Miles Young

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Miles Young
Born UK
Residence Oxford
Nationality British
Occupation Warden of New College, Oxford

Peter Miles Young (born June 1954) is the Warden of New College, Oxford.[1] Until September 2016 he was worldwide Chairman and CEO of the international advertising, marketing and public relations agency Ogilvy & Mather.He retains a non-executive role with the firm.[2] Young's career in advertising has spanned Lintas, Allen Brady & Marsh and Ogilvy & Mather, which he joined in 1982.


Young was educated at Bedford School and at New College, Oxford, where he gained a first class degree in Modern History. In 1990 he was appointed as Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Direct in London. Between 1990 and 1995 he was Regional Director of Ogilvy & Mather Direct Europe. Between 1994 and 1995 he had additional responsibility for running the IBM account in Europe.

In 1995 Young was appointed Chairman of Asia Pacific at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. He was CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide from 2008, and CEO of the Ogilvy Group from 2009. He was Chairman of the Board and Director of Ogilvy & Mather SAS from 2012.

Young is a co-founder of the Ogilvy-Tsinghua Programme for Public Branding, a joint venture with Tsinghua University, Beijing, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Tsinghua University. He is a visiting Professor of Xiamen University and of the Wanli Ningbo University. He succeeded Sir Curtis Price as the Warden of New College, Oxford in September 2016