group chief executive officer
Leagas Delaney

Margaret is an experienced Group Chief Executive Officer with a history in the marketing and advertising industry. Over the years Margaret has been instrumental in building a successful global business at creative communications agency Leagas Delaney, where she has been Group CEO and co-owner since 2007. Leagas Delaney currently has 5 offices across the world from London to Los Angeles. 

In 2006 Margaret was appointed as a Non-Exec of the Admiral Group a top FTSE 100 company. Post her retirement from the Group Board in 2016, Margaret took up the role of Non-Exec Director of Confused and the international price comparison boards of the Admiral Group.

Margaret was awarded an OBE in 2013 for her services to the creative industry and voluntary services. She is a trustee of Now Teach, the organisation dedicated to helping successful late career-changers become teachers. Previously Margaret help to found and was co-chair of the British Red Cross women’s philanthropy group, The Tiffany Circle.

Why I am judging the awards... "2020 has stress-tested the qualities and metrics that define all great agency businesses: from leadership in adversity to the power of work cultures to motivate teams to excel during challenging times. All agencies regardless of their size have had to navigate their businesses through uncharted waters in order to succeed. I am honoured to be a judge this year and I will be looking for inspirational stories that can be shared, insights and actions that we can all learn from."

Judging panel

Tobias Wilson

vice president of growth
Media Monks

derek walker

owner
Brown and Browner

Pat Law

founder
GOODSTUPH

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

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