Callum Cheatle

Callum Cheatle



Company: WPP & Group XP

NGO: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Date: September 11, 2017

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Summary of the project: I worked with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya to help them demonstrate the importance of their work saving wild lands, as well as what they’re already known for - saving wild lives.

Callum currently works as Business Development Strategist for Group XP, WPP’s largest experience collective. There, he partners data with creative to explore opportunities for growth through experience for the group’s clients. This is his third year-long rotation of the WPP Fellowship. He began his WPP career in Account Management at Grey London, where his clients included Vodafone, GSK, Tate Art Galleries, Brother and Greene King. He then moved to work as a Digital Strategist for Ogilvy & Mather Advertising in Shanghai, where his clients included Yum Brands, the Coca-Cola Company, Ford, Huawei, Agoda, Unilever and Philips. Prior to joining WPP, Callum worked as a theatre producer and freelance marketer in London. He is a founding director of international cycling-Shakespeare troupe, The HandleBards ( Previous work in theatre includes being Festival Manager of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Artistic Director of the Durham Drama Festival and Founding Manager of theatre for development charity Kenya Collective. Callum holds a BA in Geography from Durham University. He was born and grew-up in Nairobi, Kenya. He loves Africa, theatre, the outdoors, travelling, climbing, squash and cycling. Callum worked with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. Click here to know more about this project.