Steve Martin promoted to global CEO of M&C Saatchi S&E

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M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment has confirmed that UK CEO Steve Martin is moving to a new global position, with a brief to oversee the agency’s international growth.

The announcement comes as part of a wider leadership restructure designed to cultivate the agency's global growth prospects.

Martin will take control of the agency's six offices, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Sydney, Johannesburg & London, with an eye to opening new premises.

The move will also see Jamie Wynne-Morgan, who joined Martin to help launch the UK agency in 2004, promoted from MD to UK CEO with a remit to drive the ongoing momentum of the London office.  

In addition, Jodie Fullagar and Richard Barker will become Joint Managing Directors to strengthen the UK leadership team. 

Steve Martin said: “The agency had a very successful year in 2018 across all of the key markets, with some significant new business wins on top of organic growth of the current client portfolio.

“Whilst we want to continue to look to expand the Sport & Entertainment group of agencies globally, it is really important that we focus on keeping this momentum going in our six existing agencies and invest in key talent to help achieve our growth targets.  

“Our London offer is vital to the success of the overall group and I am delighted to be able to create such a strong Leadership and management team to drive the UK market opportunity.”