Here’s a note I just sent to the Saatchi & Saatchi network…
As the end of 2015 approaches, my Executive role in leading this great network comes to an end.
On January 1st I will be honoured to serve as Non-Exec Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, continuing my commitment to help build the brand globally and to help coach and inspire its talent.
The last 17 years have provided me with real happiness and joy and I have loved being part of Saatchi & Saatchi’s journey. I could not be leaving you, your clients and this great brand in better hands. For the past 12 months, Robert has taken the reins and has built a leadership team that is ready to move Saatchi & Saatchi to the next phase of its colourful life. Robert and Pablo will continue to demonstrate that Nothing Is Impossible and more great work is just around the corner.
When I joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 1997, Bob Seelert told me “Saatchi & Saatchi may not be the biggest company in the world, it may not be the best company in the world, but it is certainly the most interesting”. He was right.
I wish all of you continued interesting times and in my new role as Head Coach for the Groupe, I’ll do what I can to help you develop and grow.
All the best – and thank you.
At Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney 2008. AFR picture by Nic Walker