Saatchi & Saatchi London boosts agency with senior hires

Today, Saatchi & Saatchi London has announced three new senior hires, bolstering its creative and account handling departments. Sara Rose, Andy Chisholm and Barbara Waite join the Asda and HSBC accounts respectively and will start imminently.

All three come from fully integrated backgrounds, which allow them to bring the best of both creativity and performance to their roles for the agency.

Sara Rose joins as Group Creative Director on Asda and brings a wealth of retail experience having worked on the Target business at 72andSunny in Los Angeles and JCPenney when at Saatchi & Saatchi, New York. She has produced award-winning work with campaigns such as ’The Aviator’, which picked up at both Cannes Lions and at the Clio Awards and ‘Magic’, both for JCPenney, which picked up awards at the ANDYs.

Rose also brings solid integrated experience, having masterminded Target’s Christmas ad ‘The Holiday Odyssey’ and Totino’s ‘Live Free. Couch Hard’. Rose comes directly from Mother London and previously worked at Ogilvy in London on Dove as Global Creative Director.

Andy Chisholm will also be joining the Asda team and as Managing Partner.

Chisholm’s experience spans a diverse spectrum of clients from Heineken and Coca Cola to Lufthansa and Peperami. Having run the Tesco business at Lowe and The Red Brick Road, he set up a multi-channel production agency at TAG worldwide to streamline Tesco’s trade driving and events activity. Chisholm then went on to run the Lidl business as Managing Partner of TBWA London. Having grown the scope and remit of the Lidl account at TBWA, he also delivered new business wins on Airbus A380 and Lebara mobile.

Barbara Waite joins from Grey, where she was the lead on both the Global HSBC Commercial Banking and Global Banking businesses and on the M&S account – both of which she helped to win in 2013 and 2016 respectively. She comes to Saatchi & Saatchi London as Managing Partner and will lead the agency’s HSBC business.

Prior to Grey, Waite was the Managing Director of the boutique independent creative agency, Isobel. She also worked at The Red Brick Road where she led both the ThinkBox and Tesco Bank accounts, and oversaw the transition of the latter from a white label transactional insurance-based joint venture with RBS to a fully independent bank. Her first job in advertising was at Saatchi & Saatchi Australia within the Melbourne office.

Danny Josephs, Chief Operating Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi London, said: “Sara, Barbara and Andy each bring enormous experience combined with a passion for leading our clients across new frontiers. We look forward to the impact this will have, not just on their clients, but across the whole agency.”

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