Who We Are

Meet The Team

  • MARK GIRLING - Chief Executive Officer

    Media industry veteran with 30+ years’ experience and the grey hair to prove it. Better at media than golf.

    MARK GIRLING

    Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer

  • MARK SWANSBOROUGH - Chief Operating Officer

    Rocket’s COO who loves football, the Baggies, golfing and cycling. Endures running. Wants to be Dad of the Year.

    MARK SWANSBOROUGH

    Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer

  • BEN HARRISON - Chief Planning Officer

    People-watching, campaign-planning, problem-solving, client-chatting, straight-talking Yorkshireman.

    BEN HARRISON

    Chief Planning Officer Chief Planning Officer

  • LAURA BRAITHWAITE - Chief Client Officer

    I juggle my obsession with the gym with the occasional tipple of wine…or was that the other way around?

    LAURA BRAITHWAITE

    Chief Client Officer Chief Client Officer

  • LUCINDA JOHNSON - Marketing & New Business Director

    Has the lovely job of talking about Rocket…and luckily likes talking a lot. Attempts to focus on running, yoga & design…wine wins.

    LUCINDA JOHNSON

    Marketing & New Business Director Marketing & New Business Director

  • AMBER TAYLOR - Head of People

    Loves all things people. Passion for Yin Yoga. Working out how to fit a family and a dog into a campervan at the weekends.

    AMBER TAYLOR

    Head of People Head of People

  • JOSIAH AMARTEY - Managing Partner (Digital)

    Dodgy dad jokes. Weekend DJ. Loves spreadsheets. Helping our clients blur the lines of comms with digital at its heart.

    JOSIAH AMARTEY

    Managing Partner (Digital) Managing Partner (Digital)

  • RACHEL JONES - Client Development Director

    Proudly flying the flag for Wales in Rocket. Loves a good book, a walk in the hills and hitting the dancefloor after a few drinks.

    RACHEL JONES

    Client Development Director Client Development Director

  • NICOLA HAMES - Finance Director

    Massive tea drinker (red milk, no sugar thank you) and knows enough martial arts to take out a 5”5’ man

    NICOLA HAMES

    Finance Director Finance Director

  • ALEX CARTER - Search Strategist

    Has a love of travel, beer, music and all things biddable!

    ALEX CARTER

    Search Strategist Search Strategist

  • ALEX PRICE - AV Assistant

    Tennis crazed, with a love for Federer! Fun fact about me: auditioned for X factor twice ironically singing “Leave Right Now”.

    ALEX PRICE

    AV Assistant AV Assistant

  • AMY MATTHEWS - Business Director

    Business Director prone to enthusiastic gesticulation. Love all things cultural, and the occasional Penge Party.

    AMY MATTHEWS

    Business Director Business Director

  • AMY O'MALLEY - Head of Partnerships

    Lifelong Croydon Girl. Loves Excel conundrums, desk dancing and vodka sodas with fresh lime. Not an Alley Cat!

    AMY O'MALLEY

    Head of Partnerships Head of Partnerships

  • APOLLO EKUDO - AdOps Manager

    Overall nice guy and Ad-Ops King.

    APOLLO EKUDO

    AdOps Manager AdOps Manager

  • ARJUN YADAV - Campaign Executive

    I like to rhyme and Thai food is sublime, I adore tiramisu and Scarface too.

    ARJUN YADAV

    Campaign Executive Campaign Executive

  • BECKY SMITHSON - Head of AV

    Telly addict, data nerd, collector of radios and occasional yogi. Quite likes wine.

    BECKY SMITHSON

    Head of AV Head of AV

  • BOLAJI SOWUNMI - Regional Campaign Executive

    Proud Introvert with the inclination to tap my foot should one drop a beat.

    BOLAJI SOWUNMI

    Regional Campaign Executive Regional Campaign Executive

  • CAMILLA COTTRELL - Head of Display Publishing

    Ultimate Londoner with slight tinge of ginge and a love of techno, cats, wine and travelling.

    CAMILLA COTTRELL

    Head of Display Publishing Head of Display Publishing

  • CLAIRE MILTON - Account Director

    Enthusiast about most things. A fondness for creativity, crafts and Christmas.

    CLAIRE MILTON

    Account Director Account Director

  • CLAUDIA GOMEZ - Biddable Account Director

    Loud Mexican, wannabe photographer, Triathlete and Bubonic Plague survivor [Fact!].  Supplier of chilli lollipops.

    CLAUDIA GOMEZ

    Biddable Account Director Biddable Account Director

  • DAVID CHILDS - AV Buyer

    I work in AV and my name is DAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVVE.

    DAVID CHILDS

    AV Buyer AV Buyer

  • ELEANOR MUHAIREZ - AV Buyer

    The only member of AV who watches Corrie (therefore most qualified?).

    ELEANOR MUHAIREZ

    AV Buyer AV Buyer

  • EMMA BURT - Account Director

    Definitely not a morning person. Obsessed with Spurs, Travelling & Art…At least 2 out of 3 make sense.

    EMMA BURT

    Account Director Account Director

  • GABRIELA LUMSDEN - AV Account Manager

    North Londoner with a Spanish name. Enjoys sushi and travelling, and any TV series, but especially ‘House of Cards’.

    GABRIELA LUMSDEN

    AV Account Manager AV Account Manager

  • GEMMA DELANEY - Account Director

    Flame-haired princess – super organised and a bit wordy.

    GEMMA DELANEY

    Account Director Account Director

  • GEMMA HABGOOD - Office Assistant

    Merida from Brave lookalike. Best chat up line ‘Are you a parking ticket because you got fine written all over you?’

    GEMMA HABGOOD

    Office Assistant Office Assistant

  • GENEVIEVE ANKER - Campaign Planner

    Campaign Planner with an open mind and a love of cat related things, large glasses of wine & Dominos pizza.

    GENEVIEVE ANKER

    Campaign Planner Campaign Planner

  • GEORGIA MCNAUGHT - Campaign Manager

    New Zealander who will never understand the London tube system – forever using Google Maps. Crazy about cheese and the All Blacks.

    GEORGIA MCNAUGHT

    Campaign Manager Campaign Manager

  • HARRIET SMITH - Digital Account Executive

    Redheaded Plymouthian baffling others with trans-Atlantic accent. Grumpiest on the tube happiest in the sea.

    HARRIET SMITH

    Digital Account Executive Digital Account Executive

  • HELEN BURKE - Senior New Business and Marketing Executive

    Lover of food and random facts about the London Underground.

    HELEN BURKE

    Senior New Business and Marketing Executive Senior New Business and Marketing Executive

  • HOLLY RIDDING - Regional Campaign Planner

    Member of the regional team + mum of three, therefore normally found with a glass of wine in hand at weekends.

    HOLLY RIDDING

    Regional Campaign Planner Regional Campaign Planner

  • ISABELLE LOCKE - Campaign Planner

    Campaign Executive with a love for scuba diving and baking (eating cake) … if only I could do both at the same time.

    ISABELLE LOCKE

    Campaign Planner Campaign Planner

  • JACK BELLMONT - Digital Planner/Buyer

    Digi planner/buyer, with a love of all things music, food and travel.

    JACK BELLMONT

    Digital Planner/Buyer Digital Planner/Buyer

  • JAMES STEWARDSON - SEO Account Director

    “If Carlsberg made SEO Account Directors, he’d probably…” be drinking all their beer. #Techno #Cheestoasties #Hashtags

    JAMES STEWARDSON

    SEO Account Director SEO Account Director

  • JENNY TSANG - Search Strategist

    I like cats, Excel, and free food. I don’t like small talk, surprises, and moving my body.

    JENNY TSANG

    Search Strategist Search Strategist

  • JOANNA KERVICK - Management Accountant

    Loves travelling, running and reading. Favourite drink: A pint of Guinness!

    JOANNA KERVICK

    Management Accountant Management Accountant

  • JOHN TOMLINS - Account Director

    Account Director extraordinaire, proud new dad, budding DIY specialist and self- proclaimed fastest runner in Rocket.

    JOHN TOMLINS

    Account Director Account Director

  • JOSH WHEATLEY - Account Executive

    Sport & Travel enthusiast. Cricketer. Skier. Semi Pro DIY-er. Creator of the egg & cheese toastie. Wealth of random animal trivia.

    JOSH WHEATLEY

    Account Executive Account Executive

  • JULIUS FERNANDO - Digital Executive

    Digital Exec // Movie Buff // Gym fanatic // Favourite Slogan  ‘Cheese. Milk that you chew’ – (Chandler Bing, 2003).

    JULIUS FERNANDO

    Digital Executive Digital Executive

  • KAT PERRY - Finance Coordinator

    Warrant Officer in the RAF Air Cadets – knows how to use a rifle so don’t cross her….unless you have gin to ply her with first.

    KAT PERRY

    Finance Coordinator Finance Coordinator

  • LILY GAFFNEY - Campaign Manager

    Spice Girls enthusiast. Cheese is the glue that holds my life together.

    LILY GAFFNEY

    Campaign Manager Campaign Manager

  • LILY TRAN - Digital Account Manager

    Eating, baking, cooking, talking about food. Nice wine & a delicious meal. While abroad. With Sun.

    LILY TRAN

    Digital Account Manager Digital Account Manager

  • MARTIN KRAJCOVIC - Account Director

    Everyone’s favourite Slovakian. Probably the only one you know but still! Love for travel, ski, art and green tea.

    MARTIN KRAJCOVIC

    Account Director Account Director

  • MATILDA PAYNE - Campaign Executive

    Height-challenged Campaign Executive with a passionate love for nachos and naps – yet to combine the two.

    MATILDA PAYNE

    Campaign Executive Campaign Executive

  • MATT EVANS - Digital Strategy Director

    Caffeine dependent, still have most of my own hair, Time magazine ‘person of the year’ 2006.

    MATT EVANS

    Digital Strategy Director Digital Strategy Director

  • MATT HARDY - Digital Campaign Manager

    Digital Campaign Manager known for my top notch story telling and old-manish turn of phrase. Pizza for lunch more or less every day.

    MATT HARDY

    Digital Campaign Manager Digital Campaign Manager

  • MATTHEW HIRSCHLER - Campaign Manager

    Campaign Manager who is better at watching Football, Cricket and Rugby than taking part!

    MATTHEW HIRSCHLER

    Campaign Manager Campaign Manager

  • MATT HOLLIDAY - Head of Planning

    Troubleshooter. Strategist. Tennis Chief.

    MATT HOLLIDAY

    Head of Planning Head of Planning

  • MATTHEW POLLETT - Campaign Manager

    Rocket Darts Champion 2015. Be great, stay humble.

    MATTHEW POLLETT

    Campaign Manager Campaign Manager

  • MEYRICK IRVING - Head of Biddable

    South African with a passion for digital. When not working can be found hiking, planning a holiday or seeing the next Marvel movie.

    MEYRICK IRVING

    Head of Biddable Head of Biddable

  • MICHAEL HUCKERBY - Campaign Manager

    Enjoys watching, playing and talking football. Competent in 2 out of 3.

    MICHAEL HUCKERBY

    Campaign Manager Campaign Manager

  • MICHELLE BAYARA - Campaign Manager

    Campaign Manager with a passion for film and I love to talk about my homeland, Rwanda.

    MICHELLE BAYARA

    Campaign Manager Campaign Manager

  • MITCHELL SYRETT - Campaign Planner

    Rockets’ Resident Jazz musician. Something every office should have, like the office plant. I also plan good.

    MITCHELL SYRETT

    Campaign Planner Campaign Planner

  • NEIL CALLAGHAN - Director

    A sports fan now doing more watching than playing, committed tea drinker.

    NEIL CALLAGHAN

    Director Director

  • NICOLA GREGORY - Senior Designer

    Typical arty designer, loves galleries, instagrams and cycles everywhere! Travelling and staying tanned also essential!

    NICOLA GREGORY

    Senior Designer Senior Designer

  • OLIVER CLARKE - Search Strategist

    I always quite liked maths and science at school and university, so naturally decided to go into advertising- search specifically.

    OLIVER CLARKE

    Search Strategist Search Strategist

  • REBECCA GILLESPIE - Campaign Planner

    New Zealander turned Londoner. Loves yoga, travel, cycling and all things food.

    REBECCA GILLESPIE

    Campaign Planner Campaign Planner

  • REBECCA HUGHES - Creative Strategy Director

    Perpetually hungry strategist, point-blank bin-misser and Rocket’s resident photographer. My favourite food is starters.

    REBECCA HUGHES

    Creative Strategy Director Creative Strategy Director

  • REBECCA PHINBOW - Regional Campaign Manager

    Regional Rockstar Manager by week, and escape to the country at weekends, exploring Kent and drinking wine.

    REBECCA PHINBOW

    Regional Campaign Manager Regional Campaign Manager

  • ROLANDAS LUSINKSKIS - Search Executive

    Search Executive, Coffee Enthusiast and Palm Tree Chaser.

    ROLANDAS LUSINKSKIS

    Search Executive Search Executive

  • SAM GIBBINS - Digital Executive

    Takeaway and beer enthusiast. Greatest achievement: 2016 Go karting champion at my mates birthday party.

    SAM GIBBINS

    Digital Executive Digital Executive

  • SAM NAMBIAR - Regional Campaign Executive

    Campaign Executive, an ardent cricket fan, new Londoner, curious to explore and understand British Media.

    SAM NAMBIAR

    Regional Campaign Executive Regional Campaign Executive

  • SARAH LACEY - Business Director

    Business Director and non-accented Geordie. Easily led into any sort of pub-based situation.

    SARAH LACEY

    Business Director Business Director

  • SIMON ROSS - Digital Business Director

    Supports Spurs, favourite cities are Tel Aviv & Tokyo, very keen runner. My son keeps me entertained too!

    SIMON ROSS

    Digital Business Director Digital Business Director

  • STACEY COSENS - Campaign Planner

    Journalism Graduate. Fangirl. Old soul and perpetual film quoter. Likes film, fashion, feminism, pugs and tearooms.

    STACEY COSENS

    Campaign Planner Campaign Planner

  • TOBY ADAMSON - Account Director

    Fun-loving Campaign Manager and oft dubbed ‘blue-eyed badger of Bankside’. If found, please return to Lord Clyde.

    TOBY ADAMSON

    Account Director Account Director

  • TOM BRADWELL - Campaign Executive

    Sarcastic northerner with an unhealthy obsession of Game of Thrones, hills and snow.

    TOM BRADWELL

    Campaign Executive Campaign Executive

  • TOM COULSON - Account Director

    Arsenal fan and lover of skiing and cricket. Often found drinking beer with the self-proclaimed Blue-Eyed Badger.

    TOM COULSON

    Account Director Account Director

  • VANESSA LENTON - Head of Regional Media

    Enjoys reading novels and not making her adolescent daughters groan with embarrassment.

    VANESSA LENTON

    Head of Regional Media Head of Regional Media

  • WILL BROOK SMITH - Business Director

    Fan of most sports, some occasionally attempted. Recent interest in the garden and DIY, a worrying development.

    WILL BROOK SMITH

    Business Director Business Director