Peter Mead was born in south east London in 1940. He left school at 16 and went to work in the despatch department of a large advertising agency, from where he rose quickly into account management. In 1977, he co-founded Abbott Mead Vickers with David Abbott and Adrian Vickers and the company went on to be described as the most successful British advertising agency ever. Among his many board appointments have been Wembley National Stadium and the London Docklands Development Corporation and he has served as the Vice Chairman of the NSPCC Full Stop Appeal and Chairman of Millwall Football Club. He is currently Chairman of Omnicom Europe and Vice Chairman of Omnicom Group Inc. In 2013 he received a CBE for services to the creative industries. He is married to Sammy and they have three sons, Billy, Ben and Harry.
He is the author of When In Doubt Be Nice.