- Chairwoman & Global Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi London, UK
- Grand Jury
Kate Stanners is Chairwoman and Global Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi. Having been at Saatchi & Saatchi for 15 years she has been pivotal in transforming the agency. By harnessing the unreasonable power of creativity, she has driven the agency’s spirit of Nothing Is Impossible to deliver impossible outcomes and revolutionise clients’ businesses. Based at Saatchi & Saatchi’s London headquarters, Kate, oversees Saatchi & Saatchi’s creative output, the creative talent of the network. She has worked directly with global clients that include Toyota, Proctor & Gamble, Visa, HSBC and Deutsche Telekom. Prior to Saatchi, Kate set up communications company, Boy meets Girl, and before that was a Founding Partner of the ground breaking agency, St Luke’s in 1995 - famous for its revolutionary working practices, as well as progressive work for clients such as Ikea, Eurostar, BBC, Boots, Midland Bank, Sky television, and many government projects. Resulting in winning Campaign’s agency of the year for 2 years. Kate studied Art and Design and originally wanted to pursue her passion for fashion and textiles, but deviated into advertising as an art director. She began her career working for the inspirational Dave Trott at his agency GGT, where he taught her how to plan and think, which resulted in many award winning campaigns for Cadbury, Nurofen and Holstein Pils to name a few. Recently recognised as one of Ad Age’s ‘Women to Watch’, she also sits on the customer Experience council for the V&A museum and is a Trustee and President of D&AD 2019-20 She is also a member of WACL, an association for the most influential woman in the UK Communications industry. Kate is inspired by the people she works with daily, who keep her curious and learning. She lives in London with her husband David, her son Otto and dogs Rocky & Dino.