Kathleen Saxton

Executive Vice President and Managing Director, MediaLink


Kathleen spent the first nine years of her career in media sales roles at Sky Television, Capital Radio, Emap Advertising and Carlton Screen In 2000, she joined the much celebrated planning agency PHD, as Business Development Director, working with the legendary founding partners, and spent four helping to develop the business and learning the new rules of operational management. In 2004, Kathleen joined Saatchi and Saatchi as their board Marketing Director, completing her full 360 degree journey in the industry.
Towards the end of 2005 Kathleen joined Fru Hazlitt at Virgin Radio as Director of Strategy and Planning where she led the valuation of the national licences, directed future business and platform strategy and managed the research, legal and planning teams.
In 2007, after a long-term flirtation with the idea of professional headhunting, Kathleen became a founding partner and shareholder at Grace Blue which quickly became a profitable and successful headhunting firm.
In late 2009, it was clear the world was changing at a pace never experienced before. Clients were frustrated by historical headhunting practices and ambitious talent was looking for a more personal and intimate service.
Kathleen set up The Lighthouse Company with a vision to create the modern headhunting firm that clients have been asking for.
Today, with offices in London and New York, The Lighthouse Company represents some of the most talented individuals globally and ensure they connect to and flourish within visionary, brave and ambitious clients.
Kathleen lives in Hampstead and has two children, Ned and Nancy.
She is also co-founder of Psyched, a transformational leadership development company that brings together pioneering practitioners to help develop the ‘whole self’. Kathleen also sits on the board of ChildLine, the charity that has been giving children all the support they need for the past 30 years.