Ian Twinn, director of public affairs at the not-for-profit membership body for British Advertisers ISBA, will retire after 18 years of service.
Phil Smith, director general at ISBA, said: “For almost two decades, ISBA and our members have benefited from Ian’s tremendous political acumen and nous as well as his serious negotiating skills. Over the years, he has helped us tread a careful path through tricky issues for advertisers such as food, drink and children both at a UK and EU level, showing great leadership and helping us drive the agenda in an increasingly complex landscape.
“ISBA members and staff as well as the whole sector will miss him and wish him every success in this next stage of life”
Ian Twinn added: “I have had an amazing 18 years working for our UK advertisers, helping to steer a path between attacks on advertising and the very real need for responsible, consumer-facing, rules. I have every confidence that ISBA will go from strength to strength in the years to come.”