We are a culturally led creative company who believe Nothing Is Impossible.

After 12 years of working for Saatchi & Saatchi around the world, Mark has recently returned home to Aotearoa to lead Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand. Mark has since reinvented the company with his focus around Cultural Creativity and belief that Nothing is impossible. Along his journey Mark has led Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne to Asia Pacific Agency of the year, enabled various Cannes Grand Prix and D&AD winning ideas to flourish, and always partnered deeply and optimistically with clients to achieve their greatest ambitions.

Mark also has a Publicis Groupe NZ leadership role, connecting clients to wider capability and technology solutions across the Connected Platform. He is a passionate New Zealander, a member of the Global Women’s Champions for Change network, and an avid fly fisherman.

Mark Cochrane

Chief Executive Officer

Steve Cochran joined Saatchi & Saatchi as Chief Creative Officer in 2020 from Colenso BBDO bringing more than 30 years of industry experience. Highly regarded as a collaborative problem solver and storyteller, Steve loves nothing more than turning strategic thinking into work that is emotive, provocative, playful or just plain interesting. His back catalogue is evidence of this with numerous iconic New Zealand campaigns from the last three decades, many of which were awarded globally.

Steve Cochran

Chief Creative Officer

Since joining the creative industry in 2004, David has led the strategic charge on many of New Zealand's top brands, from banking to beer and almost everything in-between. Previously part of the Saatchi family, he found his way home after working with DDB and TBWA. From his early days studying Economics and Psychology, he started off in market research focusing on strategic projects for Diageo and HP globally. Throughout his career, David has collected over 25 Effies including nine Golds and a coveted Cannes Lion for Effectiveness.

David McIndoe

Chief Strategy Officer

With nearly 20 years of experience in the industry, Susie has worked on many high profile clients including Toyota, Lexus, Tourism Fiji, Bay Audiology, McDonald's Australia & New Zealand, Volkswagen, Lion Breweries, Tourism Australia, Stihl and Ronald McDonald House Charities. She is passionate about developing young talent for long term success. During her time at Saatchi & Saatchi, Susie has been integral in the development of many iconic campaigns for Toyota, the launch of "Child Labor Free" and most recently, relaunching the Tourism Fiji brand globally.

Susie Darling

Head Of Account Management

Hunter started his career at Ernst and Young, where he qualified as a chartered accountant and has put these skills to good us across a varying range of businesses. A creative at heart, but with no genuine creative talent, Hunter quickly learnt his only way into the advertising world was to manage the numbers. With a vast range of agencies under his belt in the U.K. and Australasia over the past 10 years, Hunter has established himself as a market leading business manager, with a keen eye for financial management, and a deep understanding of how creative agencies tick from both a business and client perspective.

Hunter Dean

Finance Director

Sarah has over 17 years’ experience across a diverse range of roles in New Zealand and London. Her earlier career was in senior roles within advertising agencies, before moving into People and Culture leadership positions. She is passionate about people and wholeheartedly believes that great work is the product of great relationships. In the Growth & Operations role, Sarah is closely integrated into the Publicis Groupe network allowing seamless access to the breadth of our offering across the entire customer experience. 

Sarah Ansley Jones

Head of Growth & Operations

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand is one of 114 offices in 67 countries. We are part of the Publicis Groupe, a worldwide connected platform of communication, media and consultancy companies. Here in Aotearoa we are almost 300 people across Saatchi & Saatchi, Digitas, MBM Media, The Breakout Room, Starcom Media, Zenith Media, MSL Public Relations and KiwiPlates.

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We have partnered with the Toitū enviromark certification programme. In an effort to become a healthier, safer and more sustainable workplace and to give us a structured pathway for development, implementation and maintenance of a robust environmental management system. We are currently Gold certified.

We are proud to be one of the founding members of 'Champions for Change'. A group of 53 New Zealand business leaders, each with a personal mission to accelerate inclusive and diverse leadership in our workplaces. We are the only advertising and marketing agency in New Zealand to be part of it.