Colin Fleming
Chief Operating Officer

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Life Line

1974 – Born in Galway, the eldest of six (a small Irish family)

1986 – Scholarship to local secondary school

1994 – Graduates from NUI Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, moves to New Jersey, and learns to crack lobsters

1997 – Three months in bed with slipped discs, yet qualifies as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG Dublin

1998 – Joins Independent Newspapers Ireland

2000 – After two years of a cross channel romance, moves to London and joins BBDO Europe

2002 – Runs London marathon to get fit, before marrying Maria

2003 – Joins AMV BBDO as financial controller, later progressing to CFO/COO

2004 – First child Ella, followed in later years by Patrick, Amelie and Sarah

2007 – A near miss: suffers seizure due to adrenal gland tumour – fortunately, whilst in hospital

2012 – Shortlisted for UK Young Finance Director of The Year at the CBI Business awards

2013 – Awarded fellowship of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising

2017 – Joins Connor Broadley as Chief Operating Officer as the company enters its second decade

2018 – Qualifies as a financial planner after fourteen exams in a year

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