managing director
Across the Pond

For the last eight years Aaron has worked at Across the Pond, making films for Google, YouTube, Xiaomi, Audible, Universal Music, 20th Century Fox and many other brands. As Managing Director, he leads our teams in London, San Francisco and Singapore ensuring we have happy people delivering brilliant work. These days  get excited by not pitching, pricing, mentoring, thought leadership, working with awesome people and occasionally sticking my oar in the edit.

Aaron has a diverse background, having worked in light entertainment TV, niche channel broadcast and the early days of internet video. These varied career paths have given me interesting experiences and perspectives to draw upon as we create and produce super advertising and content.

Despite having worked in London for twenty years, Aaron has never spent more than one night in the city and happily lives in the sleepy town of Farnham with his wife, Rebecca and two daughters, Ebba and Dara. 

Why I am judging these awards

It's easy to get excited about great creative work. However, the industry should be just as passionate about celebrating the great agencies and the people and the innovation inside them. That's what makes these awards so brilliant. I'm looking forward to seeing how other agencies are breaking the mould and learning from them. 

Judging panel

Niki Ekins

managing director and head of client partnerships
Splendid Communications

Sean Redfern

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

Ben Rudman

chief operating officer
Be Heard

Charles Southey

founder & ceo
Forge

Mark Panay

founder
Simpleweb

Camilla Honey

managing director
JFDI

Shaun Meadows

partner
SI Partners Global

Dan Saxby

founder
The Elephant Room

Aaron Hutchinson

managing director
Across the Pond

Graham Kemp

director
Marketing Agencies Action Group

John Rudaizky

partner, global brand and marketing
EY

Katie Traxton

managing partner
WeAreFearless

Gavin Sheppard

chief marketing officer
Smart Energy GB

Mark Fitzsimmons

managing director
Xigen

Tim Bourne

ceo
Exposure

Becky Simms

founder & ceo
Reflect Digital

Richard Barrett

managing director
Initials Marketing

Rebecca Brennan

managing director
Cubo

Ian Millner

global ceo & co-founder
Iris

Jamie Matthews

ceo
Initial

Michael Murphy

senior partner
Michael Murphy & ltd

Tarek Nseir

Founding Partner
Think

Beth Pope

founder & brand partner
Firehaus

Andrew Roberts

co-founder and managing director
Gravity Thinking/Vivaldi

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

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