The Marketing Academy has revealed its latest tranche of 30 scholars including 18 client-side marketing, media and brand managers and leaders.
The eighth annual candidates were chosen through a three-stage process and come from client-side brands, media owners, agencies and startups. Under the Marketing Academy program, they’ll now be put through a mix of three bootcamps and masterclasses, one-to-one mentor sessions and executive coaching to build up their leadership skills and aptitude.
Chief marketing officer mentors helping this year’s scholars include KFC CMO, Kristi Woolrych, ANZ CMO, Sweta MehraArnott’s CMO, Jenni Dill, HiPages chief customer officer, Stuart TuckerTourism Australia CMO, Susan CoghillTelstra CMO, jeremy nicholasIAG CMO, Brent SmartColes CMO, Lisa Ronson, Lion consumer and brand director, Anubha Sahasrabuddheand ABC director of audiences, Leisa Bacon. The wider mentor list also includes leaders from agency brands including IPG Mediabrands and Omnicom Media Group.
The scholars also this year get access for 10 of their teams and colleagues to partake in The Marketing Academy’s online development program, Virtual Campus, which launched last year in the midst of the pandemic.
“It is deeply gratifying to see that the marketing, media and advertising industry remains committed to developing the skills and leadership capability of its talent through its ongoing support of The Marketing Academy in Australia,” The Marketing Academy founder and global CEO, Sherilyn Shackell, said.
“Along with our mentors, executive coaches, partners’ and teaching faculty, we remain utterly dedicated to ensuring the pipeline of future Board level talent continues to thrive and that our incredible Scholars will be supported in their ambitions to positively impact our brands and agencies for years to come.”
The Marketing Academy Australia Scholarship Program is funded in 2022 by long-term partners Google, Commonwealth Bank, KFC, IAG, plus global partner, Salesforce. Two new partners have also joined this year locally: Deloitte Digital and Dentsu.
The 2022 Marketing Academy scholars list:
Patrick Barbaro, head of group media, Coles
Renata Bertram, VP A/NZ Marketing, Salesforce
Emily Cook, head of client partnerships, Dentsu ANZ
Ben Coverdale, founder, March One
Katie Dally, general manager, Thinkerbell
Jessica Farahar, marketing manager, KFC
EJ Gamboa, head of performance media, Vodafone Australia
Mateusz Glazewski, group digital strategy director (AU), MediaCom Worldwide
Ruth Haffenden, managing partner, The Works
Elly Hewitt, managing director, Alt Shift
Sophie Hirst, brand and reputation marketing, Google
Anna Jackson, creative strategy manager – marketing, IAG
Tobias Johnstone, executive manager, audience and growth, REA Group
John Kerrison, director – media and social brand digital and comms, NSW Department of Customer Service
Marisa Laria, Marketing and Communications Manager, Revlon
Jade Lish, portfolio marketing manager, Global Brands, Mars Food
Andrew May, chief growth officer, V2 Food
Philippa Moig, business director, OMD Australia
Benjamin Montague, head of brand, integrated campaigns and experiences APAC, IBM
Chris Murphy, general manager, The Hallway
Philippa Noilea-Tani, chief investment officer, Wavemaker
Krishma Sood, marketing manager for Shapes, Arnott’s
Ed Steiner, managing partner, Hall & Partners
Rebecca Tearle, group marketing manager – Business Awards, Telstra
Emma Terry, CMO, Tourism Tasmania
Kate Thomas, Marketing Director, Aje
Dan Tintner, Partner, Deloitte Digital
Katreena Tyson, executive manager brand strategy, CommBank
Tanya Vragalis, managing director, TBWA
Debbie Wine, CMO A/NZ, Zip