the board members

Jeremy Sinclair

Chairman

Jeremy Sinclair is a founding director of M&C Saatchi. He was one of the founders of Saatchi & Saatchi in 1970, became chairman of the UK agency in 1982 and was appointed chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi International in 1986. He later became executive creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Worldwide and Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi plc.

David Kershaw

Chief Executive

David Kershaw is a founding director of M&C Saatchi. He joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 1982 after obtaining an MBA at London Business School. He became managing director in 1990 and was made chairman and chief executive of the UK agency in 1994.

Bill Muirhead

Executive Director

Bill Muirhead is a founding director of M&C Saatchi. In 1971 he was one of the first account handlers at Saatchi & Saatchi. He became Group account director and was subsequently appointed chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Europe with additional responsibility for the London agency. In February 1994 he moved to New York as chief executive and president of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Worldwide.

Maurice Saatchi

Executive Director

Maurice Saatchi is a founding director of M&C Saatchi. He founded Saatchi & Saatchi in 1970 and became its chairman in 1980. He received a life peerage in 1996.

Mickey Kalifa

Finance Director

Mickey Kalifa joined the Board on 31 March 2019, he was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Sportech PLC, where he worked from 2008 to 2017 and is currently non-executive director of Zoo Digital Group PLC. He is a chartered accountant, having qualified with PwC and has a strong background in the media, technology and sports industry. Mickey has also held executive roles across a number of leading organisations in the UK and USA, including Liberty Global, Sky and Disney.

Lorna Tilbian

Non-Executive Director

Lorna Tilbian is an independent non-executive director at M&C Saatchi. She was an executive director and Head of the Media Sector in Corporate Broking & Advisory at Numis Corporation PLC until September 2017. She has a distinguished career as a top media analyst and more recently as an investment adviser to the media sector. Lorna is a Non-Executive Director of Jupiter UK Growth Investment Trust plc, Proven VCT plc, Finsbury Growth & Income Trust PLC, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Rightmove plc and Chairman designate of Dowgate Capital Limited.

Michael Dobbs

Non-Executive Director

Lord Dobbs is Britain`s best-known political novelist and the author of the House of Cards. He is an active member of the House of Lords. He was Special Advisor to Margaret Thatcher and following a period at Saatchi & Saatchi, returned to the Conservative Party as her Chief-of-Staff and then became Deputy Chairman under John Major. He has also been a current affairs presenter for the BBC, and a columnist for both the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Express. He has a doctorate in nuclear defence studies.

Michael Peat

Non-Executive Director

Sir Michael Peat is an independent non-executive director at M&C Saatchi. He was a partner at KPMG from 1985 to 1993 before joining the Royal Household. Positions held in the Household included Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to The Queen, Receiver General of The Duchy of Lancaster, Principal Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, member of the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall and chairman of The Prince's Charities Foundation. He retired from the Royal Household in 2011. Sir Michael Peat is chairman of CQS, the senior independent non-executive director of Evraz, chairman of GEMS MENASA and an independent non-executive director of Arbuthnot Latham. He was an independent non-executive on the Board of Deloitte LLP from 2011 to 2019.