- Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016
After 20 years at Saatchi & Saatchi, Pablo Del Campo, has stepped down from his post as worldwide creative director of the network. He will be replaced by Kate Stanners, currently chief creative officer at Saatchi & Saatchi, London. Stanners will serve as global CCO while retaining her London role.
Del Campo said: “It has been an enormous privilege for me to have developed so many ‘ideas bigger than ads’ in a space as inspiring as Saatchi & Saatchi, hand in hand with the most prestigious industry leaders and creative teams. Today, the network holds the highest standards in terms of talent in order to continue the ‘hothouse for world-changing ideas.’ The decision to leave this 20-year-old adventure has not been easy but the outcome surpassed by far my expectations.” He added, “I hope I’ve honored the brand.”
Robert Senior, the worldwide chief executive of Saatchi & Saatchi, said, “Pablo has been a source of inspiration, counsel, and delight, not just for me, but for thousands of brilliant creative people within our network. I’m sorry to see him go, but wish him all the best with this new chapter.”
On Stanners’ appointment, Senior added: “Kate is a unique talent and a bundle of energy. Over the last couple of years, she has led the transformation of the creative work on some of our biggest global clients, such as Procter & Gamble. Her ability to apply innovative, market-leading creativity to the largest brands in the world will make her the perfect choice of creative leader for our network.”
Stanners said, “I’ve lived, breathed and loved Saatchi & Saatchi for the last 11 years, so the opportunity to take leadership of the creative performance of this great network and drive it to even more success is an exciting, and very personal honor.”