creative director, global brand & growth strategy
Gellan Watt & Associates

Gellan is an ex-agency founder, post exit. He founded Thinking Juice in 2003, merged the business becoming Group MD and Chief Creative Officer of Emerge Group, and by way of organic growth and M&A become the 12th largest independent agency business in the UK at time of exit in 2016. Today, Gellan consults with brands direct, writes, invests in tech startups, troubleshoots for agencies, advises on growth, and is activist on the subjects of Mental Health and Addiction in the creative industries and beyond.

Judging panel

Rumble Romagnoli

founder & chief executive officer

Dion McKenzie


Margaret Johnson

group chief executive officer
Leagas Delaney

Rabeth Khan

chief executive officer

Oriel Davis-Lyons

creative director

Pip Hulbert

chief executive officer
Wunderman Thompson

Patou Nuytemans

chief executive, MENA

Olivia Clarkson

managing director

Gellan Watt

creative director, global brand & growth strategy
Gellan Watt & Associates

Kate Rowlinson

chief executive officer
MediaCom UK

Shanice Mears

co-founder & head of talent
The Elephant Room

Ian Armstrong

Topaz One

Esther (E.T) Franklin

president, global strategy
Spark Foundry

Dino Myers-Lamptey

The Barber Shop

Jill Byrne

head of marketing
Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive

Asad Dhunna

The Unmistakables

Katie Lee

chief executive officer
Lucky Generals