WACL members are frequent speakers on topics such as leadership, advertising, marketing, gender equality, resilience and diversity and inclusion. If you are a journalist or event organiser interested in contacting any of our members about a speaker engagement, please use the contact form linked to each profile.

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Karen Fraser MBE
Karen Fraser MBE
Senior Director, Ipsos
economic value of advertising | politics | public opinion | society
Karen Fraser MBE specialises in monitoring the political, cultural and societal trends that will impact a brand's future. She’s a regular speaker at industry events and has been interviewed on Radio 4 Today programme, Radio 5 Live, BBC online, The Economist, New Statesman, the FT. Her work has also featured on BBC 2's Newsnight. She has an incomparable track record in setting the agenda for the UK ad industry, having led industry think tank Credos for 10 years.
Louise Johnson, CEO Fuse, WACL speaker
Louise Johnson
CEO, Fuse
gender | Leadership | sport marketing | women's sport
Louise is CEO of Fuse, a leading sport and entertainment marketing agency within Omnicom Media Group. Louise has over 20 years’ experience in sport and entertainment marketing having worked both client and agency side, including Vodafone’s global portfolio which comprised of Ferrari F1, McLaren F1, Manchester United FC, David Beckham, and the UEFA Champions League, working across 100+ markets. Louise was named one of the Sports Leaders Under 40 class of 2018, on Ad Age’s Women to Watch Europe 2019, was highly commended in Management Today’s Inspiring Women in Business Awards 2020 and was included on the IPA inaugural 2020 iList of diversity and inclusion trailblazers. She has most recently been Highly Commended in the Change Maker Category for the 2022 Global Women in Marketing Awards. Louise is a Board Director for Omnicom Media Group UK, sits on Omnicom’s Diversity & Inclusivity Steering Committee and is a member of the purpose marketing organisation One Hundred.
Tracey de Groose, founder Brilliant Misfits
Tracey de Groose
Founder, Brilliant Misfits
Creativity | Leadership | Resilience | Wellbeing
I launched Brilliant Misfits in lockdown to support leadership in a creative economy. Armed with 30 years of experience across the creative industries, I work with innovators, creators and changemakers to unleash their creative talents and guide their journey to authentic and effective leadership. I have learnt more lessons from my failures and built resilience in my darkest times. I am able to incorporate insights as a reiki master into my coaching practice where energy and resilience are part of the challenge. I have been a speaker for schools for a number of years and advised WEF Global Futures Council on innovation and entrepreneurship 2014-2016.
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