Melissa Robertson

Chief Executive Officer
Melissa has been in the industry for over 25 years, starting at Grey London before joining Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy in its infancy, and later becoming Managing Director. She was a co-founder of the creative agency, Now; was a Director of the women’s lifestyle platform, The Pool; and has been a vocal supporter of gender equality. She has worked across most sectors, helped launch brands and consulted on some of the UK’s biggest businesses.

Steve Howell

Executive Creative Director
Steve joined Dark Horses in 2019 having previously worked at Droga5 London, Droga5 New York and Saatchi & Saatchi London. His work has won over 30 creative awards, including Cannes Lions Golds and back-to-back British Arrows Grand Prix. He’s also a keen triathlete and regularly competes at the half-Ironman distance.

Matt Readman

Chief Strategy Officer
Matt joined Dark Horses in 2019 to lead the agency's strategic output having previously been Strategy Director at both AnalogFolk and WCRS. He has a long track-record of working in sport and creativity, and is passionate about how sport influences the biggest issues in our society.

Andy Walsh

Head of Production
Andy joined Dark Horses in 2019 from Lucky Generals. He enjoys combining a passion for sport with production and has been lucky enough to shoot with some of the best directing talent, all over the world. Outside of work he’s a dad of two and has a love of anything on two wheels.

Cat Kite

Head of New Business
Cat started her career at The & Partnership before spending three years working at Bates CHI in Vietnam. She joined Dark Horses in 2018. In any spare moment she can be found running - whether that be on the track, trail, road, or even the sand dunes of the Sahara.    

Max Arkell

Head of Account Management
Max joined Dark Horses in 2019 to lead one of the agency’s largest accounts, Nissan. With stints at McCann London, M&C Saatchi and Grey London, he has a passion for people and creativity, believing that the best ideas are truly born from working in a close, honest and trusting partnership.