McCann Worldgroup has recruited former Saatchi & Saatchi chief executive Lee Daley to take the new positions of chief strategist for McCann Worldgroup EMEA and also worldwide director of strategic solutions.
The agency confirmed Daley’s appointment and that he will be working alongside president of McCann Worldgroup EMEA Brett Gosper in the European position.
Daley (pictured) has worked previously at McCann Erickson London and was chief strategy officer for McCann EMEA from 1998 to 2001.
In recent years has held a number of positions, including co-chief executive at WPP’s Red Cell network and CE of now defunct HHCL/Red Cell.
He was chief executive at Saatchi & Saatchi where he launched the innovative brand entertainment division Gum, which was folded some months after his departure. He also had a short lived stint as commercial director at Manchester United.