Bower, who was previously based in New York where she held the role of global chief strategy officer for IPG, will work alongside David Hackworthy, Saatchi & Saatchi’s worldwide chief strategy officer.
Alongside Hackworthy, Bower will be charged with working with other members of the senior strategy team across Publicis Groupe, while reporting into Sue Frogley, the UK chief executive of Publicis Media, and Richard Hartell, global lead for the Strategic Studio.
“This is another significant hire for us as we accelerate our UK Groupe model and evolve our Power of One approach,” said Frogley.
“Kate is a super smart strategist and I know she will bring top level thinking and joined up, strategic solutions for our clients,” she added.
Bower also commented on why she chose to make the move: “Publicis Groupe is creating new frontiers in the marketing and advertising world with the clearest, simplest and most effective proposition in the marketplace. I can’t wait to get started in this role to help evolve, solve and transform our clients’ businesses through our unique Power of One approach.”
Publicis Groupe will reveal its latest set of financial results on Thursday (19 July).