiquity PLC, a leading independent marketing and media consultancy, a non-executive director of Plant Health Care plc, a leading provider of novel patent-protected biological products, a non-executive director of Progility plc, a project management services group  and a non-executive director of Premier Technical Services Group PLC, a niche specialist service provider. Michael is also non-executive Chairman of IPSX UK which, subject to regulatory approval from the FCA, will operate the first regulated securities exchange dedicated to the IPO and secondary market trading of shares in Exchange Traded Properties. He is an alternate member of The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers on behalf of the Quoted Companies Alliance. He has interests in early-stage businesses in online publishing, software and medical services.

Michael was a senior adviser at KPMG, following 10 years as a partner. Prior to KPMG, he was a director at Charterhouse Bank, worked at Saudi International Bank and qualified as an accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). 

Michael Karg

Group Chief Executive Officer

Michael Karg became Ebiquity’s Group CEO on 1st January 2016. He was previously CEO International for Razorfish, the digital business transformation agency of Publicis Groupe, and held senior international leadership positions with both Razorfish and Digitas over a fifteen-year career. A native of Austria, he has been based in Boston, Paris and London and was responsible for Razorfish’s and Digitas’ growth and strategic development in Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain), India, China, South East Asia, Australia and Brazil. He advised clients globally across industries on marketing and digital strategies, worked closely with technology partners, and led the integration of acquired businesses. Michael holds a degree in Finance and Accounting and a PhD in Management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and was a visiting Fellow at Harvard University from 1999 to 2000. He is a member of the Board and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO).

Andrew Noble

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew joined Ebiquity early in 2015 as Group Finance Director, before becoming CFO eighteen months later. On leaving Oxford University, he joined PWC where he spent 4 years before joining research company Synovate as Financial Controller. When Ipsos acquired them in 2012, he became Global CFO of their Marketing division, overseeing financial performance and developing strategy.

Morag Blazey

Managing Principal - Market Intelligence

Morag spent more than 20 years in ad agencies as a TV buyer, planner and account director. She became Managing Director of PHD in 1999 and served as CEO from 2006 to 2008. She assisted PwC and Fishburn Hedges in the development of a communications strategy for the pensions reform bill, and worked with the Olympic Delivery Authority before joining Ebiquity in 2009 as International Practice Leader for Advertising Intelligence. She was appointed to the newly created role of CEO UK in 2012 and as an Executive Director in 2015. Morag is a fellow of the IPA.

Richard Nichols

Non-Executive Director

Richard is Chief Executive of Instinctif Partners (formerly the College Group), the international business communications consultancy. Prior to joining Instinctif Partners, Richard was Chief Executive of Huntsworth plc, following the merger with Incepta Group plc where he was the Chief Executive and formerly Group Finance Director. An Economics graduate from Cambridge University, Richard subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in London. He is Chairman of Ebiquity’s Audit Committee and also sits on the Nomination Committee.

Julie Baddeley

Non-Executive Director

Ms Baddeley is one of the UK’s most experienced female company directors, having served in both executive and non-executive capacities on the boards of leading companies in the FTSE100 and FTSE250 as well as a number of major public sector organisations. She has chaired the remuneration committee of several boards on which she has served and been chairman of Harvey Nash plc since June 2013. Julie has broad experience both of businesses in professional services like Ebiquity, and of those in the consumer industry sectors Ebiquity serves, including BOC, Yorkshire Building Society, Camelot and Greggs. As Associate Fellow at Oxford University Said Business School, from 2000 to 2010, she coached top business teams from around the world on the execution of business strategy, having previously run a global team as the partner in charge of a substantial part of Accenture’s change management practice. She is Chairman of Ebiquity’s Remuneration Committee and sits on the Nomination Committee.

Tom Alexander

Non-Executive Director

Mr Alexander brings a wealth of international business experience and consumer instinct to Ebiquity. Following senior sales positions with Telia and BT Cellnet, Tom founded Virgin Mobile in 1999 and subsequently built the business to £1bn revenues and 4.3m customers in eight years. He led the company’s IPO in 2004 and eventual sale to ntl in 2006. From 2007 he was Chief Executive Officer of Orange, leading its turnaround and subsequent successful merger in 2010 with T-Mobile to create Everything Everywhere. After running EE for a further year he left to pursue private equity opportunities and non-executive roles. He sits on the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee.