M&C Saatchi has appointed Emily Hawkins as Group HR Director, starting in September 2018. Emily joins from Conde Nast Publishing where she held the post of Senior HR Business Partner and Head of Employee Engagement for four years. Prior to that Emily held senior positions at Hugo Boss UK & Ireland and Net-a-Porter.com.
Reporting into UK Group Chairman Tim Duffy, Emily will be responsible for accelerating talent acquisition and management across the group as well as leading the centralized Group HR function which looks after all 12 agencies that make up M&C Saatchi Group UK.
After a record year of revenue growth and earnings the M&C Saatchi Group has made a number of senior appointments across the Group including Sereena Abbassi as Group Head of Culture & Inclusion and Kate Bosomworth as CMO.
Emily Hawkins, Group HR Director at M&C Saatchi, said: “I’m thrilled to be joining M&C Saatchi. Ensuring everybody in the business – right across the Group – at every level - is being supported to do their job to the best of their ability, will be my focus in helping the Group realise its ambitions.”
Tim Duffy, Group Chairman, said, “We are delighted to welcome Emily to the M&C Saatchi family, she’s got exactly the right kind of entreprenial spirit that we thrive on. We’re evolving and responding to a changing landscape fast and are excited about the energy and drive she will no doubt bring to the agency.”