Kevin Roberts CNZM is the former CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world’s leading creative organisations.
He started his career in the 1960s with iconic London fashion house Mary Quant. He then worked for Procter & Gamble in Europe and the Middle East and was CEO of Pepsi-Cola Middle East and Canada before coming to New Zealand to be COO of Lion Nathan. For 16 years, he was also a member of the Management Board of Publicis Groupe, the Paris-based global communications group.Today he is a business ambassador for the New Zealand United States Council and Chair of My Food Bag.
He is a former director of the New Zealand Rugby Union and a former board member of New Zealand Football and Trustee for Team New Zealand America’s Cup challenge.
In 2013, he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the community. A world leader on creative thinking, marketing and leadership, Kevin advises national organizations and global brands across commerce, media and sport.
He has honorary appointments and doctorates at a number of international universities and has published several books.