Our Leadership Team

Find out more about our leadership team at Carat UK

JO SUTHERLAND

JO SUTHERLAND

chief executive officer

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Jo was appointed CEO of Carat UK in May 2018.  Jo joins us from Dentsu Aegis Network's Fetch, where as MD, she was credited with delivering on the mobile-first roadmap and doubling revenues in the first two years of her tenure. The mobile agency also picked up clients including The Telegraph Media Group and Yolt.

Since joining Dentsu Aegis Network in 1999, Jo has had an impressive track record of senior leadership roles within the group, most recently at Fetch, but prior to that, here at Carat, as Group Communications Director before moving to our sister agency Vizeum in 2010.

Her client experience includes (but is not limited to) Disney, Diageo, Coca-Cola, MINI, BMW, Fox, Government and easyJet.

Lucy Ogilvie

Lucy Ogilvie

chief strategy and innovation officer

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Lucy joined Carat as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer in December 2018. She is responsible for ensuring a high level of strategic thinking across the agency and helping all Carat clients innovate the way their brands are built.  Lucy started her career in planning at Zenith in 2003.  As well as 10+ years of experience in strategy, she also has a proven track record in developing and running marketing transformation programmes for clients including Next and RBS. In 2016 she spent 9 months working at Aviva as the Head of Digital Marketing Transformation.

Her other client experience includes: Toyota, O2, Associated British Foods, Hewlett Packard, EOne, Beam Global, Lloyds Banking Group, L’Oreal, Kayak, and Mars

MATTHEW LANDEMAN

MATTHEW LANDEMAN

client managing director

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Promoted to managing director in April 2016, Matthew is responsible for setting the vision and plan for Carat UK, and for developing the people, product and client relationships to ensure that the delivery of market-leading business value permeates everything we do.

Matthew joined Carat as a graduate in 1996 and spent the first 9 years of his career working in a range of investment roles which culminated in him joining the Aegis Trading Board and leading group level negotiations for radio. In 2005 Matthew switched his focus to communications planning and then account leadership taking responsibility for clients including Kellogg, General Motors, Arla Foods, Disney Parks, Santander and Debenhams as well as leading and winning a number of significant pitches.

GRANT BURKE

GRANT BURKE

client managing director

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Grant started his career at Mindshare working across a variety of telecoms and financial brands.  He made the move to Carat in 2008, and  has spent the past ten years working with brands across e-commerce, automotive, finance, retail, film, entertainment, fashion and travel at both a local and regional/global level. 

Grant was promoted to the role of Client Managing Director in 2018.

KIM JAMES

KIM JAMES

client managing director

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Kim has been in the Dentsu Aegis family for 15 years. Whilst at Vizeum she lead key accounts across a variety of sectors including IKEA and 20th Century Fox. She spent 4 years at Amplifi as Chief Client Officer and Exec Sponsor of the Government business.

Kim has most recently joined Carat as Client Managing Director, and is responsible for leading the Diageo business Europe-Wide. 

MARK HUGHES

MARK HUGHES

client managing director

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Mark is responsible for leading the Operations Team at Carat. He and his team are responsible for engineering the business for growth. A member of the Leadership Team, Mark takes an overarching view of how Carat processes and technology work with the aim of removing friction and increasing productivity allowing more time for innovation and client leadership.

Mark has worked at Carat since 1998 and in that time has been responsible for planning, buying and client leadership across a number of well-known brands including Microsoft, Santander, Wickes, Debenhams, Diageo, Birdseye and Heinz. He brings this client-first approach to bear on operations.