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Timothy J. Romenesko

Debbie Klein Strategic Advisor

Debbie has extensive experience as a CEO and executive in commercial brand, marketing services, and people roles and has worked in the media and marketing industry for over 35 years. Until recently she was group chief marketing, corporate affairs, and people officer at Sky (part of Comcast), where she oversaw the group’s brand marketing, communications, public affairs, HR, diversity and inclusion, and ESG.

Prior to that Debbie was CEO at Engine, a global integrated marketing services business, which she helped build during her 20 years at the firm, prior to its sale to private equity. Under her leadership, Engine was named in the Sunday Times ‘Best Companies To Work For’ list for 8 consecutive years. Earlier in her career she worked in Strategy and Insight at Saatchi & Saatchi and Nielsen.

Debbie is the recipient of numerous awards including being named in Ad Age’s 20 Women to Watch in Europe, Woman of the Year by The Drum, and an AdLand Trailblazer by Campaign. Debbie is a past president of Thirty Club, and a past president of WACL (Women in Advertising and Communications London).

She received her Bachelor of Business Science from University of Cape Town and Advanced Management Programme from Harvard Business School.

Debbie serves on the Boards of Guardian Media Group, Nationwide Building Society, Xyon Health, and MultiChoice Group. She is also an executive performance coach and advisor to several CEOs and C-Suite executives.