S4 Capital adds former Ogilvy global chairman Miles Young

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 30 June 2020
Martin Sorrell

Miles Young, the former global chairman and CEO of Ogilvy, will be joining the board of Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital as a non-executive director.

He is currently the warden of New College at Oxford University.

“Sir Martin Sorrell’s sense of focus is legendary, and under his leadership S4 Capital has a highly focussed ambition to innovate and to solve problems in the digital economy," says Young.

"Its dramatic growth to-date shows that the demand for a new approach in marketing services is high indeed. I look forward to contributing to the venture, working with Martin and his team, hugely.”

Sir Martin, the former head of WPP, says he was disappointed when Young chose to step down from WPP in 2016 as CEO of Ogilvy.

"But now at S4 Capital, he has an opportunity to re-apply his deep understanding, in particular, of outstanding creative work and talent, new technologies and Asia Pacific, honed over almost 35 years at Ogilvy and WPP," he says.

"His contacts with, and knowledge of, clients and people are amongst the best in the advertising and marketing services industry. He will be of great value in achieving our objective of conversion at scale."

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