Kate Stanners is the Chairwoman and Global Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi – one of very few women globally at this level. Having been at Saatchi & Saatchi for the last 12 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 revolutionize clients’ businesses.
Based in London, Kate is also the Chief Creative Officer for London. She oversees Saatchi & Saatchi’s creative output, the creative talent of the network, and global clients that include Proctor & Gamble, Visa, Deutsche Telekom and HSBC.
Prior to Saatchi, Kate set up a communications company, Boy meets Girl, and before that was a Founding Partner of the ground breaking St Lukes 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.
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 AdAge’s ‘Women to Watch’, she also sits on the council of the V&A museum and D&AD, and is 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 son, Otto, husband David, and dog Rocky.