Executive strategy director

Havas London

Clare Hutchinson is the Executive Strategy Director of Havas London and runs a number of significant pieces of business as well as playing a key role in the agency’s ongoing new business drive. Clare has an excellent track record in both independent start-ups and larger networked agencies, as well as the business acumen that comes from being a client.

She was previously the Partner and Head of Strategy for 101 London for most of its life, having joined as Senior Strategist six months after the agency was founded in 2011 before rising to Partner & Head of Strategy.

Prior to joining the then-fledgling 101, Hutchinson spent a stint client-side as Head of Acquisition at BSkyB. This followed a three-year spell as Head of Strategy at WCRS and Board Director of Engine, seven years as a strategist (and five as a board member) at AMV BBDO and four years as a strategist at Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters. She has worked on brands including Innocent, Kettle, The Economist, Sky, BBC, Pepsi, Road Safety and Tobacco Control for the Government.