Ogilvy UK appoints new head of integrated production


Ogilvy UK and Hogarth have appointed Natasha Wellesley as head of integrated production, where she will oversee advertising, branded entertainment, and production efforts.

Reporting into Ogilvy UK executive creative director, Jules Chalkley and Hogarth UK managing director, Monica Taylor, Wellesley be responsible for both agencies’ production teams across their advertising, PR and influence, consulting, health and experience divisions.

Wellesley will bring a wealth of experience to the role, having worked for a variety of agencies across both sides of the Atlantic, including BBH and 180LA.

“Natasha is best known for her attention to craft, leadership abilities and creativity. She is a unique talent and an unapologetic multi-disciplinary disruptor,” Chalkley said.

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“Magic happens when we bring our diverse specialists together to solve a client problem, be they influencers, creators, behavioural scientists or PRs. She brings a unique perspective and wealth of experience in advertising and entertainment to the agency’s production offering.

“Having Natasha as part of that mix will be a potent addition to our creative front line as we prepare for 2024, a year of tent pole marketing moments for our clients.”

In 2022, Wellesley, who is a member of Women in Film, was honoured within Creativepool’s creative leader of the year and has been consistently listed as one of the top producers in the USA and UK by the industry trade press.

Wellesley added: “I’m excited to head up the integrated production department at Ogilvy UK and Hogarth. I grew up in the industry in the UK and spent fifteen years in the USA, on both the agency and production side in film, TV and commercials.

“In this ever-changing landscape, I believe creativity isn’t just about making things – it’s about shaping possibilities through storytelling and craft. My ambition is to build a modern, agile fully integrated team that is ready for the next trend or innovation whether that be in broadcast, social, experience, entertainment and everything else in between.”


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