William Eccleshare is Worldwide CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCOH), one of the world’s largest out-of-home media companies, with operations in 31 markets spanning 4 continents. A member of the CCOH Board, he is also Chairman & CEO of Clear Channel International (CCI), the company’s international business division.
William is leading a global customer-focused transformation strategy, leveraging digital technologies to drive a culture of innovation and accelerate digital growth across the Group.
Prior to joining Clear Channel in 2009, William served in international leadership roles at a number of major advertising agencies, including as Chairman and CEO of BBDO Europe, Middle East and Africa (Omnicom); European Chairman of Young and Rubicam (WPP); Chairman and CEO of Ammirati Puris Lintas (Interpublic Group) for Northern Europe; Global Strategic Planning Director of J. Walter Thompson Worldwide; and CEO, PPGH/JWT Amsterdam. He also spent three years as a Partner at McKinsey & Co, leading the firm’s European Branding Practice.
He has been a board member of the Donmar Warehouse Theatre since 2013, is Senior Independent Director of Centaur Media plc and a non-executive director of Britvic plc.