Relationship Marketing Director

Richard is Global Head of People Relationship Management at Unilever and has over 18 years marketing and digital experience both client, media and creative agency side in London and Sydney.

He has led and embedded digital and content thinking within Global organisations, including British Airways and William Grant & Sons to deliver business and brand growth, with highlights including leading digital and innovation across British Airways ‘To Fly to Serve’, London Olympics 2012 brand programmes and developing the British Airways mobile app strategy, putting it into the hands of millions of customers.

Richard is passionate about businesses innovating to reach and engage consumers in smarter and more useful ways across the world, using the foundation of creative and data excellence to fuel this. 

In his current role at Unilever, he has built a new team with a simple and powerful purpose – to enable Unilever brands to build relationships the billions of people who use Unilever products everyday around the world. Having built a new global infrastructure and data solution, he works with Unilever's global brand teams and markets to deliver consumer value and insights for the business.

Judging panel

Alan McGarrie

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

Andrew Rayner

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Andy Edge

Chief Commercial Officer
Away Resorts Ltd

Andy Murray

SVP/Chief Customer Officer

Anthony Newman

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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
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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

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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