With modern digital brands looking to drive both enormous growth and build household brands in ever shorter timescales, the pressure on marketers to deliver outstanding campaigns is paramount. I am looking forward to seeing work of the highest quality in The Drum Marketing Awards.” 

Chris is the Brand and Marketing Director at Wonga. Having been with the business for the last 3 years, Chris has experienced both the highs and lows of the FinTech revolution. Chris is responsible for the recent brand transformation of Wonga on a global basis and is a key part of the senior leadership team taking the business successfully through FCA authorisation. 

Prior to Wonga, Chris has held senior Marketing Director roles and Barclaycard, Virgin Media and Tesco / dunnhumby. With over 15 years experience in brand building, performance marketing, digital and CRM, Chris has a unique insight into what it takes to successfully develop consumer brands and engage with 21st century digital consumers.

Judging panel

Alan McGarrie

Head of UK Brand Marketing
Tennent Caledonian Breweries/ C&C Brands

Andrew Rayner

Marketing Director

Andy Edge

Chief Commercial Officer
Away Resorts Ltd

Andy Murray

SVP/Chief Customer Officer

Anthony Newman

Brand, Marketing & Communications Director
Cancer Research UK

Christopher Bibby


Cindy Tervoort

UK Marketing Director

David McMurtrie

Head of Publishers UK
Google UK Ltd.

Faye Harcourt

Vice President, Marketing

Hannah Webley-Smith

Customer Director

Isobel Sita-Lumsden

Senior Marketing Director

James Hunt

Vice President, Create Group
CNN International Commercial

Jennie Farmer

Brand Director
De Beers Diamond Jewellers

Keith Moor

‎Chief Marketing Officer

Kenny Jacobs

Chief Marketing Officer

Kerry Chilvers

‎Brands Director
Direct Line Group

Kristof Fahy

Chief Customer Officer
Ladbrokes Coral

Leah Davis

Head of Marketing, Team GB
British Olympic Association

Lloyd Page

Director of Brand Communications
Virgin Media

Mike McGrath

Head of Supporter Management

Natalie Redford

UK Marketing Director for Pepsi Beverages

Nick Chapin

‎General Manager
Virtue UK at VICE Media

Patrick Venning

Marketing Director
Pernod Ricard UK

Pierre Dadd

Head of Brand
Auto Trader PLC

Richard Bowden

Relationship Marketing Director

Sam Olstein

Global Director of Innovation

Sarah Kiefer

Director of Business Marketing, EMEA

Sarah M. Swanson

Head of Marketing

Stephen Vowles


Thierry Campet

Global Head of MarComms and Acquisition
UBS Wealth Management