The Marketing Academy UK Mentor Award Winners 2018

“A truly great Mentor is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget’’

The Marketing Academy passionately advocates the power of mentoring. So much so that mentoring has formed a core part of their coveted Scholarship Programme for the last 9 years. The 9 month leadership development programme for emerging talent attracts hundreds of the industry’s highest profile CEO’s and CMO’s who each gift their time to mentor the Academys Scholars.

For the 9th year running the graduating class of 30 Scholars have each selected just one person from all the inspirational leaders they’ve met during the 2018 programme to receive a ‘Mentor Award’. The awards act as a small way of appreciating the individual whose advice or input made an extra special impact on the Scholar and is one of the only industry awards that recognises leaders on a personal level rather than for the job they hold.

Founder & CEO of The Marketing Academy Sherilyn Shackell said ‘We are supremely lucky to have over 300 mentors & speakers gifting their time to our programmes around the world, freely sharing their wisdom and experience. We created these Awards to celebrate these wonderful people’. 

At a graduation party hosted at Unilever House on 7th February The Marketing Academy UK’s graduating Scholars announced this years winners of The Marketing Academy 2018 Mentor Awards;

Ben Slater, CEO & Founder, Bow & Arrow

Chris Duncan, Managing Director The Times Newspaper, News UK

Claire Cronin, SVP Marketing, Virgin Atlantic  

David Wheldon, CMO, Royal Bank of Scotland

Deborah Dolce, Group Brand & Marketing Director for TJX Europe

Ed Smith, General Manager Integrated Marketing EU, Amazon

Emma Harris, Founder, Glow

Gail Gallie, Founder, Project Everyone

Guy North, Managing Director, Freeview

Helen Warren-Piper, Sales Director Mars Pet Nutrition UK, Mars Petcare

Hugh Derrick, Partner, eatbigfish

Ian Armstrong, Former Global Head of Advertising, Jaguar Cars

James Brett, Founder, Plant for Peace

John Amaechi, CEO, Amaechi Performance Systems Ltd

Kristof Fahy, Chief Customer Officer, Hostelworld Group

Leila Woodington, Head of Marketing Northern Europe, Facebook

Mark Evans, Marketing Director, Direct Line Group

Martin Garvey, EMEA Lead, Own The Room

Michele McGrath, Co-CEO, Accenture Brand Learning

Michelle Hutton, Managing Director Global Clients, Edelman

Nic Yeeles, Co-Founder & CEO, Peg

Phil Rumbol, Executive Partner, MullenLowe London

Philip Almond, Former Director of Marketing and Audiences, BBC

Russ Lidstone, CEO, The Creative Engagement Group

Sam Conniff, Author, Be More Pirate

Sara Bennison, CMO, Nationwide Building Society

Sarah Warby, Chief Growth Officer, Hyperjar

Simon Boyle, Founder and Chef, The Brigade

Steve Walker, Founder & Principle, Two Sides Communication Ltd

Steven Overman, Former Global CMO, Kodak

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