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.

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.

Gareth Davis

Non Executive Deputy Chairman

Gareth Davis joined the Board on 3 February 2020. He has been Chairman of DS Smith Plc, a FTSE 100 packaging business, since 2012, having joined the company’s Board in 2010. Gareth is also a Non-Executive Director of Gresham House Plc, the asset manager. Previously, Gareth sat on the Board of Ferguson Plc, the FTSE 100 building materials business, between 2003 and 2019, spending the last nine years as Chairman. He was Chairman of William Hill Plc, the FTSE 250 betting and gaming company, between 2010 and 2018. Gareth was Chief Executive of Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (now Imperial Brands plc), between 1996 and 2010, having joined the business in 1972.

Colin Jones

Non Executive Director

Colin Jones joined the Board on 3 February 2020. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Centaur Media Plc, the market intelligence company, having joined in 2018 as a Non-Executive Director. Colin is also a Non-Executive Director of City Lit, the adult education college. Colin previously spent over 20 years as Finance Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, the FTSE 250-listed media company, until he retired in 2018. Colin began his career at Price Waterhouse where he qualified as a chartered accountant.