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Katie Lee

Chief Operating Officer, Wavemaker Global

Katie is an experienced leader with a breadth of experience across a diverse range of businesses. She is a passionate advocate for diversity.  She is an active member of WACL and focuses on creating open, inclusive and sustainable working environments.  

She started her career in advertising agencies, working at Saatchi & Saatchi and BBH, before joining Leo Burnett where she became Marketing Director and latterly Managing Director.   

She then left the big agency world for small ambitious start ups, becoming Gravity Road's first Managing Director, and helping to expand and structure the business as it grew into an award-winning independent agency. She then worked at Sunshine before becoming CEO of Omnicom-owned Lucky Generals.   

Before Wavemaker, Katie was CEO of Clementine, a hypnotherapy app for women, where she scaled the business post-seed funding and is still an advisor for the company.  

As COO of Wavemaker, Katie brings a different perspective to the business ensuring the company is creatively and collaboratively driven. Katie’s focus is to propel Wavemaker’s commitment to making it the best place to work for its people, clients and partners.