Hindmarsh will commence her new role at RPM on 1 September, working closely with managing director Dom Robertson to further develop the agency’s culture and strategy, as well as mentoring the senior management team.
Robertson said: "Carrie is an unstoppable talent who’s at the top of her game. She joins us at a time when we, as an agency, are growing in both scale and scope.
"This is a crucial transitional period for RPM and her unrivalled expertise will provide invaluable input. We are at an all time high and Carrie’s addition to the team will ensure we maintain our position at the top of industry leagues. We’re honoured that she’s decided to become a part of the RPM family."
Hindmarsh said she decided to step down from her position at M&C Saatchi to pursue a portfolio career and to have the flexibility to spend more time with her children.
She said: "My 22 years of agency experience have put me in the extremely fortunate position of being able to work in related and new sectors at a non exec level. RPM develops unique, relevant and engaging brand experiences that are best in class.
"They have an impressive client list, talented and committed people and a strong management team who have big ambitions for the future. I am looking forward to helping them realise those ambitions."
Hindmarsh joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 1991 as a graduate trainee and then moved on to M&C Saatchi when it launched in 1995. She was promoted to managing director in 2007, and chief executive in 2011.
She is also on the steering group of the 2% club which has been set up to improve the pipeline of women coming into business and to increase the number of women on Britain’s boards.
The move comes after RPM recently announced the appointment of a series of new board members, as well as several hires.
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