MT Rainey OBE
MT Rainey is Deputy Chair of Channel 4, and an NED of Pinewood Studios, Hays plc and corporate affairs company Charlotte Street Partners. She is also Vice Chair of Creative Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries, Co-Chair of the Development Board for WW1 Centenary arts commissioning body 14-18Now and a Board member of Glasgow School of Art Development Trust.
MT was founder and CEO of top UK advertising agency Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R which is now part of the WPP group and before that spent 8 years in the U.S. as Planning Director at Chiat/Day working with Apple and other first generation Silicon Valley companies. She was Chair of digital strategy agency Think from 2008 to 2015. In 2008 she launched social enterprise horsesmouth.co.uk which is a safe online network for informal mentoring, now with over 100,000 members.
She is a former Chair of the Marketing Group of Great Britain and a former President of The Thirty Club of London and is a regular speaker on communications, media and digital issues. She was recently honoured with an OBE for services to Advertising in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.