William Eccleshare is Chairman & CEO of Clear Channel International – the international division of Clear Channel Outdoor, one of the world’s largest out-of-home media companies.
William is leading a customer-focused transformation driving innovation and digital growth in multiple markets across Asia and Europe, whose combined assets reach an audience of over 400 million people every month.
Prior to joining Clear Channel in 2009, William served in international leadership roles at a number of major advertising agencies, including as Chairman and CEO of BBDO Europe, Middle East and Africa (Omnicom); European Chairman of Young and Rubicam (WPP); Chairman and CEO of Ammirati Puris Lintas (Interpublic Group) for Northern Europe; Global Strategic Planning Director of J. Walter Thompson Worldwide; and CEO, PPGH/JWT Amsterdam. He also spent three years as a Partner at McKinsey & Co, leading the firm’s European Branding Practice.
He served as a non-executive director of Hays plc from 2004-2014, has been a board member of the Donmar Warehouse Theatre since 2013 and is Senior Independent Director of Centaur Media plc.