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For the full list of all our Fellows please scroll down for bios or click here to download the list

Meet the 2017 Fellows

  • Alejandro Pinillos, CEO Bonafont - Danone Waters Mexico

    Alejandro Pinillos

    Alejandro Pinillos was promoted to CEO Bonafont - Danone Waters Mexico in May 2017.  Prior to this he was appointed Category Growth Officer in 2015 taking the lead for the Top Line functions (Marketing & Sales) for Danone Dairy Division, based in Paris HQ. Previous roles include General Manager Danone DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) based in Munich (2014-2015), and General Manager Danone Early Life Nutrition Italy (Mellin SpA) & Greece (Numil SA) based in Milan (2010-2014).

    Previous Marketing roles include VP Marketing for Danone ELN division (Early Life Nutrition) based in Amsterdam HQ (2007-2010), Marketing Director Danone Italy (2004-2007) and Activia Global Marketing Director (2002-2004) based in Barcelona.

    Alejandro joined Danone Spain in 2000 and started his Marketing career in P&G Spain in 1994.Alejandro Pinillos holds a Business Administration degree from Universidad Complutense (Madrid) and an MBA from Cass Business School (University of London).

  • Alex Haitoglou, VP of Healthcare, Retail brands and Own products - Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Alex Haitoglou

    Alex is currently working based in London and Nottingham, UK, and is the VP of Healthcare, Retail Brands and Own Products for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), the world’s largest global pharmacy, health and wellbeing enterprise. In his role, he manages a multifunctional organisation that delivers a wide range of products and services, across 12 markets, from concept and product innovation across to in-market launch and support, including communication above and below the line. This includes brands like Soltan, one of the first and biggest sun care brands in the UK, as well as health, beauty and personal care products that are branded under Boots, or other brand and retailer brand names. Alex is also leading the core global marketing capability training for WBA, as well as the strategy and framework for retail brand development across geographies. Before this role, Alex managed the healthcare/OTC business for Alliance Boots, that merged eventually with Walgreens, running both the innovation as well as the commercial side of the business.

    Alex started his marketing career in P&G, where he did a variety of brand management roles from running Ariel for Europe based in Geneva, to working at P&Gs internal consultancy and new business creation that is based in Cincinnati, and other roles in Geneva and London across P&Gs homecare portfolio.

  • Arnd Pickhardt, Advertising and Marketing Director - Lidl Germany

    Arnd Pickhardt

    Arnd is holding the position as Advertising and Marketing Director for Lidl Germany. In his current role he is working on how the brand is perceived in Germany.

    Prior to this Arnd was based in the UK from May 2009 until October 2015. Starting as a National Senior Audit Manager for Lidl UK, he joined the field of Marketing in 2011 where he was promoted to Head of Advertising. Following the tremendous success of the award winning #LidlSurprise campaign he was promoted to become Lidl UK’s first Advertising and Marketing Director.

    In 2015, he was voted Marketers` Marketer of the Year, followed by Visionary Marketer of the Year in 2016
    Arnd started his Career with Lidl in Sales & Operations as District Manager at Lidl Germany. Being a true Lidler, he is passionate about building Lidl as brand offering the best quality for the lowest possible price, always keeping the customer´s perspective in mind.

    In his free time he enjoys traveling and mountain hiking.

  • Arthur Hoeld, SVP Brand Strategy and Business Development - Adidas

    Arthur Hoeld

    Arthur Hoeld is SVP Brand Strategy and Business Development for brand adidas in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Arthur reports into and works closely with Eric Liedtke, Executive Board Member for Global Brands, to drive the brand strategy and ensure its effective execution. He plays a critical role in driving the business and realizing operating budgets, profitability and growth objectives.

    In 2016 Arthur became General Manager of the entire Business Unit Group Originals & Core. Under Arthur’s leadership, Originals grew to a highly profitable multi-billion Euro business, significantly influencing our brand’s NPS and positioned Originals the pioneering sub-brand of our industry. In 2104 that Arthur became General Manager of Originals, the sportswear business of the adidas brand and was promoted to SVP Originals in 2011.

    Arthur started his career with adidas in 1998, in Advertising and International Marketing. Since then he was heading up different departments, amongst others, the Global Marketing Communication Department, Brand Marketing EMEA and the Sport Style Division. Prior to his career at adidas, Arthur worked at an Advertising agency in London looking after numerous international accounts.

    In 1996 Arthur graduated in Advertising and Marketing Management at the Business School in Pforzheim, Germany and at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

    Arthur is married with 3 kids, a passionate sportsman and enjoys playing the trumpet.

  • Chris Duncan, Managing Director for Times Newspapers Ltd - News UK

    Chris Duncan

    Chris Duncan is the Managing Director for Times Newspapers Ltd, the publisher of The Times, The Sunday Times and The TLS. He is responsible for the overall P&L and business development activities for the brands, as well as overseeing sales and marketing activities.

    He was previously the Chief Customer Officer for News UK, a role which managed all consumer marketing and customer operations activities for The Times and The Sunday Times and also for The Sun.  He held a number of roles at News UK since joining in 2007, including working on the project to launch The Times paywall.

    Previously Duncan had worked in data and digital, holding roles as MD at consultancy Infoloop and also as MD at CRM agency Alchemetrics which he had joined as a start up in 1997.

    He has been a mentor for the Marketing Academy since 2015.

  • Christoph Wegener, Head of Global Sales & Business Development - SIG Combibloc

    Christoph Wegener

    Christoph Wegener is Head of Global Sales and Business Development at SIG Combibloc, responsible for global strategic initiatives to drive top-line growth. Prior to this role, Christoph was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group Germany (2007 – 2015) with focus on sales & marketing.

    Christoph joined SIG Combibloc in 2015. His position strives to strengthen SIG’s top-line performance through key initiatives in strategic as well as functional sales & marketing arenas: initiate and accelerate new market entries, drive global account development, push sales digitization, and achieve a step-change in commercial excellence.

    Before joining SIG Combibloc, Christoph had an 8-year long tenure at the Boston Consulting Group. As a core member of BCG’s marketing and sales practice Christoph initiated and lead numerous strategy consulting projects on topics such as sales strategy, strategic pricing, M&A in the industrial goods sector.

    Christoph holds an MBA with distinction from The University of Oxford, Saїd Business School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics from the University of Rostock.

  • Claire Cronin, Senior Vice President Marketing - Virgin Atlantic

    Claire Cronin

    Claire joined Vigrin Atlantic as their Senior Vice President Marketing in July 2017.  Prior to this Claire was at Virgin Holidays where she joined in December 2014, and was part of the leadership team that successfully led the company’s transition to a customer direct business, focusing wholly on its own channels to improve the customer experience. She implemented a complete overhaul of the marketing function, up weighting digital expertise and re-defining the way in which the customer base is segmented. This, coupled with efficiencies made in the company’s advertising spend has resulted in an 11% reduction in marketing costs, whilst driving a 6% increase in bookings and a 21% increase in margin.

    Claire also led a new brand positioning strategy to a more premium creative execution, which has seen an 10% rise in brand preference scores, cementing Virgin Holidays’ place as the UK’s preferred long-haul tour operator.  

    Claire began her career on the Barclays Graduate Leadership Programme, working across a number of product and marketing roles in the consumer banking arm, becoming Associate Director of Global Propositions for Western Europe in 2008. In 2009, she accepted an approach to join NetJets, the world’s  largest private jet company, as Senior Vice President of Marketing. During her tenure, she was promoted to the board and her responsibilities were extended to include Customer Service. Whilst at NetJets she introduced a “digital-first” strategy encompassing the development of a new website and CRM programme, resulting in a 220% increase in sales from online channels. She also led the development of a carbon-neural strategy and by 2011 the entire airline’s emissions were 100% offset – a feat which has yet to be repeated in aviation. In February 2013, Claire joined Barclaycard as Group Corporate Communications Director, where she assumed responsibility for brand reputation and media strategy.  

    Claire sits on the board at the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in Jamaica, the Virgin Group staff engagement committee and mentors marketing graduates at the beginning of their career paths through The Marketing Academy.

  • Dan Ramsay, Consumer Marketing Director - BT

    Dan Ramsay

    Dan is Consumer Marketing Director at BT, where he oversees consumer marketing for BT Sport, mobile, broadband and BT TV. He is accountable for the UK’s second largest advertising budget and also leads the CRM and Customer Insight functions. He is accountable for the sales and churn performance of the Consumer division of BT, a £4bn annual revenue business.

    During his time at BT, Dan helped BT Sport grow from zero to five million customers within 9 months, and has delivered BT to number 1 or number 2 in broadband subscriber growth for 8 consecutive quarters.

    Prior to BT, Dan spent 8 years at Barclays including roles in marketing and commercial strategy, offshore banking and Barclaycard.

    Dan is a Council Member at ISBA and has distant dreams of winning a competitive cycle race.

  • Helen Warren-Piper, Grocery Marketing Director - Premier Foods Plc

    Helen Warren Piper

    Helen Warren-Piper joined Premier Foods Plc as Business Unit Director, Savoury in Oct 2012.  Since joining, she has focused on leading brand growth and innovation across well-known British brands such as Bisto, Oxo, Batchelors, Homepride, Sharwoods and Loyd Grossman.  In September 2014 Helen became Marketing & R&D Director for the Grocery Division, taking on Desserts and Home Baking including Ambrosia, Birds, McDougalls, Angel Delight and Paul Hollywood Baking. 

    Prior to Premier Foods, Helen worked at United Biscuits from 2006-2012, where she held the positions of Marketing Director, Bagged Snacks leading favourite brands such as McCoys, Hula Hoops and KP; and Group Business Transformation Director, where she lead a number of major Capex and HR projects.

    Prior to UB, Helen worked in Procter & Gamble UK for 14 years, joining in P&G Sales as a Graduate in 1992.  She held a number of line sales and marketing strategy and planning roles, rising to Account Director Tesco for P&G Laundry, Cleaning & Paper.  In 1999, Helen moved into P&G Marketing, where she ran the Pampers brand for the UK, over-seeing a significant increase in Pampers brand share.  Following this, she moved into the Pet Food Global Business unit, rising to Marketing Director, P&G Pet food UK.

  • Kerry Taylor, CMO, Viacom UK, Viacom International media networks & SVP, Youth and Music - Viacom International Media Networks

    Kerry Taylor

    Kerry Taylor has been Chief Marketing Officer for Viacom International Media Networks since 2014.  This includes brands including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Channel 5, whose rebrand she oversaw in 2016.  In addition, since 2012, Kerry has also had the role of  SVP, Youth and Music leading MTV International’s brand strategy including commissioning international reality hits, Ex on the Beach and Geordie Shore and leading MTV through its repositioning from “I want my MTV” to “I am my MTV”, an audience generated brand identity.  Prior to this, Kerry was Head of MTV UK  during which time the channel won Broadcast Digital Award’s Best Entertainment Channel of the year and  VP, Creative, Marketing and Press for MTV.

    From 2000-2007 Kerry worked at Virgin Media Television (formerly Flextech) as Marketing and Creative Director and prior to that in roles as Director Creative & On Air and Creative Head.  From 1997-2000 Kerry was a creative at the BBC.

    She started her career in 1994 as a production assistant at Star TV, Hong Kong.

    She was educated at Manchester University where she studied American Studies.She is also a qualified life coach and NLP practitioner.

  • Kristian Hunt, Vice President (Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand) - Emirates Group

    Kristian Hunt

    Kristian currently leads all corporate communications, marketing and brand globally for dnata & Group Brands as part of the Emirates Group. His global remit covers a large and diverse portfolio, extending across 83 countries and covering over 52 different brands and business units.

    In his role at the Emirates Group Kristian is also part of the global dnata management team where he leads all communication efforts to support dnata’s global positioning and reputation with employees, customers and business partners. Kristian’s scope also extends to CSR where he currently serves as the Secretary General for dnata’s charity arm - dnata4good. To date dnata4good have raised over USD$1 million to fund schools abroad and wildlife conservation – specifically rhinos.

    Prior to joining the Emirates Group, Kristian worked across Asia Pacific with some of the world’s leading global brands. Firstly in Australia as part of DDB working with a number of brands including BP and ANZ; and more recently in Singapore also with DDB where he was part of the Asia Pacific regional team managing McDonalds and Philips.With over 15 years’ experience in communications and marketing, Kristian began his career working in the Australian advertising industry in account management. Kristian holds a Masters in Marketing from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

    Originally born in Australia, Kristian is half-Samoan and has lived in both countries as well as Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Singapore. He is now settled in Dubai with his wife and two young daughters.

  • Lizzy Johnson, Global Brand and Marketing Director - Quintessential Brands Group

    Lizzy Johnson

    Lizzy joined Quintessential Brands in October 2014 as Global Brand and Marketing Director overseeing the branded spirits portfolio of 13 brands across 6 different categories.  With 17 years’ experience in the Drinks industry, Lizzy was previously at Diageo where she was Global Brand Director for Captain Morgan Rum and prior to that Lizzy was with The Heineken Group based at their Headquarters in Amsterdam, as International Sponsorship and Lifestyle Manager and then latterly at Asia Pacific Breweries, based in Singapore, as Senior International Marketing Manager of Heineken and Tiger Beer. Lizzy also spent three years with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in Switzerland where she led a brand driven directive, striving to inspire marketing excellence in football and connecting with fans across the world.

  • Maria Sebastian, Senior Vice President for Brand, Marketing and Category - Starbucks EMEA

    Maria Sebastian

    Maria Sebastian is the senior vice president for Brand, Marketing, and Category for Starbucks EMEA.  Starbucks in Europe, Middle East, and Africa covers 41 markets from Dublin to Dubai, Stockholm to Johannesburg, with almost 2,700 stores, and 30,000 partners who proudly wear the green apron. In this role, she is responsible for growing and elevating the Starbucks brand throughout the region as well as leading product innovation across both the food and beverage categories.  Maria joined Starbucks in 2016 after spending 20 years in the airline industry. 

    Maria joined Starbucks from UK superbrand Virgin Atlantic Airways where she spent 4 years leading sales and marketing teams, most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Engagement. Maria was responsible for leading Virgin Atlantic’s global commercial and customer experience teams across marketing, worldwide sales and distribution, loyalty, design, customer experience, and e-business.  Prior to Virgin Atlantic, Maria was at American Airlines for 16 years in both Europe and the US, leading a number of commercial teams, most recently as Vice President and Managing Director of Sales and Marketing for EMEA and India.

    Holding both US and UK citizenship, Maria grew up in Florida and graduated from Tulane University in Louisiana, and later earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University in North Carolina.  She is on the board of directors of British American Business Inc., and the Fuqua School of Business European Regional Advisory Board.  

    Maria is married to Bob, and they have 2 young daughters, age 11 and 6.  The family resides in Central London.

  • Nigel Hunt, Managing Director, Brand and Marketing - Barclays UK

    Nigel Hunt

    In a multichannel-never-sleep-always-on world Nigel believes there is a place for making things 'beautifully simple' for everyone.  From strategy right through to communications.  He has delivered this powerfully in his most recent role leading the launch of the new Barclays U.K. business.  He defined the brand and marketing strategy but simplified this to be the overall business strategy; one page - few words - powerful imagery - one vision; 'Helping people move forward in their lives', which has been brought to life internally and externally with the progressive rallying cry of 'Let's Go Forward'.

    Nigel has held various senior brand and marketing roles; from Group Brand Director where he helped create the Barclays master-brand strategy, embedding purpose and values into the organisation, including retiring many sub-brands; to heading up the Brand, Marketing, Strategy and Insight function for the Retail Business, where he helped solve some of the thorniest proposition challenges including customer loyalty, culminating in the launch of a new value proposition 'Barclays Blue', which has gone onto great success.

    Nigel is a passionate and creative leader who integrates strongly across functions, orchestrating a business agenda beyond marketing by bringing diverse people together to deliver exceptional things.  He loves leading teams to success, learning along the way and always having fun.

  • Ottokar Rosenberger, Chief Marketing Officer - Hostelworld Group

    Otto Roesenberger

    Otto is the Chief Marketing Officer for Hostelworld Group, and is responsible for connecting hostels with millennials around the globe, turbo-charging their travel experiences.

    He believes strongly in the power of putting the customer at the heart, fusing data and technology with a brand mission – this approach underpins his success in building global brands. With over 18 years in marketing, Otto learnt his trade at Procter&Gamble leading brands including; head&shoulders, Pantene and Olay. He then moved to technology-led B2C businesses; bt.com, Rated People and eHarmony.

    Most recently he rebuilt Betfair’s global marketing organisation; driving forward their real-time digital marketing agenda.

  • Rashmy Chatterjee, CMO, North America - IBM

    Rashmy Chatterjee

    Rashmy Chatterjee leads Marketing, Communications and Citizenship for IBM in North America. In this role, she is responsible for client experience, consideration and preference for IBM solutions and for the health of the IBM brand.  
    Previously, Rashmy held leadership positions in IBM’s Security Systems division- first as the executive responsible for the integration of Q1Labs, a Security Intelligence company, and later as the sales leader for the Security division’s North America business.

    Prior to moving to the US, Rashmy held multiple positions in IBM’s Growth Markets Unit (spanning Asia Pacific, LA, and CEEMEA). She was IBM Software Sales leader for ASEAN/ISA and later had business responsibility for IBM Channels, Digital sales and Geographic Expansion in that region.  

    Rashmy’s expertise is in enabling sustainable business growth in strategic, high-value market segments. She has held leadership positions in multiple areas including sales, marketing, digital, branding, culture building, and partnership strategies- for both global and geographic business units. She is passionate about the power of client advocacy to generate demand and has deep knowledge on the optimal use of Marketing, Field Sales, Business Partners, and Digital Sales to exceed business goals.

    Prior to joining IBM, Rashmy served as Deputy Director of Naval Design in the Indian Navy where she was responsible for setting up the nation’s first Warship CAD/CAM center. She received a commendation by the President of India for this effort.
    Rashmy believes that technology enables and empowers a stronger society; one that is driven by innovation and transparency.  She is a strong advocate for women in technology, having been the first female engineer to serve in the Indian Navy.  She speaks frequently on this topic, most recently at the Leading Women Enterpreneurs 2015 Awards Panel and Cornell Entrepreneur Network Women in Technology conference.

    Rashmy graduated with an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.  She lives in NYC with her husband, Surath. They have two adult children - their daughter, Shinjini, is a lawyer and their son, Kushaan, is an engineer.

  • Silvia de Dominicis, Ethicon EMEA VP - Johnson & Johnson Medical S.p.A.

    Silvia de Dominicis

    Silvia is the Ethicon Franchise Vice President, responsible for deployment of marketing strategies connected to many different medical devices into the General Surgery market for Europe, Middle East and Africa, managing a business of 2.1 Bill$ sales.  She is member of Ethicon Franchise Global Management Board and the MD EMEA.

    She started her career in J&J in 1995 in Finance, covering roles up to the position of Finance Director.

    In 2002 moved to the position of Operations Director, responsible for Tender Office, Customer Service and Supply Chain & Warehouses for the Italian Franchises.

    In 2006 she was appointed Strategic Affairs Director, contributing to the setup of EMEA strategy for non-clinical stakeholders, responsible for Strategic & Business Planning, Marketing Intelligence, Health Economics and Healthcare Solutions in Italy.

    In 2009 Silvia was promoted Business Unit Director in the arthroscopic market for the Mediterranean Cluster and in 2012 assumed the role of Business Unit Lead, for the Energy MEDIT business.

    In 2013 she was appointed General Surgery Public Business Leader for One Ethicon, responsible for more than 250 MM$ business.

    In 2014 she took the role of EMEA Marketing Director for the Hemostats business and one year later was appointed in the current role.  

    Over the years Silvia has a great track record of delivering results and passion for developing people. In 2014 she was recognized by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) and Johnson & Johnson as “Rising Star”.


2015/16 Fellowship Alumni

  • Anthony Ainsworth, B2B and Marketing Director - E.ON

    Anthony Ainsworth

    Anthony is E.ON UK’s B2B and Marketing Director and is responsible for the profit streams from £3.5bn of B2B revenues in both SME and Corporates markets; Anthony is also responsible for the delivery of UK-wide Marketing, Digital, Customer Insight & Experience programmes; and is a member of the European Sales & Marketing Board.

    Across the E.ON Group, Anthony is leading the set of a new Group-wide CMO function which will have global responsibility for brand & communications, customer and market insight and customer experience.

    Anthony joined E.ON in February 2012 and previously worked at Avis where he was UK Commercial Director. He has also held senior roles with Santander, Lloyds TSB, Universal Studios and the Rank Group.

    Anthony qualified as an accountant in London and has worked and lived in the Bahamas and New Jersey and held board roles in Japan, Hong Kong and China. He has an MBA at Cranfield School of Management where he specialised in Entrepreneurship and Business Growth.

    If time allows Anthony tries to play an occasional game of tennis or get very muddy in obstacle course races and recovers with a glass or two of red wine.

  • Carol Welch, Managing Director UK&I - ODEON Cinema Group

    Carol Welch

    Carol is Managing Director UK&I at ODEON Cinema Group. 

    Prior to this Carol was Group Marketing and Innovation Director for Costa, Whitbread.  She joined in 2013 as the first marketer on the Group board, and oversaw marketing, digital, innovation, corporate communications and CSR across 30+ markets where Costa has equity stores, Franchise relationships, and Costa Express partnerships. 

    Previously, Carol worked at Associated British Foods, where she was part of the team that acquired, integrated and turned around the Jordans and Ryvita businesses.  During this time, she was responsible for Marketing, R&D, contract manufacturing and commercial leadership teams, alongside laying foundations for Dorset cereals acquisition.  She was also an NED for Conservation Grade, a charitable farming standard.

    Prior to this, Carol was Global Innovation Director on the Global Leadership Board at Cadbury Schweppes, having held increasingly senior Marketing and Innovation roles.  During this time, she delivered growth on brands including Green and Blacks, Cadbury, Trident, Trebor, Snapple and 7UP across markets as diverse as the UK, US, Benelux, India and Australia.

    Carol started her career at PepsiCo, where she worked across Europe after starting as a graduate at Walkers in the UK.   Having worked her way up the UK marketing team, her most notable achievements are origination of the Lineker Campaign and innovative in pack promotions that contributed to the significant growth of Walkers.

    Carol now juggles international travel with family and two sports mad sons, running when she can to stay sane.

  • Deborah Dolce, SVP, Group Brand & Marketing Director - TJX Europe (TK Maxx & HomeSense)

    Deborah Dolce

    Deborah has been leading brand, marketing and reputation work at TJX Europe for over 20 years.  She sits on the Executive Management Group and her experience spans many aspects of the customer journey.

    She started her life as a journalist, moved into the agency world, specialising in communications, experiential and good old-fashioned PR. Having won TK Maxx as a client, she jumped ship and moved to the off-price retail business as it launched its first two stores in the UK in 1994. It now operates 2 retail fascias (TK Maxx & HomeSense), across 6 countries, over 370+ stores in Europe and multi-channel, with a turnover of over $4 million. Having been part of a rapidly growing group for two decades, she has extensive experience of organisation design, change management and leading teams through transformation for growth.  

    Other budgets and responsibilities cover Corporate Responsibility, Store Design and Innovation, Corporate, Internal & Crisis Comms, alongside the leadership of the giftcard business unit and an-house creative agency to complement the company’s external agency roster.

    During her time with TJX Europe, Deborah has also assumed leadership roles in Business Development, the Buying organisation and the ecommerce organisation.

    Deborah is also a School Governor of an independent preparatory school in Hertfordshire.

  • Dominic Grounsell, Global Marketing Director - Travelex

    Dominic Grounsell

    Dominic is Global Marketing Director for Travelex and is responsible for all aspects of marketing across 30 markets and the company’s global online P&L. Prior to joining Travelex, Dominic worked across variety of companies and industries. He started his career at Unilever on the graduate training programme before going on to brand management roles with Lux and Dove. He then moved to BT, where, as Head of Marketing for BT Total Broadband, he successfully re-launched the proposition countering the threat of free broadband from Carphone Warehouse. In 2007, he became Marketing Director for Capital One. In this role, he has successfully led the transition of the business to a fully digital marketing model. He then joined RSA in February 2012 where he led Sales & Marketing for MORE TH>N Insurance.

    Alongside the day job, Dominic has previously been Chairman of the ISBA Executive Committee. Currently, he is a regular conference speaker and sits on both IPA SocialWorks committee and the board of the Marketing Society. He also mentors for the Marketing Academy and New Entrepreneurs Foundation. Outside of work, Dominic lives is Tooting with his wife and two young children.

  • Guillaume Boutin, CMO - Canal +

    Guillaume Boutin

    Accomplished, result-driven finance & marketing executive with 15 years of experience in Internet, Telecom and Media industries within start-up (InStranet) and multi-billion dollar organization (SFR Group) and Canal Plus Group (part of Vivendi Group).

    Guillaume joined Canal Plus Group – the leading Pay-TV provider with 6 Million customers in France - as Chief Marketing Officer in March 2015.

    From 2003 to 2015, Guillaume held several executive roles at SFR Group, the leading integrated attacker in Europe with 18 Million Fixed & Mobile customers. Guilaume joined SFR as Special Adviser to the CEO in 2003. He was appointed as CFO of SFR Group in 2008 where he led SFR Group finance and M&A operations. He then became Chief Marketing officer in 2012 and led the business strategy and oversaw the commercial margin of the Consumer Unit of SFR.

    Guillaume began his career in 1999 at Roland Berger & Partners, a management consulting firm. He then helped launch a start-up company (Instranet) that he joined as first employee and led marketing operations in France and in the USA. Instranet would later be sold to Salsforce.com.

    Guillaume is graduate from HEC Paris (99) and holds a Corporate MBA from Insead.

  • Guy North, Managing Director - Freeview

    Guy North

    Guy is Managing Director of Freeview, the UK’s biggest TV platform, having stepped up into the role in June 2014 from Marketing Communications Director. Recently he has led both a full re-brand and the launch of Freeview Play; the biggest development in the company’s history, which brings catch-up TV from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, on-demand services and live television to the UK population.

    Prior to joining Freeview in June 2011 Guy was Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising at Victim Support where he transformed the brand with a new positioning, identity and advertising campaign, and put in place the national charity’s first five year fundraising strategy.

    His media expertise comes from over a decade at the BBC, working in several senior Head of Marketing roles, with responsibility for BBC Digital channels, BBC Sport and the BBC Television channel portfolio. His last eighteen months at the BBC were in BBC Worldwide as Head of Global Superbrand Development, working on the global franchise strategy for the Top Gear, Dr Who and Dancing with the Stars brands.

    Prior to the BBC, Guy developed his commercial focus in Brand and Marketing Manager roles at Bass Brewers, increasing share and profit for the Worthington, Grolsch and Carling brands.

    Guy is married with two children and has always been a sports fanatic. He is now concentrating on golf having retired from playing competitive hockey and cricket.

  • Hugh Pile, Chief Marketing Officer - L’Oreal UK & Ireland

    Hugh Pile

    Hugh is currently Chief Marketing Officer for L’Oreal UK & Ireland.  This position strives to step-change the performance of L’Oréal across a number of core strategic as well as functional arenas: strategy development; merger and acquisition; improved efficiencies and effectiveness of marketing spend; improved marketing purchasing; improved innovation; new channel exploration / new business; improved media & digital capability; improved organizational capability and more.  He joined the business in August 2014 and has overseen significant growth realized even in his short tenure thus far.

    Previous to joining L’Oréal, Hugh enjoyed a long tenure at Diageo, taking a whole host of positions in a number of countries.  Most recently, Hugh was the Marketing and Innovation Director of Vietnam, managing a large team across this challenging and dynamic market.  The Diageo portfolio saw significant growth during his placement as well as incorporating a number of bold new creative platforms tailored to local market requirements.

    Before Vietnam, Hugh was the Marketing Manager responsible for the performance of Diageo’s whisky brands within the African continent.  In this fast-growing and significant market, Hugh helped to define the strategy behind the whisky portfolio, and supported the markets in its execution: from supply setup, to pricing, commercial elements and of course the marketing growth drivers.

  • Ian Cranna, VP Marketing and Category EMEA - Starbucks

    Ian Cranna

    Ian Cranna is VP marketing and category for Starbucks EMEA, overseeing all marketing activities and category management across 2000 stores in 34 markets. Prior to this role, Ian was VP marketing & category for Starbucks UK [2012-2014].

    Ian joined Starbucks in 2004 and brings a strong mix of international experience having undertaken roles in trading and marketing in the UK, France, U.S. and Netherlands with responsibilities across Europe. Joining Starbucks as category manager for the UK, Ian quickly rose to covering the EMEA region. In May 2008, Ian moved to Seattle where he became director of food for the company, before leading the Frappuccino© brand re-launch and developing a deeper understanding of the business globally.

    Before joining Starbucks, Ian held a variety of positions at leading retail brands - Head of Trading for Habitat UK & France [2000-2003], Manager Inventory Planning and Retail Liaison for Warnaco [1997-2000], and Merchandise Manager for BHS [1993-1997]. Ian graduated from The University of Birmingham, with a Bachelor of BEng, Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

    Ian is passionate about the role he plays in building the Starbucks brand across the region. He believes that listening to Starbucks customers, in stores and through new channels, such as social
    media, is the cornerstone of the company’s success.

  • Janneke van der Kamp, Global Head Product and Portfolio Strategy - Novartis Pharma AG

    Janneke van der Kamp

    Janneke van der Kamp holds a Masters in Biochemistry from Utrecht University in The Netherlands, an MBA from INSEAD (France) and also a degree in music. Janneke started her career as a strategy consultant for Arthur D Little and later Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, prior to joining Novartis Pharma.

    Since her start at Novartis in 2003, Janneke held several commercial and strategic positions at the companies’ Headquarters in Switserland, as well as in the UK and the Netherlands. Janneke then served as General Manager & Country President for Novartis Belgium & Luxembourg from 2012-2014. Under her leadership, the countries achieved a number of commercial successes. On top of this, Janneke received the ‘D&I CEO of the year’ award (an annual award for Belgium CEOs organized by JUMP) for supporting an open and ‘speak up’ environment where associates are empowered to perform at their best and are trusted to shape their work-life integration the way it works for them.

    At the end of 2014, Janneke moved to Global Business Franchise Head Neuroscience, at Novartis’ Headquarters in Switzerland and was promoted to Global Head Product and Portfolio Strategy in November 2016.

    Janneke is married and has 2 children. In her spare time she enjoys – amongst other things – playing violin.

  • Jennie Farmer, Brand Director - De Beers Diamond Jewellers

    Jennie Farmer

    Jennie is the Brand Director for De Beers Diamond Jewellers (A Joint Venture between De Beers and LVMH), leading the brand globally since joining in 2011. In addition to her global role, in 2014 Jennie was appointed the General Manager for Japan leading the retail business.

    Prior to this, Jennie was the Global Head of Marketing for Forevermark, a diamond brand from the De Beers Group of companies. Jennie joined in 2008 to develop the new brand and launch it into its first markets – China, Hong Kong and Japan.

    Jennie started her career at the Procter & Gamble European headquarters in Geneva, in Beauty Care. Key roles during this time included Global Design Brand Manager for Hugo by Hugo Boss fragrances leading the strategic planning and new product development, as well as Global Delivery leading the market implementation for Hugo. Jennie moved back to the UK in 2006 to take up the role of Head of Luxury Fragrances for the UK at P&G Prestige including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.

  • Jeremy Ellis, Marketing & Customer Experience Director - TUI UK & Ireland Ltd

    Jeremy Ellis

    Jeremy is currently marketing and customer director, an executive board member, of TUI UK & Ireland. His current remit spans strategic management of the core Thomson and First Choice brands including all areas of the marketing mix - offline, digital, social, content, publishing, CRM and customer insights. He also leads the customer strategy across the business working with both head office and frontline teams – retail, contact centres, airline, overseas – to define and deliver the optimum end-to-end customer experience. As the most experienced marketing director in the TUI Group, Jeremy also plays a pivotal role within the TUI Group Marketing function taking the overall lead on the development of the global TUI brand proposition and creative platform.

    Under Jeremy’s leadership over the past 5 years, the marketing function has contributed significantly to the TUI UK&I business success. Having repositioned the First Choice brand to being solely all inclusive holidays in 2011 and built the Thomson brand around differentiated holiday experiences with a more emotional proposition of quality time, overall UK&I business profit has almost trebled. The introduction of the TUI App and other digital service initiatives has also significantly enhanced customer satisfaction and recommendation.

    Previous roles held by Jeremy include Head of Marketing, Head of Product Development, Innovation and CRM and Head of Publishing, all of which have provided a solid foundation for his current role. He’s been instrumental in developing new products such as the Sensatori product, Thomson’s flagship holiday concept and various other innovations over the 24 years in the business. Jeremy has built his career from within TUI, starting as a graduate trainee in 1991 working as a product manager, and has also led various business transformation and change programmes prior to his time in marketing.

  • Markus Rohrwild, Global Business Franchise Head Cardio-Metabolic Medicines - Novartis Pharma

    Markus Rohrwild

    Markus is an international commercial leader with over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In his career, he had a broad spectrum of functional roles (Research & Development, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, M&A, Strategy and Consulting, General Management) and professional experience across geographies (US, Europe and Asia).

    Markus joined Novartis in 2003 as Strategy Director for the Infectious Diseases unit at Novartis Headquarters in Switzerland. After starting the initial Strategic Marketing Group in Basel he held positions of increasing responsibility including Business Franchise Head CVM in Germany and Launch Leader in Global Marketing in Basel. Afterwards, Markus became Commercial Head in Region AMAC (Asia-Pacific, Middle East & African Countries) where he was responsible for Marketing, Sales and Market Access across 38 countries. Markus became CEO & President of Novartis Pharma in Taiwan in 2011 before starting as Global Business Franchise Head Ophthalmics in 2013.

    Since October 2014, Markus is leading the Cardio-Metabolic Business for Novartis Pharma and responsible for the global franchise strategy, commercialization and development of the long-term business portfolio in the therapeutic areas Heart Failure, Atherosclerosis, and Metabolism.

    Prior to Novartis, he was Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Germany providing strategy consulting for the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industry sectors. Markus joined the pharmaceutical industry as scientist in the drug discovery unit at Hoechst in Germany.

    Markus received his engineering degree in Biotechnology from Fachhochschule Weihenstephan in Germany. In 1998, he obtained his Ph.D. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from Harvard Medical School, USA.

  • Robbert Bakker, Chief Digital Officer / Chief Marketing Officer - Aegon Plc

    Robbert Bakker

    Robbert has joined Aegon, a Netherlands based financial services company active in 26 countries, in the beginning of 2013 as Chief Digital Officer, helping to ensure Aegon can successfully serve all its stakeholders in the future. Due to the digitisation Aegon needs to look at its brand, propositions, processes, infrastructure, business models, culture and capabilities in a structured way. Next to this role as of 2014 he also holds the role of CMO for the Netherlands and as of 2015 COO for the Non-Life Business in the Netherlands.

    Before joining Aegon he has worked for KPN, the Dutch Telecom incumbent, in various commercial roles in the Netherlands, lastly as Managing Director for the Mobile Consumer Business. In this period he was able to successfully transform parts of the company, e.g. it’s way-of-working (from opinion based to fact based), distribution (indirect to direct) and customer servicing (transaction focussed to relation based) but also feel the enormous impact of the swift change of business model in the mobile industry (voice to data).

    After graduating at the Technical University of Eindhoven (Industrial Engineering and Management Science) in 1996 he started his career at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

    Robbert is married to Ruth and a proud father of Floris and twins Feline and Rozemarijn.

  • Sally Abbott, Managing Director UK/Ireland - Weetabix Food Company

    Sally Abbott

    Sally is Managing Director UK/Ire at Weetabix Food Company. Prior to her promotion Sally was Group Marketing Director for 4 years, having joined the business in 2008 as Marketing Director for the UK business. She is accountable for all aspects of brand, marketing, CRM, innovation and insights across some of Britain’s favourite breakfast brands – Weetabix, Alpen, Ready brek and Weetos.  

    She also stewards the brands in the 80+ markets in which they’re sold around the world, with particular focus on the fast-growing market in China. Weetabix Food Company is backed by Bright Food Group, and Baring Private Equity Asia, and Sally and the wider executive team run the business from their global headquarters in Northamptonshire.

    Prior to joining Weetabix, she was Category Director for Chocolate at Kraft Foods (now Mondelez) and had particular responsibility across Europe for the performance of the Toblerone brand. Sally worked across all categories within the Kraft Foods portfolio, and she spend some time working for the Sales Director in the Category Planning division. A highlight of her time at Kraft was receiving 2 President’s awards and a Global Media Award for her work on integrated marketing.  Sally began her career with Unilever, working in brand management following her time as a UCMDS graduate trainee.

    Sally was listed in the Marketing Week Vision 100 in 2015, and has been on the judging panel of the BT Sport Marketing Industry Awards for 3 years.

    Sally lives in near Oakham, is married to Richard with whom she has three children.

  • Shadi Halliwell, Group Marketing and Creative Director - Harvey Nichols,

    Shadi Halliwell

    As Group Marketing and Creative Director for Harvey Nichols, Shadi is accountable for the strategic development of the Brand based on strong consumer, retail and market insights and the implementation of the strategy across the business including alignment of investment across all disciplines. With Shadi’s focus on driving differentiation the Harvey Nichols loyalty app was recently launched as part of the strategy, as well as global brand guidelines and award winning through the line campaigns.

    Shadi’s career started at BT/O2 and spanned 23 years in commercial marketing and finally Head of Brand at O2, where she was part of a small team responsible for securing the exclusive launch of the iPhone handset to the UK market, launching and building the profile of the highly successful entertainment venue, The O2, and was the driving force behind the digital loyalty programmes: Priority Tickets and Priority Moments. Her campaigns include the England Rugby Sweet Chariot campaign, O2 walk ads and before her departure the launch of the Be More Dog campaign. O2 was the most awarded IPA winner during her tenure.

  • Steven Overman, Global Chief Marketing Officer, President Consumer and Film Division - Eastman Kodak

    Steven Overman

    Steven Overman works on the front line of business and cultural transformation. As Kodak’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, as well as the President of Kodak’s Consumer and Film Division, he and his team are leading the business turnaround and renewal of one of the world’s biggest brands.
     
    As a strategy and innovation consultant for startups as well as Fortune 100 companies, and during his tenure as Vice President of Global Brand and Marketing Creation for Nokia Corporation, Overman has directly engaged with a broad range of leaders from the C-suite to the product and software design studio. He has collaborated with the world’s leading creative studios and advertising agencies, imagined and evangelized concepts for sustainable hospitality and sustainability infrastructure for international brands and co-created award-winning youth marketing in countries and cultures around the world.
     
    Overman was one of the earliest members of the group that created and spread the message of the Digital Revolution at Wired magazine, and he collaborated on the invention of the ad banner for the world’s first commercial website Hotwired (an early offshoot of Wired). He helped create the Academy Award-winning movie Philadelphia, which transformed the global conversation about HIV/AIDS. He led the international launch of the world’s first smartphone, the blockbuster Nokia N95, and went on to lead the creation of innovative marketing for a whole new category of affordable mobile technology that connected a billion new consumers to the Internet, from India to Indonesia to Sub-Saharan Africa.
     
    Overman is a frequent public speaker at industry events, ranging from NorthZone Ventures CEO Summit, Cannes Lions and EuroBest Festival of Creativity to the Conference Board, SIME Technology Conferences, PSFK and other international thought leadership events. He is the author of The Conscience Economy: How A Mass Movement for Good is Great for Business (Bibliomotion 2014)

  • Zoe Harris, Group Marketing Director - Trinity Mirror PLC

    Zoe Harris

    Zoe is currently Group Marketing Director - Trinity Mirror PLC.


2014 Fellowship Alumni

  • April Redmond, Global Brand Vice President - Unilever

    April Redmond

    April commenced her role as Global Brand Vice President at Unilver in January 2017.

    Prior to this April was Chief Marketing Officer for Kerry Foods, moving into this role in August of 2011.  Previous to this she was the Marketing Director for Kerry Foods in Ireland. April started her Sales and Marketing career in the early 1990s as a Marketing Coordinator for a small start up called California Sun Care in Los Angeles and was promoted to VP of Marketing a short time after being hired.

    During her career, she also spent a number of years working on agency side in business development for a small creative shop in North Eastern USA.  She used that experience to start her own marketing consulting firm, specialising in internet and ecommerce technology.

    Post the burst of the dot com bubble, April spent a year ‘finding herself’ and pursing a Master of Arts in Gastronomy with Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and Australia and then went back to client side, holding a range of senior marketing positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Diageo.

    April has won numerous awards for Marketing Effectiveness and Creativity. She is passionate about Food, Creativity and Corporate Social Responsibility; and she has a wealth of International experience across Europe, North and South America and Asia. Her motto is: making a meaningful difference in the world and making a profit do not have to be mutually exclusive.

  • Christopher Macleod, Marketing Director - Transport for London

    Christopher Macleod

    Chris joined Transport for London, the world’s largest integrated transport network, in 2007 and is currently Marketing Director.   He is responsible for the promotion of a wide range of products and services ranging from Oyster cards to Cycle Hire bikes, the Congestion Charge to the Tube improvement programme and Buses to River services The TfL website is one of the most important in the Capital with around 20m visits every month.

    He oversaw the integrated marketing programme for transport during the 2012 Olympic Games, keeping London moving and ensuring a successful event.   Under the banner of ‘Every journey matters’ he is working with colleagues across TfL to put customers and users at the heart of the business.  Along the way TfL has won every major Marketing and Advertising award including IPA Effectiveness, Cannes Gold Lions, Marketing Society Excellence and Campaign magazine ‘Advertiser of the Year’.

    He is an ‘Ad man’ by background and has worked at leading agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi (twice) McCann Erickson and Collett Dickenson Pearce (CDP) where he was chairman.

    Chris is a graduate of Newcastle Business School and has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

    He is also an eternally optimistic Newcastle United supporter and a regular on the Bakerloo Underground line.

  • Craig Inglis, Customer Director - John Lewis

    Craig Inglis

    Craig has been Customer Director at John Lewis, one of the UK’s favourite retailers, since September 2015.  He joined the business in 2008 as Head of Brand Communications. He is responsible for all aspects of brand, marketing and CSR strategy across the organisation.

    Before that, he was Sales & Marketing Director at Virgin Trains, where he played a pivotal role in the launch of both thetrainline.com and Virgin’s fleet of new trains, delivering a transformation in customer perceptions. He started his marketing career with Thomson Holidays as a graduate trainee and after four great years there, took the travel bug one step further by travelling around the world.

    Craig is a Fellow and Board member of the Marketing Society. Under his leadership, John Lewis has become one of the country’s most talked about brands, particularly at Christmas. The brand has received much critical acclaim winning the Marketing Society’s Brand of the Year twice, the IPA Effectiveness Grand Prix and a Cannes Effectiveness Lion amongst others. Craig was voted the Marketing Society’s Marketer of the Year in 2011 and The Drum’s Marketer of the Year in 2014.

    He lives in west London, is married to Jen and Dad to Noah, Louis and Scarlett.

  • David James, Head of Commercial Marketing - Vodafone

    David James

    David is Head of Commercial Marketing at Vodafone.

    Prior to this as Consumer Marketing Director at BT, David was responsible for the trading performance of the Consumer business (acquisitions, migrations, losses) across the phones, broadband/fibre, TV, BT Sport channel and mobile portfolio. He was also responsible for driving key BT brand metrics. He managed one of the largest marketing budgets in the UK.  In his tenure, market share for broadband net adds has grown from 40% to 75% in 2013 and the brand is now in the Millward Brown BrandZ top 5 most valuable in the UK, entering top 10 for the first time in 2012. BT Infinity now has over 2m subscribers & BT Sport over 5m.  David joined BT in June 2007 as Head of Customer Insight.

    He worked at Orange for 5 years as a member of the leadership team holding roles such as Loyalty Marketing lead and Director of Business Intelligence.   He held the roles of Senior Strategic Planner and Head of Data Planning at advertising agency Rapier, leading clients such as HBOS and the AA.

    He was Head of Marketing Services for US direct marketer Memberworks, supporting many banking & utilities clients in the UK with white label loyalty programs.

    He began his career as a graduate trainee for NatWest Bank. He held a range of roles including marketing manager for Student Banking and Head of Marketing for a NatWest internet joint venture in New York.

    David has a BSc in Management & Operational Research from Leeds University. He is also inventor of several consumer products, including the multi million pound selling JetRest travel pillow.

  • Julia Porter, Board Director and Chair - DMA UK

    Julia Porter

    Julia is currently a Board Director and Chair of DMA UK, a Non-Executive Director at Origin Housing, Shareholder and Advisor at StylePoints Ltd.  

    Julia was previously Director of Consumer Revenues at The Guardian where she was responsible for CRM strategy and delivery as well as P&L responsibility for subscriptions, ecommerce, Guardian Soulmates, Guardian Books and Guardian Masterclasses.

    Previously Julia was Acting Group Marketing and Research Director at ITV with global responsibility for B2B and B2C marketing and research having joined the company in 2006.  Prior to joining ITV Julia was Client Services and Marketing Director at Getty Images, responsible for global marketing and client servicing for image.net and Media Manager digital asset management businesses.

    Before image.net Julia was Business Enterprises Director at IPC Magazines, the UK's largest consumer publisher. There she was responsible for creating the division that leveraged all non-publishing revenue streams including subscriptions, mail order and licensing as well as launching their first ever CRM database.

    She has held several non-executive Board roles including Freeview and Thinkbox.  She is a Fellow of Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

    Julia lives in London and has two grown up children. Her interests include gardening and she grows her own vegetables. She holds an MBA from London Business School.

  • Julian Diment, Customer & Marketing Director – Dixons Carphone

    Julian Diment

    Julian joined Carphone Warehouse in 2010 and is Customer and Marketing Director, sitting on the Carphone Warehouse UK Executive Board.   Most recently, Julian was responsible for driving the extensive repositioning of the Carphone Warehouse brand. The external expression of the new brand promise, We Compare You Save, was underpinned with an extensive internal programme to reinvigorate Carphone's customer focus, under the banner of Each and Every Customer Counts.

    The programme also launched Carphone Warehouse’s new Pin Point customer experience tool, a £10m investment into providing a streamlined digital service in stores, to help each customer find the best deal to suit their individual needs.   Prior to joining Carphone Warehouse, Julian spent four years as Global Marketing Director at Alfred Dunhill. In this role, he oversaw the successful relaunch of the brand, including the development of 70 new stores internationally and the creation of The Homes of Alfred Dunhill in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong & London, a new vision for male luxury retailing incorporating the ultimate in products & services and in London, a private members club, Alfred’s.   A law graduate from Bristol University, Julian began his career as a trainee at Saatchi & Saatchi. Following seven years at the company, he opened his own restaurant, before taking a role as Senior Operations Manager at the Football Association. From the FA Julian moved to Orange where, as Head of Entertainment and Digital Marketing, he oversaw the creation of a new division focused on exploiting content rights and developing strategic partnerships with the Sports, Film & Music industries, overseeing the development of Orange Wednesdays.

  • Keith Moor, Chief Marketing Officer - Santander UK

    Keith Moor

    Keith is Santander UK’s, Chief Marketing Officer, managing a newly combined marketing function that supports the UK Bank.  Keith and his team are responsible for all the marketing, communication, brand strategy and sponsorship requirements across the business spanning Retail, SME and Corporate Marketing.

    Keith joined Santander (then Abbey National) in 1995 from Prospero Direct; during his 19 years with the bank he has held a number of positions within the Marketing area:  Head of Advertising & Internal Communications, Head of Innovation & Customer Management, Head of Communication Planning, Evaluation & Sponsorship taking up the position of Director of Brand & Communications in May 2008.  In November 2013 Keith became the first Chief Marketing Officer in Santander UK. 

    Keith has significant experience of leading and implementing the development of integrated brand and communications strategies and substantial projects across large cross-functional teams, delivering substantial tangible value to the business.

    Keith is a Board Member of Haverstock Academy, Trustee and Board Member of Santander Charitable Trust & Foundation, and Director & Council Member of ISBA.

    Keith lives in London with his wife and two children.  He is a keen cyclist, fan of live music, enthusiastic skier and lifelong fan of Liverpool FC.

  • Mark Evans, Marketing Director – Direct Line Group

    Mark Evans

    Mark is Marketing Director for Direct Line Group, a leading UK general insurance company with a portfolio of well known brands, where he is responsible for all brand and marketing activity. 

    Mark was previously Head of Customer Management at HSBC UK and CEO of 118118 Media. Prior to this Mark worked at Mars Inc for 9 years across a range of brands, sectors and geographies.

    Mark graduated from Nottingham University with a BA Hons in Economics and an MA in Corporate Strategy and Governance, interspersed by a sabbatical year as Athletic Union President.

    Mark appeared in Marketing Magazine’s annual “Power 100” in 2013.

  • Mark Phibbs, Managing Director - Southmarc

    Mark Phibbs

    Mark Phibbs is Managing Director at Southmarc.

    Previous to this Mark was Vice President of Adobe Systems for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Marketing.  With nearly 25 years of international experience in the IT industry, his efforts are focusing on driving market awareness of Adobe’s transformational solutions: Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud.

    Prior to this role, Mark was Adobe’s Senior Director of Marketing for Asia Pacific and headed the Company’s Global Channel Marketing simultaneously.  Throughout his career, Mark has held a number of managerial sales and marketing positions at IBM and Microsoft, including ten years of senior management roles within Microsoft, in Australia, Europe and Asia.

    Mark, an Australian national, has a Bachelor of Business Degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Technology, Sydney.  He has also successfully completed Business Management curricula at prestigious American universities including Wharton’s Kellogg School of Management and London Business School.

  • Mauro Fanfoni, SVP Commercial Planning, Marketing and Innovation – Eni Retail Market G&P

    Mauro Fanfoni

    Mauro is currently Senior Vice President for Commercial Planning, Marketing and Innovation at Eni Retail Market G&P with responsibility for advertising, digital, relationship marketing, commodity product development and pricing, technological innovation and new downstream development in such domains as smart energy management and home services. 
    Previously, Mauro was Chairman and CEO at Altergaz (now Eni gas & power France S.A), Paris-based Eni’s subsidiary and new entrant in the French gas market. Throughout the nearly 2 years of his mandate, he led the turnaround of the company and the introduction of the Eni brand on the French residential gas market. 
    In 2010 and 2011, Mauro was CEO at ACAM Clienti and then at Isogas, two Italian local energy utilities, JVs between Eni and local municipalities. Between 2007 and 2010, he played a major role in Eni’s entry into the Italian retail power market and later ran Eni’s Italian retail sales and customer care operations for the 6+ millions gas & power customers in Italy.
    Before joining Eni in 2006, Mauro had spent nearly 9 years with McKinsey serving mostly financial institutions and utilities. In 2000, he received an M.Sc. in Finance from London Business School.

  • Peter Corijn, Chief Marketing Officer – Imperial Tobacco Group (“ITG”)

    Peter Corijn

    Peter is Chief Marketing Officer at Imperial Tobacco based in Bristol and also heads the Supervisory Board of Fontem (an ITG subsidiary, marketing a.o. e-vapour brands). He has been in the CMO role since August 2013. Prior to this assignment, he was Vice President (“VP”) at P&G, running the Shave Care division for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEEMEA).

    Peter holds a Masters Degree in Law and Business Law. After a two year Graduate Traineeship  in banking (BBL, now ING), he joined Procter & Gamble for a 25 year long stint. He has worked across Western Europe and CEEMEA. Before his Shave Care role, he was General Manager and VP for North West Africa, based in Casablanca Morocco. He has also lived and worked in London, Jeddah, Warsaw, Geneva and currently resides in Brussels.

    He was in the Board of P&G’s “Live, Learn, Thrive” global charity, and has been involved in several community projects.

    Peter was a guest lecturer at several organizations, including IMD, mainly teaching strategy and innovation. He has a passion for martial arts (Shotokan Karate and Krav Maga), reading and adventure travel. He is also into guitars and rock music, and lived fifteen seconds of fame when he supported U2 and Echo & the Bunnymen in his youth.

  • Rob Weston, Global Brand & Marketing Director - M&S

    Rob Weston

    Rob is currently Global Brand and Marketing Director for M&S, overseeing all of M&S' categories. 

    He started his career on the Unilever Companies Management Development Scheme before winning a Fulbright scholarship to study an MBA at Stanford University.

    After Stanford Rob worked briefly for Nike in Portland, Oregon before joining McKinsey in Australia.  Rob spent 3 years working in McKinsey's retail and consumer goods practice, spending time in Sydney, Melbourne, Moscow and London. 

    After McKinsey Rob joined John Lewis where he worked as Head of Strategy before joining M&S in 2011.

  • Rufus Radcliffe, Group Marketing & Research Director - ITV PLC

    Rufus Radcliffe

    Rufus joined ITV in 2011 as Group Marketing and Research Director, leading a transformation of all of ITV’s marketing and research activities. In January 2013, ITV rebranded its entire business, creating a multi-award winning identity and leading to a new marketing approach across all of ITV’s touch points. This work has led to ITV winning Media Week’s brand of the year, Drum’s rebrand of the year, the Grand Prix at the Transform Awards and ITV’s first ever IPA effectiveness award.  ITV has also taken a brand new approach to research, using the latest digital technology to create a new online only research panel to test new programme ideas helping ITV to develop new hit shows and bringing new insight into the organization. Most recently Rufus oversaw the marketing of ITV’s first new channel launches for over 8 years, ITV Encore and ITVBe. He currently sits on the Freeview Board.

    Before ITV Rufus spent 10 years at Channel 4. Joining as part of E4’s launch marketing tea, Rufus played a key role in the launch of one of the UK’s most successful youth brands, winning Media Week’s launch of the year. Rufus led the further development of the Channel 4 family with the launch of More4 and the pioneering 4oD service.

    Rufus started his career in advertising, working at McCann Erickson and JWT as an account man, working on blue chip FMCG clients including Kellogg, L’Oreal and Nescafe, as well as Gulf Air’s first ever UK advertising using the language skills he developed studying French and Arabic at Oxford University.

  • Sally Cowdry, Marketing & Consumer Director – Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd

    Sally Cowdry

    As Marketing and Consumer Director for Camelot, Sally is accountable for the commercial performance of The National Lottery brand portfolio - this includes some of the country’s biggest-selling consumer brands (Lotto, EuroMillions and Instants), which collectively raise £33 million for Good Cause projects and create 6 new UK millionaires each week.  This position is responsible for the strategic development of the P&L and brand portfolio based on strong consumer, retail and market insights and implementation across all media and channels to achieve commercial targets and drive consumer loyalty and trust. The role also includes building a pipeline of innovation to deliver against the strategic plan and growth ambitions.
     
    Marketing and Consumer Director, O2
    Prior to joining Camelot in 2013, Sally was the Consumer and Marketing Director for O2.  This was a broad role with profit responsibility for the UK’s consumer segment contributing £2bn of trading profit from revenue of almost £5bn.  Sally’s focus was on driving O2’s differentiation through a customer-first strategy, which included devising and implementing the O2 Priority proposition, offering consumers exclusive access to tickets and experiences across the brand’s sponsorship assets and strategic partnerships.
     
    Sally started her career in the travel industry, firstly at Stena Line where she was responsible for the company’s short-stay business and then at BAA where she launched the Heathrow Express in 1998.

  • Sarah Warby

    Sarah Warby

    Sarah was Marketing Director at Sainsbury’s for the last five years, recently leaving to take some time to stop, think and plan what to do next.

    Before Sainsbury’s she was Marketing Director at Heineken (working her way up from Foster’s Marketing Manager and Innovation Director), and before that she was a planner at Leo Burnett in Sydney.  She learned the ropes as a grad trainee at Unilever, before which she was a steel worker in Port Talbot and a bar tender in Magaluf.

  • Sholto Douglas-Home, Chief Marketing Officer - Hays Plc.

    Sholto Douglas-Home

    Sholto sits on the Management Board of Hays, a FTSE 250 recruitment services firm with 8,000 employees operating in 33 countries.   His responsibilities cover brand strategy and management; marketing and communications; PR and corporate reputation management; and customer satisfaction.

    Prior to Hays, Sholto was Global Head of Brand & Marketing Communications at Reuters (now Thomson Reuters).  Sholto had joined Reuters in 2001 as Marketing Director of Reuters’ digital start-up, Kalends.  From 1993 - 2000, Sholto worked at BT after a ten year career in advertising. His main role was Head of Advertising, where he managed the ‘It’s Good To Talk’ campaign, which won the Grand Prix at the IPA Advertising Effectiveness Awards.  In 1998, Sholto was seconded by BT to the New Millennium Experience Company as Sales & Marketing Director.

    In 2008/9, Sholto was appointed by the Minister of Sport to chair a DCMS Working Party to resolve a commercial dispute between the UK’s 60 racecourses and 600 on-course bookmakers.  Sholto is a Fellow of the CIM and an ISBA Council member. He is also a freelance restaurant critic and has been Editor of the Zagat Survey, a Google company, since 1996.

  • Simon Michaelides, Chief Commercial Officer - UKTV

    Simon Michaelides

    A board level business leader, with diverse experience gained both client & agency side, across multiple geographies & industries; including Broadcast Entertainment, Management Consultancy, and Fast Moving Consumer Goods. Simon has over 18 years of experience leading the Commercial & Marketing agendas for major household brands, with particular expertise in Commercial Strategy, Business Innovation, Long Range Planning, Org' Design & Capability, Marketing, Innovation and Brand Development.

    Simon is currently Chief Commercial Officer at UKTV; the UK's 3rd largest commercial television broadcaster.

    Simon joined UKTV in Jan 2012 from Kantar Retail, the consultancy arm of WPP, having worked internationally with blue-chip organisations such as Coke, Kraft, Starbucks, and Bacardi-Martini. Simon spent his first 4 years on the Executive Board of UKTV as Marketing Director, as part of the leadership team responsible for establishing UKTV as a Times Top 100 Company to work for, and for delivering 4 years of record share growth; overtaking the Sky and Five channel portfolios, to establish UKTV as the UK's 3rd commercial broadcaster.

    Simon was appointed as Executive Commercial Director in Jan 2016 and promoted to Chief Commercial Officer in May; tasked with accelerating UKTV's commercial impact and setting the business up for it's next phase of growth. Sitting on the Executive Board and reporting to the Chief Executive, Simon is responsible for the development & implementation of UKTV's commercial strategy, with specific accountability for all pay TV platforms, UKTV's Video on Demand (VoD) business, international programme sales, new business development and all external commercial relationships.

    Simon's other experience prior to joining UKTV, includes 13 years at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo, managing leading brands such as Walkers Crisps, Tropicana, Flash and Fairy Liquid; as well as entrepreneurial ventures such as Naked smoothies.

  • Sophie Goldschmidt, Group Managing Director - CSM Sport & Entertainment

    Sophie Goldschmidt

    Sophie is Group Managing Director at CSM Sport & Entertainment.  Sophie is also holds Non-Executive roles at the Youth Sports Trust, the PGA European Tour and is a member of the NSPCC’s, ‘Now I Know’ Campaign Board. 

    Prior to this Sophie was the Rugby Football Union’s Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer and a member of the RFU Board since July 2011, joining from the National Basketball Association (NBA) where she was Managing Director and Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

    In over four years at the NBA, she spearheaded impressive growth across media distribution, sponsorship, licensing and events in addition to overseeing seven regional offices. She helped lead the NBA’s international efforts with a strong media and grassroots strategy, which included bringing the NBA’s first ever regular season games to Europe. Prior to her time at the NBA, she was the Women’s Professional Tennis Association (WTA) Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship, developing and overseeing key commercial programmes, including the Sony Ericsson title sponsorship and various partner and marketing platforms. Sophie began her career at Adidas where she was the Tennis and Women’s Soccer Sports Marketing Manager in the US.


2013 Fellowship Alumni

  • Abigail Comber, Head of Customer - British Airways

    Abigail Comber

    Abigail Comber is British Airways' Head of Customer.

    A critical element of Abi's work is to define what the British Airways brand means to customers and staff around the world and translate that into a motivating and inspiring vision.

    Abi is also responsible for defining and managing the corporate community investment programme worldwide and the airline's reputation in the community. Abi has been part of British Airways' marketing department since 2002 holding positions in marketing communications, advertising and sponsorship. She was made Head of Brands and Marketing in January 2012.

    Abi lives in Surrey with her husband. Her hobbies include amateur dramatics and singing.

  • Alex Batchelor, Chief Operating Officer - BrainJuicer Group Plc

    Alex Batchelor

    Alex joined BrainJuicer as COO at the end of 2009, having been an early investor in the company and also having been a member of its Advisory Board. Before joining BrainJuicer he was working as an independent consultant for companies like ITV, BT and various venture capital/private equity investors. Alex has had a number of client side marketing roles, as the CMO of TomTom, as the Marketing Director of the Royal Mail and as the Vice President Global Brand at Orange. He has also worked on the agency side, at BrainJuicer for the last 4 years, at Interbrand – initially running its Brand Valuation practice and then as joint MD, and as a planning director at Saatchi & Saatchi. Alex is a Fellow of the Marketing Society, was their Chairman for 2 years and a board member for 8. He has been a council member at ISBA, was on the Technology Advisory Board of Sofinnova, and has invested in a number of small businesses doing things as diverse as making ice and printing signs. Over the course of his career so far he has been responsible for teams as large as 1500 people and for a revenue target of £7bn – and for teams as small as just him and in a business with less than 20 people and £1m turnover. Moving abroad when he was only 6 weeks old, Alex has travelled extensively, lived in 10 countries, worked in more than 40 and visited almost 120.

    Outside work his main interests are rugby, golf and acting as a figure of fun to his wife and 4 children.

  • Catherine Tabaka, SVP & President, Patient Support Systems - Hill Rom

    Catherine Tabaka

    Catherine Tabaka was appointed SVP & President, Patient Support Systems at Hill Rom.

    Ms. Tabaka most recently served as chief commercial officer for GE Healthcare’s Advanced X-Ray Technologies business, for which she previously was chief marketing officer. During her 20 years at GE, Ms. Tabaka held roles at both GE Capital and GE Healthcare, in sales/sales effectiveness, marketing, market development, M&A, integration and Six Sigma. Ms. Tabaka started her career as a product manager, first with Rowenta Werke in Germany and Henkel Cosmetics in France.

  • Christian Woolfenden, Managing Director - Photobox

    Christian Woolfenden

    Christian Woolfenden is Managaing Director of Photobox.  Previously he was a Board Member, CXO at Lyst.  Prior to this he was Global Marketing Director at Paddy Power; the betting and gaming operator with a reputation for pushing the boundaries with its mischievous and irreverent marketing.

    Christian joined Paddy Power in November 2011 from Bacardi where he was the Global Brand Director, responsible for marketing and product innovation in over 20 markets worldwide. Before joining Bacardi he spent 8 years at Proctor & Gamble working across key European businesses, including the company's £450m UK laundry portfolio.

  • Claire Harrison-Church, Marketing Director - Asda

    Claire Harrison-Church

    Claire joined Asda as Marketing Director in January 2015.  Prior to this Claire was at Premier Foods and was Category Business Director for the Sweet portfolio including full profit responsibility. Claire was brought in as part of a senior leadership team to help turn around Premier, a business which has been severely financially distressed but yet has many iconic British food brands that have significant opportunity for growth. Before Premier Claire was Brand Communications Director at Sainsbury's where she oversaw the development and launch of the new positioning 'Live Well for Less', lead initiatives such as 'Feed your Family for £50' and the redesign of the complete own label range under 'by Sainsbury's'.

    Before Sainsbury's Claire was Brand Communications Director at Boots UK for 3 years helping develop campaigns such as 'Here come the Girls' Christmas TV. Claire started her career as a graduate trainee with Unilever and spent 15 years in a variety of roles from marketing pregnancy tests, managing international launches of skincare brands to developing a barbershop concept for Lynx. Claire was then Marketing Director for KFC in UK& Ireland for 4 years with responsibility for advertising, new product development and store design. Achievements included repositioning the brand under 'Soul Food', rolling out new store design and driving record transactional growth. From KFC Claire then became Brand Communications Director at Boots. Claire is married with 2 teenage children and the family are further supplemented by 2 labradors who continue to amuse everyone on a daily basis. Outside work Claire occasionally runs half- marathons.

  • Gary Booker, CMO - Dixons Retail

    Gary Booker

     

    Gary is Chief Marketing Officer for Dixons Retail with responsibility for the Currys, PC World, Dixons Travel, and KnowHow brands. His focus is on delivering profit growth and value creation through customer-insight driven innovation, exploiting Dixon Carphone’s unique position as the only end-to-end technology retailer providing expert advice, delivery, installation, connectivity and after-sales service.

    Previously, Gary was CMO, Europe for Telefonica Digital leading on the strategic development of new revenues from connected technology and the internet of things. Before this he had roles at O2 as Marketing and Consumer Director, and as General Manager for the Consumer mobile phone, fixed line, and broadband businesses, delivering £4Bn annual revenue.

    Gary has worked in the Automotive, Consultancy, Digital Entertainment, Sports, Toys and Licensing sectors, and has carved out a successful career in transforming businesses through sharp customer focus, marketing innovation and development of new business opportunities with strong ROI. He has led one of the UK’s 100 fastest-growing businesses, accepted a BAFTA on stage for a far more deserving talent who “unfortunately couldn’t be with us tonight”, and once, unsuccessfully, made tennis rackets for Roger Federer.

    He is married with 3 children, and holds a BSc. Honours degree in Business, Law and Psychology and an MBA in Strategic Marketing.

     

  • Ian Ewart, Managing Director - Product, Services & Marketing - Coutts

    Ian Ewart

    Ian is Head of Products, Services & Marketing at Coutts and a member of the Wealth Division's Executive Committee. Ian is also a member of the RBS Group Communications & Marketing Board and a Director of Adam & Company.

    Ian's career spans more than 25 years, during which time he has gained extensive experience in business development, strategy and marketing in international private banking and asset management. Ian has held a number of senior marketing positions, notably at Barclays, HSBC and Paribas. Ian's career has been largely international but he has been based in the UK for the last eight years. Having been educated in the UK, USA and France, Ian is bi-lingual in French and of Swiss and British nationalities. Ian is particularly focused on client experience in financial services and the impact of regulation and its comparative application across jurisdictions. Outside of bolstering Coutts' investment management proposition, Ian has been instrumental in spearheading a number of creative and charitable initiatives at Coutts, including the development of a roof garden at our Strand headquarters, with involvement from The Clink Charity. In 2012, Ian launched a fundraising programme which saw Coutts' Products, Services & Marketing team nominate a Charity of the Year, the London Air Ambulance, for which it consequently raised over £50,000. This initiative has since been broadened to the wider Coutts UK business, and continues this year with a focus on homeless charity, The Connection at St Martins.

    Ian is a founding trustee of the newly-established Coutts Foundation whose mission is to support sustainable solutions for tackling poverty in the geographic communities where Coutts operates.

  • Jeff Dodds, Managing Director - TalkTalk

    Jeff Dodds

    Jeff is Managing Director at TalkTalk and previously was the Chief Executive Officer of Tele2, one of Europe’s fastest growing telecoms companies, based out in the Netherlands.

    Prior to joining Tele2 Jeff worked for Virgin Media for five years. During that time he held a number of Director and Executive Director roles, but was most recently the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Virgin Media, Jeff was the Group Marketing Director for Callaway Golf, where he was responsible for marketing, public relations, European product development and sponsorship and worked with some of golf's greatest ever players, such as Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson. Immediately before joining Callaway, Jeff spent five years working for the Japanese car giant Honda, where he oversaw marketing, product planning and business planning. Jeff is an active participant in the marketing industry. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, an executive committee member of ISBA, an executive advisor to Credos and also a client ambassador for the IPA. He regularly contributes to the marketing press and can often be seen speaking at marketing and business conferences. Jeff has an MBA and an MSc in International Marketing.

    Jeff lives in Surrey with his wife Mary and his two young sons Henry and Jonathan. In his limited spare time he enjoys cooking, shooting clays and the very occasional game of (average) golf.

  • Jo Coombs, CEO - OgilvyOne

    Jo Coombs

    Jo is the CEO of OgilvyOne London, the UK's leading Customer Engagement Agency. She is an experienced digital & direct marketer working across a number of client sectors over the last 19 years including Financial Services, Government, FMCG, Retail & Travel.

    Jo has been at OgilvyOne for the last 10 years working with clients including American Express, Mothercare, Unilever and British Airways. She was promoted to the role of Managing Director in May 2012. Jo is also responsible for the agency's new business efforts including winning the recent Department of Health & Co-operative Group Direct & Digital pitches. An agency side person her whole career Jo has also worked at Y&R Europe, Harrison Troughton Wunderman and Brann. Jo is particularly interested in Customer Engagement and Behaviour Change.

    She is a farmer's daughter, a photographer, horsewoman and a yoga instructor. She also has a passion for good shoes. When not at work Jo can generally be found in the countryside doing a downward dog in a pair of Christian Louboutins.

  • John Harber, Country General Manager (UK and Ireland) - Lenovo

    John Harber

    John is a veteran of the Consumer Electronics and telecommunications industries. Over the past 2 decades he has held roles in Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Retail Channel Management, Corporate Strategy as well as General Manager for Sony UK and Managing Director for Sony Ericsson.

    Previously rated as one of Mobile Magazine's 'Power 50' most influential people in the telecoms industry, John also lead many technology and sub brand launches including Sony Ericsson's Walkman and Cybershot brands as well as Digital Terrestrial TV in the early 90s and re-launching Sony's 140 strong chain of Sony Centres. More recently John has spearheaded the launch of Jawbone into over 30 countries where the brand plays a leading role in both the audio market and perhaps more excitingly, wearable technology, with the UP by Jawbone.

    John completed his Masters Degree at the UCLA Anderson Business School and BSc at the University of Wales. When not travelling John builds houses, rides motorbikes and pretends to keep fit.

  • Katie Vanneck-Smith, Chief Customer Officer & Global MD Int'l - Dow Jones & Co

    Katie Vanneck-Smith

    Katie Vanneck-Smith is currently Chief Customer Officer and Global Managing Director for International at Dow Jones & Co, moving into this role from September 2014. Previous to this she was the Chief Marketing Officer at News International (NI).

    Katie joined Times Newspapers in 1996 as a trainee, going on to become Marketing Manager; Digital Director responsible for launching Times Online, and Promotions Director. After some time spent with the Telegraph, she returned as Times Media Sales and Marketing Director, then MD, Customer Direct at News UK. Since her return to News UK she has launched the innovative customer loyalty programme, Times+ and masterminded the digital paid content strategy.

  • Kristof Fahy, CMO - Ladbrokes

    Kristof Fahy

    Kristof joined Ladbrokes in 2016 as CMO. He joined from the Telegraph having previously been the CMO at William Hill plc.  He has also held senior marketing roles at Yahoo!, BlackBerry and Orange.

    Sitting on the Executive committee Kristof is responsible for all brand and marketing at Ladbrokes.

    He was born in London, but supports Bristol City having spent much of his life living there. His sporting hero is Sean Kelly - a cycling legend.

  • Lysa Hardy, CCO - Joules

    Lysa Hardy

    Lysa joined Joules as Chief Customer Officer in Septemeber 2016.  Previously Lysa previously held the role of chief operating officer at Holland & Barrett, where she was responsible for ecommerce, marketing, CRM and PR.

    Prior to this she was interim Chief Marketing Officer at the RAC where she built a new marketing team to bring the brand back to life, following the purchase of the business by The Carlyle Group from Aviva. Lysa spent 12 years in telecoms, working initially for Orange leading their prepay marketing, where they were market leaders, and then moved onto to T-Mobile. Initially Lysa led delivery of innovative data propositions to customers (the first full internet mobile experience), before moving to a role leading brand & communications. During this time she delivered the well-known T-Mobile flashmob TV ad 'Liverpool Street Dance', before progressing into the position of Marketing Director. After T-Mobile entered into a 50:50 JV with Orange to become Everything Everywhere, Lysa took on the role of VP T-Mobile Marketing, where she lead the consumer business and worked on the integration of the two businesses and brands, whilst dramatically improving the performance of the T-mobile business by focussing on customer loyalty. In her early career Lysa held a number of sales & marketing roles, both in the UK and the US.

  • Peter Markey, Marketing Director for TSB Bank Plc

    Peter Markey

    Pete Markey is the Marketing Director for TSB Bank Plc, joining in June 2017. Previous to this he was the UK Director of Brand Communications and Marketing at Aviva. 

    Prior to this Pete was Chief Marketing Officer for The Post Office, an organisation with the largest retail network in the UK visited by 18m customers a week. He was responsible for all brand and marketing across the organisation covering the full breadth and depth of the Post Office’s product and service offering. Pete was previously RSA Insurance Group Chief Marketing Officer for three years and MORE TH>N Marketing Director and Head of Marketing prior to this.

    Pete has also worked in Onetel, the AA and British Gas. He is an experienced Director, having worked across a range of disciplines including marketing, sales, e-business, operations and strategy.

    Pete graduated from Southampton with a BA Hons in Corporate Communication and is a CIM Chartered Marketer. Pete has been awarded the DRUM, MI and Marketing Society Marketer of the Year awards. In 2009, he completed a 2 year MBA with Distinction at Ashridge Business School. In 2010, he was made a “Fellow” of the Marketing Society, and joined their Management Board. Pete has consistently appeared in Marketing Magazine’s annual “Power 100” feature as one of the leading marketers in his field.

     

     

  • Philippa Snare, CMO EMEA - Facebook

    Philippa Snare

    Philippa has spent her entire career (or the bits of it worth talking about anyway) online. She began by helping to grow Scoot into a £100m classified ads business before it – and she – were gobbled up by Yell. Soon after, Philippa joined Microsoft where she spent over a decade building a modern marketing organisation before leaving for Facebook, where a new adventure is just beginning.

    Just as importantly, Philippa is passionate about horse riding, diving and travelling. She even occasionally plays Polo!

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