Australia's next top marketing leaders are…

Rosie Baker
By Rosie Baker | 9 March 2018

The Marketing Academy has revealed the 30 marketers embarking on the mentoring programme in 2018.

This free but highly selective leadership programme for talented brand, media and agency leaders is designed to develop leadership skills and prepare them for their journey towards board level business leaders.

Academy Founder Sherilyn Shackell says: “The quality of talent in Australia is remarkable. As we enter our fourth year the standard of applications continue to raise the bar. Whilst this is great to see, it also means that our job of selecting the just 30 becomes even harder! I’d like to say a huge thank you the industry CEO’s and CMO’s who nominated such an amazing array of talent this year.”

The programme is sponsored by Google, Commonwealth Bank, News Corp Australia, Microsoft and PwC.

The 30 marketers were chosen from 300 nominations.

The Marketing Academy undertook 100 pitches from the hopeful candidates and 60 face to face interviews.

Mentors include Mark Lollback, Monique Macleod, Damian Eales, Therese Kallie, John Steedman, Stephanie Tully, Andy Lark and Brent Smart.

The class of 2018 is:
Adam Slattery, Head of Media, Brand & Communications, Woolworths BWS
Alex Conomos, Marketing Manager, SBS
Alison Tilling, Co-head of planning, BMF
Andrew Kolb, Head of Strategy, Y&R Brisbane
Anna College, Head of Creative Management, Ikon Communications
Anshika Grover, Associate Director, Optus
Brooke Tierney, Head of Marketing, Monde Nissin
Chiquita King, Managing Partner, DDB Sydney
Ciaran Norris, Director, Marketing & Business Insights, American Express
Danni Wright, Group Strategy Director, Carat
Declan O'Dwyer, Group Director, UM
Dorothee Gomez, Business Director, OMD Australia
Evonne Williams, Marketing Communications Manager, Simplot
Hannah Sturrock, Group Head, The Hallway
James Boardman, National Head of Strategy, MEC
Jules Lund, Founder, Tribe Group
Kammeron George, GM Consumer Sales & Marketing, News Corp
Katrina White, SMB Customer Program Manager, Microsoft
Kelly Tagalan, General Manager, Code Club Australia
Laura Johnson, Marketing Director, Xref
Lucio Ribeiro, Managing Director, Online Digital Circle
Martin Curtis, Head of Performance Agencies, Google
Mitchell Parkins, Head of Sponsorships, Sportsbet
Mollie Hill, Strategy Director, 72 & Sunny
Myriam Conrie, Head of Communications & Marketing, Museum of Contemporary Art
Nicky Bryson, Brand Strategy Lead, PwC
Richard Woods, Group Account Director, Naked
Sarah Jane Knox, Marketing Capability Leader, Lion Beer
Sarah Murdoch, Global Marketing Director, Jurlique
Tamara Carson, Executive Manager Small Business Marketing, CBA

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