Executive Creative Director
Proximity London

After failing at being in a band John got into the music business by designing record covers instead. Then Napster happened so he swapped CD’s for CDing at Grey Direct and Joshua, (Geometry) before moving on to a senior position at AIS. He then traded one start up for another, spending ten years as a founding partner and ECD at Elvis, winning awards at Cannes, D&AD and The One Show as well as Campaign’s Agency of the Year along the way.John moved to Proximity in 2013 and since then he’s helped the agency pick up nearly 200 awards, including a Gold Effectiveness Lion for The Economist and another Agency of the Year in 2015. In 2018 he was named in Campaign's top 20 ECDs and BIMA’s 100 most influential people in digital. He lives in south London with his partner Sarah and cat who thinks he’s a dog. He still can’t drum.

Judging panel

Phil Lloyd

chief marketing officer

michelle marks

head of creative strategy EMEA
Facebook & Instagram

Morten Grubak

executive creative director

Vince Lawson

Global Brand Director
Fever Tree

Trevor Robinson OBE


Kirsten Stagg

head of marketing

Vicki Maguire

chief creative officer
Grey London

Tariq Khan

Vice President of Consumer Experience
Coty Inc

Jason Romeyko

worldwide executive creative director

Graham Daldry

creative director
Specsavers Creative

john treacy

Executive Creative Director
Proximity London

Abbie Walsh

managing director
Fjord | Accenture Interactive

Ash Tailor

Global Brand & Marketing Director

Caroline Gregory

global brand director

Ash Tailor

Brand & Marketing Director

Sue Higgs

executive creative director

Beryl Chung

senior creative