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The Essential List

The Essential List: Kate Stanners

Saatchi & Saatchi’s Global CCO reveals her love for Dime (or Daim) bars, Matisse, Björk and more

The Essential List: Kate Stanners

Kate Stanners has been key to keeping Saatchi & Saatchi on the top of their game for the past 12 years. As both Global Chief Creative Officer and London CCO she’s responsible for overseeing Saatchi & Saatchi’s creative output  the creative talent of the network, and global clients that include Proctor & Gamble, Mondelez, General Mills and HSBC. Having begun her career under Dave Trott’s directorship at GGT, she went on to be Founding Partner at the revolutionary St Luke’s and has been recognised as one of her generation’s greatest creatives since. We were eager to get our hands on her Essential List to find out just what stokes her creative fires.


Travel


◦ Place of birth: Chiswick, London
◦ Hometown: London 
◦ Staycation: Cotswolds 
◦ Vacation: Harbour Island 

Vacation - pink sands in the Bahamas

◦ Place of work: Saatchi & Saatchi London 
◦ Place of workout: Pilates 
◦ Mode of transport: Tube or walk
◦ Miscellaneous Travel Essential: Dime (Daim) bar 

Never travel without one


Culture


◦ Artist: Matisse 
◦ Musician: Anything my son, Otto, plays 
◦ Commercials director: Jonathan Glazer
◦ Film director: Kathryn Bigelow
◦ Photographer: Steven Meisel
◦ Film: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
◦ Series: House of Cards


◦ Commercial: Blackcurrant Tango 
◦ Music Video: Any Bjork music video 
◦ Book: Any Human Heart by William Boyd
◦ Newspaper (off or online): The Guardian 
◦ Magazine: Vogue
◦ Miscellaneous Art: David Shrigley

One of Björk's many brilliant music videos



Food and Drink


◦ Restaurant: River Café 
◦ Cheap bite: Five Guys burger 
◦ Working lunch: Itsu 
◦ Dish: Steak and chips 

Hard to go wrong with a steak and chips

◦ Snack: Salt & vinegar Hula Hoops
◦ Guilty Pleasure: Cadbury Flake Bar for breakfast 
◦ Tipple: White wine 
◦ Soft Tipple: Water 
◦ Miscellaneous food: Bagel, cream cheese, crispy bacon 
◦ Miscellaneous Beverage: Cappuccino 



Kit


◦ Phone: iPhone
◦ Computer: Mac 
◦ TV: Samsung
◦ Headphones: Sony 
◦ Camera: Leica 
◦ Pen / pencil: Bic 
◦ Where you document an idea: On scraps of paper 
◦ Watch: Rolex Submariner 


Watch of choice

◦ App: Net-a-Porter
◦ Website: Net-a-Porter
◦ Work program: Outlook 
◦ Digital work tool: Mac 
◦ Grooming: Not enough!
◦ Miscellaneous Kit Essential: My glasses