The Advertising Association Council is ‘the AA’s parliament’. It identifies and debates the key issues facing the future of advertising and communications and is the formal industry gateway to the self-regulatory system via CAP - the Committee of Advertising Practice.
Chaired by the President of the Advertising Association, our Council meets twice a year, and includes the President, as the lead practitioner, from each of our Member trade bodies supported by the director general as appropriate.
Also on Council are the Chairs of the AA networks including Front Foot and the Media Business Course. As new networks develop - such as our Children’s Panel - they will typically be represented on Council.
We also select practitioner representatives from key industry sectors alongside or instead of that sector’s trade association, for example, television, publishers, internet and sponsorship, reflecting their organisation’s direct funding of the AA.
Membership of Council is dynamic, reflecting changes in the constituent trade associations and practitioner organisations as they occur.
Gavin was appointed President of the Advertising Association in June 2011. He is Chief Executive of BT Retail and joined the BT Group plc board in 2008.
Prior to this, Gavin spent four years at Virgin Media (formerly Telewest) and nine years at Procter and Gamble, rising to become European Marketing Director.
Gavin is also a non-executive director on the British Airways plc board.
Alongside the AA President, Chairman and CEO, the AA Council is comprised of senior representatives from...
...together with the Chairmen of the Children's Panel, Front Foot and the Media Business Course.