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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.
Belinda Budge spent 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.
Caroline Norbury MBE is the founding chief executive of Creative England and the Chief Executive of Creative Industries Federation, and is dedicated to championing the creative industries. Caroline sits on the Creative Industries Council and chairs the Finance 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.
Caroline Norbury MBE
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.
Director of Employment, Skills and Culture
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.
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 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. Giselle is an active contributor to various industry associations and bodies on a local and national level, including Director roles within TIGA and an Advisory Board Member for Next Gen Skills Academy. Giselle received an OBE for services to Video Games in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List.
Director, UK Corporate Affairs
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.
Ian Livingstone CBE
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.
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. Tenant companies have raised over half a billion dollars of investment, with 660 net new jobs and CodeBase is currently expanding across the UK.
Janet Markwick 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 focus on commercial and operational innovation across its global network.
Global EVP Commercial Operations and Production
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.
CEO and Co-Founder
Jude Kelly is the founder of Women of the World. She also founded Solent People's Theatre, ran Battersea Arts Centre and was the founding director of West Yorkshire Playhouse. In 1997, Jude was awarded an OBE and in 2015 she was made a CBE. She was also the Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, moving on to focus on WOW in 2018.
Karen is UK Country Manager of WPP and 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.
Karen Blackett OBE
UK Country Manager of WPP
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.
Nigel Carrington has been Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London (UAL) since 2008. He also holds non-executive positions in the public and charitable sectors, including 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.
Digital Transformation Leader
Tamara Rojo CBE is Artistic Director and Lead Principal dancer of English National Ballet. Tamara has been repeatedly recognised for her artistic excellence. She is Patron of the Flamingo Chicks and Adviser to Spain’s Superior Council of Artistic Studies. In 2016 she was both awarded a CBE for her services to ballet and became D.A. Magna Cum Laude.
Artistic Director and Lead Principal dancer
Tim 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 has also been industry chair of the Creative Industries Council since June 2018.
Alan Bishop joined the Creative Industries Federation in July 2018. He was chief executive of Southbank Centre for eight years, and before then was Chief Executive of the Central Office of Information (COI), the Government’s Communications agency, and chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi international.
FEDERATION STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Ben is the Director of Partnerships for YouTube where he leads the development of content and business strategy across Northern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. His remit includes working with some of YouTube's largest global news, sports and traditional media partners as well as many of the platform's most-recognised endemic creators - YouTubers. Ben has led YouTube’s growth in various roles in EMEA for 6 years.
FEDERATION STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Ben McOwen Wilson
Paul Pacifico is CEO of AIM, the Association of Independent Music in the UK which represents independent labels, digital distributers, label services companies and self-releasing artists amongst its 800 members.
FEDERATION STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Sir John Sorrell CBE founded and ran the design business Newell and Sorrell with his wife Frances. He has been chair of the Design Council and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and has been Chairman of University of the Arts London since August 2013. He is also a trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Sir John set up the Sorrell Foundation in 1999 and in 2003 he started the London Design Festival. In 2014 he founded the Creative Industries Federation and served as its first chair until 2017.
FOUNDER AND FEDERATION AMBASSADOR
Sir John Sorrell
Tony Hall has been BBC Director General since 2013. He was previously Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, director of BBC news and current affairs and Chair of the Cultural Olympiad Board from 2009. He was awarded a CBE in 2006 and made a crossbench peer in 2010.
Martha Lane Fox is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet. In April 2016 she was appointed as a non executive director of Twitter. Martha became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013. From 2009 to 2013 Martha was Digital Champion for the UK and helped to create the Government Digital Service. In 1998. Martha co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman. They took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005. In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE.
Baroness Lane Fox
Sir Peter Bazalgette recently led an independent review into the UK’s creative industries as part of the Government’s new Industrial Strategy. In September, Peter was appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). From 2013 until 2017 he was Chair of Arts Council England. He is a former Non-Executive Director of the DCMS, Chairman of ITV and former President of the Royal Television Society and Chief Creative Officer of Endemol.
Sir Peter Bazalgette
John launched the Federation in 2014. He was Chair of the Clore Social Leadership Programme from December 2014 until May 2018 and was founding Chair of the Turner Contemporary gallery. He is a critically acclaimed author, broadcaster and commentator.