global ceo & co-founder
Iris

Ian is our Global Chief Exec and founded the agency back in 1999 aiming to create an alternative to the traditional agencies. 20 years later, Iris is a growing global innovation network that specialises in helping clients understand and respond to future opportunity and has over 1,000 people in 17 locations working with clients such as Samsung, adidas and Starbucks.

Why I am judging these awards

The agency scene has never been under so much pressure. And from so many sources. I’m really interested in the power of agency leadership…and the role of clear and distinctive agency branding and culture in agency performance.

Judging panel

Charles Southey

founder & ceo
Forge

Camilla Honey

managing director
JFDI

Mark Panay

founder
Simpleweb

Dan Saxby

founder
The Elephant Room

John Rudaizky - Chair of the judges

partner, global brand and marketing
EY

Graham Kemp

director
Marketing Agencies Action Group

Katie Traxton

managing partner
WeAreFearless

Mark Fitzsimmons

managing director
Xigen

Becky Simms

founder & ceo
Reflect Digital

Niki Hunter

managing director and head of client partnerships
Splendid Communications

Sean Redfearn

managing director
Red-Fern Media Limited

Chris Kemp

founder & ceo
Ingenuity

Jenny Kitchen

managing director
Yoyo Design

Paul Stephen

ceo
Sagittarius

Mette Davis

creative business growth partner & co-founder
OurAgencyValue

Laurent Maguire

founder & ceo
Kyan

Vicki Maguire

chief creative officer
Grey London

Ben Rudman

chief operating officer
Be Heard

Rebecca Brennan

managing director
Cubo

Ian Millner

global ceo & co-founder
Iris

Jamie Matthews

ceo
Initials

Michael Murphy

senior partner
Michael Murphy & ltd

Tarek Nseir

chief executive and co-founder
TH_NK

Beth Pope

founder & brand partner
Firehaus

Andrew Roberts

co-founder and managing director
Gravity Thinking

Tim Bourne

ceo
Exposure

Peter Pedersen

senior principal consultant
Equanimity

Nicky Unsworth

ceo
BJL Group

James Connelly

investor & advisor
Whalar

Debarshi Pandit

head of multicultural business / special projects
Sky

Ali Hanan

founder & ceo
Creative Equals

Gavin Sheppard

chief marketing officer
Smart Energy GB

Kitty Poole

marketing director
Doddle

Iain Jacob

ceo, chair, ned & investor
LoopMe

Debbie Morrison

managing director - global partnerships & events
Ebiquity

Sera Miller

co-founder
Fawnbrake

Federica Bowman

managing director, digital
FirmDecisions

Phil Smith

director general
ISBA