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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
  • Lucie Shaw, Director - Consumer, Leisure and Retail practice at Norman Broadbent
  • Richard Sumner, PrincipalConsumer Practice at Korn Ferry
  • Ian Priest, Global CEO at Grace Blue
  • Kate Harrison, CMO & Chief Customer Officer
  • 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.

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

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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