Mentors

Our Mentors

Our UK programmes are sponsored by:

Meet the Fellowship Mentors

We have a team of exceptional Mentors who volunteer their time to work with our Scholars to develop and nurture their talent. These leaders are CEOs, MDs, CMOs, SVPs, and subject matter experts with experience across all industry sectors. Like us, they have a love for talent development, are dedicated to the achievement of marketing excellence and are keen to share their knowledge and experience. These are just some of the business leaders supporting the UK Scholarship Programme as Mentors and speakers. 

Meet the 2018 US Mentors

Meet the 2018 Australia Mentors

  • Ian Filby, Chairman of Sofology
  • Steve Williams, Former GC and member of the Execut...
  • Tim Lefroy, Trustee - Riverside Studios & Chairman...
  • Stephen Miron, Group CEO of Global Radio
  • Nigel Boardman, Senior Corporate Lawyer - Slaughte...
  • John Casey, Retired HSBC Global Financial Services...
  • Sally Bailey, Chair and Board Advisor
  • Tim Clark, Non Executive Director - Big Yellow Gro...
  • Diana Hunter, Non Executive Director
  • David Pemsel, Chief Executive Officer - Guardian M...
  • Mark Parsons, CEO at Coventry Building Society
  • Mike Hughes, OwnerRothwell Consultants Ltd
  • Dr John M Neill CBE BA, MBADBAFCIMFCIPSChairman an...

Meet the Scholarship Mentors

  • Nigel Holland, Regional President EMEA - Tata Glob...
  • Chris Duncan, Managing Director for Times Newspape...
  • Claire Cronin, Senior Vice President Marketing - V...
  • Xavier Rees, CEO - Havas London, Havas Helia and F...
  • Annabel Venner, Global Brand Director - Hiscox
  • Alastair Pegg, Marketing Director - The Co-operati...
  • Ottokar Rosenberger, Chief Operating Officer - Igl...
  • Guy North, Managing Director - Freeview
  • Sam Coniff, Co Founder - Livity
  • Kristof Fahy, Chief Customer Officer - Hostelworld...
  • Peter Markey, Marketing Director - TSB Bank Plc
  • Stephen Woodford, CEO - Advertising Association
  • Craig Inglis, Customer Director - John Lewis Plc
  • Emma Harris, Founder - Glow London
  • Mark Cripps - EVP, Brand and Digital Marketing - T...
  • Ben Slater, CEO & Founder - Bow & Arrow
  • Keith Weed, Chief Marketing & Communications Offic...
  • Ash Schofield, CEO - giffgaff
  • Jonathan Stead, CEO - Rapier
  • Christopher Macleod, Customer Director - Transport...
  • Deborah Dolce, SVP Group Brand & Marketing Directo...
  • Michelle Hutton, Chief Operating Officer - Edelman...
  • Phil Rumbol, Executive Partner - MullenLowe London
  • Dominic Grounsell, Managing Director - Neilson Fin...
  • Adam Johnson, Director of Marketing - Global
  • Joe Clift, Chief Marketing & Communications Office...
  • Nick Baughan, CEO EMEA - Essence
  • Philip Almond, Director of Marketing & Audiences -...
  • Ed Smith, General Manager Intergrated Marketing - ...
  • Jennelle Tilling, Founder and Chief Brand Strategi...
  • Shekhar Deshpande, Global Planning Director - JWT
  • Peter Duffy, Chief Commercial Officer - easyJet
  • Hugh Derrick, Partner of eatbigfish
  • Michele McGrath, Co-CEO - Brand Learning
  • Toby Jenner, Worldwide Chief Operations Officer - ...
  • Magnus Djaba, Global President - Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Simon Rollings, Founder & Managing Coach - The Com...
  • Sarah Warby, Chief Growth Officer - Hyperjar
  • Will Galgey, CEO, UK & Ireland, Insights Division,...
  • Russ Lidstone, CEO - The Creative Engagement Group
  • Major General Arthur Denaro CBE
  • Oli Barrett, Founder - Co Sponsorship Agency
  • Keith Moor, Chief Marketing Officer - Santander UK...
  • Alistair Macrow, Corporate Vice President, Chief M...
  • Ian Armstrong, Global Head of Advertising - Jaguar...
  • Sara Bennison, CMO - Nationwide Building Society
  • Sally Cowdry, Managing Director of Tailormade, Glo...
  • James Scroggs, Founder - HOOP London
  • Rob Weston, Global Brand & Marketing Director - M&...
  • Steve Walker, Independent Marketing Consultant - T...
  • Andrew McGuinness, CEO - Ellipsis Entertainment
  • Leila Woodington, Head of Marketing Northern Europ...
  • David Wheldon, Chief Marketing Officer - RBS
  • Camilla Harrisson, Partner and CEO of Anomaly
  • Suki Thompson, Founder - Oystercatchers

Academy People

Featured Fellow

2018

Toni Wood, CMO – DFS

Toni joined DFS in 2016 to lead all marketing operations, including responsibility for customer insight and direct marketing development. Prior to joining DFS, Toni was…

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Featured Scholar

Featured Coach

Scholarship

Fran Middleton

Fran is an executive leadership coach and team facilitator with over 25 years’ experience. She has extensive knowledge of financial and professional services as well…

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Featured Mentor

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