Kathleen Saxton shuts Lighthouse and joins MediaLink

Campaign 01 Sep 2020 02:16

Kathleen Saxton has, in a surprise move, shut her executive search firm, The Lighthouse Company, and joined strategic advisory firm MediaLink as executive vice-president and managing director to lead its European operations.

Saxton has been one of the most visible leaders in the UK advertising and media scene as the chief executive of The Lighthouse Company, which she founded in 2009, and the advisory chair of Advertising Week Europe, which she co-founded in 2013.

In her new role, which she started on 1 September, Saxton reports to Michael Kassan, founder, chairman and chief executive of MediaLink. She will also work with British parent company, Ascential, which owns Cannes Lions.

Her remit will be wide-ranging, spanning business growth, agency selection, talent advisory and strategic consulting for clients. She is also expected to bring her skills to bear as a qualified psychotherapist.

MediaLink is a leading player in the US but it has yet to make a major impact in the UK since being acquired by Ascential in 2017.

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