M&C Saatchi boss Hindmarsh to step down

CARRIE Hindmarsh, one of the advertising industry’s most powerful women, has stepped down as joint chief executive of M&C Saatchi after more than two decades at the agency.

Hindmarsh said yesterday she would leave in September to take a non-executive role at marketing firm RPM. She had shared the chief executive role with Lisa Thomas, who runs the M&C Saatchi group that owns a host of other agencies.

After joining Saatchi & Saatchi in 1991, Hindmarsh followed founders Maurice and Charles Saatchi when they founded M&C Saatchi in 1995 and was made joint chief in 2011.

Hindmarsh said she wanted to spend more time with her family.