Mark Cochrane

CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi

After over a decade working for Saatchi & Saatchi in various countries globally, Mark has recently returned home to Aotearoa to lead Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, where he began his Saatchi career.

Prior to returning Mark helped establish and lead the rapid growth of Saatchi & Saatchi Melbourne. The office now enjoys a diverse culture of 75 working with Toyota Australia, Bank of Melbourne, Visit Victoria, Saputo Dairy, Loreal, Victorian Election Commission, Koorie Heritage Trust and was recently awarded 2nd place, for 2021 APAC Agency of the Year at the Spikes Asia Pacific Marketing awards.

In addition to his Saatchi & Saatchi NZ Chief Executive position, Mark is also the Chief Growth Officer across the Publicis Groupe Platform in New Zealand delivering modular and connected communication solutions for any challenge.

In his time with the agency, Mark has always passionately championed various diversity, inclusion and social change initiatives that focus on progressing societal evolution, including the globally revered ‘Donation Dollar’ with the Australian Mint, and most recently working with Global Women New Zealand on the ‘Drop The Motherhood Penalty’ initiative.

As a passionate New Zealander, he is proud to become a member of the Champions for Change network and excited by what the community can achieve during this important time for Aotearoa, New Zealand.