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News 17 Mar 2021 - 2 min read

Tomorrow's top marketers: The Marketing Academy names 30 execs for 2021 scholarship program

By Josh McDonnell - Senior Writer

The next intake of 30 marketing execs for the free but highly selective Marketing Academy Scholarship Program has been announced.

What you need to know:

  • The Marketing Academy has selected 30 marketers to attend its 2021 Scholarship Program.
  • The program is created for Australia's emerging marketing leaders - and aims to help make them even better marketers and leaders.

The Marketing Academy has selected the 30 marketing executives to attend its 2021 Scholarship Program, following a competitive three stage selection process.

The development program is open to executives from client-side brands, media owners, agencies and start-ups. It helps  them develop the skills required to become successful business leaders – and individuals must be nominated by their organisation to attend.

The program includes one-to-one mentoring with a line up of executives including; Anubha Sahasrabuddhe CMO, Lion; Jeremy Nicholas, CMO, Telstra; Sweta Mehra, CMO, ANZ; Melissa Hopkins CMO, Optus; Mark Coad, CEO, IPG Mediabrands; Nikki Warburton Chief Customer and Marketing Officer, Audi; Lisa Ronson, CMO, Coles and Leisa Bacon, Director of Audiences at ABC.

Scholars are each assigned an Executive Coach, attend three residential ‘Boot Camps’ and attend lectures and masterclasses hosted by experts from around the world.

Each appointed scholar will also receive 10 places for their teams and colleagues to enrol on a recently launched online development program ‘The Marketing Academy Virtual Campus’.

“It’s so exciting to be appointing the 7th cohort of the Scholarship in Australia. The support we’re continually given by our incredible mentors, coaches, partners and speakers is remarkable and demonstrates the desire & need to place talent development at the heart of brands and agencies," said Sherilyn Shackell, Founder & Global CEO, The Marketing Academy.

The Marketing Academy Australia Scholarship Program is funded in 2021 by long term partners Google, Commonwealth Bank, KFC, IAG and new global partner Salesforce.

The Marketing Academy Australia Scholarship Class of 2021 includes:

• Adam Long, Strategy Consultant, The Ethical CEO
• Amy Read, Executive Manager, Customer Marketing, REA Group
• Anna Rallos, Marketing Innovation Lead, Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG)
• Brittany Kury, Senior Brand & Marketing Manager, BPay Group
• Brook Miller, Client Services Director, Apparent
• Claire Fenner, National MD & Partner, Atomic212
• Duncan McGrath, Head of SMB Ads Marketing, Google
• Elyse Foley, Business Director, PHD
• Fern Canning Brook, Managing Director, Integrated Solutions, Edelman Australia
• Hayley Walton, Head of Marketing, Samsung
• Heath Evans, Marketing and Communications Manager - Melbourne Accelerator Program, Melbourne University
• James Bartold, Commercial & Strategy Manager, North MELBOURNE Football Club
• Johnny Hammond, Managing Partner – APAC, Pilot44
• Josh Slighting, Head of Data & Digital Audience, Network Ten
• Jude Batrac, National Trade Marketing Manager, News Corp Australia
• Kate Wright, Marketing Manager, Arnotts
• Kim Bush-Ellis, Marketing Manager Brand & Comms Lead, Woolworths Australia
• Leandro Perez, VP, Asia Pacific Marketing, Salesforce
• Lewis Shields, Head of Content Marketing & Social Media, HERD MSL
• Lisa de Vere White, Director, Digital Acquisition, American Express
• Lucy Allen, Head of Marketing APAC, OFX
• Marcus Desmond, Strategic Marketing Director (Haematology), Janssen Asia Pacific
• Rob Elder, Director - Brand Marketing, Nike
• Salim Sebkhi, Head of Partner & Commercial Marketing, Cisco
• Sian Whitnall, Chief Digital Officer, OMD Australia
• Toby Harrison, Chief Strategy Officer, Ogilvy Australia
• Tom Healey, Business Development Director, Octagon
• Vuki Vujasinovic, CEO, Sling & Stone
• Warren Mo, Digital Marketing Manager, KFC
• Yvonne Richardson, Senior Sponsorship Manager, Commonwealth Bank

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