We work as a Flock and celebrate our diversity of experience, style, and personality. Our ways of working are inclusive bringing the best from our experienced team.
Executive Chairman/ Co CEO
Simon has extensive experience of marketing transformation through integrated and effective marketing and communications. He has run Creative, Media, Digital & Digital Media, Branded Content, Econometric & Poster buying companies, having been CEO, EMEA for Saatchi & Saatchi, and Aegis Media, MD EMEA for OMD. He has also held senior positions at Leo Burnett, MindShare and ZenithOptimedia.
Simon has enjoyed working towards transforming a number of World Class companies and brands such as Diageo, Carlsberg, Heineken, Adidas, Nike, Sony Electronics, Mobile, Music & Pictures, IBM, Apple, HSBC, Toyota, Kia, PSA, Bridgestone, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Sara Lee, Beiersdorf, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, P&G, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Emirates to name a few.
He has won IPA Effectiveness Awards as well as Cannes Lions, M&M Global, Media Week and Campaign Creative and Media Awards for clients such as Nike, Sony and Sony Pictures etc. Whilst in charge of the creative offering at OMD, the agency won most awarded network of the year for five straight years at Cannes, was either M&M Global or Campaign Network of the year for each of the five years, and whilst at Saatchi & Saatchi the agency became the first and only agency ever awarded in every single award category from Titanium & Integrated, through to Promotions, PR and Media.
When he is not helping clients Simon can be found fishing, shooting or ferrying his two young daughters around the West Sussex countryside.
Chief Finance Officer
John holds a BA in Accountancy and Financial Management gained from Sheffield University in 1982. He qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1985.
John owned his own accountancy practice for over 30 years, focussing on businesses that needed professional financial assistance to help them develop and grow their business. He has a proven record of working with growing companies. The clients were from a variety of sectors including private equity, venture capital, an online travel agency, a film production company, an optical manufacturer, advertising agencies, an online publisher and empathy consultancy.
John has been married for 30 years, is a qualified cricket umpire, a Samaritan volunteer for 20 years and a volunteer with Sussex Police Search Team. He also loves all things Irish!
Aysha has over 10 years’ of experience working in Operations and managing large, cross-functional projects across all departments both within the public and private sector.
She has a natural ability to nurture & coach, a personality trait that presents itself in all roles that she undertakes. Aysha is passionate about helping and supporting people through their career and currently provide coaching and mentoring to aspiring leaders and graduates in successfully developing their career pathways.
Aysha is recognised as an industry expert in driving performance excellence through people and managing change effectively in environments of rapid growth. She regularly speaks at HR events, workshops and conferences including the industry recognised CIPD professional body for HR and people development.
Outside of work Aysha loves to cook at home, as well as eating out. She is currently researching and developing the production of her own cooking and dining experience book. She also loves to dance a lot…and where possible she enjoys travelling…mainly to hot countries.
US Regional Lead
Peter is an accomplished, versatile, growth – oriented executive with extensive experience in brand building, digital strategy and innovation. He has led and grown two NY creative agencies. He has partnered with hundreds of global brands across numerous categories and channels to optimize customer experiences and unlock business growth through creativity.
Peter is known as a builder of teams and culture and an entrepreneurial thinker with best-in-class experience. At the same time, he is solidly grounded in delivering the kind of results expected from a marketing practitioner.
Bonnie brings over 20 years of agency-side and startup experience in integrated marketing building fortune 500 brands, deep in in digital including: online advertising, social media, mobile, branded
content, and e-commerce. She’s held senior leadership roles at leading agencies such as AKQA, Code & Theory, DDB, and McCann. Experience in planning, executing, and analyzing complex marketing programs from $5k to $50MM in NA, EMEA, and APAC, for brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, L’Oreal, JP Morgan Chase, Vogue, and British Airways.Bonnie has also spent 7 years as a growth advisor consulting with small businesses and startups on business development, user acquisition/retention, brand strategy, and content production.During off hours, Bonnie looks to maintain her 27 year snowboarding streak and grows 58 types of vegetables, fruits, and houseplant on her NYC fire escape garden.
Florian is a results-driven marketer with a track record in managing and leading complex client organisations, delivering award-winning work and directing fully integrated campaigns for international clients such as Jaguar, Toyota, Audi, O2, Pernod Ricard, Nestlé.
He started his career more than 18 years ago in Frankfurt/Germany and moved to London in 2008 where he started working at Saatchi&Saatchi London, helping the agency to transform the Toyota Europe account. During his time there he was responsible for changing the agency processes to deliver a fully integrated approach by introducing digital and social into Toyota’s Pan-European marketing mix. In his role he was responsible for running pitches for launch campaigns within Saatchis European network, overseeing strategy, creative development and production – in true Germanic style, he managed to significantly increase production efficiencies for Toyota in Europe. He successfully managed Toyota’s image crisis in 2010, when Toyota was in the news for recalling over 2.3million vehicles worldwide. In his latest role he managed the relaunch of the Jaguar brand, reigniting global market growth by leading integrated campaigns.
At Flock he led marketing transformation projects for clients such as Campbells US, McDonald’s US, Britvic, Mondelēz Europe, Honda Europe, Toyota Europe and is the lead consultant for Marketing Operations. He is a passionate Eintracht Frankfurt supporter and adopted Arsenal as his surrogate team – he occasionally wonders if that was a good decision or not. In his free time he can be found jumping into muddy puddles, either with his 5 year old son or at the Regent’s Park football pitch.
EMEA Regional Lead
Katie is a Junior Consultant at Flock, working with our Consultancy team to transform the way our clients deliver their marketing operations and outputs.
Prior to joining Flock, Katie worked in a variety of marketing and communications environments across a number of sectors in design and branding agencies and most recently as a Consultant for Oystercatchers.
Katie is passionate about delivering practical, game changing pieces of consultancy and has previously delivered marketing excellence programmes for brands such as GVC, EY and Boden.
Katie is also a volunteer programme manager for the Be Awesome Night School, an organisation which provides affordable training to women in creative industries.
I’m a versatile global citizen with experience across a variety of sectors and disciplines. I’ve worked with partners like GSK, Sanofi, BAT, Samsung, Virgin, Sony, Generali and Volvo. I’ve spent the majority of my career as an account lead in agencies like Rapier, iris, Cheil and Grey, where I also performed a number of WPP duties.
I’m firstly a marketeer who has gently transitioned into change management, advising businesses on how to set themselves up for success. I’m passionate about helping marketers get the most both from the environment they work in and from themselves.
Claire is a highly motivated senior leader in Media and Sourcing with significant Agency and FMCG experience. A change maker who has a breadth of commercial and operational experience working for 11 years within Agency Networks followed by 11 years at Mondelez delivering Responsible Marketing Procurement, Ecosystem Management and Marketing Transformation.
Some recent career highlights include Global Agency, Owners and MarTech roadmap design & management; Global Pitch Governance and Contracting; Media Performance model evolution & implementation and design and build of a data solution for an in-house digital media team
Peter is a dynamic and versatile professional with an accomplished record of leveraging creativity, collaboration, and strategic thinking to produce outstanding marketing results for global brands across culture.
Peter spent the first eight years of his career as a Senior Creative Strategist at Endeavor, building out the agency’s brand advertising capabilities and securing new business from clients like AB InBev, Lowe’s, T-Mobile, and Visa. In 2021, he established his own LLC for freelance creative consulting and was a key member of Wasserman X’s New Business Team, driving winning experiential RFP responses for Progressive, Google, and Target.
Peter holds a BA in English and Political Science from Colgate University and an MBA in Marketing and Management Science from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In his free time, he is an avid chef, poet, gardener, and baseball fan.
Global People & Culture Lead
Veska is a business psychologist, experienced facilitator, and mentor with 11 years in the HR profession, carrying out global cultural change initiatives aimed at improving employee experience and organisational effectiveness. She specialises in coaching, staff wellbeing and leadership development with global clients from the media, tech, food & beverages industries. Veska has two psychology degrees and is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management & the CIPD.
Veska is passionate about gender equality, cultural diversity and creating an inclusive and equitable workplace that fuels innovative thinking. She has designed and delivered successful global Diversity & Inclusion strategies & campaigns for small and large organisations, spanning across relevant people policies to creating ‘safe spaces’ for everyone at work. She is a certified Professional Behaviour (DISC) Analyst (CPBA) and Mental Health First Aider.
The vast majority of my career has been spent in the automotive industry, where I utilised and developed my extensive project/product management skills in order to delivery bespoke and high production products. I have experience managing a team of developers who were responsible for implementing changes to a range of automotive products. High level stakeholder management was key to managing these tasks, as well as the ability to translate technical detail into visual representation, KPIs and detail success planning.
I am a highly social person and in my free time I enjoy listening to music and going to gigs. I am also a self-confessed “tech nerd” and enjoy designing and building products using my 3D printer.