Debbie Klein became Chief Executive of Engine in 2010, having been Joint Chief Executive for the previous 2 years. She runs the UK business, overseeing the 10 partner companies (which include disciplines such as digital communications, advertising, direct marketing, public relations and strategy consultancy), leading key Client relationships and ensuring the attraction and retention of the best talent in the industry. She was Chief Executive of WCRS from 2005-2008 and continues to be involved as Chairman of the advertising agency. She was a founding partner in the management buyout of WCRS in 2004. Prior to that she was Head of Planning at WCRS for five years and started her career at AC Nielsen and Saatchi and Saatchi as a Strategic Planner.
Debbie Klein has been named one of the Sunday Times ‘Top 40 under 40 in Media’ and is one of Campaign’s ‘Women of Today’. Engine has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, for the past three years. She has also been Centre London since 2010. Debbie has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community recognised as Business Leader of the Year by The South African in 2011.