Phil Bartlett


Managing director, CDM Group
Having worked for big-name agencies such as McCann, Saatchi, Ogilvy and Grey, Bartlett now heads up healthcare advertising firm CDM London, part of Omnicom. He has championed equality within the company – creating new models for flexible working and driving paternity equality –and has "leaned in" to drive change across the whole Omnicom UK network. He is the first man on the Omniwomen UK +Allies committee and is building a taskforce of senior male allies to help push for parity. Last year he was named as one of the Diversity in Marketing and Advertising 50 male advocates for equality in marketing and media.

She Says: "Phil has played a crucial role in my transition from self-doubter to agency leader. He has created an agency culture where people can be themselves and have a voice that will be heard and respected." Julia Straker, head of planning, CDM London