Ogilvy & Mather London hires Mick Mahoney as Chief Creative Officer 

Business, Creativity, People

Ogilvy & Mather London (O&M London) has appointed former RKCR/Y&R ECD Mick Mahoney to the role of Chief Creative Officer (CCO) to lead the agency’s creative output across its client portfolio in the UK. He will take up his post this month and will report into newly appointed CEO, Charlie Rudd.

Mahoney’s appointment further strengthens the new senior team at Sea Containers including, Charlie Rudd, CEO who joined early in the year and Chief Strategy Officer, Kevin Chesters who joins the agency in the Spring.

Mahoney, Executive Creative Director at RKCR/Y&R from 2013 to 2015, previously worked as Executive Creative Director at Havas Worldwide London for four years, and from 2006 as Creative Director at BBH London, where he worked with Ogilvy’s newly appointed CEO, Charlie Rudd.

He is known for big ideas generation as well as his craft and has created outstanding work for leading brands, including Vodafone, Land Rover, Unilever and Johnnie Walker. He has won over 150 industry awards, including a Cannes Grand Prix, 4 Gold Lions, 6 Silver Lions, a One Show Best In Show, 5 D&AD Silvers, and 5 BTAA Golds.

Mick is a rare creative talent.  Not only is he driven by the quality of the output and making all the work better but he is equally creative in thinking about how agencies need to change to stay relevant to Clients’ changing needs.  I can’t wait to partner with him again.

Charlie Rudd,

CEO, Ogilvy & Mather London

Mick Mahoney

Ogilvy & Mather’s creative ambition has continually impressed me. Network of the Year at Cannes for the last 4 years tells its own story. So, it’s a privilege to be part of the new team that will help define its future at Sea Containers House.  And of course, I’m looking forward to working with Charlie again. Can’t wait to get going.

Mick Mahoney

Mick is one of the sharpest and most gifted talents in our business. We are absolutely thrilled with the partnership of Charlie and Mick, and I have every confidence they will take us to the next level of performance in London.

Tham Khai Meng,

Worldwide Chief Creative Officer & Co-Chairman Ogilvy & Mather


Mick Mahoney received, over the time, an impressive number of accolades to the most coveted international ad festivals, including 10 Cannes trophies (including a Grand Prix for Stella Artois, 3 Golds and 6 Silvers), 2 One Show distinctions (Best in Show with Johnnie Walker and Silver with Dulux), 13 D&AD accolades (including 5 Silvers) and numerous other distinctions from BTAA, Campaign, Creative Circle, Clio, LIA, TED or Design Museum Awards.

His recent works include “Local Hero’s” for Vodafone, “Everyman Remembered” for Royal British Legion or “The Walk” for Johnnie Walker

Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services in-house including: brand advertising; direct marketing; interactive; digital and targeted media; brand identity; retail and in-store promotions; trade/event marketing, public relations; CRM and loyalty marketing; fast-track, low-cost delivery; analytics and research capabilities; strategic partnerships; branded content and entertainment; multicultural marketing, and sustainability marketing. Ogilvy & Mather services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries.