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FIPP World Congress 2017 | Meet the speaker: Kathleen Saxton, The Lighthouse Company

Kathleen is founder and CEO of The Lighthouse Company. She'll be speaking at the 41st FIPP World Congress, taking place from 9-11 October in London.

Kathleen joined the media and advertising industry in 1990 and spent the following 10 years within sales positions at Sky Television, Capital Radio, Emap and Carlton Screen before undertaking various general management positions on the boards of PHD, Saatchi & Saatchi and Virgin Radio.

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Kathleen always held a huge passion for the human condition and the value of relationships within her broad network and the wider industry and so, in 2007 took the entrepreneurial leap to become a founding partner and shareholder at executive search firm, Grace Blue where she confirmed her passion for representing talent at leadership level. 

After three exciting and successful years, Kathleen felt the industry was demanding a whole new approach and a talent agent style representation at the leadership level and a more intimate consultative approach to building boards and businesses and so, in 2009 Kathleen broke away and set up The Lighthouse Company in London and New York. 

The Lighthouse Company has grown a reputation for representing world-class leadership talent and undertaking executive search for some of the finest and most famous companies within the Media, Marketing, Entertainment and Technology sectors. Now in its 8th year, the Lighthouse Company has also become trusted advisors, to many start-ups, corporate celebrities, entrepreneurs and the private equity fraternity. The Lighthouse also produce the annual New World Talent Survey which offers a barometer to the industry on matters such as leadership, equality and mental health in the boardroom.

Furthering her curiosity into the human condition, Kathleen completed her training in Psychotherapy at Regent’s University in 2014 and continues to advance both her Psychotherapy development at CCPE and has now opened her own clinical practice in Central London. In late 2016, Kathleen launched her second business Psyched Global, in partnership with Ben McKie, offering individuals and corporate boards Executive Development programmes centred around bringing psychotherapy into the boardroom via leadership retreats and individual work.

In 2012, after five years of attending and speaking at the inspiring Advertising Week event in New York, Kathleen approached and partnered with Matt Scheckner the original founder and together they launched Advertising Week Europe in 2013, attracting 25,000+ people each year. 

Kathleen is also a board member of NSPCC Childline. 

Kathleen will speak at the 41st FIPP World Congress, 9-11 October 2017 in London, the UK. Meet her there. 

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