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Fellowship Selection Panel

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

Here are a few of the panellists. 

  • Richard Sumner, PrincipalConsumer Practice at Korn Ferry
  • Kate Harrison, CMO & Chief Customer Officer
  • Ian Priest, Global CEO at Grace Blue
  • Lucie Shaw, Director - Consumer, Leisure and Retail practice at Norman Broadbent
  • Laurence Vallaeys, Director at Warren Partners
  • Amanda Pitt, Senior Client Partner Media & Entertainment UK & EMEA - 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.

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

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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