WPP’s Y&R London appoints Paul Lawson as CEO


Y&R London has appointed Paul Lawson as CEO of the agency, effective November 1, 2017.   He succeeds Jon Sharpe, who is taking on a new leadership role within the network.

Lawson joins Y&R from Leo Burnett London, where he has been since 2004.  Since 2010 he has been Burnett’s Group CEO in the London market, and he previously served as Group Managing Director and Managing Partner.  He has held key leadership roles on global clients such as P&G and McDonalds.

Paul Lawson has also had senior account roles at Grey and WCRS/Galileo and prior to that spent a few years at GGT and Lowe Howard-Spink.   He began his career at Allen, Brady and Marsh.

About Y& R

Y&R (originally Young & Rubicam) is a marketing and communications company specializing in advertising, digital and social media, sales promotion, direct marketing and brand identity consulting. It is one of the world’s largest advertising agencies. It is a member of WPP, the largest advertising group in the world.

oung & Rubicam Advertising is one of the world’s largest consumer advertising agencies. Young & Rubicam Advertising ranks as the world’s 10th largest advertising agency, with revenues of approximately $907 million.

David Sable is the Global Chairman and CEO, Tony Granger is the Global Chief Creative Officer, and Peter Law-Gisiko is the CFO of Young & Rubicam Advertising.