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Marketing Leader of the Year 2016

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  • Paul Geddes, Direct Line Group, Chair of Judges

    CEO

    Paul was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Direct Line Group in August 2009.

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  • Aedamar Howlett, Coca-Cola

    Marketing Director

    Aedamar began her career in stockbroking before taking a sales role in Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH} in 1996.

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  • Anna Hill, The Walt Disney Company

    CMO, UK and Ireland

    As CMO for The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland, Anna is responsible for the overall marketing strategy with particular focus on integrated marketing opportunities across Disney's various business areas.

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  • Brendan Dineen, IBM UK

    Director of Portfolio Marketing

    Brendan Dineen is Director of Portfolio Marketing for IBM in the UK and Ireland.

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  • Charlotte West, Business in the Community

    Marketplace Director

    Charlotte is Marketplace Director at Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network.

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  • Claire Farrant, Lidl

    Marketing Director

    Claire took on the role at LidI UK as an Executive Consultant in 2015 and was soon promoted to Marketing Director in November 2015.

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  • Gary Twelvetree

    Executive Director Marketing

    Gary Twelvetree became Executive Director for Brand and Marketing for Visa Europe in January 2015.

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  • George Johnston, Greene King

    Marketing Director

    With over 20 years Marketing experience George Johnston is currently Marketing Director at Greene King.

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  • Hazel Detsiny, Unilever

    Managing Director

    Hazel is Vice President Marketing at Unilever. She loves walking and walked 100km non-stop last summer to raise money for Children with Cancer.

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  • Hugh Burkitt, The Marketing Society

    Global Ambassador

    At the Society Hugh has been responsible for the launch of the Society's Manifesto for Marketing, and the Marketing Leaders Programme.

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  • Ian Armstrong, Jaguar Land Rover

    Global Advertising General Manager

    lan began his career at Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd. With experience in Production, Logistics, Sales and latterly Marketing, managing brands such as Tango and Pepsi.

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  • Ian Cranna, Starbucks Coffee Company EMEA

    VP, Marketing and Category

    Ian Cranna has been in the position of VP, Marketing and Category, Starbucks EMEA since January 2014.

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  • James Hallatt, GlaxoSmithKline

    SVP Oral Health

    James Hallatt currently leads GlaxoSmithKline’s global Oral Health Category and is a member of the division’s management team.

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  • Keith Moor, Santander

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Keith Moor is Santander UK’s Chief Marketing Officer managing a division that supports the whole bank in the UK.

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  • Kristof Fahy, Ladbrokes

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Kristof joined Ladbrokes in 2016 at CMO. He joined from the Telegraph having previously been the CMO of William Hill plc.

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  • Mark Evans, Direct Line

    Marketing Director

    Mark started his career in Mars and for 10 years worked on a number of their global brands across sectors and geographies.

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  • Mark Given, Sainsbury’s

    Marketing Director

    Originally from Northern Ireland Mark ‘cut his teeth’ in Marketing with Procter & Gamble.

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  • Matthew Barwell, Britvic

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Matthew Barwell is the Chief Marketing Officer of Britvic Soft Drinks Plc.

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  • Michael Inpong, Müller Dairy

    Global Chief Marketing Officer

    Michael started his career at P&G where he worked on their hugely successful range of hair care. After more than 7 he moved to Nestle in 2007, before joining Müller in early 2012 as Marketing and R&D Director.

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  • Nicholas Graham, Huawei Technologies

    Global Director Digital Marketing and Media

    Nick is Global Director of Digital Marketing & Media at Huawei Technologies.

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  • Nick Mercer, Eurostar

    Commercial Director

    Nick is the Board Director responsible for Eurostar’s commercial activities across all three of its core markets.

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  • Nigel Vaz, SapientRazorfish

    CEO EMEA and APAC

    As CEO EMEA and APAC, Nigel is responsible for developing SapientNitro’s global business strategy and identifying market opportunities to support company growth.

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  • Paul Lloyd, Virgin Money

    Marketing Director

    Paul joined Virgin Money in July 2007. He is Marketing Director and is responsible for the creation and execution of an effective marketing and communications strategy for the business.

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  • Rufus Radcliffe, ITV

    Group Marketing and Research Director

    Rufus joined ITV in 2011 as Group Marketing and Research Director, leading a transformation of all of ITV’s marketing and research activities.

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  • Ruth Rowan, Dimension Data

    Group Executive - Marketing

    In this role Ruth oversees the globally dispersed marketing function, is custodian of the Dimension Data brand, and has responsibility for the creation of propositions.

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  • Sally Wright, Samsung Electronics

    Marketing Director

    As Marketing Director for Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland, she leads the enterprise marketing team and is responsible for setting and driving the brand's marketing strategy for business.

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  • Sara Bennison, Nationwide

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Sara joined Nationwide in March 2016. She previously spent 7 years at Barclays in a number of marketing roles.

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  • Toby Horry, Tesco

    Digital Marketing Director

    Toby is Digital Marketing Director at Tesco. He lives in north-east London with his wife, two children and two rabbits.

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