MT Rainey


MT Rainey is a Non Executive Director of Hays PLC.  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 14-18 Now and a Board member of Glasgow School of Art Development Trust and Clear Channel. She was recently a Non Executive Director of AIM listed Pinewood Group until the Board took it private at the end of 2015. In the past she has served as a Deputy Chair of Channel 4 and as a Non Executive Director with WH Smith and with STV.

Her executive career was spent in advertising, both in the UK and the US. 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 eight 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 Ltd from 2008 to 2015 and remains a shareholder.  In 2008 she launched social enterprise which is a safe online network for informal mentoring, now with over 100,000 members.

She is a former President of The Thirty Club of London and is a former Chair of the Marketing Group of Great Britain. She was recently honoured with an OBE for services to Advertising in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.