Leo Burnett | Paul Lawson | CEO


Paul Lawson is CEO of Leo Burnett London, and Deputy CEO of the Leo Burnett Group. The Group contains an ad agency, an activation agency, two digital agencies, a fashion/luxury division and a social responsibility collective. He joined Leo Burnett in 2004 to lead the McDonald’s business. He was appointed Managing Director in 2005 and Group Managing Director two years later.

Paul Lawson began his career in 1985 as a Media Planner with Allen Brady Marsh and made the transition into Account Management three years later. He has worked at GGT, Lowe Howard-Spink, Grey and WCRS along the way. His ten years at WCRS included heading up the Client Service department and serving on the Executive Committee.

Paul Lawson is a Fellow of the IPA and holds an MBA from London Business School.