Michael Baulk


‘Connor Broadley take unusual care to get to know their clients as individuals and as families, to a degree I haven’t found anywhere else in the financial community. The advice they give is always professional and reliable, but also finely tuned to the interests and wellbeing of me and my family.

Over the years, I have come to view the team at Connor Broadley as not only trusted advisers, but family friends. I draw real confidence and comfort from the thought they will become the same trusted friends to my children and grandchildren. It’s a very good feeling to have.’

Life Line

1944 – Born in Greenhithe, Kent

1954 – Wins scholarship to Gravesend Grammar School

1962 – First successful business venture, running dances in North Kent

1965 – First unsuccessful business venture, opening a nightclub in Spain

1966 – Begins career in advertising as trainee at Leo Burnett

1971 – Marries Maureen. They go on to have three children

1978 – Becomes managing director of Ogilvy and Mather

1986 – Chief Executive of Abbott Mead Vickers

1998 – Omnicom buys AMV. Michael buys original pressing of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band signed by The Beatles.

2006 – Granddaughter Isabella is born. Retires from AMV and embarks on ‘portfolio’ career, including chairmanship of The Mill and Marsh & Parsons

2011 – Successful sale of Marsh & Parsons to LSL

2015 – Successful sale of The Mill to Technicolour

Today Michael continues to enjoy ‘retirement’ with family and eclectic work commitments through various chairmanships and consultancies.