M&C Saatchi PLC – SAA – Directorate Change

M&C Saatchi PLC – SAA – Directorate Change

M&C Saatchi plc today confirms the appointment of Moray MacLennan as Chief Executive Officer.


As announced on 18 November 2020, Moray MacLennan has joined the Board effective on 1 January 2021. The Company also confirms that Gareth Davis has now assumed the role of independent non-executive Chairman of the Company and, as previously announced, Jeremy Sinclair and David Kershaw have now stepped down from the board and left the Company.



Moray MacLennan

Moray joined Saatchi and Saatchi as a trainee in 1983, leaving to help start M&C Saatchi in 1995.

He was made Worldwide CEO in 2010 and has overseen its growth from a single London advertising agency to a global network of communications agencies operating in 30 countries.

He has been President of both the UK and European communications bodies and is a regular contributor to industry and current affairs debates.


Gareth Davis, the independent non-executive Chairman of M&C Saatchi plc, commented;

"I am delighted to welcome Moray to the Board in his new role as CEO of M&C Saatchi plc. He has great depth of experience of both the Company and the wider sector. He will provide the calibre of informed leadership that the business will require in what will continue to be a period of dynamic change. The Board have great confidence that Moray and his Executive team have the skills and desire to realise the Company's exciting vision and ambitions going forward."


In accordance with Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, the following information in relation to the appointments of Moray MacLennan (aged 59) is disclosed below:


Moray MacLennan holds or has held directorships/partnerships in the five years preceding his appointment at the Company as follows:



February Communications Private Ltd

Fynd Media Ltd

Human Digital Ltd

Influence Communications Ltd

Kirmizi Etki Reklamcilik Hizmetleri Ticaret A.Ş. (M&C Saatchi Istanbul)

Lida Limited

M&C Saatchi (M) Sdn. Bhd.

M&C Saatchi (S) Pte Ltd

M&C Saatchi (Switzerland) Sa

M&C Saatchi (Uk) Limited

M&C Saatchi Ab

M&C Saatchi Abel (Pty) Ltd

M&C Saatchi Accelerator Ltd

M&C Saatchi Africa (Pty) Ltd

M&C Saatchi Asia Limited

M&C Saatchi Bahrain W.L.L

M&C Saatchi Communications Pvt Ltd

M&C Saatchi Connect (Pty) Ltd

M&C Saatchi Digital S.L

M&C Saatchi European Holdings Ltd

M&C Saatchi Export Ltd

M&C Saatchi Fz Llc

M&C Saatchi Gad Sas

M&C Saatchi German Holdings Ltd

M&C Saatchi Go! Ab

M&C Saatchi Holdings Asia Pte Ltd

M&C Saatchi Madrid, S.L.

M&C Saatchi Middle East Fz Llc

M&C Saatchi Middle East Holdco Ltd

M&C Saatchi Mobile Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

M&C Saatchi Mobile Limited

M&C Saatchi Ny Llp

M&C Saatchi PR AB

M&C Saatchi PR International Ltd

M&C Saatchi SAL

M&C Saatchi Share Inc.

M&C Saatchi Shop Limited

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment Benelux B.V.

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment Ltd

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment Pty Ltd

M&C Saatchi Tel Aviv Ltd

M&C Saatchi WMH Ltd

Re Worldwide Ltd

Scarecrow M&C Saatchi Ltd

Shepardson Stern & Kaminsky LLP

This Is Noticed Limited



Audience Communications Ltd

M&C Saatchi Russia Ltd

Provenance Communications Ltd


Save as disclosed above, there are no further disclosures required to be made in respect of the appointment of Moray MacLennan under Schedule 2(g) or Rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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