Ian McAteer

Ian McAteer

Chairman, Union Group

Ian McAteer

I qualified and practised as a Barrister before joining Saatchi & Saatchi in London in 1984 to work on the BA account. During this time I also worked on a wide variety of clients, including Campbell’s Soup, Cadbury-Schweppes, Avis Rent-a-Car, BP and British Telecom. I was appointed to the Saatchi board in 1990, before returning to Scotland in 1992 to join Faulds Advertising.

I jointly founded The Union in 1996 and have helped run the business ever since. I am a Fellow of the IPA and the Marketing Society, have served as Chairman of both the IPA in Scotland and Worldwide Partners, as well as the youth charity ProjectScotland.

With over 30 years experience in advertising and marketing, I am still intimately involved in helping clients, with a particular focus on digital marketing. In 2015 I took responsibility for running Union Digital and enjoy the fresh challenges and opportunities that digital marketing offers. I still try to use my legal training to apply discipline and logic in helping clients develop their marketing and sales strategy.

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Management Team

Ian McAteer

Ian McAteer

Chairman, Union Group

Kyle Hardie

Kyle Hardie

Managing Director, The Union/Union Connect

Mark Reid

Mark Reid

Planning Director, The Union

Michael Hart

Michael Hart

Creative Director, The Union/Union Digital

Gus Chalmers

Gus Chalmers

Managing Director, Union Direct

Clive Goldstein

Clive Goldstein

Managing Director, Union Leeds

Sheryl Thomson

Sheryl Thomson

Creative Director, Union Direct

Daniel Batey

Daniel Batey

Managing Director, Union Data

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald

Deputy Creative Director

Euan Auld

Euan Auld

Deputy Creative Director

Nicci Motiang

Nicci Motiang

Head of Planning

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Branding Counsel

Karen Andre

Karen Andre

Business Development Director, Union Direct

Ruth Yee

Ruth Yee

Head of Art, The Union

Caroline Cairns

Caroline Cairns

Group Account Director, Union Connect