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Rick HaythornthwaiteChair

Rick Haythornthwaite is the global chairman of the NYSE-listed Mastercard Inc and an Advisory Partner to Moelis & Co. He is a co-founder and chairman of QIO Technologies, an industrial artificial intelligence company, and director of the digital consultancy, Globant. He is also an investor in and chairman of ARC International, the global glass tableware manufacturer. He was previously the CEO of Invensys from 2001-2005 and Blue Circle Industries from 1999-2001 having joined as Director of Asia and Europe in 1997. He spent his early career in BP from 1978-1995 before moving to Premier Oil as Commercial Director from 1995 to 1997. He has served on the boards of Centrica and Network Rail as chairman and Cookson, Lafarge, ICI and Land Securities as non-executive director. In the UK not-for-profit sector he is the current chair of the Creative Industries Federation and former chair of the Southbank Centre and Almeida Theatre. He was educated at MIT (Sloan Fellow) and The Queen’s College, Oxford (MA Geology).

Belinda BudgeVice Chair

Belinda Budge is a Mixed Media Textiles Designer, RCA.  She spent over 25  years in the publishing industry and is a former board member of HarperCollins Publishers, a global News Corp media company. Her professional journey began as a Lecturer in Cultural Theory.  After becoming CEO of a start-up publishing company she joined HarperCollins, where she managed a large portfolio of global content, and provided strategic, commercial and operational leadership to the worldwide business. During the last few years her focus was on managing business transformation through the use of creative thinking, to maximize opportunities and reach a global audience by embracing the disruptive technologies in the digital space.

She founded her creative consultancy in 2012 and is an Associate of Design and Innovation Consultancy, IDEO, (an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design- based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow), and Co-Founder of The MultiKids Foundation (a charity which supports children with special needs to go to school in Ghana, West Africa).

Caroline NorburyChief Executive

Caroline Norbury MBE is the founding Chief Executive of Creative England, the organisation that uncovers, supports and invests in creative talent and businesses, and the Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation, the body which represents the UK’s creative industries, arts and cultural education.

Caroline sits on the Creative Industries Council and chairs the Investment for Growth sub-group of the Council.  She is a non-executive director of Crowdfunder, the UK’s largest rewards-based crowdfunding platform; a member of BAFTA and the Royal Society of Arts and a trustee for the PRS Foundation, a charity supporting new music and talent.  She was awarded an MBE in 2012 for services to the film industry.

Rick Haythornthwaite is the global chairman of the NYSE-listed Mastercard Inc and an Advisory Partner to Moelis & Co. He is a co-founder and chairman of QIO Technologies, an industrial artificial intelligence company, and director of the digital consultancy, Globant. He is also an investor in and chairman of ARC International, the global glass tableware manufacturer. He was previously the CEO of Invensys from 2001-2005 and Blue Circle Industries from 1999-2001 having joined as Director of Asia and Europe in 1997. He spent his early career in BP from 1978-1995 before moving to Premier Oil as Commercial Director from 1995 to 1997. He has served on the boards of Centrica and Network Rail as chairman and Cookson, Lafarge, ICI and Land Securities as non-executive director. In the UK not-for-profit sector he is the current chair of the Creative Industries Federation and former chair of the Southbank Centre and Almeida Theatre. He was educated at MIT (Sloan Fellow) and The Queen’s College, Oxford (MA Geology).

Belinda Budge is a Mixed Media Textiles Designer, RCA.  She spent over 25  years in the publishing industry and is a former board member of HarperCollins Publishers, a global News Corp media company. Her professional journey began as a Lecturer in Cultural Theory.  After becoming CEO of a start-up publishing company she joined HarperCollins, where she managed a large portfolio of global content, and provided strategic, commercial and operational leadership to the worldwide business. During the last few years her focus was on managing business transformation through the use of creative thinking, to maximize opportunities and reach a global audience by embracing the disruptive technologies in the digital space.

She founded her creative consultancy in 2012 and is an Associate of Design and Innovation Consultancy, IDEO, (an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design- based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow), and Co-Founder of The MultiKids Foundation (a charity which supports children with special needs to go to school in Ghana, West Africa).

Caroline Norbury MBE is the founding Chief Executive of Creative England, the organisation that uncovers, supports and invests in creative talent and businesses, and the Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation, the body which represents the UK’s creative industries, arts and cultural education.

Caroline sits on the Creative Industries Council and chairs the Investment for Growth sub-group of the Council.  She is a non-executive director of Crowdfunder, the UK’s largest rewards-based crowdfunding platform; a member of BAFTA and the Royal Society of Arts and a trustee for the PRS Foundation, a charity supporting new music and talent.  She was awarded an MBE in 2012 for services to the film industry.

Andrea StarkDirector of Employment, Skills and Culture Islington Council

Andrea Stark is Director of Employment, Skills and Culture at Islington Council. During her career Andrea has focussed on making culture and creative industries more inclusive.

She led the partnership responsible for High House Production Park in Thurrock, which established a centre for education, vocational training and apprenticeships in creative industries. During her tenure Andrea collaborated with local councils, LEP and business leaders to advance a wider strategic role for the to sector at the heart of regional plans for inclusive economic development.

As a member of the National Executive Board of Arts Council England , Andrea strengthened relationships between ACE and wider government, particularly DCLG, BIS and DWP. She led the development of the Arts Council’s first national apprenticeship programme to open up routes to paid employment in the cultural sector. While Chief Executive of Eastern Arts Board, Andrea devised a region-wide arts and economic development investment strategy that led to a series of new cultural centres across the East of England As a senior manager for Dundee City Council and the City of Sunderland, she led regeneration initiatives to position libraries, museums and arts services as an integral part of successful place making.

Charles WaceCEO, Chair Limesnapper, Creative England Trading Company

Charles is the founder of award winning global media group Twofour, a factual, features & entertainment television producer and content agency.  Charles stepped down as Group Chief Executive in 2013 following a sale of the group.  He is a former Chairman of the TV trade federation Pact and is now Chief Executive of limesnapper, a company that has invested intensively in property and companies with intellectual property at their heart.

Charles is Chairman of Tin Roof Media, a company who has acquired Blink Films and Outline Productions.  Charles is also Chairman of fast growing, London based, media marketing specialist, Earn Studios as well as Chairman of Beagle Media, a corporate communications and thought leadership company. He is Deputy Chair of the UK’s number one Arts University – Falmouth.

Charles is a Director of Creative England and Chairman of the Creative England Trading Company.

Danny PerkinsFounder, Elysian Film Group

Danny started his career as Marketing Executive at theature Film Company in 1996. He then joined Optimum Releasing (now STUDIOCANAL) at the inception of the company in May 1999, taking on responsibility for the positioning and promotion of all titles. As the new company developed and grew through its acquisition by STUDIOCANAL in 2006, his role was extended to include management and development of the company, and he was named CEO on September 1st 2010 with a responsibility across Production and Distribution. He has overseen the release of over several hundred titles theatrically and more than a thousand titles in Home Entertainment, including critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles, such as ‘FAHRENHEIT 9/11’, ‘THE HURT LOCKER’, ‘THIS IS ENGLAND’ and ‘RUSH’, as well as an impressive slate of productions including Tomas Alfredson’s ‘TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY’, Jaume Collet Serra’s ‘NON-STOP’ and Paul King’s ‘PADDINGTON’. Danny has lectured at both the National Film and Television School and the BFI, and has represented the company at events at the London School of Economics, London Film Festival and the BritDoc festival among others.

Andrea Stark is Director of Employment, Skills and Culture at Islington Council. During her career Andrea has focussed on making culture and creative industries more inclusive.

She led the partnership responsible for High House Production Park in Thurrock, which established a centre for education, vocational training and apprenticeships in creative industries. During her tenure Andrea collaborated with local councils, LEP and business leaders to advance a wider strategic role for the to sector at the heart of regional plans for inclusive economic development.

As a member of the National Executive Board of Arts Council England , Andrea strengthened relationships between ACE and wider government, particularly DCLG, BIS and DWP. She led the development of the Arts Council’s first national apprenticeship programme to open up routes to paid employment in the cultural sector. While Chief Executive of Eastern Arts Board, Andrea devised a region-wide arts and economic development investment strategy that led to a series of new cultural centres across the East of England As a senior manager for Dundee City Council and the City of Sunderland, she led regeneration initiatives to position libraries, museums and arts services as an integral part of successful place making.

Charles is the founder of award winning global media group Twofour, a factual, features & entertainment television producer and content agency.  Charles stepped down as Group Chief Executive in 2013 following a sale of the group.  He is a former Chairman of the TV trade federation Pact and is now Chief Executive of limesnapper, a company that has invested intensively in property and companies with intellectual property at their heart.

Charles is Chairman of Tin Roof Media, a company who has acquired Blink Films and Outline Productions.  Charles is also Chairman of fast growing, London based, media marketing specialist, Earn Studios as well as Chairman of Beagle Media, a corporate communications and thought leadership company. He is Deputy Chair of the UK’s number one Arts University – Falmouth.

Charles is a Director of Creative England and Chairman of the Creative England Trading Company.

Danny started his career as Marketing Executive at theature Film Company in 1996. He then joined Optimum Releasing (now STUDIOCANAL) at the inception of the company in May 1999, taking on responsibility for the positioning and promotion of all titles. As the new company developed and grew through its acquisition by STUDIOCANAL in 2006, his role was extended to include management and development of the company, and he was named CEO on September 1st 2010 with a responsibility across Production and Distribution. He has overseen the release of over several hundred titles theatrically and more than a thousand titles in Home Entertainment, including critically acclaimed and commercially successful titles, such as ‘FAHRENHEIT 9/11’, ‘THE HURT LOCKER’, ‘THIS IS ENGLAND’ and ‘RUSH’, as well as an impressive slate of productions including Tomas Alfredson’s ‘TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY’, Jaume Collet Serra’s ‘NON-STOP’ and Paul King’s ‘PADDINGTON’. Danny has lectured at both the National Film and Television School and the BFI, and has represented the company at events at the London School of Economics, London Film Festival and the BritDoc festival among others.

Giselle StewartDirector, UK Corporate Affairs Ubisoft

Giselle joined Reflections, a leading independent software studio, as General Manager in 1996, following an MBA at Durham University. Reflections later became part of Ubisoft, the global video games publisher and developer.

In her most recent role as Director, UK Corporate Affairs, Giselle is focused on facilitating Ubisoft’s growth and further investment in the UK, and influencing conditions to make that goal achievable.  Ubisoft currently has 5 sites in the UK, covering AAA and mobile game development, business & distribution and Ubisoft’s EMEA Consumer Relationship Centre. The majority of teams are based in  Newcastle, with additional sites in London, Guildford and Leamington Spa.

In addition to her day to day role at Ubisoft, Giselle is an active contributor to various industry associations and bodies on a local and national level. Giselle leads on talent pipeline, skills development and migration policy as a Director of TIGA, the games industry trade association, and is also a Director for the Creative Industries Federation. She is an Advisory Board Member for Next Gen Skills Academy, working to increase the sector’s industry-led qualifications and developing qualifications for emerging roles.

Within the North East, Giselle is on the Board of Dynamo, the tech cluster group, and also a member of the Advisory Group for Creative Fuse NE, a 3 year research partnership with 5 regional universities, investigating the links between tech and creative organisations.

Giselle’s most recent venture has been becoming a Trustee of a new school for 14-18 year olds: North East Futures University Technical College will provide a unique opportunity for employers to develop the career choices and relevance of educational experiences for 2 of the NE’s economic sectors, digital and health sciences.

Giselle received an OBE for services to Video Games in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List and was named as Person of the Year at the TIGA Industry Awards in 2016.

Ian Livingston CBEChair, Sumo Group

Ian Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons in Europe and the Games Workshop retail chain. He co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain in 1982, the first Fighting Fantasy gamebook in the series which has sold over 17 million copies to date in 30 languages. He designed Eureka, the first computer game published by Domark in 1984. He joined the board in 1992 as a major investor, overseeing a merger that created Eidos plc in 1995 where he served as Executive Chairman until 2002. At Eidos he launched major franchises including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. In the Wired 100 list for 2012, he was ranked the 16th most influential person in the UK’s digital economy. He is Founder and Chairman of The Livingstone Foundation, Chairman of Playdemic Ltd, Chairman of Midoki Ltd, Chairman of PlayMob Ltd, Chair Next Gen Skills Committee, Vice Chair of UKIE, Member of the Creative Industries Council, GamesAid Trustee and Adviser to the British Council. He was appointed CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list.

Irene GrahamCEO, Scale Up Institute

Irene is the inaugural CEO of the  ScaleUp Institute and Board Director. A former senior banker at Standard Chartered Bank where she held both European and global managing director roles, she set up, ran and scaled several of the bank’s key client and product businesses and led several global M&A activities. Before joining the ScaleUp Institute she was Managing Director at the British Bankers Association (BBA). She led the Business Finance Taskforce set up by the CEOs of the UK banks which resulted in the creation of the BGF, the Enterprise Research Centre, the SME Finance Monitor, and Mentorsme as well as many other key export and business policy initiatives on which Irene advised Government and industry. She is a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University and sits on the advisory Board of Stratford Circus Arts Centre. The ScaleUp Institute was co-founded in 2016 with a range of private sector partners to focus on how to develop a UK ecosystem to support fast growth businesses and make the UK the best place to not only start but scale a business.

Giselle joined Reflections, a leading independent software studio, as General Manager in 1996, following an MBA at Durham University. Reflections later became part of Ubisoft, the global video games publisher and developer.

In her most recent role as Director, UK Corporate Affairs, Giselle is focused on facilitating Ubisoft’s growth and further investment in the UK, and influencing conditions to make that goal achievable.  Ubisoft currently has 5 sites in the UK, covering AAA and mobile game development, business & distribution and Ubisoft’s EMEA Consumer Relationship Centre. The majority of teams are based in  Newcastle, with additional sites in London, Guildford and Leamington Spa.

In addition to her day to day role at Ubisoft, Giselle is an active contributor to various industry associations and bodies on a local and national level. Giselle leads on talent pipeline, skills development and migration policy as a Director of TIGA, the games industry trade association, and is also a Director for the Creative Industries Federation. She is an Advisory Board Member for Next Gen Skills Academy, working to increase the sector’s industry-led qualifications and developing qualifications for emerging roles.

Within the North East, Giselle is on the Board of Dynamo, the tech cluster group, and also a member of the Advisory Group for Creative Fuse NE, a 3 year research partnership with 5 regional universities, investigating the links between tech and creative organisations.

Giselle’s most recent venture has been becoming a Trustee of a new school for 14-18 year olds: North East Futures University Technical College will provide a unique opportunity for employers to develop the career choices and relevance of educational experiences for 2 of the NE’s economic sectors, digital and health sciences.

Giselle received an OBE for services to Video Games in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List and was named as Person of the Year at the TIGA Industry Awards in 2016.

Ian Livingstone is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons in Europe and the Games Workshop retail chain. He co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain in 1982, the first Fighting Fantasy gamebook in the series which has sold over 17 million copies to date in 30 languages. He designed Eureka, the first computer game published by Domark in 1984. He joined the board in 1992 as a major investor, overseeing a merger that created Eidos plc in 1995 where he served as Executive Chairman until 2002. At Eidos he launched major franchises including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. In the Wired 100 list for 2012, he was ranked the 16th most influential person in the UK’s digital economy. He is Founder and Chairman of The Livingstone Foundation, Chairman of Playdemic Ltd, Chairman of Midoki Ltd, Chairman of PlayMob Ltd, Chair Next Gen Skills Committee, Vice Chair of UKIE, Member of the Creative Industries Council, GamesAid Trustee and Adviser to the British Council. He was appointed CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list.

Irene is the inaugural CEO of the  ScaleUp Institute and Board Director. A former senior banker at Standard Chartered Bank where she held both European and global managing director roles, she set up, ran and scaled several of the bank’s key client and product businesses and led several global M&A activities. Before joining the ScaleUp Institute she was Managing Director at the British Bankers Association (BBA). She led the Business Finance Taskforce set up by the CEOs of the UK banks which resulted in the creation of the BGF, the Enterprise Research Centre, the SME Finance Monitor, and Mentorsme as well as many other key export and business policy initiatives on which Irene advised Government and industry. She is a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University and sits on the advisory Board of Stratford Circus Arts Centre. The ScaleUp Institute was co-founded in 2016 with a range of private sector partners to focus on how to develop a UK ecosystem to support fast growth businesses and make the UK the best place to not only start but scale a business.

Jamie ColemanFounder, CodeBase

Jamie began his career in drug discovery within diabetes and cardiovascular disease before becoming a software entrepreneur.  He founded CodeBase, the UK’s largest tech incubator, which is focussed on growing and scaling software companies.  Incubated companies include FanDuel, Rightscale, Outplay, Administrate, Cloudsoft, TV Squared, Caresourcer and more.  Tenant companies have raised over half a billion dollars of investment, with 660 net new jobs and CodeBase is currently expanding across the UK.

Jamie has been a Director and Board member of a number of organisations and is currently on the Board of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Creative Industries Federation.  Jamie is also CoFounder of UltraHuman, an innovative drug discovery company creating novel cancer medicines.

Janet MarkwickGlobal EVP Commercial Operations and Production, Y&R

Appointed April 2017, Janet is the global EVP commercial operations and productions at Y&R.  Based in London, she is responsible for the global expansion of Y&R’s production capabilities, and driving the agencies continued focus on commercial and operational innovation across its global network.

Janet was the chief commercial officer of Grey EMEA until March 2017, leading the development of Greys production business, GreyWorks, now Town Productions, and the regeneration of Greys commercial modus operandi. Spanning those nine years Grey achieved significant growth across the region and transformation from a traditional advertising agency to a leading global technology and communications company.

During her time at Grey, the agency was Adweek’s Network Agency of the Year, Campaign’s Network Agency of the Year and six times Euro Effie Agency of the Year.

Prior to joining Grey, Janet was Sony Europe’s marketing communications finance and operations director. Managing a budget in excess of €500m, she was responsible for all Sony Electronics’ marketing communication investments across all Sony consumer and B2B divisions in more than 40 countries. Janet also held senior financial, marketing and commercial roles at Coca-Cola.

Janet is the IPA treasurer and council member. In 2015, she was awarded an IPA fellowship in recognition of her game-changing work and support for the advertising industry.

Jefferson HackCEO and Co-Founder, Dazed Media

Jefferson Hack is the CEO and co-founder of Dazed Media, an independent media company renowned for producing award-winning stories across its industry leading print, digital and video brands. The company’s portfolio includes some of the world’s most influential media brands including luxury fashion and lifestyle bi-annuals AnOther Magazine and Another Man; bi-monthly youth fashion and culture magazine Dazed, websites Anothermag.com, Anothermanmag.com and Dazeddigital.com and global video channel NOWNESS, in addition to creative services agency Dazed Studio.

In 1991 at the age of 19 Hack founded Dazed with photographer Rankin while a student at London College of Printing. Early cover stars profiled by Hack included Bjork, Thom Yorke and David Bowie. In 2001 Hack launched luxury bi-annuals AnOther Magazine which has featured Hollywood cover stars including Natalie Portman, Solange, Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Ruth Negga, Marion Cottillard and Scarlett Johannson; In 2005 Hack co-founded men’s style bible Another Man. Cover stars have included Joaquin Phoenix, David Beckham, Harry Styles, Keith Richards, Skepta, Tom Ford and Willem Dafoe.

In 2006 Hack launched dazeddigital.com, later launching anothermag.com in 2009.

In 2010 Hack co-founded NOWNESS, an independent luxury lifestyle video channel that was originally launched in partnership with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. In 2017 Modern Dazed a partnership between Dazed Media and Modern Media acquired a majority stake.

Hack has worked with musicians such as Bjork and as creative consultant of U2. In 2015 he worked with Rihanna on a project with Alexander McQueen and AnOther Magazine that resulted in the world’s first digital cover magazine and in 2015 with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld which resulted in the world’s first handcrafted hologram fashion magazine cover.

Hack has edited multiple books including Star Culture (Phaidon Press, 2000); Another Portrait Book (Steidl 2009); Another Fashion Book (Steidl, 2009); Another Art Book (Steidl, 2010); Dazed and Confused: Making It Up As We Go Along (Rizzoli, 2011), Another Man: Men’s Style Stories(Rizzoli, 2014) and We Can’t Do this Alone: Jefferson Hack the System (Rizzoli, 2016).

Hack is a seasoned speaker at conferences including Web Summit, Wired and Mediacom Beyond Advertising and is a prominent supporter of humanitarian and environmental charities most notably, an advocate for Crisis Action and Parlay for the Oceans. He is a member of the Creative Industries Federation and the British Fashion Council’s Press Committee supporting the Fashion Awards, London Fashion Week Men’s and London SHOW Rooms in Paris.

Jamie began his career in drug discovery within diabetes and cardiovascular disease before becoming a software entrepreneur.  He founded CodeBase, the UK’s largest tech incubator, which is focussed on growing and scaling software companies.  Incubated companies include FanDuel, Rightscale, Outplay, Administrate, Cloudsoft, TV Squared, Caresourcer and more.  Tenant companies have raised over half a billion dollars of investment, with 660 net new jobs and CodeBase is currently expanding across the UK.

Jamie has been a Director and Board member of a number of organisations and is currently on the Board of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Creative Industries Federation.  Jamie is also CoFounder of UltraHuman, an innovative drug discovery company creating novel cancer medicines.

Appointed April 2017, Janet is the global EVP commercial operations and productions at Y&R.  Based in London, she is responsible for the global expansion of Y&R’s production capabilities, and driving the agencies continued focus on commercial and operational innovation across its global network.

Janet was the chief commercial officer of Grey EMEA until March 2017, leading the development of Greys production business, GreyWorks, now Town Productions, and the regeneration of Greys commercial modus operandi. Spanning those nine years Grey achieved significant growth across the region and transformation from a traditional advertising agency to a leading global technology and communications company.

During her time at Grey, the agency was Adweek’s Network Agency of the Year, Campaign’s Network Agency of the Year and six times Euro Effie Agency of the Year.

Prior to joining Grey, Janet was Sony Europe’s marketing communications finance and operations director. Managing a budget in excess of €500m, she was responsible for all Sony Electronics’ marketing communication investments across all Sony consumer and B2B divisions in more than 40 countries. Janet also held senior financial, marketing and commercial roles at Coca-Cola.

Janet is the IPA treasurer and council member. In 2015, she was awarded an IPA fellowship in recognition of her game-changing work and support for the advertising industry.

Jefferson Hack is the CEO and co-founder of Dazed Media, an independent media company renowned for producing award-winning stories across its industry leading print, digital and video brands. The company’s portfolio includes some of the world’s most influential media brands including luxury fashion and lifestyle bi-annuals AnOther Magazine and Another Man; bi-monthly youth fashion and culture magazine Dazed, websites Anothermag.com, Anothermanmag.com and Dazeddigital.com and global video channel NOWNESS, in addition to creative services agency Dazed Studio.

In 1991 at the age of 19 Hack founded Dazed with photographer Rankin while a student at London College of Printing. Early cover stars profiled by Hack included Bjork, Thom Yorke and David Bowie. In 2001 Hack launched luxury bi-annuals AnOther Magazine which has featured Hollywood cover stars including Natalie Portman, Solange, Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Ruth Negga, Marion Cottillard and Scarlett Johannson; In 2005 Hack co-founded men’s style bible Another Man. Cover stars have included Joaquin Phoenix, David Beckham, Harry Styles, Keith Richards, Skepta, Tom Ford and Willem Dafoe.

In 2006 Hack launched dazeddigital.com, later launching anothermag.com in 2009.

In 2010 Hack co-founded NOWNESS, an independent luxury lifestyle video channel that was originally launched in partnership with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. In 2017 Modern Dazed a partnership between Dazed Media and Modern Media acquired a majority stake.

Hack has worked with musicians such as Bjork and as creative consultant of U2. In 2015 he worked with Rihanna on a project with Alexander McQueen and AnOther Magazine that resulted in the world’s first digital cover magazine and in 2015 with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld which resulted in the world’s first handcrafted hologram fashion magazine cover.

Hack has edited multiple books including Star Culture (Phaidon Press, 2000); Another Portrait Book (Steidl 2009); Another Fashion Book (Steidl, 2009); Another Art Book (Steidl, 2010); Dazed and Confused: Making It Up As We Go Along (Rizzoli, 2011), Another Man: Men’s Style Stories(Rizzoli, 2014) and We Can’t Do this Alone: Jefferson Hack the System (Rizzoli, 2016).

Hack is a seasoned speaker at conferences including Web Summit, Wired and Mediacom Beyond Advertising and is a prominent supporter of humanitarian and environmental charities most notably, an advocate for Crisis Action and Parlay for the Oceans. He is a member of the Creative Industries Federation and the British Fashion Council’s Press Committee supporting the Fashion Awards, London Fashion Week Men’s and London SHOW Rooms in Paris.

Jude KellyFounder, Women of the World

Jude Kelly is Artistic Director of Southbank Centre.  She founded Solent People’s Theatre, was Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre and the founding Director of West Yorkshire Playhouse before joining the Southbank.  In 1997, Jude was awarded an OBE for services to theatre and in 2015 she was made a CBE for services to the arts. In 2002 Jude founded Metal, where artistic hunches can be pursued in community contexts.

She created the WOW – Women of the World – festival in 2011. It is now in its sixth year at Southbank Centre as well as taking place in other parts of the UK and in other countries all over the world.

Karen Blackett OBEUK Country Manager of WPP Chairwoman of MediaCom UK & Ireland

Karen is UK Country Manager of WPP  Chairwoman of MediaCom, the UK’s largest media agency. She started the first ever Government-backed Apprentice scheme in the sector and was awarded an OBE in 2014. She is also an external advisor to the Civil Service and a Business Ambassador to the Department of International Trade for No.10.

Neil RamiCEO, West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC)

Neil oversees the  West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC), formerly Marketing Birmingham, which was established in April 2017 to create new jobs, expand existing businesses and attract new investment and visitors to the region, aligned to the ambitions set out in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Strategic Economic Plan.   Under Neil’s leadership of Marketing Birmingham, the city secured the highest number of foreign direct investment projects on record, attracting significant new investments from companies such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Jaguar Land Rover and ASOS. The city’s visitor economy has also grown significantly in recent years, with Birmingham enjoying the largest growth in international visitors of any UK city outside London and the tourism sector now contributing £6.5 billion to the local economy, a 22% increase (£1.16bn) since 2013.   Previously, Neil held similar roles in Liverpool and Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a member of the British Tourism Industry Group; Chair of the Midlands Trade and Investment Group and is a former Governor and Board Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Jude Kelly is Artistic Director of Southbank Centre.  She founded Solent People’s Theatre, was Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre and the founding Director of West Yorkshire Playhouse before joining the Southbank.  In 1997, Jude was awarded an OBE for services to theatre and in 2015 she was made a CBE for services to the arts. In 2002 Jude founded Metal, where artistic hunches can be pursued in community contexts.

She created the WOW – Women of the World – festival in 2011. It is now in its sixth year at Southbank Centre as well as taking place in other parts of the UK and in other countries all over the world.

Karen is UK Country Manager of WPP  Chairwoman of MediaCom, the UK’s largest media agency. She started the first ever Government-backed Apprentice scheme in the sector and was awarded an OBE in 2014. She is also an external advisor to the Civil Service and a Business Ambassador to the Department of International Trade for No.10.

Neil oversees the  West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC), formerly Marketing Birmingham, which was established in April 2017 to create new jobs, expand existing businesses and attract new investment and visitors to the region, aligned to the ambitions set out in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Strategic Economic Plan.   Under Neil’s leadership of Marketing Birmingham, the city secured the highest number of foreign direct investment projects on record, attracting significant new investments from companies such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Jaguar Land Rover and ASOS. The city’s visitor economy has also grown significantly in recent years, with Birmingham enjoying the largest growth in international visitors of any UK city outside London and the tourism sector now contributing £6.5 billion to the local economy, a 22% increase (£1.16bn) since 2013.   Previously, Neil held similar roles in Liverpool and Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a member of the British Tourism Industry Group; Chair of the Midlands Trade and Investment Group and is a former Governor and Board Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Nigel CarringtonVice Chancellor, University of the Arts London

Nigel Carrington has been the Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London (UAL) since 2008.  Before joining the University, Nigel’s career was in the commercial sector, first with Baker and McKenzie, the international law firm, where he was Managing Partner of the London Office and Chairman of the firm’s European Region, and then with McLaren Group as Managing Director and Deputy Chairman.

In addition to his responsibilities at UAL, Nigel holds a number of non-executive positions in the public and charitable sectors, including as Chairman of the Henry Moore Foundation. He is a member of the board of Universities UK.

Pardeep DuggalDigital Transformation Leader

Pardeep Duggal is a digital and transformation leader with experience across the energy, finance and banking and retail sectors. She loves to work in companies and sectors willing to build digital capacity to transform customer experience. Pardeep has extensive expertise in strategy, planning, marketing, brand development and online customer service.

One of very few BAME female leaders in the digital space, Pardeep led  E.ON‘s customer transformation, joining in 2011 to build capability as part of the marketing leadership team and co-create a digitisation strategy with E.ON’s CEO.

Over five years Pardeep secured investment of more than £25m and drove savings of £36m. She transformed E.ON’s UK digital team from the smallest in marketing by size and budget, growing it to the largest with 60 colleagues. Pardeep’s legacy at E.ON is the UK business led E.ON’s digital capability globally, with online visitor numbers trebling to over 32m, making digital its primary service channel. Pardeep has a BSc in Business Management from Bradford University Business School – during which she won a scholarship from Bradford & Bingley Building Society – followed by an MSc in Marketing Management from Aston University.    Pardeep has broad non executive experience. She currently serves on the Post Office Advisory Council, and previously served on the Board of Go ON UK, a digital inclusion charity chaired by Baroness (Martha) Lane-Fox.

Tamara RojoArtistic Director and Lead Principal dancer, English National Ballet

Tamara Rojo was appointed Artistic Director of English National Ballet in 2012. She combines this role with her dancing career, performing as Lead Principal with the Company.

Trained in Madrid at the Victor Ullate School.

She won a Gold Medal at the Paris International Dance Competition and a Special Jury Award unanimously given by a judging panel led by Natalia Makarova, Vladimir Vasiliev and Galina Samsova, who asked her to join Scottish Ballet.

Within six months of joining English National Ballet, Tamara was promoted to Principal, and went on to dance the full range of the Company’s principal roles. Derek Deane created the roles of Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) and Clara (The Nutcracker) for her. Her performances as Clara broke all box office records at the London Coliseum and The Times named her “Dance Revelation of the Year.”

Tamara joined The Royal Ballet as a Principal at the invitation of Sir Anthony Dowell shortly after her highly acclaimed Guest Artist debut with the Company in Sir Peter Wright’s Giselle, and danced there for 12 years.

Tamara has been repeatedly recognised for her artistic excellence. Her awards include: the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production; Spain’s three highest Honours, The Prince of Asturias Award, the Gold Medal of Fine Arts and Encomienda de Número de Isabel la Católica; the Benois de la Danse Award; Critics’ Circle National Dance Award; Barclay’s Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award; Positano Dance Award; Leonide Massine Premio al Valore; the Italian Critic’s Award; and from the City of Madrid, both the International Medal of the Arts and the Interpretation Award.

She is a member of the Anglo-Spanish Society, a Patron of the Ipswich-based DanceEast Academy, Patron of the Flamingo Chicks and Adviser to Spain’s Superior Council of Artistic Studies.

In January 2016 Tamara Rojo became D.A. Magna Cum Laude, presenting her thesis ‘Psychological Profile of the Elite Dancer – Vocational Characteristics of the Professional Dancer’ at Rey Juan Carlos University, and was awarded a CBE for her services to ballet in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours.

Nigel Carrington has been the Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London (UAL) since 2008.  Before joining the University, Nigel’s career was in the commercial sector, first with Baker and McKenzie, the international law firm, where he was Managing Partner of the London Office and Chairman of the firm’s European Region, and then with McLaren Group as Managing Director and Deputy Chairman.

In addition to his responsibilities at UAL, Nigel holds a number of non-executive positions in the public and charitable sectors, including as Chairman of the Henry Moore Foundation. He is a member of the board of Universities UK.

Pardeep Duggal is a digital and transformation leader with experience across the energy, finance and banking and retail sectors. She loves to work in companies and sectors willing to build digital capacity to transform customer experience. Pardeep has extensive expertise in strategy, planning, marketing, brand development and online customer service.

One of very few BAME female leaders in the digital space, Pardeep led  E.ON‘s customer transformation, joining in 2011 to build capability as part of the marketing leadership team and co-create a digitisation strategy with E.ON’s CEO.

Over five years Pardeep secured investment of more than £25m and drove savings of £36m. She transformed E.ON’s UK digital team from the smallest in marketing by size and budget, growing it to the largest with 60 colleagues. Pardeep’s legacy at E.ON is the UK business led E.ON’s digital capability globally, with online visitor numbers trebling to over 32m, making digital its primary service channel. Pardeep has a BSc in Business Management from Bradford University Business School – during which she won a scholarship from Bradford & Bingley Building Society – followed by an MSc in Marketing Management from Aston University.    Pardeep has broad non executive experience. She currently serves on the Post Office Advisory Council, and previously served on the Board of Go ON UK, a digital inclusion charity chaired by Baroness (Martha) Lane-Fox.

Tamara Rojo was appointed Artistic Director of English National Ballet in 2012. She combines this role with her dancing career, performing as Lead Principal with the Company.

Trained in Madrid at the Victor Ullate School.

She won a Gold Medal at the Paris International Dance Competition and a Special Jury Award unanimously given by a judging panel led by Natalia Makarova, Vladimir Vasiliev and Galina Samsova, who asked her to join Scottish Ballet.

Within six months of joining English National Ballet, Tamara was promoted to Principal, and went on to dance the full range of the Company’s principal roles. Derek Deane created the roles of Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) and Clara (The Nutcracker) for her. Her performances as Clara broke all box office records at the London Coliseum and The Times named her “Dance Revelation of the Year.”

Tamara joined The Royal Ballet as a Principal at the invitation of Sir Anthony Dowell shortly after her highly acclaimed Guest Artist debut with the Company in Sir Peter Wright’s Giselle, and danced there for 12 years.

Tamara has been repeatedly recognised for her artistic excellence. Her awards include: the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production; Spain’s three highest Honours, The Prince of Asturias Award, the Gold Medal of Fine Arts and Encomienda de Número de Isabel la Católica; the Benois de la Danse Award; Critics’ Circle National Dance Award; Barclay’s Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award; Positano Dance Award; Leonide Massine Premio al Valore; the Italian Critic’s Award; and from the City of Madrid, both the International Medal of the Arts and the Interpretation Award.

She is a member of the Anglo-Spanish Society, a Patron of the Ipswich-based DanceEast Academy, Patron of the Flamingo Chicks and Adviser to Spain’s Superior Council of Artistic Studies.

In January 2016 Tamara Rojo became D.A. Magna Cum Laude, presenting her thesis ‘Psychological Profile of the Elite Dancer – Vocational Characteristics of the Professional Dancer’ at Rey Juan Carlos University, and was awarded a CBE for her services to ballet in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours.

Tim DavieCEO, BBC Studios

Tim Davie took up the position of industry chair of the Creative Industries Council in June 2018. The Council is a joint forum between the sector and government which focuses on areas where there are barriers to growth facing the sector, such as access to finance, skills, export markets, intellectual property (IP) and infrastructure.

Davie took on his role leading BBC Studios, a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, in April 2018, having served as CEO of BBC Worldwide since April 2013. Before this, he served as Acting BBC Director General from November 2012, and as Director, Audio & Music since September 2008. Davie joined the BBC in April 2005 as Director of the BBC’s Marketing, Communications & Audiences division following his role as Vice President, Marketing and Franchise, as PepsiCo Europe. In April 2017 Davie was appointed to the new BBC Executive Board.

Tim Davie took up the position of industry chair of the Creative Industries Council in June 2018. The Council is a joint forum between the sector and government which focuses on areas where there are barriers to growth facing the sector, such as access to finance, skills, export markets, intellectual property (IP) and infrastructure.

Davie took on his role leading BBC Studios, a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, in April 2018, having served as CEO of BBC Worldwide since April 2013. Before this, he served as Acting BBC Director General from November 2012, and as Director, Audio & Music since September 2008. Davie joined the BBC in April 2005 as Director of the BBC’s Marketing, Communications & Audiences division following his role as Vice President, Marketing and Franchise, as PepsiCo Europe. In April 2017 Davie was appointed to the new BBC Executive Board.