Marketing Academy reveals 2015 scholars

Marketers from Paddy Power, KFC, Mondelez and British Gas are among 30 executives who will be taking part in the Marketing Academy’s Scholarship Programme this year.

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Now in its sixth year, the scheme offers a year-long programme of mentoring and coaching for “rising stars” at both brands and agencies by senior marketers and business leaders. Marketing Week is a founding partner.

This year’s cohort was selected from more than 350 nominations. Those that are not successful are encouraged to apply again in future and offered learning opportunities such as Magpie Marketing Leadership Course, which is run by Scholarship alumni Sarah Ellis.

“The calibre of marketers in the UK is incredibly high and the proof is in the tough decision we have had to make in selecting the 30 who comprise the 2015 Marketing Academy Scholarship Programme,” says Marketing Academy founder Sherilyn Shackell.

The 2015 intake was unveiled at an invite-only event at Diageo’s headquarters in London.

The full list of scholars:

Alastair Little – Mindshare, account director
Alessandra Laraud – Groupe Bel, senior brand manager
Angharad Jones – Redwood Group, development editor
Anne-Lise Johnsen – Arsenal Football Club, membership marketing executive
Ben Cooper – OMD UK, associate director – communications planning
Ben Kendall – Vita Coco, EMEA marketing manager
Caroline Waller – Halfords, head of advertising & digital marketing
Celia Forshew – Seed Marketing Agency, founder & director of strategy
Clara Biu – Talk Talk Group, PR manager
Dan Russell – AMV BBDO, senior account director
Daniel Murray – Grabble, founder
Emily Hare – Contagious, managing editor
Emma Padwick – Lloyds Banking Group, communications strategy manager
Emma Wilkinson – Adobe Europe, head of EMEA social media & Northern Europe comms
Gemma Holmes – TK Maxx Group, head of marketing
Geri Tuneva – Qubit, EU head of marketing
Harry Dromey – Paddy Power, mischief champion
Jack Foley – KFC, brand manager
Joss Parminter – ITV, marketing manager – entertainment
Kate Byrne – Decoded, manager – client team
Kate Wall – Mondelez, senior brand manager
Marina Torres – L’Oreal, group product manager
Neil Searle – British Gas, marketing manager
Nicholas Rogers – BBC, marketing manager – BBC Two
Nicola Brassington – Microsoft, global marketing communications manager
Sara McCraight – MorphCostumes, entrepreneur & creator
Tarin Ayres – Livity, senior account director
Toby Radcliffe – EDF Energy, proposition & experience design manager
Victoria Hatcher – NHS Blood & Transplant, relationship marketing manager
Zoe Zambakides – Sipsmith, head of GINspiration

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