Elizabeth Buchanan

President, Global Transformation. OMD Worldwide

Now responsible for driving transformation at OMD, an Omnicom agency with 11,000 staff and $43b in management, Elizabeth has had a distinguished career with more than 20 years inside marque brands including Yahoo!, Macquarie Bank and WPP. In addition, Elizabeth was the co-founder and CEO of The White Agency in Australia, which she built from a startup into the country’s hottest digital agency. Managing the full-service digital needs for clients including the largest telco, the number one bank and Coca-Cola South Pacific, the business won numerous awards including Australian Business of the Year, ranked in Top 10 Places to Work, and Elizabeth was the youngest listed in the BRW Top 20 Australian Female Entrepreneurs. Elizabeth sold The White Agency to STW Group (now WPP) and then moved into the holding group as Division Director, responsible for the Digital, Direct, Media & Experiential portfolio of agencies (20+ P/Ls). Elizabeth has a very strong social conscience and she has been dedicated to giving back through-out her career via pro-bono projects, active volunteering and NGO board roles.

Elizabeth lives in Brooklyn, New York where she loves to bike ride around Prospect Park with her husband, two step-daughters, two daughters and one son. She is also enjoying the competition of who can find the best new restaurant in Manhattan with her friends.