Kathleen Saxton

CEO and Founder, The Lighthouse Company


Kathleen Saxton is the CEO & founder of bespoke headhunting firm The Lighthouse Company, co-founder of Psyched and co-producer of Advertising Week Europe. With a background at organisations such as Sky Television, Capital Radio, EMAP Advertising, Carlton Screen, PHD, Saatchi & Saatchi and Virgin Radio, Kathleen launched The Lighthouse Company in 2009 to create the modern executive search firm clients had been asking for. Listing Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, The Guardian, Snapchat, ITV, Dentsu, Omnicom, WPP and many others as clients – the Lighthouse know what it takes to find and develop New World Leaders for today's modern world. In late 2016, Kathleen, who is also a practising Psychotherapist, launched her second business Psyched (www.psychedglobal.com) in central London in partnership with renowned Psychotherapist, Ben McKie. Psyched offers individuals and corporate boards Executive Development programmes centred on bringing psychotherapy into the boardroom via leadership retreats and individual work. Kathleen is also a board member of NSPCC Childline (and the chair of the annual Childline Ball) as well as being an active member of WACL, the BACP, UKCP and a regular industry speaker and mentor.

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