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Women in Advertising and Communications, London (WACL) has been in existence since 1923. It currently consists of 160 of the most senior women from the fields of advertising and communications, marketing, media and associated trade bodies.Current members include Dame Carolyn McCall CEO of easyJet, Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA Facebook and Cilla Snowball, Chair of AMV/BBDO Europe among others.

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Members List

Full Members

Alessandra Bellini

Tesco PLC
Chief Customer Officer

Alex Mahon

Channel 4
Chief Executive

Ali Bucknall

Ali Bucknall Planning and Research

Alison Hoad

Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Chief Strategy Officer

Alison Jones

Coop
Customer Director

Alison Lomax

Google
Director, Lifestyle Retail

Amanda Metcalfe

The Crown Estate
Place, Brand & Marketing Lead

Amanda Rendle

Various - Tesco Bank, The British Buisness Bank
Portfolio NED -various

Amelia Torode

Independent
Founder, The Fawnbrake Collective

Andria Vidler

Centaur Media Plc
CEO

Ann Francke

CMI (Chartered Management Institute)
Chief Executive

Anna Hickey

Wavemaker UK
Chief Operating Officer

Anna Jones

The Allbright Group Ltd
Co Founder

Annette King

Publicis Groupe UK
CEO

Annick Devillard

The Rooster Ltd
Director

Annie Rickard


Avril Gallagher


Consultant

Belinda Rowe

Publicis Media
Global Managing Partner

Bilge Ciftci

Vodafone UK
Brand Director

Breffni Walsh

BrandsAreBest Ltd
Consultant

Caitlin Ryan

Facebook
Regional Creative Director EMEA

Camilla Harrisson

Anomaly
CEO & Partner

Carol Reay

Odgers Berndtson
Partner

Caroline Foster Kenny

MBWW
CEO. EMEA

Caroline Marshall

Caroline Marshall & Partners
Founder

Cat Davis


Chief Marketing Officer - Freelance / Consultant

Catherine Becker


CEO, Investor, Founder

Chaka Sobhani

Leo Burnett
Chief Creative Officer

Charlie Parkin

NABS
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Charlotte Oades


Vice President & Global Director, Women's Economic Empowerment

Cheryl Giovannoni

The Girls Schools Trust
CEO

Cindy Yendell

Leonardo Advisory
Founding Partner

Claire Beale

Campaign
Global Editor In Chief

Claire Enders

Enders Analysis
Founder

Claire Harrison-Church


Claire Hilton

Barclays
Marketing Director

Claire Sadler

Direct Line - Business
Marketing Director

Claire Valoti

Snap Inc
VP, International Sales

Clare Rush

Mail Advertising
Chief Revenue Officer

Claudine Collins

MediaCom
Managing Director UK

Daryl Fielding

Various
CEO of The Marketing Academy Foundation

Dawn Paine

The Extraordinary Club
Co-Founder -

Debbie Klein

Sky
Group Chief Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer

Debbie Morrison

ISBA
Director of Consultancy & Best Practice

Deborah Mattinson

Britain Thinks
Director

Deborah Parkes

Bish Bosh Bash
Founder Partner

Diana Tickell

NABS
Chief Executive, NABS

Donna Birkett Baida

The Walt Disney Company
Vice President Marketing, Disney Channels EMEA

Elizabeth Fagan

Boots
Senior Vice President, Non-Executive Chair, Boots UK and Republic of Ireland.

Ella Dolphin

shortlist media
CEO

Emily Somers

McDonald's UK and Ireland
VP Marketing & Food Development

Emma DeLaFosse

Ogilvy & Mather Group UK
Group Chief Creative Officer

Emma Sergeant

DAS Group of Companies
President Europe

Fiona Parashar

Leadership Coaching Ltd
Director

Fiona Stewart

Savills (UK) Limited
Director, International Marketing

Frances Ralston-Good

Hearts&Science
Chief Executive Officer

Francesca Ecsery

Various
Portfolio Non-Executive Director

Gemma Greaves

The Marketing Society
Global Managing Director

Gill Huber

MKTG and PSI
Chief Client Officer Posterscope

Gill Whitehead

Google
NED and Senior Director, Client Solutions & Analytics

Hannah Matthews

Karmarama
Managing Partner

Heather Alderson

Ogilvy & Mather Group UK
Consultant Strategy Lead

Heather Graham

Lemongrass Green and Cloudbreak Spirits
co-founder

Helen Calcraft

Lucky Generals
Founding Partner

Helen Normoyle

Boots UK & ROI
Marketing Director

Helen Stevenson

Reach PLC, St Ives PLC and Skipton Building Society
Non Executive Director

Helen Warren-Piper

Mars Pet Nutrition UK
VP

Helen Weisinger

Outdoor Plus
Chief Client Officer

Ita Murphy

News UK
Consultant

Jackie Stevenson

The Brooklyn Brothers
Founding Partner

Jan Gooding

PAMCo
Chair

Jane Asscher

23red
Founding Partner & Chief Executive

Jane Frost CBE

MRS
CEO

Jane Lingham

BBC
Brand Director

Jane McNeill

IAB UK
COO

Jane Ratcliffe

MediaCom
VP EMEA and Chair of MediaCom Sport & Entertainment and KR MediaCom

Jane Wakely

MARS Global chocolate
CMO

Jane Wolfson

Hearst UK
Chief Agency Officer

Janet Hull OBE

IPA
Exec Director Creative Pioneers and IPA Director of Marketing Strategy

Jayne Barr

London & Partners
Managing Director (interim), Marketing Directorate

Jean Faulkner

Conde Nast Publications
Marketing Director

Jennelle Tilling

Marketing With Insight
Founder and Chief Brand Strategist

Jenny Varley

HSBC
Global Head of Digital Communications

Jessica Burley

M/SIX Agency
CEO

Jo Arden

MullenLowe London
Chief Strategy Officer

Jo Blundell

Big Green Door
CEO (Acting)

Jo Coombs

OgilvyOne
CEO gardener

Jo Hagger Royce

Brilliant & Different Ltd
Digital specialist, advisor, consultant, coach

Jo Kenrick

Welsh Water
Non Executive Director/Chair

Joanne Parker

Chime
COO

Judy Mitchem

GDST
Director of Marketing, Communications and Development

Justine Roberts CBE

Mumsnet & Gransnet
CEO and Founder

Karen Blackett OBE

MediaCom
Chairwoman, UK+ Ireland, MediaCom + UK Country Manager, WPP

Karen Buchanan


Karen Flavard-Jones

L'Oreal
General Manager

Karen Fraser MBE

Advertising Association
Director

Karen Stacey

Digital Cinema Media
CEO

Karina Wilsher

Anomaly
Partner, Global COO

Kate Stanners

Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide
Chairwoman & Global Chief Creative Officer

Kate Waters

Now
Founding Partner/ Chief Strategy Officer

Kathleen Saxton

The Lighthouse Company
CEO/Founder

Kathryn Jacob OBE

Pearl & Dean Cinemas Ltd
Chief Executive

Kathryn Swarbrick

PepsiCo
Marketing Vice President (Europe)

Katie Lee

Y&R
Managing Director

Katrina Lowes

Vodafone Global Enterprise
Head of Marketing

Kerris Bright

BBC
Chief Customer Officer

Kerry Glazer

AAR
CEO

Larissa Joy


Chairman, The Foundling Museum; Non-Executive Director, Saxton Bampfylde; Non-Executive Director L&Q Group; Non-Executive Director, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Larissa Vince

Saatchi & Saatchi
Managing Director

Laura Jordan Bambach

Mr President
Founder/Chief Creative Officer

Leigh Thomas

Facebook
Director. Global Partnerships

Lesley Exley

Exley Hervey Ltd
Managing Director

Linda Smith

Centaur Media plc
COO

Lindsay Pattison

GroupM & WPP
Chief Transformation Officer

Lindsey Clay

Thinkbox
CEO

Lisa Thomas

Virgin Management
Chief Brand Officer

Liz Jones


Liz Wilson

Karmarama
Chief Operating Officer

Louise Ainsworth

Kantar Media
CEO, EMEA

Lucy Jameson

Uncommon Creative Studio Limited
Founder Uncommon

Margaret Johnson OBE

Leagas Delaney
Group CEO

Marie Oldham

VCCP Media
Chief Strategy Officer

Mel Edwards

Wunderman
EMEA CEO

Mel Exon

Sunshine Group
CEO

Michelle McEttrick

Tesco
Group Brand Director

Natasha Murray

The Guardian News and Media
Director - Client Partnerships

Nicki Hare

Blue 449
Global Head of Marketing and Culture (and founding Director)

Nicky Bullard

MRM Meteorite
Chairman/CCO

Nicola Mendelsohn

Facebook
VP EMEA

Nikki Crumpton

The Active Strategist / Eve Sleep
Brand storydesign consultancy / NED

Nina Jasinski

Ogilvy UK
Chief Marketing Officer

Nishma Robb

Google
Marketing Director (Ads & Industry)

Penny Herriman

Boden
Global Brand Director

Philippa Brown

UK
CEO

Philippa Snare

Facebook
CMO EMEA

Pippa Glucklich

Dentsu Aegis
CEO, Amplifi UK

Rachel Barnes

Haymarket
Editor at Campaign Magazine

Rachel Bristow

BskyB
Director of Partnerships - Sky UK

Rachel Forde

UM UK
CEO

Rachel Swift

O2 (Telefónica UK)
Brand Director & Head of Creative

Rania Robinson

Quiet Storm
CEO and Partner

Reemah Sakaan

ITV PLC
Director of Marketing & Media- ITV Network

Rita Clifton CBE

BrandCap
Portfolio Director and Chairman

Roisin Donnelly

Portfolio
Non Executive Director

Ros King


Marketing, Brand and Communications Director

Rosie Arnold

AMV BBDO
Head of Art and Creative Partner

Ruth Mortimer

Centaur Marketing
managing partner/ econsultancy

Sally Weavers

Godmother London
Founder

Sam Phillips

UK
CMO, Omnicom Media Group UK + Managing Director + OMG Ethnic + Assistant Dean, Omnicom University

Sara Bennison

Nationwide Building Society
Chief Marketing Officer

Sara Tate

TBWA
CEO

Sarah Ellis

Gravity Road
Managing Director

Sarah Golding

The&Partnership London
CEO and Partner

Sarah Palmer

Big Green Door
Founder

Sarah Speake

Speake Up Ltd
Founder

Sheila Mitchell

Public Health England
Marketing Director

Sophie Maunder

VCCPme
CEO

Suki Thompson

Oystercatchers
Executive Committee Centaur Media

Syl Saller

DIAGEO
Chief Marketing Officer

Tammy Einav

adamandeveDDB
Managing Director

Tanya Joseph

Nationwide Building Society
Director of External Relations

Tove Okunniwa

London Sport
CEO

Tracy De Groose

Newsworks
Executive Chair

Vanella Jackson

Hall & Partners
Global CEO

Vanessa Clifford

Newsworks
Chief Executive

Verica Djurdjevic

PHD Media
CEO

Vicki Maguire

Grey
Executive Creative Director

Vicky Bullen

Coley Porter Bell
CEO

Victoria Fox

LIDA
CEO

Wendy Proctor

Ministry of Defence
Head of Marketing

Yvonne Adam

Young's Seafood Ltd
Marketing Director

Zoe Clapp

UKTV
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Zoe Harris

Trinity Mirror
Group Marketing Director

Zoe Howorth

Hofmeister UK
Board Director

Zoë Osmond

LeMay Consulting
Director

Associate Members

Aileen Taylor


Now Retired & Consulting Occasionally

Ali Large

Let's Talk FRESH Ltd
Managing Partner

Alicja Lesniak


Alison Dow


Amanda Walsh

Artdirectyourlife
Managing Partner

Ann Harris

Ann Harris Marketing & P.R.
Consultant

Ann Murray Chatterton


Anne Nash


Barbara Nokes


Creative Advertising Consultant

Beverley Hodson


Bridget Hall


Carol Fisher


Carole Butler


Caroline McDevitt

Sun Tzu Associates
Management Consultant

Caryl Harris

Caryl Harris Associates
Managing Director

Charlotte Pinder


Christine Walker

Walker Media
Ex - Chairman

Dame Dianne Thompson


Denise Larkin


Diana Kelsey

Discover-London-on-foot.com
Consultant

Elizabeth Bloom


Elizabeth Kershaw

Women Interest Group
Executive Group Publishing Director

Elizabeth Nelson

Archive of Market and Social Research
Chairman

Jackie Boulter


Jackie Newcombe

Dalmore Communications
Founder

Jan E Smith

Virtual Company Ltd.
Founder

Jessica Elliott


Jo Grummitt


Advertising & Marketing Consultant

Jo Smith


Independent Consultant and Founding Member 7after6

Joan Rembridge


Judie Lannon

Judie Lannon Consultancy
Marketing Communications Consultant

Kate Marber


Consultant

Kathryn Michael


Kathy Jones


Retired

Katrina Michel


CEO Marketing Cheshire

Linda Grant

Private Equity
Non-Executive Chairman & Non-Executive Director & advisor

Lorna Hudson (Winstanley)


M T Rainey OBE


Deputy Chair, Channel4

Maggie Stevens


Marilyn Baxter


Retired

Marion Pitman


Mary Stow


Merry Baskin

Baskin Shark
Planning Consultant

Merville Spiers

Rhetoric

Miranda Kennett

The Kennett Consultancy
Founder

Muriel Kaye


Nicki Hill

NHC Ltd
Consultant

Pamela Dimmock


Pamela Horner


Pat Doherty

Creative Counsel
Founder

Patricia Morrison


Special Projects Director Freelance

Penny Bagnall-Smith (nee Reid)

www.smithandjones.biz
Founding Partner

Ros Todd


Rosemary Gorman


Consultant

Rosemary Lickfold


Sally Cartwright

ABC
Chairman

Sharon Baylay

Various Publicly Listed and Private Companies
Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Sue Farr

Chime Communications ltd
Special Advisor

Sue Green

The Virgo Consultancy
Consultant

Susan Murray

ASA
Director Council Member

Susan Peters


Consultant

Tara Macleod

Public Health England
Director Map Ltd

Wendy Braverman


Zoe Morgan


Non-Executive Director

Honorary Members

Dame Carolyn McCall

ITV plc
CEO

Dame Cilla Snowball


Group CEO & Group Chairman AMV BBDO

Joan Barrell


Judith Salinson


Lyndy Payne CBE


Stevie Spring CBE

BBC Children in Need
Chairman

Tess Alps

Thinkbox
Chair

International Members

Dawn Airey

Getty Images
CEO

Gayle Tait

Google
Director of Global retail partnerships, Google Play

Ida Rezvani

Ogilvy
WPP Global Client Leader, Team IHG

Lee Leggett

Consulting in 2017/18 to: Publicis Groupe, Havas, We Are Social and WPP

Sarah Hennessy

MEC

Tamara Ingram

J. Walter Thompson Company
CEO, Worldwide

WACL Support Team

Iman Fadaei


James Whayman

WildPress
Director

Jill Schnura

WACL Ltd
Financial Administrator

Mihai Gheorghe

MihaiCode
Web Administrator

Sandra Vince

WACL
Admin Assistant

Test Member

WACL Ltd
Web Developer

WildPress

WildPress
Web Developer

Charity Support

NABS

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WACL, Future Leaders Award, 27Mar2018, Photographer Bronac McNeill

Future Leaders Award

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WACL History

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