director general
ISBA

Phil is Director General of ISBA, the voice of British advertisers. His broad marketing and general management career spans packaged goods, grocery retail, consultancy and marketing technology start-ups.  He is also the Chair of the Marketing Group of Great Britain. 

He spent 10 years at Kraft, latterly as Vice President, Strategy for Western Europe. He was Marketing & Trading Director for Kwiksave before joining the board of Somerfield as Group Marketing Director. He joined Camelot, the National Lottery operator in 2002, becoming Commercial and Operations Director before being appointed Managing Director of Musgrave GB in 2007.

He was Commercial Director for the 1,000 boat Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012.

Phil has also worked on a number of early stage and start-up digital businesses, most recently with Ecrebo, the Point of Sale marketing specialist.

He has a degree in Classics from Jesus College, Oxford and is married with five children.

Judging panel

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

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

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