Our
Leadership
Team

Our leadership team creates a culture of excellence and collaboration across Publicis Groupe UK, ensuring the delivery of world-class ideas and solutions for every one of our clients.

Annette King

Chief Executive Officer

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Annette King

Chief Executive Officer

Annette became the first CEO of Publicis Groupe UK in 2018, overseeing 24 agencies and 5,000 people under one P&L with a remit to deliver transformation within the Groupe and exponential growth for our business and our clients. Previously she was CEO of Ogilvy UK, with responsibility for its 10 operating companies after a number of years as CEO of OgilvyOne EMEA. Prior to her Ogilvy years, Annette spent eight years at Wunderman, in London and New York. Annette is Chair of the Advertising Association following a three year term as Chair of the Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board. She also sits on both the UK Investment Council and the Evening Standard Recovery Board, which works on solutions to challenges facing business in London. She mentors for the Marketing Academy, and is an active member of WACL, the Marketing Group of Great Britain and The Thirty Club.

Chris Kay

CREATIVE PRACTICE CEO

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Chris Kay

CREATIVE PRACTICE CEO

Chris joined Publicis Groupe UK from 72andSunny where, for the previous three and a half years, he was CEO for Asia Pacific and a global partner. Prior to moving to Australia to set up the APAC region’s Sydney and Singapore offices, he led the 450 person LA office for four years as Managing Director and global partner.

During his time in LA, 72andSunny doubled in size winning global business from Google, adidas, Instagram, Starbucks, Miller Coors and Samsung, and employing more than 450 people. The agency was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for two years in a row and won more golds at the 2016 Effies than any other agency globally.

Kay joined 72andSunny from BMF in Sydney where he was managing partner. He moved there from Manchester City Football Club where he was the head of marketing as the club became a global brand and won the Premier League for the first time.

He previously spent eight years at Fallon during its halcyon years of Sony ‘Balls’, Cadbury ‘Gorilla’, and ‘It’s a Skoda Honest’. At Fallon, he launched Happen, a joint venture with Naked, which won a Gold Integrated Lion in its first year for its Tate Tracks campaign for Tate Modern.

Sue Frogley

PUBLICIS MEDIA UK CEO

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Sue Frogley

PUBLICIS MEDIA UK CEO

As CEO of Publicis Media UK, Sue leads over 1,500 passionate people across its £1bn+ billings operation, which includes media agencies Zenith, Starcom and Spark Foundry. Her standout reputation and achievements commercially are founded on more than 30 years of industry experience. Prior to her current role, Sue was President of Global Client Solutions across Publicis Groupe and previously spent a number of years at Dentsu International where she held various roles at the most senior level globally, latterly as President of Commercial Operations. Since becoming CEO of Publicis Media in 2017, Sue has been named ‘CEO of the Year’ by Management Today and one of ‘Europe’s Leading Women’ by AdAge. She is also part of Meta’s Client Council, and an active member of WACL (Women in Advertising & Communications, London).

Clare Donald

PRODUCTION PRACTICE CEO

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Clare Donald

PRODUCTION PRACTICE CEO

Clare joined Publicis Groupe as Chief Production Officer in January 2020. She started her career in commercial production companies moving into feature film development. She subsequently worked with a number of agencies, namely AMV/BBDO, JWT, Mother and Havas. In 2013, Clare was approached by Google and joined as Head of Operations for Google Creative Lab EMEA. Lured back into advertising, she joined Ogilvy London as Chief Production Officer in 2016 before moving to Unreasonable Studios as Global MD in 2018. Today, she employs her vast agency, production, tech and long-form expertise in its widest sense for Publicis Groupe. Clare co-chairs The British Arrows, and leads the Publicis Groupe Green Council, which champions sustainability.

Chris McCafferty

INFLUENCE PRACTICE CEO

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Chris McCafferty

INFLUENCE PRACTICE CEO

Chris McCafferty is Groupe CEO of Publicis Groupe UK’s Influence Practice, overseeing MSL, Taylor Herring and sustainability consultancy SalterBaxter. Prior to Publicis, he was the founder of Kaper, part of the Karmarama Group, and part of the management team to sell the group to Accenture Interactive in 2016. After the sale, Chris was Managing Director in Accenture Interactive’s Experience Agency, helping clients achieve experience-led growth by combining right-brained consultancy thinking with left-brained creative thinking. Other career highlights include launching MySpace across Europe as founding Corporate Communications Director, and, before that, the first Corporate Affairs Director at MSN UK, part of Microsoft. Chris co-leads Diversity and Inclusion for Publicis Groupe UK at a UK Board/Exec level. 

Philip Chin

HEALTH PRACTICE CEO

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Philip Chin

HEALTH PRACTICE CEO

Philip leads a group of agencies and specialist teams whose goal is to create life-changing dialogue and engagement around health and wellness. He oversees Digitas Health, Langland, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and Publicis Health Consulting to deliver world-class, multi-disciplined, integrated healthcare communications expertise to some of the world’s most highly respected health and wellness organisations. Prior to joining Publicis Health, Philip co-founded Langland. Under his direction, Langland became the most creatively awarded healthcare advertising agency in the world, amassing over 500 industry awards globally, including winning Cannes Lions Health Agency of the Year twice. Elected in 2016, Philip is the Chair of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) Health Communications Council, a trade body whose vision is to be the most effective and influential force in health communications across Europe. He is also an Enterprise Fellow of The Prince’s Trust, a collective of leading entrepreneurs in the UK working to share their knowledge and expertise with young people and inspire the next generation.

Ben Silcox

DATA & COMMERCE PRACTICE CEO

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Ben Silcox

DATA & COMMERCE PRACTICE CEO

Ben is an experienced data and product leader who joined Publicis Groupe in March 2020 as Chief Product Officer, leading the UK Data and Commerce Practices. His focus is on building end-to-end person-centric experiences, powered by data. He helps businesses grow by combining human centered, system and product design. Previously, Ben held positions at BCG and Havas where he worked as Chief Data & Digital Officer. His clients included Unilever, BT, HM Government, Shell, Diageo, Tesco and Vodafone. An accomplished entrepreneur and commercial leader, Ben also worked in hospitality and fitness for over a decade.

Scott Criddle

PUBLICIS SAPIENT UK COUNTRY LEAD

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Scott Criddle

PUBLICIS SAPIENT UK COUNTRY LEAD

Since joining Publicis Sapient in 2011 Scott has played several leadership roles, from leading experience delivery across EMEA through to now being Publicis Sapient’s UK lead. Regardless of role, his passion and focus is to enable the growth of our people, culture and community through the transformative work we do for our clients.

Juanita Draude

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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Juanita Draude

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

With a career that spans both clients and agencies, Juanita has deep experience delivering brand, communications, data and business transformation strategies. As COO, Juanita leads Groupe growth, marketing and operations. Juanita joined Zenith in 2016, working with clients across retail, CPG, fashion, beauty and financial services before moving to the Publicis Group UK team in 2019. Prior to joining Publicis, Juanita led marketing and brand teams across international markets for the NBA (National Basketball Association) and various divisions of NBCUniversal. 

Ben Mooge

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

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Ben Mooge

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Ben joined Publicis Groupe in September 2019, and is responsible for the creative output of all the agencies within Publicis Groupe UK. He began his career in 1997 as a junior writer / runner / teaboy at a start-up agency, Mother, and left 10 years later as a Creative Director at the Agency of the Decade. He has won multiple awards for his work with Unilever, ITV and Orange. Ben went on to co-found Work Club, working with Heineken, Sharp and Pernod Ricard which was voted Digital Agency of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Work Club was acquired by Havas network in 2014, where he became Executive Creative Director at Havas London. Notable campaigns were award-winning work for Carling, Reckitt Benckiser, Heathrow Airport and for the HM Government’s Department for Education. Today Ben is focussed on raising the creative bar across all of our agencies, finding new ways for creativity to grow across all of Publicis Groupe UK.

Eleanor Conroy

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

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Eleanor Conroy

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Eleanor is a seasoned communications professional with 25 years’ experience in corporate and consumer comms across a broad range of sectors including media, entertainment, travel, consumer goods and retail, for iconic brands such as Holiday Inn, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, P&G and Asda. Eleanor has specialised in crisis and issues management, and setting up new communications functions for large businesses. Eleanor is also a trustee of Auditory Verbal UK, a charity that helps deaf children learn to listen and talk.

Paula Cunnington

CHIEF TALENT OFFICER

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Paula Cunnington

CHIEF TALENT OFFICER

As Chief Talent Officer Paula is an authentic leader who is passionate about building high performing teams and fostering future talent along with creating environments that enable all to flourish and grow and become the best we can be. Paula has over 25 year’s experience as a Talent professional having worked across a variety of industries including Financial Services and Consulting however, the last nine years have been in the world of Media & Advertising having previously held roles at Dentsu before joining Publicis Groupe UK in 2018.