Jen Emerton, Head of Account Management, WRAP
Ophelia Stimpson, Planning Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
Jerina Hardy, Group Head of Communications, innocent drinks
Jerina is Group Head of Communications for innocent drinks. A communications specialist with over 15 years experience managing communications functions in fast-paced international organisations, Jerina has worked across a range of sectors spanning F&B, media, FMCG and third sector with businesses including Costa Coffee, The Week and Dennis Publishing.
An expert in communications & PR Strategy, reputation management, crisis communications and change management, Jerina is responsible for innocent's integrated communications strategy across Europe.
Rob McFaul, Co-Founder, Purpose Disruptors
Rob was recently named in Forbes 43 People Changing Advertising For The Climate. He was also one of Campaign magazine's Top 10 Trailblazers of the year in 2021 for his work on climate change in the industry.
Rob has over 15 years of experience in the industry, mostly at media agency Mindshare working on key accounts including UK Government, Unilever, Volvo and M&S.
In 2019, he studied Sustainability Management at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He co-founded Purpose Disruptors after becoming awake to the climate crisis. Whilst at Mindshare, he co-founded the GroupM Mission Zero working group to bring GroupM agencies to work together on sustainability. He advised the Advertising Association climate action group that led to the development of Ad Net Zero, and he was chair of the IPA Media Climate Charter group from its foundation in 2020 to 2022. At Purpose Disruptors, he launched the Change The Brief Alliance sustainability learning programme in 2021. The platform now has 50 agencies on board, and 5,000 individuals signed up.
Sam Wainwright, EMEA Marketing Manager, KIND Snacks
Sam joined KIND Snacks almost two years ago and is responsible for growing the brand in the EMEA region while leading on brand purpose, media and equity campaigns. KIND Snacks aims to build a kinder world ? one snack and one kind act at a time. Prior to joining KIND, Sam spent seven years in global brand, communication and sustainability roles for the Carlsberg Group. Sam led brand PR for Carlsberg, Tuborg and Brooklyn Brewery from its Copenhagen HQ – having previously launched the brewer’s global sustainability programme, Together Towards ZERO and worked on Carlsberg’s sponsorship of Liverpool FC.
Kamiqua Lake, Founder & CEO, Coldr & UK Black Comms Network
Kamiqua is a senior PR and communications consultant who fuses creativity with strategic nous to define and redefine a brand or organisation’s purpose and deliver campaigns that matter. She has worked agency-side and in-house across a myriad of sectors and disciplines from brand PR, FMCG and consumer health to fashion, retail, corporate communications and reputation management.
Having held leading positions in global agencies, led comms for national and multinational companies, Kamiqua has used the depth and breadth of her experience to establish Coldr - a PR, communications and inclusive business consultancy to help brands show how they do better on purpose.
Kamiqua is passionate about inclusion - she is a member of the PRCA Race and Ethnicity Equity Board (REEB), mentors and coaches junior consultants and is the founder of the UK Black Comms Network, a space that empowers Black PR and communications professionals to connect, network and thrive.
Victoria Rogers, Purpose Activation Manager, John Lewis Partnership
Victoria Rogers is Purpose Activation Manager for the John Lewis Partnership, and is part of the team responsible for embedding their Purpose of “Working in Partnership for a Happier World” across their two loved brands, John Lewis and Waitrose.
Victoria worked for the Partnership since 2014 and was first drawn to them due to their strong ethics and values. She has held a number of roles across retail, operations, commercial, marketing and customer experience and throughout that journey has consistently championed better ways of doing business. From establishing John Lewis’s first ever online Sustainability Edit, to raising over £4m for charities through social impact campaigns and leading a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives, her focus has always been on making a difference whilst delivering commercial success for the business. As John Lewis and Waitrose enter their next phase of evolution and growth with their refreshed Purpose, ensuring that they make an increasingly positive impact on people, business and the wider world will continue to be their focus.
Alex Beasley, Country Manager UK, Ireland & Nordics, Patagonia
Alex Beasley is the Country Manager for UK, Ireland and Nordics and is responsible for supporting and coordinating Patagonia’s environmental mission across the territory through the delivery of our wholesale strategy.
Alex has been with Patagonia since 2015 after having to go away and ‘find himself ‘after an initial request to join the company in 2004 was unsuccessful. In this period Alex gained experience in brand management, wholesale strategy and launched a digital marketing company. This, together with his previous experience in sales, management and running long distances very slowly meant that his second attempt to join Patagonia was successful.
Patagonia is in business to save our home planet. For us, a love of wild places requires participation in the fight to save them and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We donate time, services and at least 1% of our global sales to grassroots environmental groups all over the world who help to protect these places.
For Alex, helping to lead a purpose driven company to help protect these wild places and support people dedicated to social and environmental change is proof that business can be a force for change to the benefit of our environment and communities.
Agamemnon Otero, CEO, Energy Garden
Agamemnon is CEO of Energy Garden, co-founder of Repowering, Brixton Energy, Community Energy England, and has sat on the UK Government’s Community Energy Contact Group. He has a M.Sc Architecture: Advanced Environment and Energy and previously worked as the Director for Renewable Energy Project Finance and Social Responsibility at a financial institution. In 2014, he was named a London Leader; in 2016, he was awarded an MBE for services to community energy; and in 2017, he was named one of the 51 Most Impactful Green Leaders globally by CSR Congress.
Beth Reeve, Northern Europe Equity and Experiential, Colgate
Beth has built her career for the last 14 years in the FMCG sector, and has held a wide variety of commercial and marketing roles within a number of different categories and companies. Since joining Colgate's Northern European Brand Marketing team last year, she has led the NE Colgate Equity campaigns, including championing and executing their Change Please Foundation Partnership in the UK. Beth has a BA (Hons) Degree in Marketing from the University of Portsmouth. She is also a proud member of the Colgate Women's Network leadership team.
Ary Ganeshalingam, Global CMO, Change Please
Ary Ganeshalingam has worked with international brands across 20 years in both Australia and the UK. Previously working in multiple roles at Pernod Ricard, his last role there was as Global Brand Communications Director for Chivas Regal. It was through one of his initiatives at Chivas – the Chivas Venture (a competition around social enterprises), where he met visionary founder Cemal Ezel of Change Please…and it was there that he decided to enter the world of purpose and social enterprises. Change Please is an award-winning coffee brand where 100% of profits go towards fighting homelessness globally.
Alice Tendler, Head of Brand Strategy & Marketing, BT Group
Alice is responsible for long-term strategies for the brands within BT Group’s portfolio including EE and the BT brand for business. Since joining the company she has led many successful launches including the roll-out of BT’s new identity and brand strategy in 2019 and the development of the Group’s corporate narrative and purpose “We connect for good” which guides its public commitments to digital inclusion, sustainability and diversity.
In recent years she developed the strategy for the BT brand’s pandemic response, “Top Tips on Tech” reaching nearly 6 million people with new digital skills, as well as the recent Hope United campaign, continuing to campaign against online hate under the banner of the EE brand. Before her career at BT Group, Alice spent ten years in agencies, leading campaigns for brands including adidas, Honda, Morrisons and the Department of Transport and Health.
Guy Schanschieff, MBE, Founder, Bambino Mio
Since launching in 1997, Guy has been on a mission to not only develop and grow Bambino Mio but the entire reusable nappy industry.
To supercharge the brands growth, in 2021 Bambino Mio announced a £13m investment by BGF - the largest investment into a reusable nappy firm in the UK, demonstrating the potential of the sector and the scale of Bambino Mio’s growth ambitions.
In addition to overseeing Bambino Mio, Guy founded and is currently Chair of the Nappy Alliance. The Nappy Alliance brings together manufacturers and distributors of reusable nappies under one body to represent the industry.
Guy is dedicated to educating parents about the financial, environmental and health benefits of reusable nappies and has helped to create an industry and product category which continues to grow in relevance and popularity all over the world.
Nearly 25 years later, 100+ awards and distributing to over 50 countries; Bambino Mio is one of the most accessible reusable nappy brands in the world and is on a mission to make reusable nappies the first choice for parents.
Bambino Mio are proud winners of the Brand of the Year award at the Purpose Awards EMEA. The awards recognise campaigns that use creative ideas successfully to further positive causes.
The reusable nappy experts were up against TV giants ITV, so this was a major triumph for the brand. This achievement further cements Bambino Mio’s place as a leading purpose-led organisation, helping to change our world for the better for future generations.
Morwenna Francis, Head of Marketing, EMEA, Intrepid
Morwenna Francis is the EMEA Head of Marketing for Intrepid, a global small group adventure travel company offering sustainable, experience-rich tours led by local leaders, allowing travellers to deep dive into their destinations. As the world’s largest certified travel B-Corp, Intrepid wants to be the best travel company for the world and is on a mission to create positive change through the joy of travel.
Morwenna has always been passionate about purpose-driven marketing, having previously headed up brand marketing for Pact Coffee, an ethical coffee roaster. Prior to that she was UK Head of Marketing at easyJet.
Pooja Jagpal, Communications Director, A-COLD-WALL*
Always one to travel off the beaten path, Pooja’s foray into fashion was no different. Moving from India to the UK to complete a Law degree, she quickly realized her passion lay elsewhere. This led to the start of an impressive career in fashion, spanning over a decade. She started out as press officer for the high fashion house Jimmy Choo in 2010, and moved on to their digital marketing team. She went on to work for Karla Otto and quickly rose to the rank of Account Director. After a brief stint at Purple PR, she is now the Head of Marketing at Samuel Ross’ label A-Cold-Wall* having worked with him from the early launch years.
Pooja’s experiences have taught her what it takes to develop – and communicate – a brand’s purpose, both from an in-house and client perspective. Her front-row seat to consumer behaviour over the years has shown her that the brands that build lasting loyalty are the ones that make their customers feel seen and heard.
Iona Silverman, IP & Media Partner, Freeths LLP
Iona Silverman is a Partner in Freeths’ IP & Media team. She advises brands on all aspects of brand protection, brand licensing, marketing and advertising law. Iona specialises in advising on brand strategy, in addition to drafting complex intellectual property agreements, such as trade mark licences, collaboration agreements, brand ambassador agreements and influencer agreements. Iona has led trade mark litigation in the High Court, and has experience of copyright litigation in the Copyright Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Holly Rix, Marketing Director, OTO CBD
Holly is an ex-Diageo marketer on a mission, passionate about building brands with purpose and communicating that to consumers with flair. A seasoned storyteller with both big brand and challenger brand experience, from drinks to healthcare, cleaning to wellness, DIY to CBD, Holly is relentlessly focused on consumer needs and passions and unlocking those creatively and commercially, putting purpose at the heart.
Daniel Matson, Head of Marketing & Communications, Envision Racing
Purpose-driven marketing leader with more than 15 years global brand-building success across the Sports, Entertainment, Automotive, Music, Fashion & Luxury sectors. Responsible for transforming strategy, growing revenues, and pioneering digital engagement for some of the world's leading brands and sports properties including Red Bull, Harrods, the Premier League, and Envision Racing Formula E.
Skilled in strategic brand communications, digital transformation, branded content, digital media, youth culture, and cultivating fandom for brands on an international scale. Supported by an extensive global contact base with media. I take pride in creative excellence and delivering cutting edge communication programs that inspire and influence audiences.
Becky Willan’s career has been focused on a single, radical idea – that businesses can win by being a force for good in the world. Becky has worked at the intersection of profit and purpose for nearly 20 years. Beginning her professional career in sustainability at The Body Shop, Becky went on to provide consultancy for brands like Unilever, Tesco and SCA. Becky co-founded Given, the original consultancy for purpose-driven businesses, in 2009. Given helps leading brands and businesses define, embed and activate purpose. Bringing together a unique mix of purpose and sustainability expertise, creativity and co-creation, Given helps organisations like John Lewis Partnership, Lloyds Banking Group, IKEA, L’Oreal, Swarovski, Haleon, Virgin Media O2, and Zalando unleash the power of purpose to drive growth, by fostering innovation, attracting and engaging talent and creating better customer outcomes.