Zoë Church is the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Engine Group, a position in which she is responsible for growing the group’s global offering, with a particular focus on expanding the client roster. Zoë brings to the role a strong expertise in integration, and she knows how to create momentum by focusing on the client's needs, building the right team, championing great creative solutions and, no small feat, keeping it all moving forward and on track.
Zoë came to Engine Group after a long stint with Y&R where she was the Global Client Development Director. Zoë joined Y&R in Australia in 2002, and worked for the agency in North America, England, and Russia, leading teams to a number of high profile new business wins, including Bank of America, Chantix/Champix, Revlon, Special Olympics, and several large projects for Microsoft.
Pete leads Engine’s central planning function. It’s a group of planners, strategists and branding experts that help Engine clients define their future. Whether it’s developing a brand strategy and segmentation for a high end holiday firm, or convincing a self storage firm’s CEO that a TV led marketing campaign could deliver a step change to their business.
Prior to running the central planning function, Pete was the founding partner of Edwards Groom Saunders, a successful independent comms planning business that was acquired by Engine in 2009.
Before forming EGS, Pete was MD of Starcom UK and a Managing Partner of Starcom EMEA. In his 20 year career, Pete has been recognised as a pioneering communications thinker, most notably as the lead strategist on the multiple award-winning Stella Artois ‘Movies That Matter’ campaign and Campaign Magazine’s “Top Media Thinkers” of the Year.
Terry Graunke has been Executive Chairman of Engine Group since 2014. In this position, he has worked tirelessly to champion Engine’s growth, facilitating the international expansion of individual agencies, the acquisition of new businesses, and the increased collaboration across teams. Under his day-to-day leadership, Engine Group has transformed into a global leader in integrated marketing communication services, partnering business intelligence and strategy with content creation, production and distribution.
Over more than 30 years, Terry has proven himself to be a multi-faceted executive with a unique ability to create value by spotting market disruptions and outstanding talent and leveraging them to create thriving businesses. From Entrepreneur (US Communications) to public company CEO (Eagle River Interactive) to Chairman of a private investment firm (Lake Capital), Terry has clearly and repeatedly demonstrated his facility as a business builder, business operator and savvy investor.
Debbie began her agency career as a strategist, becoming head of planning at WCRS in 1999. Not content with leading on clients including BMW, MINI and Sky, she was a founding partner in the buyout of WCRS in 2004 that eventually led to the creation of the Engine Group.
She took charge of WCRS a year later, and ran the agency for three years before moving on to become Chief Executive of Engine Europe in June 2008. During this time she has welcomed a number of new companies into the group, with head count now numbering more than 850 in the UK alone.
In January 2016, Debbie's remit was extended to include Asia Pacific. She now oversees Engine’s offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai in addition to her existing UK and European responsibilities. Shortly afterwards, she was named as one of Ad Age's Women to Watch in their inagural list of female industry leaders in Europe.
Debbie is fiercely passionate about the role of women in the communications industry, and is a member and former president of WACL (Women in Advertising and Communications in London). She was named as one of Campaign’s AdLand Trailblazers in 2013, and was also awarded Business Leader of the Year 2011 by The South African.
As Engine's UK managing director, Simon is responsible for driving our integrated offering, helping to develop the UK Group’s individual brands and ensuring that it maintains a high quality of creative output across the board. He also oversees Engine UK’s marketing and business development function, working on new business opportunities as well as the organic growth of existing clients.
Simon started his career in advertising in 1994 working at Bainsfair Sharkey Trott. After a few years he left to join BBH to work on Boddingtons, Lynx and Olivio, before moving to WCRS in 2000 as an account director on BMW and RAC. Simon was part of the WCRS buyout from Havas in 2004, and in 2005 was promoted to head of account management. He became managing director of WCRS in November 2010, before taking on the Engine role in March 2015.