The Marketing Academy UK Scholarship Mentor Award Winners

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

The Marketing Academy is a staunch advocate of the power of mentoring. So much so that mentoring has formed a core part of their coveted Scholarship Programme for the last 11 years. The 9-month development program for emerging talent attracts hundreds of the industry’s highest profile CEOs and CMOs who each gift their time to mentor the Scholars.

The graduating class of 29 Scholars have selected just one person from all the inspirational leaders they met during the 2020 programme to receive a ‘Mentor Award’: a small way of appreciating the individual whose advice or input made an extra special impact. It’s 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 “Mentoring has always been a key pillar of our programs. Our Mentors and speakers gift their time, freely sharing their wisdom and experience to help us nurture and develop our Scholars. We are privileged to have so many of the UK’s greatest marketers and leaders advise, encourage and inspire our Scholars and we created these Awards to celebrate these extraordinary people”. 

The winners of The Marketing Academy UK Mentor Awards are…

Alistair Macrow, Global CMO & SVP, McDonald’s Corporation
Anna Hill, SVP & GM UK, WW
Annette King, CEO, Publicis Groupe UK
Ben Slater, CEO & Founder, Bow&Arrow
Carol Welch, Managing Director UK&I, Odeon Cinema Group
Craig Inglis, Non-Exec Global Chair, The Marketing Society
Dame Cilla Snowball, Governor, Wellcome Trust
Deborah Dolce, SVP, Group Marketing & Corporate Responsibility Director, TJX Europe
Dominic Grounsell, Managing Director UK & Eire Sports Brands, Entain
Ed Smith, General Manager Integrated Marketing EU, Amazon
Emma Harris, Founder & CEO, Glow London
Hugh Derrick, Partner, eatbigfish
Jennelle Tilling, Founder and Chief Brand Strategist, Marketing with Insig
Keith Moor, CMO, Camelot UK
Kerry Taylor, EVP, Brand Lead, Youth & Entertainment, Viacom International Media Networks
Mark Evans, MD of Marketing & Digital, Direct Line Group
Martin George, Customer Director, Waitrose
Meghan Farren, CMO, Asda
Michele McGrath, Chief Client Officer UK&I, Accenture Interactive
Nick Baughan, Director of Agencies UK&I, Facebook
Ottokar Rosenberger, CEO, Dreamlines GmBH
Polly Cochrane, Country Manager UK&I, Warner Media
Sally Abbott, Managing Director UK&I, Weetabix Ltd
Sara Bennison, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Nationwide Building Society
Sarah Warby, Chief Customer Officer, Nando’s
Shekhar Deshpande, Head of Strategy Global Accounts, Facebook
Stephen Woodford, CEO, Advertising Association
Steve Challouma, General Manager, Birds Eye Ltd UK
Steve Walker, Founder & Principal, Two Sides Leadership & Brand Transformation


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