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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 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. 

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

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.

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

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