McCann London has appointed Lydia Barklem to the role of Operations Director to further support the agency’s delivery of best in class creative work in the most effective and efficient manner.
With McCann London’s varied roster of clients including L’Oréal, Microsoft/Xbox, MasterCard, Subway, Pandora and Premier Foods, Lydia’s role will be key in ensuring that flexible models can be employed across the agency.
“Lydia joins us in this pivotal role at an exciting time for McCann London. We’re in a growth phase having achieved some impressive success, not to mention ongoing creative client work. Lydia’s unique experience in team management, effective organization and digital know-how will be invaluable to this development,” said Alex Lubar, CEO of McCann London.
“Having previously worked in widely diverse organisations, I am passionate about optimising structure, tools and process to build an environment where people are able to work effectively within their field of expertise. I’m excited to be working closely with the vibrant and energetic team at McCann London,” added Barklem.
Most recently Lydia worked as COO and company director at Djinn Entertainment, where she worked with clients such as the BBC and PokerStars on 360 interactive filmed content. Prior to this, Lydia was Global Network Operations Director for Novartis at Wunderman World Health, and Director of Global Talent Development at Wunderman Global.
Lydia replaces Jo Howes, who had been in the role since 2013, following her recent move to Australia.