Nominations for The 2020 Scholarship Programme are open  – NOMINATE NOW

Applications for The 2020 Fellowship Programme are open  – APPLY NOW

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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. 

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

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.

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

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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