chief executive officer
MediaCom UK

Kate is CEO of MediaCom UK and has been part of the MediaCom family for over ten years. Having worked across EMEA and APAC regions, she brings a wealth of global experience; as well as her passion for the People First culture.

Embodying this, Kate is dedicated to supporting female talent within not only MediaCom but the industry as a whole. She sits on the Stella Advisory Board – WPP’s women’s leadership group set up to increase the number of women in senior executive roles across the group – while also acting as a mentor on Groupm’s 50:50 programme - which aims to achieve an equal gender split at an executive level.

A graduate of the University of Leeds where she studied English, Kate has worked across several MediaCom roles, from Head of New Business & Marketing for the EMEA region where she led successful global pitches for eBay Europe, Danone and the global Mars business, to her responsibilities as Managing Director of EMEA.

Before becoming UK CEO, Kate expanded her responsibilities to Managing Director of the Worldwide Hubs, specialising in service capabilities across the different regions, as well as unifying client servicing. In this role, Kate worked closely with regional leadership teams across EMEA, North America, Latin America and APAC.

In 2016 she was named an Agency Innovator by The Internationalist and was selected to join WPP’s X-Factor program for talented women.

Judging panel

Jackie Stevenson

Founding partner & CEO
The Brooklyn Brothers

Nancy Hill

founder
Media Sherpas

Jean Paul Burge

chairman and chief executive officer
BBDO Asia

Kenny Powar

co-founder & chief executive officer
Rebel Owl

rowena bhagchandani

chief executive officer & co-founder
BLKJ

Pip Hulbert

chief executive officer
Wunderman Thompson

Nicky Bullard Chair of the judges

chairwoman & chief creative officer
MRM

Tobias Wilson

vice president of growth
Media Monks

derek walker

owner
Brown and Browner

Pat Law

founder
GOODSTUPH

Deadra Rahaman

founder & lead consultant
Society Redefined Consulting

Oriel Davis-Lyons

creative director
Spotify

patou nuytemans

chief executive, MENA
Ogilvy

Olivia Clarkson

managing director
Wildfire

Christopher Kenna

chief executive officer & founder
Brand Advance

Kate Rowlinson

chief executive officer
MediaCom UK

Gellan Watt

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

Shanice Mears

co-founder & head of talent
The Elephant Room

Aaron Kwittken

founder & chief executive officer
KWT Global

Ian Armstrong

director
Topaz One

Frances Webster

chief executive officer
Walrus

Esther *ET* Franklin

president, global strategy
Spark Foundry

Dino Myers-Lamptey

founder
The Barber Shop

Jill Byrne

head of marketing
Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive

Asad Dhunna

founder
The Unmistakables

Katie Lee

chief executive officer
Lucky Generals

rumble romagnoli

founder & chief executive officer
Relevance

Dion McKenzie

chairman
Colorintech

margaret Johnson

group chief executive officer
Leagas Delaney

Rabeth Khan

chief executive officer
MACOMM/Dentsu