As President in the Americas, Tara, oversees Jack’s operations in our major US markets. Tara has been a key catalyst of the agency’s evolution into an ideas-led, global brand experience agency.
Tara has built award-winning creative-led teams in New York and Australia, as well as a new business effort that has resulted in blue-chip client partnerships including Microsoft, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Samsung and Casella Wines. In addition, Tara was instrumental in leading the Jack Morton team through the process of successfully pitching and then producing the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
In 2008, Tara moved from heading up the Australia operations to EVP, Managing Director of New York. Working to rebuild a key operation, Tara re-energized the culture, reinforced production operations and instituted a policy of idea leadership. In response, key accounts grew, others evolved dramatically and new accounts were created. In 2011, Tara was promoted to President carrying the torch for idea-leadership at a global level.
SVP, Director, Brand Marketing
Phone: 212 401-7212
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Liz is responsible for one of Jack Morton's most powerful assets: its brand. Under her leadership, Jack Morton has developed the industry’s premier experience agency brand, supported by a spectrum of thought leadership, research, sales and marketing tools, PR and online engagement. Liz is a frequent blogger and speaker at industry events from the ANA to WOMMA as well as experiential conferences on three continents. A graduate of Barnard College, Liz received an MPhil in Art History from Columbia University and worked in curatorial positions at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum for African Art prior to joining Jack Morton.
Phone: (617) 585-7000
As Chairman & CEO of Jack Morton Worldwide, Josh’s vision for the agency is “to foster an ideas-led culture that creates the world’s most powerful and engaging brand experiences, and to help our clients build the world’s most talked-about experience brands.”
Josh became CEO in March 2003 and added the title of Chairman in 2007. Under his leadership, Jack Morton has invested in its core offerings to help launch products and brands; engage customers and consumers; and align employees and sales channels. Through his stewardship, the agency has grown globally, with offices in the US, UK, Australia, China and the Middle East and has invested in enhanced planning, measurement and digital capabilities. During his tenure the agency has elevated its creative talent, winning dozens of awards from industry bodies including the Cannes Lions, Effies, Stevies, EX Awards and Webby Awards.
Josh is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the board of City Year Boston, a national youth service corps.
EVP, Worldwide Human Resources
Charlotte Merrell leads Jack Morton’s worldwide Human Resources operations and is charged with building the infrastructure that will enable it to attract, develop, motivate and retain the talent needed to be an ideas-led agency.
Charlotte joined Jack Morton in 2001, following a consulting relationship in which she assisted Jack Morton in a comprehensive compensation project that aligned pay practices with evolving business models. Additionally, she was integral in managing Jack Morton’s acquisition of Caribiner International.
Prior to joining Jack Morton, Charlotte was a Senior Consultant and head of the Reward Practice in the HayGroup’s Boston office. She earned an MBA from the Harvard School of Business.
Phone: +44 (0)208 735 2000
Julian joined Jack Morton in 2002 as Director of Operations in London and became Managing Director in 2005. Under his leadership the European operation has grown significantly in size and reputation. In January 2009, Julian joined the Executive Team and in 2011 became President, EMEA.
In Julian's 25 years in the business he has been responsible for major communications projects for numerous clients, including Toyota, Lexus, Philips, Shell, the British Government, Ericsson, Nokia, HP, Barclays and over 100 projects for General Motors Europe. His work has won over 30 creative awards and he has served as a member of the board of the International Visual Communications Association.
Phone: (86) 21 2411 0060
As President, Asia-Pacific, Ben Taylor’s role is to oversee Jack Morton’s offices in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Australia. Ben joined in 2005 to head up Jack Morton’s expansion in Asia and build teams and a growing client portfolio throughout the region. Ben took a wider remit to include Australia in 2009 and was promoted to President in 2011.
Under Ben’s leadership, Jack Morton’s Asia Pacific operations now work for many of the world’s leading brands including Procter & Gamble, MasterCard, Pfizer, Ford, Microsoft and Standard Chartered Bank.
Ben started his first events company at 15 in the UK and has been at the forefront of our industry ever since. Ben’s experience is broad, including some of the most famous (and infamous) celebrity events to property launches viewed by millions. Recently, Ben has driven major consultative projects for leading international brands wishing to reach Chinese audiences as well as Chinese domestic brands wishing to reach a global audience.