Management Team

With a wealth of experience from various industries, the Management Team inspires and challenges each and every member of the Saatchi & Saatchi Canada team to produce great work that helps to make your brand a Lovemark.

Stuart Payne - President & CEO

Stuart brings to Saatchi & Saatchi Canada experience not always found in the ad world: real world knowledge of what matters to clients. Prior to joining Saatchi & Saatchi Canada in 2007, Stuart spent 18 years on the client side at Toyota Canada Inc., rising to the position of Director and Officer, and was responsible for running the highly successful Lexus Division. Under Stuart's leadership Lexus was named Automotive Marketer of the year by Strategy Magazine.

Drawing on his extensive sales and marketing background, Stuart brings experienced leadership to Saatchi & Saatchi Canada. He helms the agency's Management Committee, ensuring this key group of senior managers remains focused on creating marketing value for our clients.

Beyond responsibilities in Canada, Stuart is a member of the Saatchi & Saatchi Global Leadership Team. He also oversaw the Groupe’s relationship with Toyota and Lexus as the Global Client Leader, and chaired the Toyota Worldwide Executive Board between 2015 and 2020.