Stephen Gatfield is a highly-experienced leader of global marketing service businesses and an adviser and Director of several high growth technology enabled startups in the brand tech, connected gaming and online media sectors.
He was Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific and then COO of Leo Burnett Worldwide from 1997-2003, EVP for corporate development for Interpublic Group (2004-2011) and CEO of Lowe&Partners Worldwide a key division of IPG which he led to Turnaround Agency of the Year in 2009. He is currently Group Chairman of Elmwood Design one of the UK’s leading global brand design consultancies.
Stephen chairs the External Advisory Board of the University of Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology and is an advisor for the University’s Centre for Innovation.
He is a director of Open Slate, Believe Entertainment, Sensible Objects and is Chairman and Director of Trigger.
As well as being a Watershed Board Member, Stephen is a director of Watershed Ventures and leads Watershed’s Artful Innovation Programme designed to help STEAM innovators succeed.