Basic Info

Founded in: 1990

Parent Company:

Network:

Employees: 150

Awards: 16

Creative Work: 2

Clients: 17


Contact Information

The HXK Building 3 Pancras Square
London EC1M 5NR
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) 020 3793 3800
Email:
Website:

Tracey Barber

Tracey Barber

Group Chief Marketing Officer

Phone: 07950 181 189

Founded in: 1990

Parent Company:

Network:

Employees: 150

Awards: 16

Creative Work: 2

Clients: 17

Havas helia

The HXK Building 3 Pancras Square
London EC1M 5NR
United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) 020 3793 3800
Email:
Website:
Tracey Barber

Tracey Barber

Group Chief Marketing Officer

Phone: 07950 181 189

Havas helia Leadership and Team Members

Xavier Rees

Xavier Rees

Chief Executive Officer, Havas London, Havas helia and Field Day

Xav joined us in early 2016 from Adam and Eve. His previous agencies include BBH, Claydon Healey and AIS, giving him broad experience across the industry.


He wears it lightly, though, and has a reputation for honesty, integrity, consistency, and openness. He instils those qualities through the whole team, too. Former clients describe him as one of the best account men they’ve ever worked with, who always balances the client’s business need with the best creative solution. He always pushes for more, always wants quality, always builds strong relationships to make things happen within the creative proceeds.


He’s a strategic thinker, and a business man. He believes in running tight, efficient teams, in which the account handlers keep a constant eye on the budget, while his passion for creative is infectious. And he makes sure his team rallies behind the work (as long as it's on brief).


Colleagues describe him as serious, but always fun. Havas believes in recruiting the very best into our senior management team, and Xav clearly fits the bill. He’s not just respected by the clients, agency teams and creatives he’s worked with, but admired, and missed by those who no longer work with him. 

Tracey Barber

New Business

Tracey Barber

Group Chief Marketing Officer

Phone: 07950 181 189

Tracey started her career as a Suit with Lowe Howard Spink in the halycon advertising days of the 1990s, where she was part of an agency who delivered award-winning work for clients such as Tesco, Stella Artois, and News International.

She moved client-side to Lloyds TSB before having a number of years running her own consultancy, working for numerous intermediaries and agencies advising on client/agency relationships and new business best practice. She then moved back into agency world, joining Havas helia (then EHS Brann) and taking them to Agency of the Year, before joining DLBi and working with Kitcatt Nohr and Digitas LBI.

Tracey joined Havas as Creative Group CMO in September 2015 before being promoted to Europe and UK Group CMO – a role in which she oversees new business and marketing for Havas’ media and creative agencies in the UK and across Europe 

Steve Mills

Steve Mills

Chief Operating Officer

Steve spent 15 years working for BBH, founding their retail business in 2003 with the first client Audi. He led an agency consolidation strategy that saw Audi reduce their agency size from 18 agencies to one, delivering what is still today renowned as being one the most creative and integrated marketing models in automotive.


12 years later Steve was tasked By Dave Lewis at Tesco and Neil Munn of BBH to build the new integrated agency model for Tesco. 12 months on and Tesco have reduced their agency size from over 300 agencies to less than 10 key partners and now run one of the leanest operating models of all the major UK supermarkets, with a channel neutral briefing model that is revolutionising their approach to advertising.


Now at Havas, Steve is our Chief Operations Officer and ensures to deliver work for our clients on budget and on time. 

Stuart Peddie

Stuart Peddie

Executive Creative Director

Stuart began his career at Profero in 2000, winning Cannes Lions for his work on MINI and the COI. After moving to Dare in 2006 he oversaw work on Sony, Barclays and BMW helping the agency to be recognised as Campaign’s Digital Agency of the Decade.


In 2010, Stuart left Dare to co-run the multi-award winning production studio Pirata, where he successfully pitched for Team GB’s 2012 digital account and went to create their One Show winning Olympics services. In 2015, Stuart was part of the D&AD digital design jury, an organisation that he is particularly passionate about, having previously mentored and judged within their New Blood initiative.


For the last 4 years, Stuart has creatively directed McLaren F1’s digital channels – a client that enables him to merge his love of cars and data. As Creative Director at Havas London, he is passionate about creating experiences that not only look beautiful but drive benefit for both the client and the consumer. 

Adam Knight

Adam Knight

Head of Planning

Adam joined Havas helia last year and is working with the wider Senior Leadership team, driving an agency transformation initiative to reshape our offering to future proof the business through innovation. Adam joined from TMW Unlimited where he spent almost six years, rising from Senior Planner to later lead the planning team. He has also held positions at OgilvyOne and BBH.


Adam has heavy experience planning through-the-line brand, digital and direct campaigns, ensuring smooth, coherent and consistent prospect and customer journeys across a range of sectors including luxury, automotive, gaming and b2b - both regionally and globally.


Adam is also the co-author of two winning IPA papers and a DMA Awards paper. 

Ol Janus

Ol Janus

Group Head of Data

Ol Janus is Havas helia’s Group Head of Data, having re-joined the agency from Ogilvy – where he led its data practice – in 2017. He is responsible for future-proofing the agency’s data capability so that the business continues to lead the way in the industry, while integrating both creative and media services for its clients within Havas’ purpose-built Kings Cross Village.


Janus has 25 years’ experience – including a 10 year stint at Havas helia between 2003-2014, where he held roles including MD and Global Data Director – planning, developing and implementing multi-channel data strategies for clients such as Nestle, Public Health England, BT, Diageo, BlackRock and Unilever to ensure that they deliver engaging customer experiences by optimising their data assets.


Over the past 10 years, Ol has been helping clients through their digital transformation strategies by providing clear, cost effective, actionable and innovative data solutions & toolkits, ensuring they have the right data, tech, systems and people to take advantage of the evolving digital opportunities.