Iris Worldwide | Ian Millner | CEO and Founder


Ian Millner is the Chief Executive of Iris Worldwide and a founding partner of the agency. Back in 1999, Ian Millner, along with Stewart Shanley set up Iris with the idea becoming a real alternative to the large and traditional advertising led global networks.  Fourteen years later Iris has started to emerge as the leading independent agency network with around 1000 people all over the world around including; London, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne Delhi, Shanghai, New York, Miami, Mexico City, Atlanta and Amsterdam.

Iris works with global clients such as Sony, Adidas, Shell, MINI, Unilever, Heineken, VW and Philips across an increasingly diverse range of disciplines such as; branding, CRM, PR, advertising, digital, retail, experiential, branded content, sponsorship, sales promotion, management consulting and research.

Before setting up Iris, Ian Millner held the role of New Business Director at IMP (now called Arc), one of the UK’s leading below-the-line agencies. As New Business Director, Ian Millner played a fundamental role in the agency’s growth by securing several high profile new business wins, including Philips, Procter & Gamble, Fiat, Orange and Virgin Direct.

Today, Ian Millner continues to lead the charge at Iris HQ in London and is the Chairman of the Marketing Agencies Association.