Stuart Payne is the President and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Canada as well as the Global Client Leader of Publicis Groupe’s worldwide Toyota business. Stuart brings to Saatchi & Saatchi experience not always found within ad agencies: real world knowledge of what matters to clients. Prior to joining Saatchi & Saatchi Canada in 2007, Stuart spent 18 years on the client side at Toyota Canada Inc., rising to the position of Director and Officer, and was responsible for running the highly successful Canadian Lexus Division.
Drawing on his extensive sales and marketing background, Stuart brings experienced leadership to Saatchi & Saatchi. Stuart earned a bachelor of business administration at Simon Fraser University, where he is now a member of the Dean's External Advisory Board at the Beedie School of Business, and has attended executive management programs at the Wharton School of Business.