M&C Saatchi Australia Taps Emily Taylor as Chief Strategy Officer

    By Katerin Pantaleon - Aug 20, 2020
    M&C Saatchi Australia Taps Emily Taylor as Chief Strategy Officer

    Russell Hopson, Emily Taylor, and Cam Blackley

    M&C Saatchi Australia has appointed Emily Taylor as Chief Strategy Officer. A position that will see her partner with Group Managing Director Russell Hopson and Chief Creative Officer Cam Blackley.

    She brings over 19 years of experience gained in consulting, digital and creative agencies. She’s worked with some of the world’s most innovative brands, including Samsung, Xbox, Expedia, Tourism NT, Sweat, and most recently Spark in New Zealand.

    “Emily is the perfect mix of contrasts, she is cerebral, fierce in her convictions, full of empathy, a brilliant generalist and master of many specializations,” said Russell Hopson, Group Managing Director, M&C Saatchi Australia.

    “Russell and I have been searching for the perfect Strategic partner with a passion for creativity for quite a while,” said Cam Blackley, Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi Australia. “We weren’t willing to settle for just anyone and I’m personally over the moon Emily is here to complete the puzzle and continue to improve and connect all our creative capabilities.”

    Prior to her appointment, the Gruen Transfer panelist held leadership roles at AKQA, VCCP, Moon, BMF, Leo Burnett, and most recently as CSO at Colenso BBDO.

    “M&C Saatchi has always been a formidable force with enviable clients,” said Taylor. “I’ve long admired the ambition and entrepreneurial spirit evident in its growth and diversification. I couldn’t be more delighted to join at such a pivotal moment for the business, as part of a new leadership team and as the group mobilizes the breadth of talent to deliver truly integrated, world-class creative.”


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