Meet Your Judges For The 2018 B&T Awards!


Start getting excited, because the B&T Awards are around the corner! This year, we’ve pulled out all the stops – with a few new and improved categories and a lengthy list of fabulous judges.

This year, the awards will be held a little earlier, on November 23 – and these are the shiny trophies that everyone in the industry wants to win. We had over 300 entries roll in, and you can check out the shortlist here and here.

This year’s judges are from a range of different companies, from Southern Cross Austereo to Westpac to Red Bull. And now that live judging day has been and gone, we can finally reveal them to you!

But first: if you haven’t got yourself tickets already – now is the time! The gala awards dinner is selling faster than ever, and you’ll experience some serious jealousy if you miss out. Because let’s face it – this night is the industry celebration of the year.

The 2018 B&T Awards will be held at Sydney Town Hall on November 23. You can still get tickets here, and for all the other important stuff, head to the B&T Awards website.

Check out the judges below:

First name Surname Title Company
Adam Singles marketing and innovations manager Obela Fresh Dips & Spreads (PepsiCo / Strauss JV)
Alison Hearne national marketing manager Universal Pictures International Australasia
Allana May former marketing manager Priceline Pharmacy (API)
Amanda Eyles chief member officer Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL)
Amelia Priest chief executive officer Just Snacks
Andrew Howie head of Westpac advertising Westpac
Angela Beal music licensing manager APAC Audio Network
Anna O’Dea founder Agency Iceberg Pty Ltd
Arthur Georgiou strategic recruitment manager Southern Cross Austereo
Ben Wilks general manager marketing Volkswagen Group Australia
Brad Garbutt head of marketing and social media Network Ten
Brett Turnbull head of digital Samsung Australia
Catherine Bowe industry marketing, Australia and New Zealand Facebook
Chris Elliott general manager – ANZ Obela Fresh Dips & Spreads (PepsiCo / Strauss JV)
Chris Tyquin CEO goa
Dan Canham head of accelerator TAL
Dan Henry head of marketing, South Pacific (Australia and New Zealand) HP
Danielle Williams general manager, marketing and customer experience VIRGIN MONEY AUSTRALIA
Dean Chadwick chief marketing officer Velocity Frequent Flyer
Dimitri Andreatidis head of customer and brand Hino Motor Sales Australia
Elaine Herlihy marketing director PayPal Australia
Ella Chapman head of marketing Hachette
Elvira Lodewick head of marketing and fundraising Mission Australia
Emily Murren national brand marketing manager
Emma Jensen director of digital consumer transformation Optus
Emma Barlas marketing manager – partnerships acquisition Australia and New Zealand American Express
Esme Ribarovski head of human resources Red Bull
Fiona Nicol head of marketing INGDirect
Gaye Steel university lecturer Torrens University Australia
Greg Findlay group marketing manager Blundstone
Helen Girdlestone national agency lead Linkedin
Jacqueline Ling digital marketing manager Australian Liquor Marketers
Jana Kotatko head of fixed Telstra
Jane Huxley MD Spotify
Janice Byrnes marketing manager – Australia Zespri International Australia Pty Limited
Jee Moon vice president marketing American Express
Jeff Estok managing partner Navigare Pty Ltd
Jess Cook general manager – marketing and integration Sydney Swans
Jill Johnston head of people and culture Southern Cross Austereo
Jo Mullaley head of TV and news marketing ABC
Jo Kelly head of marketing, brand and PR Ubank
Joanne Reilly head of direct acquisition AustralianSuper
Josh Grace CMO Samsung
Julie Hutchinson senior manager, marketing Volvo Cars
Justine McKenny senior brand manager Lego Australia / NZ
Karen Owen head of marketing Redsbaby
Kate Chaffer principal Culture Zone
Katherine Sroka executive manager, media marketing REA Group
Kathryn Carter general manager, ANZ Snapchat
Kathy Rhodes senior marketing leader, advice ANZ
Lara Thom CMO Guzman y Gomez
Lauren Shepherd GM – consumer knowledge and engagement
Lisa Deverewhite director – digital acquisition American Express
Margy Vary head of marketing Guardian Australia
Mari Kauppinen marketing executive, segment marketing IBM Australia/New Zealand
Mark Wheeler head of large customer and YouTube marketing Australia and New Zealand Google
Mark Hollands non-executive director / author
Mark Tovbis customer marketing lead National Rugby League
Matt Fletcher director, Australia and New Zealand Brand USA
Michael Fisher marketing manager Cricket Australia
Michael Wong customer marketing operations lead National Rugby League
Michaela Chan chief marketing officer oOh!media
Miles Omodei marketing manager – ANZ and North America Taylors Wines
Mitch Waters general manager Australia and New Zealand The Trade Desk
Monique Macleod chief marketing officer Commonwealth Bank
Neil O’Sullivan senior integrated marketing manager | APAC CBS Interactive
Nicholas Levy general manager Aglime Fertilisers
Nicole Fox head of marketing – grocery ” Goodman Fielder”
Nikki Bryan HR business partner NSW Department of Industry
Peter Miller CEO NewsMediaWorks
Petra Buchanan director PSB Ventures
Phil James marketing and innovation business director ANZ eYeka
Rachael Townsley head of marketing Asia Pacific Quantcast
Rachel Carmichael group HR manager Secret Sounds
Rowena Frith founder The Salt Box
Sam McDonagh country manager – Australia and New Zealand Airbnb
Sangeeta Leach owner The Leach Partnership
Sarah Kelly corporate communications lead MetLife
Sarah Skinner head of marketing – lifestyle Foxtel
Serena Leith director of marketing, Asia Pacific Spotify
Simon Hadfield “leadership consultant” Hourigan International
Simon Davies marketing director NewsMediaWorks
Simon Sharland general manager, distribution marketing TAL
Simon Davenport national advertising and communications manager Officeworks
Stephanie Ferrin senior member engagement manager Woolworths Rewards
Susan Massasso chief marketing officer The a2 Milk Company
Suz Biollo director Crackerjack People
Tamara Howe CMO Kellogg
Terri Winter CEO top3 by design
Uma Oldham head of group marketing SBS
Vanessa Fletcher head of marketing TTC Corporation
Virginia Marsh senior brand manager Mars Wrigley Confectionery Australia
William Leach owner The Leach Partnership
Winston Su marketing director Independent Reserve
Yasmina Pinto head of brand HCF




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