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Judges announced for The Marketing Academy 2014 Scholarship Selection Process

The Selection Panel responsible for choosing the line-up of 30 emerging leaders  for The Marketing Academy’s 2015 Scholarship programme were revealed today.

The face to face interview with the selection panel is the final stage of a rigorous selection process that will take over 350 nominees down to just 30 Scholars who will be announced at an exclusive event on the 12th May. During the next 4 weeks nominees will proceed through a 4 stage process which includes submitting a three part application, telephone interviews and psychometric testing delivered by our partners Team Focus.

Judges on the selection panel are experts in Marketing and HR and are paired in teams of two to interview finalists for the Scholarship programme.

The Marketing Academy 2015 Selection Panel includes

Ann Pickering – HR Director at O2
Craig McCoy – Interim Head of HR at The Crown Estate
David Hilton – Global Marketing Director at LUVO
Emma Harris – Founder of Glow
Emma McDonnell – Director at EVM Consulting
Geraldine Joanes – HR Business Partner Global Marketing, Innovation & Sales at Diageo
Janine Desai – Regional HR Director at Hilton
Jo Steen – Head of HR Europe at Brighthouse
John Kearon – Chief Juicer & Founder at BrainJuicer
Jonathan Earle – Head of Customer Strategy & Development at Telefonica
Julia Ingall – UK Group HR Director at Ogilvy
Louise Patterson – HR Director at Camelot
Mark Choueke – Global Communications Director at Qubit
Paul Halliwell – Consultant at Halliwell Associates
Phil Rumbol – Founder at 101 London
Rick Lawrence – Marketing Manager, Biscuits at Mondelex
Sarah Redshaw – HR Director Global Comms, Media & Sustainable Business at Unilever
Sherilyn Shackell – Founder of The Marketing Academy
Simon Baker – Head of HR Connected Homes, Digital & Marketing at British Gas
Stephen Cheliotis –  Chairman at  Superbrands
Steve Walker – Founder of Two Sides Communications
Tom Vick – Managing Partner at AMV BBDO
Tony Kypreos – Co-Founder & Venture Investor at

For more information on the Judges you can see their profiles on our website here.

As with all the business leaders, expert practitioners, coaches and partners that work within the Scholarship Programme the Judges will be gifting their time to supporting the Academy.

Sherilyn Shackell, Founder of The Marketing Academy said: “Our panel of Judges have undoubtedly the hardest part of an incredibly tough selection process. They have the unenviable task of ensuring that the high and rigorous Scholar selection standards of the last five years are met and exceeded in levels of talent, skills and potential.  I’m delighted to have such a strong line-up of Judges and know that they’ll choose a fantastic cohort of Scholars for our 6th year.”



The Scholarship – a 9 month, free, part time program for 30 of the UK’s fastest rising stars in Marketing, Advertising, Media and Communications.

The Fellowship – Equips CMOs and Marketing Directors with the tools, knowledge and insight to make the move onto Boards and into General Management / MD / CEO roles.

12 month full paid Marketing Apprenticeship for young adults who because of challenging backgrounds, lack qualifications or poor life choices are normally overlooked for this kind of work experience