Saatchi & Saatchi London group announce senior management changes

Saatchi & Saatchi London group announce senior management changes

Saatchi & Saatchi London Group has named Kate Stanners and Paul Silburn as chief creative officers, while Richard Huntington has been promoted to chief strategy officer, Saatchi & Saatchi London Group. All three will take ultimate responsibility for creative and strategic output across the Saatchi & Saatchi branded group of agencies.

At the same time, Rob Potts and Andy Jex have been promoted to executive creative directors of Saatchi & Saatchi London.

The creation of the new group roles follows the acquisition of the digital agency Outside Line and the integration of Saatchi & Saatchi X.

Silburn, Stanners and Huntington, currently the creative partners and the strategy director at Saatchi & Saatchi London respectively, will have a brief to champion world-class creativity and planning across integrated channels and will now bring their expertise to bear across the group’s portfolio of clients.

Stanners will continue to run the global HSBC and pan-European Visa accounts, while Silburn will remain as creative lead on the agency’s recently acquired Direct Line business.

They will work closely with Lloyd Salmons, digital director at Saatchi & Saatchi London, Shnoosee Bailey, ECD of Saatchi & Saatchi X and with Potts and Jex. On creative matters, all four will report to Stanners and Silburn.

Potts and Jex will oversee output for all other local clients, including EE, Kerry Foods and Toyota GB, and will also take on day-to-day responsibility for the London agency’s creative department.

Lisa Bowcott, Saatchi & Saatchi London’s recently appointed head of planning, will run the agency’s planning department, reporting to Huntington.

Magnus Djaba, the chief executive officer of the Saatchi & Saatchi London group, said: “Our business has grown by 40% over the last 2 1/2 years, and our portfolio from 33 to 67 brands. Kate, Paul and Richard are born leaders and I’m excited about them stretching their capabilities across all aspects of our business.”

Stanners and Silburn said: "This step up for us also allows us to give Rob and Andy a well deserved opportunity to take on more responsibility. They've proved they're more than ready for the role and they're going to be great in it." 

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