Peter Duffy

Group Commercial Director: Customer, Product & Marketing, Easyjet

Peter is currently Group Commercial Director: Customer, Product and Marketing for easyJet, and is responsible for brand and marketing services; digital; customer relationship management and insight; customer operations and experience and business. Peter joined easyJet in February 2011 as Marketing Director. Before joining easyJet, he was Marketing Director for Audi in the UK, and prior to that, Peter was Marketing Services Director at Barclays. Peter has a degree in Economics and an MBA.

Nina Bibby

Marketing & Consumer Director at O2 (Telefonica UK)

Nina is the Marketing & Consumer Director at O2 (Telefonica UK), with commercial profit and loss accountability for the consumer mobile business. She also has responsibility for brand, marketing communications, business intelligence, devices and sustainability. Nina joined Telefonica UK from Barclaycard, where as CMO she sat on the Executive Committee and oversaw the launch of innovations such as Payband and Bespoke Offers. Prior to Barclaycard, Nina was SVP of Global Brand Management at IHG, where she led the successful re-launch of Holiday Inn, the largest of its kind in the hospitality industry. Before that, Nina held a variety of roles at Diageo over 9 years including Commercial Strategy Director, Brand Director for Baileys and Pimms and Global Brand Director of Reserve Brands. Nina has an MBA from INSEAD and her early career after business school was in consulting. Nina is also a non-executive Director of Barratt Developments plc, a member of the British Airways International Business Advisory Board, a member of WACL and a fellow of the Marketing Society. Nina is married to Brodie and has two children, Michaela and Sebastian.

Nishma Robb

Head of Marketing Google UK & Ireland

Nishma Robb is Head of Marketing for Google UK and Ireland. She is responsible for marketing Google and YouTube to businesses in its second-largest market. Prior to Google, Nishma was Chief Client and Marketing Officer at Dentsu Aegis’ digital agency, iProspect, and advised on digital marketing strategy for brands such as British Airways, adidas and ASOS. She has had a number of senior digital marketing and leadership roles working with media owners, both at clients and in advertising agencies. A self-confessed shopaholic with an unhealthy passion for shoes, she is proud of her number one job - mum to 6-year-old twins.

Jean-Paul Edwards

Strategy and Product Development Director, OMD EMEA

Jean-Paul has been with OMD for 19 years. He founded Manning Gottlieb OMD’s Digital team in 1997, and led the agency Media Futures offering. He recently joined OMD EMEA to drive development of the network’s offering in a digitally led, data-centric media environment. Outside work Jean-Paul is kept busy by three children; he’s also a keen skier and reader (on a wide range of embarrassingly geeky topics).

Rebecca Snell

Head of Marketing | Senior Director, LEGO UK

Rebecca has worked for LEGO UK since 2013 when she joined as Senior Director – Head of Marketing. She manages a team of 20, including brand management and specialist functions (retail marketing, digital, PR, promotions and events). In the past two years LEGO UK has grown market share (from 8.9% to 9.9% in 2014), cementing its position as #2 toy manufacturer for the 3rd year running (Source NPD). This is in part due to a relentless focus on building the LEGO brand with consumers and shoppers, some highlights of which have been the 2013 Let’s Build campaign, the launch of the highly acclaimed LEGO Movie and LEGO UK’s first ever shopper-targeted gifting campaign ‘Made for every occasion’. Prior to joining the LEGO Group, Rebecca worked for Bacardi as Global Brand Director and for Procter & Gamble in various brand management roles on brands such as Pampers, Lenor and Pringles, and during this time was named one of the top 10 ‘ones to watch’ in Marketing Magazine’s Power 100. Rebecca lives in Windsor with her partner Chris and two cats, George and Bert.

Richard Huntington

Chief Strategy Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Richard oversees the strategic advice that Saatchi & Saatchi gives to its clients, from EE and HSBC to Direct Line and Weight Watchers, and is charged with ensuring the effectiveness of its creative output. He is also responsible for the agency’s thought leadership programme, including the research the agency has undertaken with Mumsnet for Mumstock 2015. In addition, Richard writes one of the UK’s most influential advertising blogs at adliterate.com, is a regular columnist on brands and advertising and is a member of the IPA’s Strategy Group.

Sharry Cramond

Proposition and Brand Marketing Director - Tesco PLC

Sharry started her career as a Brand Manager for Kraft Foods, where she launched Dairylea Dunkers  She then spent twelve years at Tesco in various Marketing and Commercial roles, including two years in the Convenience Foods Category, leading the marketing when Tesco first set up Tesco Bank and doing the same when Tesco set up Tesco Mobile and Tesco Telecoms Sharry left Tesco in 2009 and went to Melbourne where she was General Manager of Marketing for Coles, an Australian supermarket chain owned by Wesfarmers, the largest private employer in Australia.  She was also Marketing Director of Target in Australia. Sharry returned to the UK in September last year and rejoined Tesco as Group Marketing Strategy and Brand Director

Margaret Jobling

Director of Brand Marketing, British Gas

Margaret Jobling is Director of Brand Marketing at British Gas. She joined the energy brand in October 2014 after working for Unilever, Birds Eye and Cadbury UK, where she oversaw Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and the portfolio of Impulse chocolate brands such as Twirl, Buttons, Flake and Wispa. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at Unilever working on personal care brands including Lynx, Dove, and Vaseline. Margaret oversees the "protecting" and leading marketing for British Gas and its sub-brands such as Hive and DynoRod. She also leads a 50-strong brand and marketing function, and works with the digital team to develop web and social media strategy. Margaret has a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in laser chemistry.

Graeme Pitkethly

Executive Chairman, Unilever UK

Graeme became Executive Chairman of Unilever UK and Ireland in July 2014, following a career in global finance. Graeme joined Unilever in 2002 and has held various finance and commercial roles around the world. These include CFO of Unilever Indonesia, Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions and Group Treasurer. Most recently, Graeme was Senior Vice President of Finance for all geographies, sitting on the company’s Global Markets Executive. Prior to joining Unilever, Graeme worked in the US, Bermuda and London with FLAG Telecom and before this with Coopers & Lybrand in a variety of audit and corporate finance roles. Graeme is a member of the Food and Drink Federation’s Executive Committee. He is married and has two children with whom he enjoys skiing and playing golf. With a passion for blues music, he is also an enthusiastic, but poor, guitarist.

Paul Lindley

Founder, Ella's Kitchen & Paddy's Bathroom | Co-Founder, The Key is E

Paul Lindley founded Ella's Kitchen after nine years at Nickelodeon, where he rose from Financial Controller to Deputy Managing Director. Previously, he had trained and qualified as an accountant at KPMG. Paul's daughter Ella was the inspiration behind the creation of Ella’s Kitchen and, recognising a gap in the children’s food market, Paul gave up his job at Nickelodeon in 2004 to embark on a research mission. Investigating the worlds of grocery retail, food manufacturing and the FMCG industry, he concluded that Ella’s Kitchen would not only be a viable but essential addition to the existing market. Ella’s Kitchen grew extremely quickly, catching the zeitgeist of our times and really connecting with parents and, most importantly, kids. In 2014 Ella’s Kitchen had a turnover of $100 million, and less than every second of every day, someone somewhere around the world eats an Ella’s Kitchen product. Paul has won multiple accolades, including the national Entrepreneur of the Year Award in both 2011 and 2012. In 2014, he co-founded a social enterprise with hip hop artist and activist Emmanuel Jal, and in 2015 he founded Paddy's Bathroom, which has a core social goal to provide clean water to Africa’s poorest children.

Olivia Robinson

Creative Brand & Marketing Director, Mamas & Papas

Olivia is the youngest daughter of David and Luisa, the founders of Mamas & Papas, and lives and breathes the brand while juggling a busy family life. She has two young children but nevertheless manages to deliver on-brand creative collateral while managing a team of over 30 people. Olivia worked her way up through the Mamas & Papas business, beginning in store to gain a clear understanding of customer needs. She then worked in product design and development, enabling her to get to know the products inside and out. Olivia’s natural creative flair makes her perfect for the role of Brand and Creative Director- and along the way she’s developed a keen eye for design details, which runs through everything the creative and marketing teams deliver at head office, and makes the brand what it is today.

Justine Roberts

Founder and CEO, Mumsnet

Justine is Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations. Over the last 15 years it has grown into the UK’s busiest and most influential network for parents, with over 14 million visits a month. In February 2013, Justine was listed number 7 in BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour’s Power List of the 100 most powerful women in the UK today. In September 2013, Justine was appointed to the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement. She was voted Red Magazine’s Red Hot Woman in 2010, and was also included in the Guardian’s 100 most influential people in the media. In 2014 Mumsnet was named Best Online Comment Site in The EI Comment Awards. Before Mumsnet, Justine wrote about football and cricket for the Daily Telegraph and The Times - and before that, a long time ago, she was an economist and strategist for SG Warburg.

Jane Martinson

Head of Media, The Guardian

Jane Martinson is the head of media of the Guardian and former She read English at Cambridge and attended City University's journalism school before starting her career at the South Wales Echo in Cardiff. She worked at the Financial Times before joining the Guardian in May 1999 as Wall Street correspondent. She is a former chair and current committee member of Women in Journalism.

Jon Ronson

Writer and documentary maker

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Lost at Sea and Them: Adventures with Extremists. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, was directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stared Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.

Carrie Longton

Co-founder, Mumsnet

Carrie is co-founder of Mumsnet, an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations. Over the last 13 years it has become the UK’s busiest and most influential network for parents, with over 14 million visits a month, more than 200 local sites, and a network of 6000 bloggers. In 2013, Carrie was listed seventh in BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Power List of the 100 most powerful women in the UK. She also won Red Magazine’s Red Hot Woman of the Year in 2010.

Russell Parsons

Editor, Marketing Week

Russell Parsons is Editor of Marketing Week, overseeing all operations on the website and print magazine. Russell has worked for Marketing Week for five years, and prior to his current role was News Editor. He joined the team with a wealth of digital and financial journalism knowledge and is a widely-respected voice in the marketing industry. He regularly contributes to the national media on marketing matters and has recently taken part in high-profile European panels on trust. Russell has also played a role as a mentor within Centaur, with his reporters winning internal Centaur awards for editorial excellence.

Kamal Ahmed

Business Editor, BBC

Kamal joined the BBC in April 2014 as Business Editor from the Telegraph Media Group where he was Executive Business Editor with responsibility for The Sunday Telegraph’s business coverage. He was also the editorial lead for the Telegraph’s annual Festival of Business. Between 2007 and 2009 Kamal was Group Director, Communications, at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the regulator charged with upholding and enforcing equality and human rights legislation in Britain. Before joining the Commission in 2007, Kamal was Executive Editor, News, at The Observer with responsibility for the news section of the paper. He was a member of the team that developed and re-launched The Observer as a mid-size full colour Sunday, a development that won Newspaper of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2005, the highest award for any newspaper. Between 2000 and 2004 Kamal was Political Editor of The Observer, covering Tony Blair’s government. Between 1996 and 2000, Kamal worked for The Guardian, starting on the paper as Royal Correspondent, later becoming Media Correspondent and then Media Editor. Kamal started his career in Scotland where he worked for Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman’s sister title where he rose to become chief reporter and deputy news editor. He graduated from Leeds University, where he studied politics, in 1990. He lives in London with his wife, the author and journalist, Elizabeth Day.

Rufus Radcliffe

Marketing & Research Director ITV Group

Rufus joined ITV in 2011 as Group Marketing and Research Director, leading a transformation of all of ITV’s marketing and research activities. In January 2013, ITV rebranded its entire business, creating a multi-award winning identity and a new marketing approach across all of ITV’s touch points. This work has led to ITV winning Media Week’s brand of the year, Drum’s rebrand of the year, the Grand Prix at the Transform Awards and ITV’s first ever IPA Effectiveness Award. ITV has also taken a new approach to research, using the latest digital technology to create a new online-only research panel to test new programme ideas, helping ITV to develop new hit shows and bringing new insight into the organisation. Most recently Rufus oversaw the marketing of ITV Encore and ITVBe, ITV’s first new channel launches for over 8 years, and he currently sits on the Freeview Board. Before ITV Rufus spent 10 years at Channel 4: joining as part of E4’s launch marketing team, Rufus played a key role in the launch of one of the UK’s most successful youth brands, winning Media Week’s launch of the year. Rufus helped lead the further development of the Channel 4 family with the launch of More4 and the pioneering 4oD service. Rufus started his career in advertising, working at McCann Erickson and JWT as an account manager, working on blue chip FMCG clients including Kellogg, L’Oreal and Nescafé, as well as Gulf Air’s first ever UK advertising using the language skills he developed studying French and Arabic at Oxford University.

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