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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
  • Richard Sumner, PrincipalConsumer Practice at Korn Ferry
  • Laurence Vallaeys, Director at Warren Partners
  • Amanda Pitt, Senior Client Partner Media & Entertainment UK & EMEA - Korn Ferry
  • Kate Harrison, CMO & Chief Customer Officer
  • Ian Priest, Global CEO at Grace Blue

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
  • Emma Harris, Founder - Glow London
  • Phil Smith, Director General of ISBA
  • Craig Inglis, Customer Director of John Lewis Plc
  • Russ Lidstone, Group CEO - The Creative Engagement...
  • Simon Heath, Global Chief Talent Officer - Geometr...
  • Maria Sebastian, Independent Consultant
  • Julia Ingall, Chief People Officer at Ennismore
  • Daren Rubins, CEO at Conker
  • Nina Holdaway, MD UKI & Nordics for Brand Learning
  • Richard Robinson, Managing Director of Econsultanc...
  • Russell Parsons, Editor at Marketing Week
  • Meghan Farren, CMO for KFC UK&I
  • Stephen Cheliotis, Consultant and Non Executive Di...
  • Tom Vick, Brand Director - McCann Europe
  • Neil MacGeorge, Principal at Odgers Berndtson
  • Ross Farquhar, CMO, Wagamama
  • Lysa Hardy, CMO of Hotel Chocolat
  • Ian Priest, Global CEO of Grace Blue
  • Alex Batchelor, Chair - Watch Me Think
  • Mark Chamberlain, Managing Director Brand Division...

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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