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Bob Safian
Editor, Managing Director
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Robert Safian is editor-in-chief and managing director of the influential, award-winning business magazine Fast Company and its digital and live-event affiliates. He oversees all editorial operations and plays a key role in guiding the enterprise’s advertising, marketing, and consumer-engagement efforts. Under Safian’s leadership, Fast Company has received numerous accolades, including the highly coveted National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2014. Named Editor of the Year by Adweek in 2009, Safian has also served as an executive editor for Time and Fortune and headed Money as its chief editor for six years.

Under Safian’s direction, Fast Company has garnered a reputation for highlighting the “new” in business while keeping reverence to “tried and true.” Whether exploring a startup in Detroit or the tech scene in Palo Alto, an innovator in Singapore or an iconoclast in Mumbai, Fast Company consistently adopts a fresh and honest take on business. By presenting stories of the people behind innovative business thinking, it gives hope to millions of workers, entrepreneurs, and leaders that meaningful change is possible.

Safian has appeared on CBS, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and other TV networks and has been a featured speaker at events ranging from SxSW Interactive to the Cisco Systems CIO Summit, the United Nation’s Global Accelerators Council
to the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival.

Safian began his career with a seven-year tenure at The American Lawyer, where he rose from summer intern to executive editor. He joined SmartMoney in 1994 and moved to Fortune in 1997. Money was a National Magazine Finalist four times under Safian's leadership and he played key roles in securing National Magazine Awards for The American Lawyer, SmartMoney, and TIME. He joined Fast Company in 2007
Andrew Sanders
Commercial Director for NPD
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Chris Satterthwaite
Chief Executive
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Christopher Satterthwaite began his commercial career as a graduate trainee at H.J Heinz. Since then, he has been part of three different kind of marketing communication agencies: IMP (1981-1993), then the UK’s largest Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing agency; HHCL & Partners (1993-2000) – Campaign’s Advertising Agency of the Decade; Bell Pottinger (2000-2002) – the UK’s leading Public Relations agency. He became Chief Executive of Chime Communications PLC in 2003.

He is Senior Independent Director of Centaur Media, Chairman of The Roundhouse and a member of the Government’s Professional and Business Services Council. He is a former Chairman of the Marketing Society.
Kathleen Saxton
Founder & CEO
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Kathleen Saxton is the founder and CEO of bespoke headhunting firm, The Lighthouse Company.

After a 360 degree journey in the media and advertising sphere, touching Sky Television, Capital Radio, EMAP Advertising, Carlton Screen, PHD, Saatchi & Saatchi and Virgin Radio, Kathleen moved into professional headhunting.

In 2009, Kathleen set up The Lighthouse Company with a vision to create the modern search firm that clients had been asking for. Today, The Lighthouse Company represents some of the most talented individuals globally and ensure they connect to and flourish within visionary, brave and ambitious businesses. Listing Facebook, Twitter, Mashable, The Guardian, Snapchat, ITV, Dentsu, Omnicom, WPP and many others as clients – the Lighthouse know what it takes to find New World Leaders for today’s modern world.
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Brian Schultz
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An industry insurgent who never got the advertising handbook, Brian Schultz challenges consumers, brands and advertisers to look beyond traditional channels to deliver authentic brand experiences around their product. He is an experiential marketing strategist and producer whose roots are in live entertainment. As a partner in Magnetic he comes to this new venture from R/GA where he sat on the management team as Group Director of Live Events and Digital Environments. Prior to R/GA Brian developed, built and managed OuterActive, the Experiential Marketing arm of Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Through a media agnostic approach, Schultz produced integrated campaigns for Google, Volkswagen, Microsoft, Nike, DIAGEO, Budweiser and Coke Zero to name a few. Advertising Age has yet to comment, but there is speculation of a special issue dedicated to his life's work.
Alex Scott
Woman's Captain, England and Arsenal FC
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One of the most decorated players in women’s football, Alex Scott is one of the cornerstones of both the England and Arsenal teams – being only the seventh player to earn 100 England caps and currently the proud captain of The Gunners. The tireless and committed right-back has won countless trophies at Arsenal, has played for Birmingham and Boston Breakers in the US, represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics and was named in the FIFA All-Star team after the Women’s World Cup in Germany in 2011. Born and raised in East London, the vivacious 31-year-old is not only making waves on the pitch but off the pitch too, with a burgeoning TV career. Alex is fast becoming one of the hottest new names in TV. The iconic Sky Sports football show, Soccer AM, recently made Alex the face of their new online multi-platform channel, presenting a weekly show. Alex is also starring in one of ITV’s flagship shows, Mission To Survive, as one seven celebrities facing Bear Gryll’s endurance contest
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Mel Scott
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Tom Scott
YouTuber, Maker and Presenter
Laurie Segall
Technology Correspondent
Nigel Sharrocks
Non-Exec. Chairman, Advisor, Angel Investor
Robert Sheehan
BAFTA Award Winner & Star
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General Manager International
Misha Sher
Head of Sport & Entertainment, EMEA
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Misha Sher is an international sports marketing executive with over 15 years experience advising blue chip brands, talent and rights holders on driving maximum impact from sponsorship. As the Head of Sport & Entertainment EMEA at MediaCom, he oversees a division responsible for optimisation of client’s investment across sport & entertainment while being fully integrated with the overall communication and marketing strategy. MC Sport & Entertainment combines the most comprehensive consumer and brand insight with intrinsic knowledge of all sponsorship channels to identify, secure and activate partnerships that deliver long lasting brand impact. Prior to taking up his current position, he managed commercial and brand partnerships for Brazilian icons Pelé and Neymar Jr, orchestrating high profile endorsement partnerships with brands like P&G;, VW, Subway, Coca-Cola and Shell.
Anne Shooter
Commercial Editor
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Melissa Smith
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As well as running The Industry Club, I personally specialise in CREATIVE SERVICES, PROJECT MANAGEMENT and OPERATIONAL roles.

We equip creative businesses with effective processes, best in class talent and relevant training to help clients maximise creative and commercial opportunities.

All our consultants are ex agency employees who've had successful careers in their specialist field.

Great people make a great business: we concentrate purely on the quality of the candidate.
We don't bombard agencies with quantity and hope there's someone that fits the bill.

We spend time getting to know our client's structure, business and culture then use our experience to find the right skill set and chemistry for a successful placement.
Cilla Snowball
Group Chairman & Group CEO
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Chaka Sobhani
Creative Director
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Chaka has 20 years of experience from both the Advertising and Broadcast industries.
She started her career as a comedy and performance writer and director in the broadcast arena which led to her joining US network Fox, creating their branding and advertising as they successfully launched their kids channels across Europe and the Middle East.
Chaka went on to write and direct film and content for ITV, becoming ECD of ITV Creative, ITV’s in-house agency. She oversaw innovative multi-platform ideas in every channel from TV, film, digital, experiential and social. She was responsible for creating campaigns for many of the channel’s top drama, entertainment and sport shows, and branding across the channels and platforms. As an award-winning director, she directed campaigns for Jonathan Ross, Ant and Dec, The Brits, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Girls Aloud.
In 2013, Chaka moved agency side to join Mother. She will be joining Leo Burnett as COO in May 2016,
Sir Martin Sorrell
Chief Executive
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Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group, in 1985 and has been chief executive for the last 30 years.

WPP companies provide clients with advertising, media investment management, data investment management, public relations and public affairs, branding and identity, healthcare communications, direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing and specialist communications services.

Collectively, WPP employs over 190,000 people (including associates and investments) in more than 3,000 offices in 112 countries. The Group’s worldwide companies include J Walter Thompson, Ogilvy & Mather, Y&R;, Grey, Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus, Xaxis, Kantar (including Millward Brown and TNS), Wunderman, Burson-Marsteller, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Landor, Brand Union, Fitch, The Partners, AKQA and WPP Digital. Clients include 344 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 69 of the NASDAQ 100. In 2015, WPP had revenues of $19 billion and billings of $73 billion.

At the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, WPP was named Holding Company of the Year for the fifth year running. WPP was also named, for the fourth consecutive year, the World's Most Effective Holding Company in the 2015 Effie Effectiveness Index, which recognizes the effectiveness of marketing communications.

In October 2015, Sir Martin was named the world's fifth best-performing CEO by Harvard Business Review, and in January 2016 he was voted the joint “most impressive business person” in the UK by his peers.
Kelly Sotherton
Olympic, World, European Medallist & Commonwealth Champion
Gideon Spanier
Head of Media
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James Spinney
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From respective backgrounds studying Visual Art and English Literature, Peter and James have been working together for the past five years on a range of fiction, documentary and commercial projects. During this period they have adapted John’s diary material into a series of award winning short films. The first of these, ‘Rainfall’, won the Best Short Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2013 and was nominated for the ICA Experimental Film Award. This was followed in 2014 by the Emmy Award-winning short, also entitled ‘Notes on Blindness’, which screened at Sundance Film Festival and won Best Documentary at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.

‘Notes on Blindness’ is their first feature.
Hayley Spurling
Group Client and Brand VP
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Hayley joined Brand Learning in 2005, having developed cross-sector expertise while working at Tesco, Diageo, BBC Worldwide and Coca-Cola. The insights she gained into different approaches, commercial challenges and capability needs led her to Brand Learning, where she wanted to help people and companies grow.

Hayley is passionate about inspiring teams to lift their capabilities, having led clients and programmes in sectors like pharmaceuticals, FMCG and Oils & Chemicals. As the leader of Brand Learning’s marketing and proposition excellence teams, she brings fresh perspectives, drives new thinking, and provides strategic input to ensure our programmes harness the latest techniques in lifting performance.

Hayley graduated from Cambridge University with a First in Social and Political Sciences.
Rupert Staines
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Rupert is the European Managing Director for RadiumOne Inc. Prior to joining RadiumOne, Rupert was responsible for creating, expanding and scaling the European online media operations for Specific Media (now VIANT), and Conversant Media (recently acquired by Alliance Data Systems).

With 25 years of international business experience, the last 17 in digital, he has successfully developed and driven the strategic plans for US ad-tech companies, building and motivating high performance teams in the process.
He has a passion for the startup culture and digital disruption and states his mission as being ‘to help articulate and demystify digital advertising as information and consumer technologies collide’.

Rupert holds a BA in German Language and Management Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Phil Stokes
Partner, Entertainment & Media Industry
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Phil is a London-based assurance partner who leads PwC’s Telecoms, Media and Technology practice across Europe and our dedicated Entertainment and Media subsector. He also leads our global Digital Transformation group in assessing and advising on the impact of technology change on business models across all industries and for governments.

He has worked across a wide range of media industry specialisms including magazine and newspaper publishing, television and film production, television and radio broadcasting, cinemas, music, sports, event management and conferences, online and traditional advertising and market research.

He regularly attends and speaks at entertainment and media industry conferences and sits on the editorial panel of PwC’s annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook publication which forecasts advertising and consumer spending trends across E&M; sectors for each following five year period.
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Keith Stuart
Games Editor
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Director of Digital Growth
Bill Sullivan
European Marketing Leader
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Bill is the European Marketing Leader for IBM iX, a next generation services organisation that helps the world's leading brands reinvent customer experiences. One of the fastest growing spaces within IBM, Bill's drives awareness of IBM iX's capability and engages Clients around iX perspectives and points of view.

In 2015, Advertising Age ranked IBM iX as the world’s largest digital agency network. It was ranked second in the UK in the same category by eConsultancy. A global industry leader in digital marketing, mobile, analytics and customer experience/CRM, IBM iX has won a number of prestigious awards for work with clients such as Wimbledon, Jaguar Land Rover, and Nationwide.

Last year Bill ran IBM's engagement with The Drum's Do it Day and he also works with BITC around their ARC project, helping social enterprises create jobs in local communities.
Rory Sutherland
Vice Chairman
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Rory is Vice Chairman, an attractively vague job title which has allowed him to co-found Ogilvychange, a behavioural science practice.

Rory co-heads a team of psychology graduates who look for "butterfly effects" in consumer behaviour - these are the very small contextual changes which can have enormous effects on the decisions people make. Put another way, lots of agencies will talk about "bought, owned and earned" media: we also look for "invented media" and "discovered media": seeking out those unexpected (and inexpensive) nudges that transform the way that people think and act.

Before founding Ogilvychange, Rory was a copywriter and creative director at Ogilvy for over 20 years, having joined as a graduate trainee in 1988. He has variously been President of the IPA, Chair of the Judges for the Direct Jury at Cannes, and has spoken at TED Global. He writes regular columns for the Spectator, Market Leader and Impact, and also occasional pieces for Wired.
Sarah Sutton
Joint Head of Strategy
Mark Sweney
Media Business Correspondent
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