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Selection Panels

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Fellowship Selection Panel

The selection process culminates in a 90 minute face to face interview with 2 members of our selection panel. Each of our 20 panelists volunteer their time to ensure that only the best are ultimately selected for a place in the Scholarship Program.

Here are a few of the panelists. The full line up will announced in August 2018.

  • Ian Priest, Global CEO at Grace Blue
  • Laurence Vallaeys, Director at Warren Partners
  • Jane Rankin, Partner at Rankin Dowse
  • Lucie Shaw, Director - Consumer, Leisure and Retail practice at Norman Broadbent
  • Jonathan Harper, _Partner - European Head of the Consumer Goods & Services Practice at Spencer Stuart
  • Richard Sumner, PrincipalConsumer Practice at Korn Ferry

Scholarship Selection Panel

We’d like to thank the following people who are volunteering their time to interview the final shortlist of nominee’s for the Scholarships.

  • Meghan Farren, CMO for KFC UK&I
  • Daryl Fielding, CEO of The Marketing Academy Found...
  • Gemma Greaves, Chief Executive of The Marketing So...
  • Michelle Keaney, Global Partnerships Director at T...
  • Craig McCoy, Executive Director - PeopleMetropolit...
  • Ian Priest, Global CEO of Grace Blue
  • Sarah Warby, Chief Growth Officer at Hyperjar
  • Sherilyn Shackell, Founder - The Marketing Academy
  • Daren Rubins, CEO at The Lighthouse Company
  • Tom Vick, Brand Director - McCann Europe
  • Tony Kypreos, Board Advisor at SYNNOUS
  • Emma Harris, Founder - Glow London
  • Phil Smith, Director General of ISBA
  • Steve Walker, Independent Marketing Consultant - T...
  • Nigel Hunt, Managing Director Brand and Marketing ...
  • Lysa Hardy, CMO of Hotel Chocolat
  • Russell Parsons, Editor at Marketing Week
  • Julia Ingall, Chief People Officer at Ennismore
  • Neil MacGeorge, Principal at Odgers Berndtson

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

The Fellowship – Equips CMO’s 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