Lee Adams (Chief Executive Officer)

Lee Adams


Lee is a founder of Cantarus and, after leaving Accenture as one of their top-performing Consultants, has led the business from a three-man start-up to one of the largest digital agencies in the North of England. Under his leadership, Cantarus has grown to employ circa sixty people, win innumerable UK and global awards and serve a world-class client list of approaching one hundred organisations in the UK and internationally. A strong technologist, Lee has over twenty years’ experience delivering success in ‘digital’ to organisations large and small. His skillset encompasses the ‘big picture’ of digital strategy as well as a deep understanding of day-to-day operational delivery. He is passionate about equipping organisations with the structure, people, processes, technology and data to create a consistent model for success. His client-and outcome-centric approach has created an agency in Cantarus with an outstanding reputation, best represented by its industry-leading Net Promoter Score consistently exceeding +82.

Lee has worked at senior and executive levels in virtually every sector of the economy and has particularly deep expertise in membership, infrastructure services, web, mobile apps and eCommerce. He has helped dozens of leading organisations achieve success including WHSmith, Institute of Directors, Worldpay, Royal College of GPs, Barclays, Stroke Association, Sports Direct, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, University of Chicago, United Utilities, The Children’s Society, INTO University Partnerships, Chartered Institute of Building, Cambridge Assessment and a plethora of public sector organisations.