Starcom UK CEO role opens as Jodie Stranger moves to global chief client officer

Starcom UK's chief executive Jodie Stranger

Starcom UK's chief executive Jodie Stranger has vacated the role with her promotion to global chief client officer of the wider group.

In her new post, Stranger will report directly to John Sheehy, Starcom’s global brand president. She will remain based in London.

Stranger is charged with the commercial growth of Starcom’s global clients including FCA, P&G, Samsung and Kellogg’s. At the core of this will be the group's focus on the 'Human Experience' approach across all of its regions, working with its leaders globally. She will also be placed within parent firm Publicis Groupe's 'Power of One' talent infrastructure.

John Sheehy, global brand president of Starcom, said: “Helping our global clients navigate change, unlock growth and drive business transformation continues to be a critical priority for the Groupe. That’s why creating a role exclusively dedicated to leading our global clients is so essential. Jodie is a tenacious, skilled and highly-effective leader, and I look forward to partnering with her to grow and strengthen our clients’ businesses across the globe.”

Stranger added: “Leading high-performing global teams and creating future-focused strategies that are grounded in business outcomes for our clients has been and continues to be a passion for me. John and I have been a great team for many years in various roles and I look forward to playing such a critical role in the partnership between Starcom and our most important clients.”

Mark Howley, chief operating officer Publicis Media UK, fills in the Starcom UK chief role until a full-time replacement is found.

Get The Drum Newsletter

Build your marketing knowledge by choosing from daily news bulletins or a weekly special.