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A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
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Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE
Chief Executive Officer
VIRGIN MONEY
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Jayne-Anne has significant finance and banking experience, built up over a period of almost 30 years. Jayne-Anne’s commitment to building Britain’s best loved bank, along with her proven ability to build businesses and lead strong management teams, brings significant value to all stakeholders of Virgin Money. Jayne-Anne is a chartered accountant.
Mike Gaffney
CRO
SHARETHROUGH
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Mike owns all revenue strategy and operations including media sales and publisher platform sales at Sharethrough. He was the CRO for Auditude, a video advertising platform acquired by Adobe in 2011. Mike was VP of Sales at Right Media, the first digital advertising exchange that was acquired by Yahoo! in 2007, where he served as the VP of their Publisher Network. His technology career began in enterprise software at Oracle and includes a 7-year tenure at Salesforce.com where he served as a VP and was their 20th employee.
Tim Gentry
Global Revenue Director
GUARDIAN NEWS & MEDIA
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Tim Gentry is the global revenue director for Guardian News and Media. He is responsible for creating and implementing a global strategy that delivers the best in class innovation across trading, monetisation and display development for GNM’s growing global commercial interests. 

Previously to this role, Tim was revenue director at GNM for 18 months and led a department of over 50 people with teams specialising in advertising revenue performance, direct, agency and programmatic trading, and developing advertising products across all GNM platforms. Under his lead GNM launched the award-winning planning tool 'Audiences not Platforms' - the Guardian's approach to audience delivery across on and offline products, using innovative formats and unique audience targeting technology and research. ‘Audiences not Platforms’ has been phenomenally successful since launch, growing into a multimillion-revenue stream in its first quarter.

A GNM stalwart, Tim has held various positions in the commercial team since 1996, which include client advertisement manager from 2003-06, commercial effectiveness Manager from 2007, and head of optimisation and effectiveness from 2010-2012. Prior to joining the Guardian, Tim worked with Emap where he spent three years following graduation from Imperial College.
Frazer Gibney
CEO
FCB INFERNO
John Giddings
Music Agent
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John Giddings took the classic route into live music and along the way became one of the biggest and best known agents and promoters in the world.

Responsible for many of the most high profile tours of recent years including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Genesis, Celine Dion, Iggy Pop and David Bowie, John also revived the Isle of Wight Festival, the Woodstock of Europe.
Nick Giles
Co-founder
SEVEN HILLS
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Nick works closely with high-growth firms in the UK, US and Asia. He is an ambassador for the Hong Kong government’s venture programme. He is also an advisory board member of Tech London Advocates and is an advisor to the global youth movement One Young World.

Michael Hayman and Nick Giles are the co-founders of Seven Hills, the highly acclaimed campaigns firm founded to generate momentum for Britain’s fast-growing companies and most exciting entrepreneurs. Seven Hills was named the Best Corporate Consultancy in the World by the Holmes Report and is a Santander Breakthrough 50 winner.
Nick Gill
Executive Creative Director
BBH
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Nick has been in advertising since 1984. He worked at BMP DDB for 13 years, making his name on brands like Volkswagen, John Smiths, Schweppes and Batchelors.

After a brief stint at Wieden and Kennedy he joined BBH in 1998.

As a writer and creative director he was responsible for some of the agency’s most awarded work, including Axe ‘Getting dressed’, Vodafone ‘Mayfly’ and ‘Time theft’ and Barnardos’ ‘Believe in children’ campaign.

Nick was made ECD in 2008. The agency went on to win two ‘Campaign Agency of the year’, awards, whilst Nick was voted ECD of the year for a record three consecutive years.

During this time BBH won ‘Agency of the year’ three years out of four at British Arrows, and in 2014 Nick was awarded British Arrows’ prestigious Chairman’s award.

He currently sits on BBH’s Global Management Group.

He is married with three children.



Richard Gillis
Sports business journalist, author and consultant
SEVEN46
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Richard Gillis gave up a perfectly good job to become a journalist, getting his first break on Channel 4’s much heralded cricket coverage, where he made up viewers’ questions for Richie Benaud to answer live at lunchtime. This began an award-winning career writing about sport and business for the Wall Street Journal, The Observer, The Irish Times and the Financial Times among many other publications. Formerly Editor of SportBusiness International, Richard launched Unofficial Partner as an alternative guide to sports marketing and it’s now a consultancy working with agencies, sponsors and sports rights holders in the area of storytelling, editorial content and strategic communications. His first book is The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport’s Great Leadership Delusion, to be published by Bloomsbury in the UK and US later this year. You’ll find him on Twitter @RichardGillis1, arguing with people he hopes never to meet.
Martin Glenn
CEO
THE FA
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Prior to The FA, Martin was CEO at United Biscuits, a £1bn company which is home to the McVitie’s and Jacobs brands and with a rapidly growing international division.

He came to prominence during his time at Walkers Snack Foods in 1992, enlisting England’s second greatest goal scorer of all time, Gary Lineker, to play a key promotional role in his marketing campaigns.

Having increased Walkers’ market share from the mid-20s to more than 60%, he became company President in 1998 and ran the business till 2006, when he left to join Birdseye, which had been acquired from Unilever for £1.2bn.

In 2003, he was awarded Marketing Week’s CEO of the Year, and in 2004 was voted the UK’s most influential marketer by Marketing Magazine.

An FA qualified grassroots coach, Martin is also a former Leicester City FC non-executive Director, having sat on the Club’s Board between 2002-2006.

Martin has also worked for Cadbury Schweppes, Mars and Deloitte, and is President of the Marketing Society.
Pippa Glucklich
co-CEO
STARCOM MEDIAVEST GROUP UK
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Always a media girl at heart, Pippa joined DMB&B;’s media department in 1990 after graduating from Manchester University where her final year dissertation was entitled ‘Women In Advertising’.

After 2 years she left to join media specialist Initiative Media to delve into the wonderful world of washing powder working on Persil. In her eight years there, she rose to be Board director working on the Unilever portfolio, as well as playing an active role in New Business.

In 2001 she joined independent agency BLM as Client Services Director. Acquired by the global communications group Havas. In 2008, Pippa became Managing Director of Arena Media (formally BLM) where she loved the challenge, pace and variety of her management role.
Pippa Glucklich joined Starcom in February 2013 as Managing Director, eight months on Pippa became co - Chief Executive Officer for Starcom MediaVest Group - she is responsible for the strategic development of the business, as well as ensuring the highest standards of thinking, ideas and delivery across all clients.

Outside of work, Pippa is chair of the NABS Big Bash - the single biggest fundraising event each year for the advertising industry’s charitable organisation, an active member of WACL, a member of the IPA Client Relationship Group and Facebook UK Client Council.

Pippa is married and lives in Wimbledon with her husband and two sons. The family are Chelsea nuts.
Matt Golding
Director
RUBBER REPUBLIC
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Ella Goldner
Strategy Director
IPG MEDIABRANDS
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Ella joined IPG Mediabrands in 2011 as a Business Performance Director, reporting directly to the CEO, developing and implementing new business practices across the business. Since 2012 Ella has been working as a Global Strategy Director, responsible for developing Integrated Communications globally for clients such as EY, Zurich, and Unilever.

She is the Co-Founder of OpenCoLDN (now called NewCo) - a festival celebrating innovation and open businesses in London as part of the global NewCo organisation, now spreading to other parts of the globe.
Darren Goldsby
Chief Digital & Technical Officer
HEARST MAGAZINES UK
Dominic Good
Global Sales Director
FT
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Dominic Good is the Financial Times’ global advertising strategy and sales director, appointed in November 2013. He is responsible for the FT’s global advertising sales across print, digital and content marketing as well as overseeing the research and insight teams in Europe and the USA.

Good was previously EMEA publisher for the Financial Times, overseeing advertising sales and circulation in the region.

Good rejoined the Financial Times in 2004 after 5 years during which he was a founding partner of Adforum.com a web based creative monitoring and intelligence service for marketing professionals, founded in 1999.

He first joined the Financial Times in 1989 in the UK, later transferring to Europe as manager of the Paris office and commercial manager of the FT's first foray into the Russian market, Financial Izvestia.

Good was educated at London University, the University of Aix en Provence and gained an
MBA in 1999 from City University Business School.
Nicole Goodwin
Marketing Director
JÄGERMEISTER
Amanda Gosling
IBM Interactive Experience
GLOBAL EXECUTIVE PARTNER
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Amanda is a leader in IBM’s Customer Driven Transformations global team, where she works with clients to digitise their businesses from the customer inwards. She has experience across all aspects of transformation: capabilities, skills and organisational change. Amanda works with multinational companies across industries who have rich foundations of data. She brings deep experience from the agency world, working at the intersection of design and data in service of customers.
Colin Gottlieb
CEO
OMNICOM MEDIA GROUP EMEA
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As CEO of Omnicom Media Group EMEA, Colin is ultimately responsible for the success of the OMD and PHD networks, as well as speciality business units Mobile5, Fuse and Drum across the region. Colin is also ultimately responsible across EMEA for Annalect, OMG's data and analytics capability, and Accuen and Resolution, OMG's programmatic and Search specialists.

Leading 6,500 people across more than 50 markets, Colin has driven Omnicom Media Group to its leading regional position since taking the role in 2005.

Prior to this, as CEO of OMD EMEA since 2001, Colin steered the company’s development and growth as it rose to become the region’s largest and most competitive network. Over the years, OMD has won accolades including Network of the Year awards from Campaign, AdAge and M&M; Global, Gunn Report’s most awarded media agency seven consecutive times, most awarded media agency network at Cannes and first place in RECMA’s Network Diagnostic Report four times.

While ensuring that OMD holds its market-leading position, Colin has helped guide PHD’s regional success in new business, local industry awards and rapid growth across EMEA.

Colin began his career in media at Time Buying Services in December 1979. He then moved to CIA Billett in 1984 as Senior Non-Broadcast Planner/Buyer before becoming Head of Planning and Director of Non-Broadcast Media. In 1990, Colin co-founded Manning Gottlieb Media, building it to be one of London’s leading new wave media operations, handling such iconic brands as Nike, Virgin, PlayStation, Apple and Sony Music. Omnicom acquired Manning Gottlieb Media in 1998.

In his spare time Colin is actively involved with the Lilian Baylis Technology School in Lambeth, where he helps create training programmes for the senior students. He is also a self-confessed "petrolhead".

Colin lives in London with his wife, they have three grown up children and a Goldendoodle, Georgie.
Richard E Grant
Actor, Author & Director

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Born and raised in Swaziland, Richard E. Grant studied drama at Cape Town University. He moved to London in 1982 and worked in theatre until he got his big break with the cult hit "Withnail and I" in 1986.
Since then, Richard has appeared in over 80 movies, with some of Hollywood's leading directors and actors, including Gosford Park, The Age of Innocence & The Iron Lady. Richard has recently appeared in Downton Abbey, Girls, Jeckyll and Hyde, and in Game of Thrones Season 6.
In 2005, he wrote and directed Wah-Wah, an autobiographical film based on his childhood, starring Nicholas Hoult, Gabriel Byrne and Julie Walters. He has written 3 books. With Nails has just been re-released as a Picador Classic, with a new foreword by Steve Martin.
In 2014, Grant realized a lifelong dream of venturing into the perfume industry, as a “one man brand” with Jack Perfume. It has recently been named a Cult Brand of the Future, and won Best New Independent Fragrance at the Fragrance Foundation Awards.
Gemma Greaves
Global Managing Director
THE MARKETING SOCIETY
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Gemma Greaves has two passions in her business life – networking and championing the power of marketing to business.
As global managing director of The Marketing Society she's the guardian of over 2700 members, all senior marketers and is responsible for its national programme of events as well as developing valuable partnerships to benefit the membership.
Gemma has worked with the Society for over eight years to challenge its members to think differently and become bolder marketing leaders. She is especially proud of her drive to ensure the 56-year-old society is as brilliant at building communities online as offline. Part of her role is to lead the international expansion of the society.
Gemma has worked in the marketing industry in various guises for the last 14 years including roles at The Foreign Office, IBM, in business publishing and developing the membership at the Design Business Association.
Gerard Grech
CEO
TECH CITY
Will Greenwood MBE
Rugby World Cup Winner
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Having started working life on the City trading floor, Will went on to become the second highest try scorer in English rugby history and helped power England to a glorious victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2003. He is widely regarded as one of England’s great rugby players, as well as one of the sport’s most engaging, intelligent and witty characters. Off pitch his focus has remained undimmed. With a reputation as a bright, articulate and witty personality he was snapped up by Sky Sports as one of their main rugby anchors. He also fronts Sky’s hugely popular ‘School of Hard Knocks’ which gives at risk youngsters the chance to train, grow and shine through sport. Alongside this he pens a weekly opinion column for the Telegraph. Will’s most recent venture is Super Skills Experiences, a rapidly growing business providing legendary shared holidays and festivals with some of the biggest names in sport.
Alex Grieve
Executive Creative Director
AMV BBDO
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Alex and his creative partner Adrian Rossi started their careers at Saatchi & Saatchi under Paul Arden before leaving to join BBH where they remained for 14 years creating and CDing work for clients such as Audi, Axe, Barnardos & British Airways. After a year at digital agency Isobar, then known as Glue, they joined AMVBBDO in 2011. Together they created work such as Guinness ‘Cloud’ & ‘Clock’, Eurostar ‘Stories are waiting’ as well as the recent Sainsbury’s Christmas advert, ‘Mog’.
In 2013 they were appointed as only the 4th generation of ECD’s in AMV’s history. Since then AMV has won Agency of the Year at D&AD;, British Arrows, Big Awards & Creative Circle.
Greg Grimmer
COO
FETCH
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Greg is a well known figurehead in the digital media landscape, a member of the IPA and an oft-quoted spokesman on digital advertising, as well as a frequent judge of major advertising and marketing awards. His influential column on Mediatel.co.uk has been now running for five years and has received wide acclaim from both within and outside the industry. He has also co-authored two books on marketing “Advertising Works 12” and The Digital State.”

Greg began his career in media planning at Delaney Fletcher/Bozell and then CIA where he rose to become Strategic Planning Director, and joining the board at the age of twenty eight. He joined Optimedia before becoming Commercial Director at newly founded ZenithOptimedia Group in 2003.

Greg became MD of Zed Media in 2005. He grew Zed from 50 staff and billings of £52million to 120 staff and billings of £130million in a three year period and the agency took a pre-eminent position in the digital arena, winning awards for work in DiTV, Mobile, and social networking.

In 2008 Greg became a founding partner at Hurrell Moseley Dawson and Grimmer (HMDG) a ‘new model’ advertising agency with partners across the advertising, creative and planning spectrum. The agency from launch attracted brands including Aston Martin, Nestle, and the launch of WIRED.

After selling his stake in HMDG, Greg was enticed by the founders to join the Fetch success story with a brief to expand the company into new global markets and new areas of marketing services.

After posting record turnover and profit levels in 2014 Fetch was acquired by the Dentsu Aegis Network. It currently works with clients including Ebay, Expedia and Hotels.com across mobile strategy, media, creative and analytics.
Dominic Grounsell
Global Digital Marketing Director
TRAVELEX
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Dominic is responsible for both the digital marketing and online / mobile P&L; globally for Travelex.
Prior to RSA Dominic was Marketing Director for Capital One, one of the UK's leading credit card companies. In this role, he successfully led the transition of the business to a fully online-centric marketing model.
Dominic began his marketing career in 2001 as a graduate trainee with Unilever and went on to work on the Surf, Lux and Dove brands. In 2005, he moved to BT in 2005 to become Head of Marketing - Consumer Broadband.
Charlotte Gunn
Editor
NME.COM
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Vijayanta Gupta
Head of Product & Industry Marketing and Industry Strategy
ADOBE
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Vijayanta Gupta is the head of product & industry marketing and industry strategy at Adobe Systems Europe. He leads Adobe's Industry-specific Go To Market initiatives as well as the Adobe Marketing Cloud Product Marketing initiatives across Europe, Middle-East and Africa regions. He advises senior executives across industries on their Digital Strategy and his perspectives on digital transformation is regularly published at CMO.com. Prior to joining Adobe, Vijayanta has held multiple leadership roles in Accenture, Microsoft and Tata Consultancy Services across UK/Europe, USA and India. Vijayanta holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing, a Master's in Computer Applications, a Bachelor's in Physics and a Senior Diploma in Fine Arts. He is based out of London and thoroughly enjoys the multi-cultural experience that the city provides.
Amir Guy
Partner, CEO
ACW/GREY ISRAEL