Nominations for The UK 2020 Scholarship Programme are open  – NOMINATE NOW

Applications for The EMEA 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. 

  • 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
  • Ian Priest, Global CEO at Grace Blue
  • Richard Sumner, PrincipalConsumer Practice at Korn Ferry
  • Laurence Vallaeys, Director at Warren Partners
  • Jane Rankin, Partner at Rankin Dowse

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.

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

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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