Senior marketers selected for fellowship to reach C-suite

Eighteen senior executives including Sainsbury’s top marketer Sarah Warby, John Lewis’ Craig Inglis and Santander’s Keith Moor have been selected to take part in The Marketing Academy’s second Fellowship Programme, designed to equip top marketers with the skills to make the transition into CEO roles.

The “fellows” (listed below) will now take part in a 12-month programme developed by The Marketing Academy – of which Marketing Week is a founding partner – and consultants McKinsey & Company.

Each fellow will receive one to one mentoring sessions with a group of board chairs, CEOs and board members. They will also gain practical board experience as a non-executive, board advisor or trustee of a charity or social enterprise.

The successful fellows underwent a three-stage selection process, including a personality and capability evaluation by people development consultancy network Bioss International and interviews with board level recruiters.

Fellows from the first programme included Kristof Fahy, CMO of William Hill, Post Office CMO Pete Markey and Philipa Snare, CMO of Microsoft.

The programme is sponsored by ISBA, British Airways and Adobe.

The Marketing Academy 2014 Fellows:

Peter Corijn, CMO of Imperial Tobacco
Sally Cowdry, marketing director of Camelot
Julian Diment, director of marketing at Carphone Warehouse
Sholto Douglas-Home, group marketing director at Hays
Mark Evans, group marketing director at Direct Line Group
Mauro Fanfoni, senior voice president for commercial planning, marketing and innovation at Eni Retail Market G&P
Sophie Goldschmidt, chief commercial officer at the Rugby Football Union
Craig Inglis, marketing director at John Lewis
David James, consumer marketing director at BT
Christopher Macleod, marketing director at Transport for London
Simon Michaelides, marketing director at UKTV
Keith Moor, CMO at Santander UK
Mark Phibbs, vice president of EMEA marketing at Adobe
Julia Porter, director of consumer revenue at Guardian Media Group
Rufus Radcliffe, group marketing and research director at ITV
April Redmond, CMO at Kerry Foods
Sarah Warby, marketing director at Sainsbury’s
Robert Weston, global brand and marketing director at M&S

The Marketing Academy has also announced it is inviting nominations for the 2015 Scholarship programme from today (12 October).

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