John Dixon

John Dixon

CEO at Saatchi & Saatchi BrandsRock
Johannesburg, South Africa


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Saatchi & Saatchi BrandsRock
March 2014 - Present (3 years 9 months)
Saatchi & Saatchi BrandsRock is a full service brand solutions company with offices in Cape Town & Johannesburg.
Our growing team of experienced, skilled individuals understand the business of brands and know how to produce the best creative campaigns that deliver results.
Group CEO
Draftfcb South Africa
November 2008 - February 2014 (5 years 3 months)
- Led a portfolio of 8 divisions in the Draftfcb South Africa group (650 employees) with responsibility for:

1. Overall company strategy and approval of operational plans.
2. Profitability and Growth
3. Development of corporate policy framework
4. Management organisation, including management of 8 direct reports, setting authority levels and clear delegation of authority.
5. Relationship with board of directors and shareholders
Managing Director
Draftfcb Johannesburg
April 2002 - December 2008 (6 years 8 months)
I was Managing Director of Draftfcb Johannesburg, one of the largest advertising agencies in South Africa.

I was responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the company which had 250 employees.
Director & Shareholder
Octagon South Africa
January 1995 - March 2002 (7 years 2 months)
Octagon was South African leading sports marketing agency, and represented the interests of sponsors like MTN; Coca-Cola; Standard Bank, ABSA and Eskom.
Watford England
Cray Communications
1990 - 1993 (3 years)


B. Comm, Economics, Business Economics

University of the Witwatersrand
1985 - 1989 (4 years)

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