Head of PR
Sky

Sophie Rhatigan is Head of PR at Sky working on Sky Q, Sky Originals and acquired content. 

Prior to Sky she was at Jackie Cooper PR/Edelman for just over eight years heading up the Xbox EMEA team and working on a variety of consumer brands including Formula 1, Samsung, ASICS, Iberostar, Jamie Oliver Group and GAP.

Standout campaigns during her time at Edelman include the Cannes Lions award winning Experience: Halo for Xbox www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2012/oct/31/halo-4-liechtenstein-marketing-extravaganza, the ASIC’s I Move London www.edelman.co.uk/insights/asics-i-move-london  campaign, Kinect for Xbox 360 and Xbox One launch, and the concept development of the Cannes Lions nominated ASICS Blackout Track www.edelman.co.uk/insights/asics-unveils-worlds-first-running-track-train-mind. Sophie also co-led the global communications strategy for F1 Live Londonhttps://www.prweek.com/article/1440133/showcase-f1livelondon-draws-crowds-gets-social-edelman, Formula 1’s first ever consumer event outside of a race weekend. She has also worked at Disney and on Warner Bros., Sony, Freesat, AMEX, and V Festival at other consumer agencies.

Judging panel

Michelle Lavipour

Global Head of Brand Communications
Diageo

Lisa Hale

Associate Director
Tangerine

Rich Leigh

Founder
Radioactive PR

Michael Murphy

Senior Counsellor
Michael Murphy & ltd

Sheelagh Doyle

Communications
Snap

Lani Lavin

Head of Sustainable Business & Communications
Unilever

Tom Berry

CEO
Chameleon

Gemma Cracknell

Marketing Director
Merlin Entertainments

Sedge Beswick

founder & managing director
SEEN Connects

Rebecca Blinston-Jones

managing director
MWWPR

Lisa Jeden

Global Head of Brand PR & Corporate Communications
Bacardi

Lizzie Dewhurst

Head of Communications and PR
Publicis Group

Fiona Magill

Group PR Director
VCCP

Sophie Rhatigan

Head of PR
Sky

Nina Joyce

PR Director, Europe
Refinery29

Justin Bates

Director of Communications, EMEA and LATAM
LinkedIn

Georgia Frost

Creative PR and Marketing Director
Camden Markets

Charmaine Huet

Vice President, Corporate Communications APAC
Viacom International Media Networks

Aisling Connaughton

Independant
Consultant

Chris Taylor

Deputy Director of Communications (FTC)
News UK

Dr Colin D'Silva

Head, Asia Pacific, Communications and Government Affairs
GSK

Rema Gouyez-Benalla

Head of Digital Content and Engagement
L'Oreal UK

Karen Yew

Head, Corporate Marketing and Communications
Mediacorp

Paul Fabretti

Director of Communications
Microsoft

Victoria Needs

Director of International Marketing
Sony Music Entertainment

Ken Hein

Chief Communications Officer US
Dentsu Aegis Network

Grant Mitchell

Corporate Communications Manager
Verizon

Paul Mallon

Head of Major Brand Activations
Paddy Power

Andy West

Chief Development Officer
Hotwire

Shakira Payne

Communications & Sustainability Manager
Sonos

Ruth Warder

General Manager
Edelman

Suzanne Blackburn

Global Communications & Public Affairs
Google

Gemma Cracknell

Marketing Director
Merlin Entertainments

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

Global Head of PR & Communications
Clear Channel Outdoor

Susie Penner

Senior Director of Corporate Communications
GoDaddy

Rory Mackin

Senior Manager | Public Relations
Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency

Laura Sutherland

Founder and Director
Aura PR

Stephen Waddington

Managing Director
Metia

Jenny Chan

Vice President, Head of Public Affairs, Asia 
WeWork

James Herring

MD
Taylor Herring Ltd

Su Min Sng

Head of Communications
Grab

Ross Matthews

Chief Marketing Officer
Ice Lolly

Arline Adeva

Assistant Vice President for Brand Communications, PR and Digital Marketing
Jollibee

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