Group Sales and Marketing Director
Stock Spirits

Richard began working with Stock Spirits Group in May 2012. Stock Spirits is the leading branded spirits and liqueurs business in Central and Eastern Europe, with a brand leading spirits portfolio rooted in local and regional heritage. With core operations in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy, Stock also exports to more than 50 other countries worldwide. Global sales volumes currently total over 100 million litres per year. Stock is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. For the proforma year ended 30 September 2018, it delivered total revenue of €282.4 million and operating profit of €48.7 million.

Prior to joining Stock Spirits Group, Richard was Marketng Director of Warburtons Bakery, where he led the marketing, innovation, insight and customer service teams. He has also held UK and international marketing roles at major multinationals including Allied Domecq, Kraft and Nabisco.

“It is a pleasure to participate in judging the Drum Marketing Awards. Reviewing the entries provides a great opportunity to learn more about the latest work of which people are proudest throughout the industry and to recognize their contribution to value growth. It provides an excellent showcase for emerging talent alongside the proven expertise of established players. I will be looking for creativity, competitive differentiation and a demonstrable impact on financial performance from the winning entries.” 

Judging panel

Scott Allen

Global Marketing Development & Strategy Director
Microsoft UK

Ali Lowry

Brand Director

Michelle Pagliarulo

Luxury Partnerships Director

Fiona Spooner

Global Marketing Director, B2C
Financial Times

Erin Johnson

Marketing Director

Philippa Snare

EMEA Global Business Marketing

Sophie Robinson

Chief Marketing Officer

Dan James

Marketing Director
Volkswagen Financial Services

Mario Bounas

Director of Marketing
Royal Carribean

Fleur Clarke

Senior Marketing Manager
Harper Collins

Steve Challouma

Marketing Director
Birds Eye

Neema Shah-Khan

Head of Marketing

Luisa Fernandez

Marketing Director
YO! Sushi

Steve Antoniewicz

Head of Consulting
The Drum

Vince Lawson

global brand director
Fever Tree

Richard Hayes

Group Sales and Marketing Director
Stock Spirits

Ross Matthews

Chief Marketing Officer
Ice Lolly

Sarah Kiefer

Director of Business Marketing, EMEA

Piers Newson-Smith

Head of Brand Planning
Direct Line Group

Tatiana Piccolo

Vice President Global Fragrance
Avon UK

Andrew Cocker

Senior Marketing Director

Victoria Needs

Director of International Marketing
Sony Music Entertainment

Charles Allen

Head of Marketing
Arsenal Football Club

Mike Richards

Head of Marketing

Faye Harcourt

Executive Director of Marketing
BBFC (British Board of Film Classification)

Ella d'Amato

Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer

Keira Lloyd

Product Director

Danny Denhard

Director of Growth
Just Giving

Sonia Sudhakar

Marketing Director
Guardian News & Media

David Stanley

Marketing Director, UKI
Getty Images

Gareth Helm

Chief Marketing Officer

Dru Ryder

Brand Communications Manager
Daily Mail

Gemma Cracknell

Marketing Director
Merlin Entertainments