Training the Next Generation of McCann Leaders


Published on November 15, 2018

McCann Worldgroup UK CEO, Mark Lund has officially launched McCann Central’s new learning and development leadership programme, ‘Front&Centre’.

Designed to support the development of the senior management team, the 18-month programme will expose over 60 staff members to learning modules encompassing professional accreditation in areas such as advanced strategic planning, as well as developing key competencies within employment law, coaching and managing change.

A critical element of the programme content will also include a focus on diversity and cover important topics such as mental health awareness for staff and tackling issues associated with unconscious bias.

Dean Lovett, Chief Executive Officer, McCann Central, comments: “We were delighted to welcome Mark Lund to officially kick-off this very important strategic initiative for McCann Central. We are the UK’s largest integrated communications agency because of the skills, commitment and creativity of our staff and it is vital that we support our next generation of leaders as they attain and hone the wide range of skills needed to sustain our success.

“‘Front&Centre’ will develop the leadership capabilities throughout the agency and ensure we continue to consolidate our position at the forefront of the creative industries which has seen us more than double in size over the past five years to our current level of over 500 staff.”