Marketing Director
Birds Eye

Steve Challouma is Marketing Director for the Birds Eye, Aunt Bessie’s and Goodfella’s brands in the UK. He has spent over 20 years in the FMCG industry, starting his career at Unilever where he spent 10 years - and working his way through a range of international and local roles at Birds Eye. In the last two years he has been leading the team responsible for driving the turnaround of the Birds Eye brand in the UK– and has also recently added the Goodfella’s Pizza and Aunt Bessie’s brand to his portfolio, following acquisitions in 2018. He is a passionate advocate of Frozen Food and its relevance for modern lifestyles, and is a strong supporter of CSR initiatives such as the Marine Stewardship Council, the Veg Power initiative and the recently accounted Plastics Pact. Steve is married with 3 Fish Finger and Chicken Dipper loving children. 

"I am delighted to be a judge for an awards that rewards and recognises the very best and cutting edge of marketing thinking, execution and talent across a broad range of sectors – whether from global giants or small local operators. This is inspiring, helps stimulate better ideas and drives the industry towards better standards. In a world in which marketing investments are increasingly being scrutinised, the entries need to demonstrate flair, brand impact and critically, the commercial success delivered."

Judging panel

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Mario Bounas

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Fleur Clarke

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Luisa Fernandez

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Tatiana Piccolo

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Victoria Needs

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Charles Allen

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Ella d'Amato

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Keira Lloyd

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Danny Denhard

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Sonia Sudhakar

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David Stanley

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Gareth Helm

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Dru Ryder

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Gemma Cracknell

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