Stephen MeadeChief Executive
Stephen has spent 30 years in the advertising and brand consultancy business working across a broad spectrum of clients, including Renault, Intel, Unilever, Allied Distillers, Vodafone, Guinness, Lego, Nestlé, Sony, Compaq, MasterCard and Nordstrom.
He began his career at Publicis where he spent 12 years in its London and Paris offices rising to Client Services Director working on accounts such as Renault, Nestlé, Lego, Guinness, Sara Lee, Coca-Cola and McVitie’s. This was briefly interrupted by a two year break at HHCL, Campaign’s Agency of the Decade, where he worked on the launch of First Direct.
He joined McCann in 2002 as European and UK Head of Planning. In 2010 Stephen launched McCann Enterprise.
Ruth PatemanHead of Planning
Ruth joined McCann Enterprise in 2011, having worked previously at Circus, The Foundation and the Central Office of Information. Her client experience spans Volkswagen, Visa, Marks and Spencer, The Cooperative Group, MasterCard, Norwich Union, Argos, NatWest and Microsoft, as well as numerous government bodies.
As Head of Planning, Ruth ensures the ideas we create work as hard as possible for our clients – celebrating brand truths, responding to change, driving behaviour and inspiring innovation.
Mo MorganHead of Digital
Mo has over 15 years’ experience in consulting on digital marketing technologies, with a keen focus on systems and automation underpinning relationship management and customer experience.
Prior to McCann Enterprise, Mo has led multidisciplinary teams at Hogarth, Kitcatt Nohr, DigitasLBi and Evolving. He has worked for clients including Apple, Dyson, Nespresso, Starbucks, Nissan, Puma, Santander, Lexus, John Lewis, Waitrose and BSkyB.
Mo has wide experience in technical leadership and architecture of marketing technologies including marketing automation, data analytics, omnichannel relationship and experience platforms, mobile and web development.
Paula AmaralCreative Director
Paula began her career at a leading design studio in Portugal and has a masters with distinction from Central St Martins. She has lectured on graphic information design at the University of Westminster and exhibited at the London Design Festival in 2006 and, more recently, at Experimenta Design 2013 in Lisbon.
Since joining McCann in 2007, Paula has worked on a wide range of global brands and as Head of Art is responsible for the overall look and feel of our communications.
Rob SearsCreative Director
Rob is responsible for giving voice to our brands, whether they’re singing from billboards or telling stories on a screen.
Before McCann Enterprise, Rob was a freelance writer and creative for clients including the British Council, Reuters and BBC Worldwide. His journalism and fiction have appeared in the Times, Focus magazine and McSweeney’s. Rob studied philosophy at Cambridge University.
Jeremy DavisClient Services Director
Jeremy began his career at Saatchi & Saatchi, working on high-profile consumer brands including GE and Sony before moving to McCann Erickson to work on a broad number of clients from award winning campaigns for the Carbon Trust and the UN to Nortel, Lufthansa and BMW Motorbikes.
After joining a technology startup, Jeremy then joined CHI & Partners to run The Sunday Times and Vodafone, specifically the management of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 partnership for WPP’s Team Red.
Jeremy moved to McCann Enterprise in 2012 to run Tata Communications, SABIC, EE, Dorchester Collection and Clic Sargent. Jeremy combines his account responsibilities with his role as Client Services Director and leads an account management team that reflects his commitment to building long-term relationships with our clients.
Andrew FrancisClient Partner
Andrew started his career at Saatchi & Saatchi before moving to McCann Erickson where he worked on a broad range of accounts including Norwich Union, Deutsche Bank, Cable & Wireless and Johnson & Johnson vision care. Then as an Account Director at Cheil Communications he was responsible for running key UK and European divisions of Samsung Electronics.
Now in his eighth year at McCann Enterprise, Andrew brings over 20 years’ experience in the communications industry to the agency and his clients. Today he is responsible for delivering the best in both strategic and creative thinking to a portfolio of global accounts, including Zurich, Caterpillar, DSM, Tenneco and MasterCard.
Andrew is dedicated to building strong partnerships with clients that are based on trust and understanding.
Richard ClarkPlanning Director
Richard’s job is to make things clear and simple for clients like EE, JLL, Lockheed Martin and Cargill. From helping you name a joint venture to untangling a complex brand architecture, Richard’s focus is on the idea that drives the brand’s behaviour.
Richard’s background includes stints in copywriting and market research. He has worked for clients including Microsoft, Castrol, William Grant & Sons, Coca-Cola, pwc, University of Edinburgh, Metropolitan Police, Office Angels and Amnesty International. His particular interests are the technology, engineering and energy industries.
Robbie Burton SanigarPlanning Director
Robbie has worked in the marketing and communications business for over 25 years. He loves to fix broken brands and as a planning and creative strategist he’s helped clients produce communications that deliver results.
While on the L’Oréal account at McCann Erickson he was responsible for a strategy designed to make consumers start to ‘love’ L’Oréal, leading to their most successful product launch ever. At DDB Robbie was responsible for the development of core brand strategies for Hasbro Worldwide. The client attributed a sales uplift of 32% on the Action Man brand to his work. His most recent global strategy for AMV was for Whiskas Cat food and was based on the simple thought that inside every small domestic cat there’s a big lion trying to get out.
He recently returned to McCann Enterprise as the Planning Director on our Nestlé Purina account.
Sergio LopezDirector of Content Production
With over 22 years of experience in the advertising and entertainment industry, Sergio is one of the lead voices on Global Integrated Production. Before joining McCANN Sergio was commuting between New York, Toronto, Amsterdam, London and Shanghai heading the production department and operations for Anomaly. Under his watch Budweiser developed and launched its “Brotherhood” and “Puppy Love” Superbowl ads.
He’s also worked on brands such as Rolex, Porsche, Google, Microsoft, Smirnoff, Seat, Renaissance Hotels, Converse, Nintendo, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, P&G, Delta Airlines. Amongst others, he is the proud recipient of 8 Cannes Lions including the first ever Gold Lion on the Mobile category.
Sajad ManzoorChief Financial Officer
Saj has spent over 20 years working within the communications industry, working within agencies offering a range of disciplines: media, digital, advertising and full service.
Saj has a long history within the McCann Group. Despite a Degree in Design Engineering he joined McCann Birmingham as Purchase Ledger Clerk in 1992. In 2000 Saj joined McCann Manchester as a Financial Controller and was then promoted to Head of Commercial Finance. In 2012, Saj joined McCann London and McCann Enterprise as Chief Financial Officer.
Saj is fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and in 2012 he completed an MBA with distinction.
Sinead AllchurchPeople Partner
Sinead joined the McCann Enterprise team having previously worked at AKQA for 4.5 years. She is responsible for supporting the McCann Enterprise Leadership with a strong and focused People Strategy and delivering a forward thinking People approach. With a passion for developing great talent she uses her experience to ensure our Enterprise team have exciting and fulfilling careers.