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Lee Daley

Lee Daley


Group chairman and chief executive


Saatchi and Saatchi UK Group

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7462 7022.


80 Charlotte Street, London, W1A


11th September 1963


Marvin Gaye - What's Going On.


The Diving Bell and The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby.

Breakfast radio show


Career history

Account executive, WCRS, 1986-1987. Account manager, BDH, 1987-1988. Account manager/director, DMB&B, 1988-1989. Account director/strategic planner, Cromer & Co, 1989-1990; Account director/group board director/strategic planner, McCann-Erickson London, 1991-1992. Director in charge/member of global strategy team, McCann-Erickson New York, 1993-1994. Founding partner, general manager and strategy director, Amster Yard New York, 1994-1998. EMEA chief strategic officer and worldwide board director, McCann Erickson, 1999-2001; Worldwide chief executive, chief strategic officer, Red Cell Network, and executive chairman, HHCL/Red Cell, 2002-2004. Group chairman and chief executive, Saatchi&Saatchi UK, 2004 to date.

Daily newspaper

Financial Times.

Everyone's saying

After launching a number of brand extensions, the ever-travelling but seemingly indefatigueable Daley refocused on the London agencyand promptly picked up a global account (Sony Ericsson). This was a timely relief from the worry of making almost every pitchlist and winning none.


Wife Jas and children India Rose and Walter.

Favourite ad

Apple 'crazy ones'.

Favourite technology


Greatest achievement


Magazine (pleasure)

Vanity Fair or Condé Nast Traveller.

Magazine (professional)

Harvard Business Review.

Most humbling experience

Realising what a deadful error I made not taking a certain job in 2000.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Steve Jobs.

Sunday newspaper

The New York Times or The Sunday Times.

TV programme

Anything on history or the arts.

Website (sad,I know).

What car do you own

Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, Mercedes 280SL Pagoda.

What principle defines your working life

Look for beauty in everything and never give up.

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