Graham Painter

Founder & CEO

Graham began his career at Saatchi & Saatchi and Young & Rubicam. After 15 years of working with premium and luxury brand clients including Orient Express, Sotheby’s and Cunard, he set up Cream in 2003 as the only independent media agency specialising in the premium and luxury sector.

Neil Cunningham

Managing Director

Neil is responsible for the agency’s day-to-day running and overall strategy. He joined in 2012 to revitalise Cream’s digital arm after his success as head of online at Dentsu Aegis, Vizeum. Made MD in January 2015, Neil’s overseen a period of rapid development, integrating traditional media with data driven strategies. He graduated from Queen’s College, Oxford with a MA in Experimental Psychology.

Lucy Grey

Finance Director

Lucy is responsible for financial guidance, reporting and the control of Cream’s business processes. She joined Cream in August 2016 following roles at ?WhatIf! Innovation and the Next Fifteen Communications Group. Her background in forecasting, reporting and analysis enables her to provide the insight required for Cream’s continued growth. Lucy is ACA qualified and a Liverpool University graduate with a MA in Business Finance.

Charlotte Parks-Taylor

Director of Strategy & Insight

Charlotte directs Cream’s luxury team, developing and leading marketing strategies for luxury brands. Charlotte joined Cream in 2013 as a graduate trainee. She has lead strategic media planning across multimedia channels, connecting brands with affluent audiences, including Boodles, The Watch Gallery and Georg Jensen. Charlotte graduated from the University of Durham with a BA in Politics.

Fliss Trew

Strategic Business Director

Fliss directs new business and marketing at Cream, and leads all brand strategy and creative projects for beauty, fashion and fragrance. Her background is in fashion magazines; InStyle, Marie Claire, and ELLE, as well as fragrance consulting at Liberty. Fliss graduated with a BA in Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway.

Dr Wayne Fletcher

Director of Strategy

Wayne ‘s expertise spans the fields of data analysis, human behaviour, brand development, digital marketing and design-led-thinking and creativity. Following stints at Carat, McCann Erickson and Naked, he joined Cream in April 2014 and now applies his award-winning strategic skills to existing and prospective Cream clients.

Julia Carrick

Global Luxury & Media Advisor

As Founder and formerly publisher of the multi-award winning FT supplement ‘How To Spend It’ and former Chief Executive of Walpole, Julia is the authoritative voice of British Luxury. She uses her deep knowledge, passionate advocacy of luxury and wide circle of contacts to help Cream with strategy and business development.

Amber Timbrell  

Digital Influence Director

Amber manages Cream’s digital and social team, developing social strategy for Cream’s clients. She joined in 2014, following 5 years at Jack Wills where she helped launch the brand stateside. Amber is a prime mover in the creation of the Cream Influencer Network, a project which utilised her knowledge of fashion influencers. She graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BA in Retail & Business Management.

Mark Izatt

Client Manager

Jamie Parks-Taylor

Data Planner

Mila Brislin

Digital Influence Executive

Sophie Ellis

Media Executive