Senior Manager | Public Relations
Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency

Rory Mackin is a Senior Manager with Deloitte US, where he helps lead the Communications team within Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency. Rory has more than 15 years of experience in developing and implementing corporate and financial communications, media relations, thought leadership, executive positioning, and investor relations initiatives.

While the majority of his time prior to Deloitte was spent on the agency side, at Hill+Knowlton and Weber Shandwick, he also served as Director of Global Communications & Marketing at Private Equity firm, Warburg Pincus.

He has experience with industries and sectors that include: Professional Services, Financial Services, Alternative Asset Management, Technology, Energy, and Real Estate.

Rory holds a Master's Degree in Public Relations, Communications, and Advertising from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and a BA Honors degree in Spanish and English from Queen's University Belfast.

"Having a well-respected, marketing-focused platform like The Drum create an awards program specifically for PR speaks to both the power of PR as an engagement and reputation building discipline, and to the essential role PR plays as part of the marketing mix.

"With the remit of PR continuing to expand, and the lines blurring in terms of where PR ends and other marketing areas begin, I’m hoping to see work that reflects this change, that shows a broader vision of what PR can do, and draws a clear connection between the overarching business strategy, and the results achieved."

Judging panel

Michelle Lavipour

Global Head of Brand Communications

Gaelle Comte

marketing director
Virgin Group Loyalty Company

Jane Wilson

Managing Director
MHP Communications

Grant Mitchell

corporate communications manager

Matt Bourn

Director of Communications
Advertising Association

Gemma Cracknell

Marketing Director

Lisa Hale

Associate Director

Rich Leigh

Radioactive PR

Michael Murphy

senior partner
Michael Murphy & ltd

Sheelagh Doyle


Lani Lavin

Head of Sustainable Business & Communications

Tom Berry


Sedge Beswick

founder & managing director
SEEN Connects

Rebecca Blinston-Jones

Managing Director

Lisa Jeden

Global Head of Brand PR & Corporate Communications

Lizzie Dewhurst

Head of Communications and PR
Publicis Group

Fiona Magill

Group PR Director

Sophie Rhatigan

Head of PR

Nina Joyce

PR Director, Europe

Justin Bates

Director of Communications, EMEA and LATAM

Georgia Frost

Creative PR and Marketing Director
Camden Markets

Charmaine Huet

Vice President, Corporate Communications APAC
Viacom International Media Networks

Aisling Connaughton


Chris Taylor

Deputy Director of Communications (FTC)
News UK

Dr Colin D'Silva

Head, Asia Pacific, Communications and Government Affairs

Rema Gouyez-Benalla

Head of Digital Content and Engagement
L'Oreal UK

Karen Yew

Head, Corporate Marketing and Communications

Paul Fabretti

Director of Communications

Victoria Needs

Director of International Marketing
Sony Music Entertainment

ken hein

Chief Communications Officer US
Dentsu Aegis Network

Grant Mitchell

Corporate Communications Manager

Paul Mallon

Head of Major Brand Activations
Paddy Power

Andy West

Chief Development Officer

Shakira Payne

Communications & Sustainability Manager

Ruth Warder

General Manager

Suzanne Blackburn

Global Communications & Public Affairs

Anna Dalziel

Director of Brand, UK & Global
Momentum Worldwide

Phil Wade

Chief Marketing Officer
Jetstar Airways

Ellie Graham

Senior Publicity Director
Think Jam

Lucy Puddefoot

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Susie Penner

Senior Director of Corporate Communications

Rory MAckin

Senior Manager | Public Relations
Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency

Laura Sutherland

Founder and Director
Aura PR

Stephen Waddington

Managing Director

Jenny Chan

Vice President, Head of Public Affairs, Asia 

James Herring

Taylor Herring Ltd

Su Min Sng

Head of Communications

Ross Matthews

Chief Marketing Officer
Ice Lolly

Arline Adeva

Assistant Vice President for Brand Communications, PR and Digital Marketing

Nicky Wang

Managing Director and Head of Strategy
WE Red Bridge

Nancy Maffucci

Senior Communications Planner
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Karen Tan

Senior Director
Ministry of Communications and Information

Eric Pooley

Senior Vice President
Environmental Defense Fund

Luisa Fernandez

Marketing Director
YO! Sushi