The Marketing Academy Australia Celebrates Scholarship Graduates

The Marketing Academy Australia Celebrates Scholarship Graduates

The Marketing Academy Australia celebrated the latest cohort of graduates from its Scholarship program last night and hailed the future leaders of the Australia’s marketing industry.

In a fashion show-themed event at The Beresford Hotel in Sydney’s Surry Hills, graduates strutted their stuff on a catwalk and discussed what they had learnt from their one-on-one mentors on the program.

The Scholarship program pairs 30 emerging marketing leaders up with more experienced members of the industry to help impart knowledge and guide their careers over the course of nine months. The group also take part in several residential boot camps to help build rapport and network.

“Our future is in the hands of these 30 wonderful humans, and we should all feel proud that the collective wisdom and knowledge shared by the people involved in The Marketing Academy has made a profound difference to the way they will lead. This year they’ve enjoyed 240 Mentoring sessions, 180 Coaching sessions attended three boot camps and multiple Virtual Campus lectures,” said Sherilyn Shackell, founder and CEO of The Marketing Academy.

“They’ve learned, laughed and cried becoming stronger humans and more impactful leaders along the way. They’ve supported each other – cheering on the successes, encouraging when there are doubts, lifting when things go wrong and forging bonds that will last a lifetime. They’re passionate about making an impact, creating change, raising the voices of those who can’t be heard, championing causes that don’t have the resources or influence that our industry has in spades. And they are exceptional leaders – inspiring and empowering others to be better, to do more, to thrive. They are together in their ambitions, because they know we are all ‘better together’. Only through real relationships can we grow businesses, inspire movements, unite people, influence lives and create meaningful experiences everywhere. Together, this cohort will lead meaningful change in the world. And tonight they have shared some of their knowledge in a unique and fabulous way.”

Nominations for the 2023 Scholarship Program are now open, as well.

This year’s graduates were:

  • Andrew May, chief growth officer, V2 Food
  • Anna Jackson, creative strategy manager – marketing, Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG)
  • Ben Coverdale, founder, March One
  • Benjamin Montague, brand strategy and messaging principle (global), IBM
  • Chris Murphy, general manager, The Hallway
  • Dan Tintner, partner, Deloitte Digital
  • Debbie Wine, CMO ANZ, Zip
  • Ed Steiner, managing partner, Hall & Partners
  • EJ Gamboa, head of digital marketing, Endeavour
  • Elly Hewitt, managing director, Alt Shift
  • Emily Cook, head of client partnerships – Carat Qld, Carat Australia
  • Emma Terry, CEO, South Australian Tourism Commission
  • Jade Lish, portfolio marketing manager, global brands, Mars Food
  • Jessica Farahar, marketing manager, KFC
  • John Kerrison, director – digital content & channels, NSW Government
  • Kate Thomas, marketing director, Aje
  • Katie Dally, general manager, Thinkerbell
  • Katreena Tyson, executive manager, brand strategy, CommBank
  • Krishma Sood, marketing manager shapes, The Arnott’s Group
  • Marisa Laria, marketing & communications manager, Revlon
  • Mateusz Glazewski, group digital strategy director (AU), MediaCom Worldwide
  • Patrick Barbaro, head of group media, Coles
  • Philippa Moig, business director, OMD Australia
  • Philippa Noilea-Tani, chief investment officer, Wavemaker
  • Rebecca Tearle, group marketing manager – business awards, Telstra
  • Renata Bertram, VP, ANZ marketing, Salesforce
  • Ruth Haffenden, global head of brand and marketing, Boody
  • Sophie Hirst, brand & reputation marketing manager, AU & NZ, Google UK
  • Tanya Vragalis, managing director, TBWA
  • Tobias Johnstone, general manager, content & growth, REA Group



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