Cristina Macina is Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director for Nestlé UK & Ireland.
Cristina started her career in the WPP group
and then worked for Nestlé in various communications roles across different geographies.
Cristina is passionate about communications and sustainability and transfers this passion into her job.
As a co-founder of Do the WeRQ, Graham helps tell the platform's story and connect the movement to partners who embrace the value of queer creativity. The mission of Do the WeRQ is simple: increase queer creativity, representation and share of voice in the advertising industry. The organization brings people across the industry together to foster connections, share experiences and collaborate on cultural transformations that support the LGBTQ+ community both in front of, and behind the scenes, 365 days a year. Because only when queer marketing talent is inspired, mobilized and celebrated – by brands and marketing leaders – will queer cultural creativity translate into meaningful business solutions.
Jemma Gould is Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer at IPG, one of the world’s leading providers of advertising and marketing services. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s global corporate responsibility and sustainability programs including ensuring compliance with reporting standards such as the Global Reporting initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.
Jemma has been with IPG for nearly two decades, prior to which she was with Young & Rubicam as the agency’s Director of Internal Communications.
Award-winning global, purpose-driven brand builder with a proven track record of unlocking a brand’s potential by developing strategic platforms to deliver breakthrough content ecosystems that accelerate growth and improve equity.
Rob has a near decade of working in advertising, where he has spent time across a variety of roles during his tenure at THE 3RD EYE. Now serving as the Chief Creative Officer, he has set out to establish the agency as the leader amongst health & wellness brands by building on its 25+ year legacy and attracting new, inspired client partners.
A self proclaimed health enthusiast, who will never say no to chocolate chip cookies, Rob has a deep passion for connecting story and purpose in a way that inspires others to take care of themselves.
He is a proud husband and humble father (who could use a nap or two).
Chief Puff, championing tech for good to change millions of lives for the better. Working with The American Red Cross, World Resource Institute, Accenture, Nordstrom, and ASPCA, to name but a few.
Helping entrepreneurs-for-change to translate their business strategy into story to make change happen fairer and faster. Reinvesting our profits to democratise storytelling power for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Eduardo is Cuban born, American by choice. He is Chief Creative Officer at Brunet-García Advertising, an agency 100% focused on generating social impact by applying exceptional strategic creativity to solve some of the most complex issues affecting the U.S.
At B|G, Eduardo inspires teams across the agency to elevate and scale creativity. Under his leadership, the agency has won more than 350 awards and has been named one of Adweek's Fastest Growing Agencies in the world for three consecutive years as well as one of the 100 most-awarded U.S. agencies by The Drum World Creative Rankings.
Before joining B|G, he led teams throughout Latin America to create regional campaigns for global brands like Samsung, MoneyGram, General Mills, and GE, and he has been an adjunct professor at the Superior Institute of Design (ISDI) in Havana. He is also a painter and illustrator. His artworks have been published and exhibited internationally and live in the permanent collection of American museums.
Eduardo is extremely passionate about life, ideas, and collaboration and believes that inspiring people is the best currency. Fatherhood is his ultimate privilege.
Jill grew up as a Copywriter at the big agencies of NYC on brands big and small from packaged goods to luxury goods scooping up social impact projects everywhere she went. She's now thrilled to be at focusing exclusively on projects that aim to make the world a better place.
Janek is a social impact specialist who has been working in social impact and sustainability consultancy for the last 10 years. He most enjoys finding creative ways to bring social impact and sustainability strategies to life. As Strategy Director at Skating Panda, Janek works with organisations who want to embed social purpose across their business, helping them translate this into a clear articulation of social and environmental impact that means something to both internal and external stakeholders.
Hanisha has been an award winning advocate and marketer for social impact throughout her career. Starting with her work on the Smoking Ban for the Department of Health through to working across a number of NGOs and charities and most recently creating campaigns for Child Poverty Action and Social Mobility Foundation with Creature London. On a personal note she is an Exec member of WACL and supports Creative Access to help make the creative industries more representative of the UK at large.
Ary Ganeshalingam is currently the Global CMO for Change Please, an award-winning coffee social enterprise, where 100% of profits go towards giving people battling homeless another shot at life. The profits help people in need with mental health therapy, housing, barista training and a living wage job. Previous to that, Ary had been in senior Brand Director roles internationally for top spirits brands such as Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet, whilst working with beers such as Budweiser, Kirin and Sapporo during his time in Australia. Ary started life on agency side whilst working for DDB Sydney and worked on great brands such as Wrigley’s, Energizer, Lipton, Ferrari Prancing Horse Racing and Sikorsky Helicopters!
I provide creative direction across social, digital and print, managing all brand assets for internal and external communication. I'm working to join up teams and activities to create consistent, clear and high quality 'experiences' across all our touchpoints.
I'm a Met Office Ambassador, regularly speaking at industry events and running workshops with Universities and Colleges. Got an idea to collaborate?...get in touch!
I love to identify and drive improvements and make things happen. I provide consultancy, design thinking and creative facilitation to help bring clarity to confusion ☀️
Corrina is the group managing director of Evoke, ultimately responsible for ensuring we deliver on our mission: to create extraordinary experiences that drive making better decisions about health. Corrina has held agency and client-side roles both in leading client teams and strategy. In her previous role as director of strategy and insights she partnered with UCL’s Centre for Behavior Change to design and develop Mind + Matter’s proprietary planning model – CHANGE. Corrina has over 20 years’ experience leading teams to create engaging and award winning creative experiences for consumers, patients and healthcare professionals which make a difference.
Dr Stacie Graham leads WPP's $30 million commitment to advance racial equity. She ensures that WPP delivers on that commitment with measurable impact and great integrity.
Previously, Dr Graham worked as an independent management and strategy consultant. She's the founder of Colour Balance Images, a two-sided marketplace licensing images and footage created by local talent in Africa and the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. Her passion, OYA: Body-Mind-Spirit Retreats, is dedicated to supporting the physical and mental-emotional health of Black women and women of colour. Her first book, Yoga as Resistance: Equity and Inclusion On and Off the Mat, was published in June 2022 by Watkins Publishing and is available on Audible from July 11th 2023.
Strategically led award-winning Creative Director, with global integrated experience. Having filled the role of CD at a number of larger, networked agencies in both the UK and South Africa - it’s been a refreshing change to help shape the culture and creative at an agency with a bit of a difference... that being taking responsibility for truly effecting change. On a professional, but also personal level, it’s been a very positive experience to play my part in producing not only impactful work, but wherever we can, impactful work that does right by future generations.
Helen James in the CEO of creative agency CPB London and the co-founder of Creative Equals Business, a leadership programme and community for women in the creative industries. She is focused on ensuring more women in marketing and creative roles are able to thrive at the top. Helen writes a monthly column for Marketing Week exploring topics at the intersection of gender and marketing. In 2023, Helen launched WMN, a female forward studio focused on helping brands better engage and attract the female audience.
Mark founded the brand and social impact agency, We Are Futures, to encourage and support brands and businesses to better understand and engage with young people. The agency now supports a wide range of clients including Samsung, Sky, NatWest and Pfizer. He is an ex-soldier, expedition leader, and was awarded Leader of the Year at the Purpose Awards EMEA in June 2023.
Meg helps businesses uncover and cultivate authentic brand narratives
and expressions through imagination, craft and storytelling. With a MFA in
Design from SCAD and BA in Journalism from University of Georgia, Meg
has worked in publishing and branding for 20 years. She has developed
identities, campaigns, and experiences for some of the world’s most
recognized brands including Heineken, Kimberly-Clark, Haleon, Danone,
American Express, Verizon and Bank of America. While brand building is
her focus, Meg is most proud of her work with organizations empowering
women and children—including The Girl Scouts, Planned Parenthood and
Teach for America. Meg has been featured in FastCo, The Drum, Digiday,
and Creative Boom and is a AIGANY board member.
Patrick works together with Rise impact agency, for forward thinking brands. With 17 years of experience in the creative industry now intrinsic motivated to solely tell better stories for societal issues in the benefit of people & planet. Patrick had the pleasure to receive some accolades and judge at multiple int. award shows from Cannes Lions Festival to local shows e.g. Dutch Creativity Awards.
Roya leads social impact and brand partnerships at Glossier, through a position she created back in 2018. She runs Glossier's Grant Program and all charitable partnerships. When she's not working, she's preparing for her debut cookbook - Maman & Me - to be published in October 2024!
Emma has over 25 years experience in design, advertising and in-house creative arenas, creating and collaborating with top creative and strategic innovators.
Brands Emma has worked with include Camelot (The National Lottery), CNN, Nestle, Disney, Associated British Foods, Hackett London and the O&CC Group.
Within fashion Emma has worked across the portfolio of brands within The Arcadia Group including Topshop | Topman, Burtons and Dorothy Perkins. Emma has also worked across key client-agency integration initiatives with both Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO and adam&eve DBB.
She currently leads the Communities Pillar at award-winning global EDI and social impact consultancy CreativeEquals as Community Director, striving to make positive change in the world. Running initiatives to support underrepresented communities such as CreativeComeback, a female focussed returnship programme now in its 5th year - running in London, New York and Mumbai. This year introducing the first ever UK Disabled Creatives programme to support and champion disabled talent.
Emma’s motivation lies deeply in mentoring and coaching new emerging talent from full and diverse backgrounds and is passionate about closing up the education gap. For over 4 years she’s been proud to be a visiting lecturer at UOH (Hertfordshire of University).
Her industry engagement includes collaborating and judging at D&AD, The Drum and Creative Circle Awards.
Dora Nikols is a leading PR, content marketing and social purpose specialist and public speaker who founded Social Mission in 2015. She works with a team of highly specialised communication, social media, sustainability, PR & marketing experts who help brands not only stand out but stand for something!
With 20 years of PR experience focused on for-purpose brands, she knows what it takes for brands that want to grow, do good in the community and leave behind a powerful legacy.
Dora has worked with leading corporate social purpose leaders like Unilever, The Body Shop, Tamburlaine Organic Wines, non-profit organisations and aspiring start-ups who want to stand out in a meaningful way to change the world
Lois Kettlewell is a Director at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, leading a number of client accounts including Absolut, BNY Mellon, Google Pixel and Jameson. With a reputation for directing brand funds into purpose driven work, she most recently worked with BNY Mellon to close the gender investment gap and in 2022, she led Absolut's culture campaign raising the volume of this generations biggest topics including body positivity, disability awareness and trans rights.
Lois bring 16 years of experience in PR and marketing with an expertise for social purpose campaigns. She is also an advocate for change within the wider marketing industry as CO-Chair of the M&C Saatchi Group Equals Network, leading the agency’s support and representation of women across the business. In 2022, she led the creation of ‘In-Focus: Women’s Sport Through the Lens’, an exhibition hosted at the Saatchi Gallery which set a blueprint for the visualization of women’s sport.
As Global Marketing Director for Johnnie Walker, Chris is responsible for leading a global team based in Amsterdam to define and implement the marketing strategy for the world’s number one Scotch whisky.
Chris’ tenure at Diageo has included a number of brand marketing roles in London, before leading the innovation agenda for Diageo in Africa. His experience in innovation led to a role being created for Chris in Singapore, where he relocated to drive market share in underperforming drinks categories across Asia-Pacific, with a focus on premium beer and mainstream spirits. The commercial success of his efforts secured his current role on Johnnie Walker.
With over 21 years in the industry, Garrett has spent the last 18 years growing a passionate, nimble team at PPK. He prides himself on the work the agency has done in the social good space, and is honored to sit on the Drum’s judge’s panel for the second year in a row.
Client leader relentlessly focused on being an indispensable partner for my clients, bringing them ideas and work that positively provokes their growth, and a fostering a world class agency experience.
Jordan has over two decades of experience building some of the world's most coveted talent and brands. Having honed her skills working for blue-chip corporate giants, Jordan pivoted seamlessly into the entertainment, lifestyle and fashion realm, using her talent for ideation and strategic execution alongside global profile building.
An expert negotiator in talent procurement and partnerships, Jordan has cast campaigns and brokered partnerships for brands including Net a Porter, Christian Louboutin beauty, L’Oréal Paris, Belstaff, Herve Leger and beyond.
Jordan has led communication and cultural strategies for brands including SKIMS, Good American, Pattern, Disney, Creed, Barbour and Flannels. As well as working with talent including Stefflon Don, Grace Carter, Charli Howard, Clara Amfo and Munya Chawawa, She is adept in road mapping long term strategy, brand extensions, partnerships and IP development for her clients.
Jim is the global ECD at Across the Pond. He has created award-winning work (D&AD, Cannes) for some of the biggest brands in the world including Google, BBC, YouTube and Nissan. He is passionate about creativity, diversity and mentoring young talent.
Sirajah Raheem is Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for programmatic media partner, MiQ. She is a leading expert on bystander intervention and a SME in workplace DE&I. Her multifaceted role is firmly rooted in supporting a diverse, inclusive, and thriving environment for MiQ and empowering MiQers to spark change, internally and externally. Sirajah is also the Founder of Groundsheet, a organizational accountability consultancy, specializing in social justice and racial equity technical assistance to integrate organizational core values into daily operations.
Sue Todd joined NABS as CEO in April 2022, following a varied 25 years with well-known brands across the sector. Sue was most recently the CEO of Magnetic Media, the marketing body for the UK’s magazine industry, but previously ran her own brand and culture consultancy, Wonder, which supported businesses such as MEC (now Wavemaker), Channel 4, Primesight and Grey with transformation and cultural change briefs to maximise employee and business potential. Sue has held leadership roles at Emap Advertising and CBS Outdoor, were where she was first inspired to bring understanding about commercial propositions, together with a desire to create enabling cultures in which individuals and teams can thrive. Sue is a non-exec director for The Big Issue and spends her spare time trying to practice mindfulness, cycling and getting to the theatre and cinema as much as possible.
Robyn is the dual Founder and CEO of The Mixx – a WBENC, NGLCC, and B Corporation certified creative agency – as well as Titanium Worldwide, the world’s first collective of certified-diverse agencies in the marketing, media, and communications space. She is an advertising industry disruptor continuously building organizations and relationships in the marketing space dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion.
Claire Sanderson is the multi award-winning editor-in-chief of Women’s Health, UK. She is responsible for the strategy and direction of the entire brand across all platforms. Claire is a regular contributor to TV, radio and podcasts. She also speaks at universities about improving social diversity in the media. Claire joined Hearst UK in January 2017. With over 24 years editorial experience, she trained as a news journalist and worked for several national newspapers before moving to magazines and has held a number of senior roles at high-profile media brands.
Chris Miller is Head of Global Activism Strategy at Ben & Jerry's, a unique position within the corporate world focused on advancing social justice through the day to day operations of an ice cream company. He leads a global team across 10 countries responsible for development and execution of the company’s issue advocacy campaigns that are rooted in its progressive values. Ben & Jerry’s has a long history of running campaigns on issues as diverse as support for mandatory GMO labeling, marriage equality, voting rights, and the need to address systemic racism and white supremacy.
Alison currently works at the 4A's as the EVP of Government Relations & Sustainability. She has over twenty years of experience working in government relations at the local, state and federal level.
As ECD of GALE, Geoff Edwards oversees brand creative and design. Previously, he was ECD at TBWA\Media Arts Lab and RGA, Head of Creative at CAA Marketing and worked at other shops, including DDB and FCB. Geoff has created breakthrough work for some of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, Nike, Microsoft, Disney, and PepsiCo. He also co-founded SATURDAY MORNING, a non-profit that leverages the power of creativity to help solve social injustice.
"As Head of Sustainability for Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, Adam works at the meeting point of physical, digital and natural worlds. He coordinates with Google's real world and digital infrastructure teams - from real estate and supply chains, to data centres and products - to ensure the company is capitalising on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability.
He draws on over 16 years of experience driving sustainability at organisations including Amazon and Marks & Spencer. A Chartered Environmentalist, Adam works as a catalyst for change, building partnerships, and identifying the practical transformations and decisions required for sustainability business in the 21st century."
"With a noteworthy career spanning two decades, Danny recently transitioned from the ad world, where he collaborated with brands like Apple, Google, Uber, Marriott Bonvoy, Vital Proteins, and many more, to join Aspiration Partners on their mission to drive astronomical sums of capital toward environmental restoration and carbon sequestration.
His new role puts him at the forefront of marketing's next great challenge: climate action. In this capacity, he strives to continue shaping industry trends and consumer behaviors in an effort to lessen the impact of the human-made climate emergency."
"Ashish Prashar is a political strategist, criminal justice reform activist, award-winning executive, speaker, and writer. He is formerly incarcerated and works passionately to change the narrative around people impacted by the criminal legal system and ending prison and policing systems as we know them.
Ashish is the former Global Chief Marketing Officer at R/GA and prior to that was the Global Director of Communications at Publicis Sapient. He began his career in journalism and shortly moved over to politics, handling communications for Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative, and working on Barack Obama’s 2008 Campaign and Joe Biden’s 2020 Campaign.
Ashish is a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and he sits on the Board of Just Leadership and the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice. Ashish has appeared as a regular commentator in media outlets, including CNN, The Guardian, and USA Today."
Ian is a platform-oriented creative leader with a passion for pushing big creative ideas into complex data and technological ecosystems. Over the years, his work has earned more than 500 awards for creativity and effectiveness, including Grand Prix at Effie, D&AD, One Show, The Drum Awards and Cannes Lions. Notable projects include the radical transparency platform "Our Food. Your Questions." (McDonald's), the powerful and provocative travel campaigns "Go Back to Aftica" and "Black Elevation Map" (Black & Abroad), the LGBTQ+ travel utility "Destination Pride" (PFLAG), the AI-driven "Hofmeister Kink" (BMW) and "The Greatest Guide" (Grupo Bimbo), and the innovative first party data-capture platform "Publicly Traded" (LifeStyles Healthcare).
With 15 years of experience in the purpose/ESG/impact space, Whitney Dailey is a thought leader at the intersection of purpose and communications. She has personally authored upwards of 400 articles and 30 research reports on sustainability, social justice, and social impact topics and shared her message from the digital wavelengths of myriad podcasts, the lectern at Harvard University and the stage of Sundance.
At Allison+Partners, Whitney serves as Executive Vice President, Purpose and co-leads the agency’s Purpose Center of Excellence – a dedicated team specializing in Purpose brand strategy and sustainability leadership, backed by A+P’s global network of more than 500+ creatives and storytellers. In this role, Whitney helps clients establish, communicate and measure sustainability goals and strategies, as well as build breakthrough social impact programs and thoughtful, strategic Purpose programs and initiatives from the ground up.
"Nina Mishkin is Head of Brand Strategy for the Americas at Snapchat. She leads a team of marketers, producers, creatives and strategists who create insightful and innovative customer-first marketing strategies. Our team partners with brands of all sizes to build best-in-AR campaigns that drive measurable business results and engage Snapchatters, adding unique value to their experience on the platform.
Nina was formerly the Head of Ad Creative Strategy & Innovation at Quibi, where she pioneered new mediums of mobile brand storytelling. Prior to joining Quibi, Nina was the Global Head of Content Strategy at Twitter where she defined brands’ optimal marketing and advertising creative strategies on the platform. Prior to Twitter she led Social & Digital Marketing at American Express."
As Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Tiffany Edwards is a change agent and an unshakable advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the creative industry. Since joining Droga5 in 2016 as its first diversity leader, Tiffany has played a pivotal role in the agency’s journey. Her tenacity and focus on ensuring the advertising industry upholds its commitment to diversity permeates every aspect of her work.
"Lisa was recently named in Forbes 43 People Changing Advertising For The Climate. She was also one of Campaign magazine's Top 10 Trailblazers of the year in 2020 for her work on climate in advertising. She graduated Cambridge with a first in Sustainability Management from the Institute for Sustainability Leadership and is now an assessor.
Previously she held senior leadership positions both client-side as a Marketing Director and agency-side as a Strategy Director. She is an advisor, consultant, speaker and writer on the role of marketing and advertising in the climate emergency. She believes we need to build a new thriving future to move towards and oversees the Good Life 2030 project at Purpose Disruptors. "