Managing Director - Social Chain

Katy Leeson

Katy Leeson is the Managing Director of Social Chain, an IPA woman of tomorrow finalist and former head of new Business and Marketing at MediaCom. Social Chain is a Global Social Media Marketing Agency, working with some of the largest brands in the world including Sky Bet, E Entertainment, Superdry, Holland & Barrett and Häagen-Dazs. Katy’s impressive career and accomplishments led her to secure the managing director’s position after just six months at Social Chain.


Describe what you were like at school in three words?

Shy, a bit weird, clumsy

What’s the best thing about Manchester?

The people, we are all so passionate about our city whilst being (generally) nice people.

What has been your biggest disappointment?

Not getting the right grades in my A Levels and having to go through clearing. It was actually the best thing to happen to me as I ended up finding my way into marketing.

How do you relax?

Exercise and reality TV 🙂

The soundtrack to your life. Which song?

Dogs days are over, Florence and The Machine (it’s helped me through some though difficult times)

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

I wouldn’t I’d go to the future to see what the next big thing is and then come back to today to make it!

What's your most over-used phrase

Thank you or that’s amazing

What advice would you give your 15 year old self?

Don’t worry about things you can’t control