McCann today announced the appointment of Polly McMorrow, to CEO, McCann London. Currently Managing Director at BBH, London, McMorrow succeeds Sheryl Marjoram whose departure to her native Australia was announced late last year.
McMorrow joins the agency to lead its award-winning London outpost, to build on the business and creative success of the past five years and cement McCann London’s position as a key global hub within the network. Reporting to Mark Lund, President, McCann Worldgroup Europe & UK, she will join the London leadership team, working closely alongside co-Presidents and UK CCOs Rob Doubal and Lolly Thomson.
McMorrow joins from BBH, London, where she was Managing Director, bringing an impressive track record in the development of award-winning, creative work for Clients – most notably Audi, where she produced work such as the Cannes Lion award winning Clowns and was part of the team who won back-to-back IPA Effectiveness Agency of the Year Awards; including a Grand Prix for Audi.
Commenting on McMorrow’s appointment, Chris Macdonald, Chairman & CEO, McCann, said, “It is critical that we keep attracting the best talent to McCann and we are delighted that Polly is joining us to lead one of our most important offices.”
“We are absolutely thrilled that Polly is joining us. Not only will she build on the strong legacy of female leadership,she is a great ambassador for creative and strategic brilliance and business excellence. Her track record speaks for itself and we look forward to a fantastic new chapter for McCann London with Polly at the helm,” said Lund.
Commenting on her new role McMorrow said, “I’m immensely proud to be joining McCann, an organisation I have watched and admired for some time. They have a modern, creative and pluralist approach and I’m excited to be joining such a brilliant team who share my passion for creativity, along with a genuine love of clients and their business. After 14 wonderful years, BBH will always hold a place in my heart, and I now look forward to this new challenge.”
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