2019 B&T Awards Judges Revealed! Plus, We’re On The Hunt For More!

2019 B&T Awards Judges Revealed! Plus, We’re On The Hunt For More!

B&T Awards are back and bigger than ever in 2019. This year, We’re pulling out all the stops. Held for the first time at The Venue in Alexandria with four brand-spanking new categories and an incredible swag of new judges, this is the industry event of the year.

The Awards wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of our judges, who we are revealing today. And, in even better news, we are still looking for more judges, so if you’re keen, here’s what you need to know.

We’re looking for CMOs or senior marketers with 7-plus years of experience to judge this year’s B&T Awards. We’re aiming for 100 per cent non-agency to avoid any conflict of interest, and usually have one person per company. To express your interest to join the judging panel, please email riin@bandt.com.au along with your LinkedIn profile and a few words about why you’d like to participate.

This year’s judges come from a diverse range of companies such as Uber, Amex, Guardian Australia, The Iconic, Australia Post, Miele and more!

Now, without further ado, here are your incredible judges for our 2019 B&T Awards!

Kristy Brown Head of Public Relations ANZ Merlin Entertainments Group
Michele Laghezza Marketing Director Miele
Melanie Fineberg Social Marketing Manager VicHealth (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation)
Michelle Zelda Wood Director Of Communications UBER
Anna O’Dea Founder Agency Iceberg Pty Ltd
Mark Hollands
Greg Findlay Group Marketing Manager Blundstone
Emma Mallinson Marketing Manager – Partnerships Acquisition AU & NZ Amex
Stephanie Ferrin Senior Manager, CVP Programs Woolworths Rewards
Suz Biollo Director Crackerjack People
Margy Vary Head of Marketing Guardian Australia
Joanne Reilly Head of Direct Acquisition AustralianSuper
Winston Su Marketing Director Independent Reserve
Jacqueline Ling Digital Marketing Manager Australian Liquor Marketers
Shannan Pearson Marketing Manager Commercial Radio Australia
Phil James Marketing & Innovation Business Director ANZ eYeka
Ben Hillman Head of Marketing – ANZ & ASEAN – AWS T&C Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Monica Rossel Marketing Manager Pacific, Franchise Brands Hasbro
Mike Stuart Senior Marketing Manager
Enterprise Marketing Segment
Australia Post
Chris Tyquin CEO goa
Mosilo Sofonia Head: Australasia Hub South African Tourism
Terri Winter Founder + Curator (Managing Director) top3 by design
Verity Brewer Senior Partnerships Manager THE ICONIC
Dimitri Andreatidis Head of Customer & Brand Hino Motor Sales Australia
Nicholas Levy General Manager Aglime Fertilisers
Eric Thomson Marketing Director Pernod Ricard Australia
Amelia Priest Chief Executive Officer Just Snacks
Emma Jensen Head of Virgin Mobile Optus
Dean Chadwick Chief Marketing Officer Velocity Frequent Flyer
Jocelin Abbey Head, ABC Marketing ABC
Karen Owen Head Of Marketing Redsbaby
Kate Chaffer Principal Culture Zone
Mark Tovbis Customer Marketing Lead NRL
Jeff Estok Managing Partner Navigare Pty Ltd
William Leach Owner The Leach Partnership
Sangeeta Leach Owner The Leach Partnership
Arthur Georgiou Strategic Recruitment Manager Southern Cross Austereo
Simon Hadfield Leadership Consultant Hourigan International
Petra Buchanan Director PSB Ventures
Zara Cobb CMO Lendi
Mari Kauppinen Marketing Executive, Segment Marketing IBM Australia/New Zealand
Catherine Bowe Industry Marketing, Australia & New Zealand Facebook
Elvira Lodewick Head of Marketing and Fundraising Mission Australia
Karen Halligan Director – Media Value Advisory – Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory KPMG Australia
Gaye Steel Strategic Marketing Consultant PharmaCare
Fiona Lake (Nicol) Head of Marketing and Communications Allianz Retire+
Belinda Scott GM- Marketing AMP Capital
Nichole Banks GM – Head of Group Brands Suncorp Group
Rachel Carmichael Group HR Manager Secret Sounds
Neil O’Sullivan Senior Integrated Marketing Manager | APAC CBS Interactive
Katyana Armen Senior Marketing Manager Obela Fresh Dips & Spreads (PepsiCo / Strauss JV)
Nikki Bryan HR Business Partner NSW Department of Industry
Serena Leith Head Of Marketing ANZ Spotify
Jo Mullaley Head of TV & News Marketing ABC
Tamara Howe CMO Kellogg
Susan Massasso Chief Marketing Officer The a2 Milk Company
Julie Hutchinson Marketing Director Volvo Cars
Miles Omodei Marketing Manager – ANZ & North America Taylors Wines
Emily Murren National Brand Marketing Manager Domain
Thomas Saras Brand Manager Hachette Australia
Vladka Kazda Marketing Director – AU Xero
Emma Van Der Aa Head of Marketing and Publicity Australian News Channel (Sky News)
Michelle Stephenson Marketing Director, Australia & New Zealand Adobe
Ana Bacic Head of Network Marketing Seven Network
Rushenka Perera Head of Marketing ANZ SAP
Camille Baumann Executive
CMO & Digital Experience Services Lead
Rowena Kanna Marketing Communications Manager Volkswagen Group Australia

For all the other important stuff to know, head to the B&T Awards website. You can also submit your applications here (though they close tomorrow!), and for the super keen amongst you, grab your early bird tickets here.

But to make things easy for you, here are some other key pieces of info to keep in mind:

  • Entries close: 2nd of August 2019

  • Late entries close: 9th of August 2019

  • Finalists announced:  20th of September 2019

  • Early bird tickets end 4th of October

  • Live-judging day: Friday 18th of October 2019 – Sydney

  • Awards night: Friday 22nd of November 2019 – Sydney

Massive thank you to this year’s sponsors and we can’t wait to see you all on the night!


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