IPA iList

Celebrating the role models who are changing our industry for the better, from the work we make to the way we work together.

Nominations for the 2022 IPA iList are open.

If you're inclusive you'll be included.

    Individuals and organisations benefit from strength and difference. We need people in our industry championing inclusivity at every level and from every background. That’s why, in association with Accenture Interactive, the IPA iList is back. We are on the lookout for the next group of iList trailblazers who are working tirelessly to change our industry for the better. We want to give you a platform to share best practice and innovative ideas with our industry, in the hope that others can follow.

    Application form

    Entries to the iList are open to all agency employees - at any level - who can demonstrate they are fostering and nurturing inclusivity within their agency and/or within the work they are producing.

    You can nominate yourself or a colleague. The deadline for entries is Friday 21 January 2022.

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    Accenture Interactive is proud to partner with iList because we believe the only way we’ll drive true inclusion & diversity in the creative industry is if we fundamentally challenge the system of our industry. To do that we need leaders who have the energy, vision and ideas to make the change happen. iList exists to raise up these leaders in our industry who are determined to do the hard work it takes to ensure everyone feels they belong. We can’t wait to meet this years inclusion champions, change makers and system re-wirers!

    Liz Barnsdale, Managing Director, Accenture Interactive

    Our media partner Campaign is looking forward to sharing the 2022 iList with the wider industry in a dedicated iList publication, as well as keeping your ideas alive with spreads in the September 2022 print issue.

    The iList has become an important way to champion the need for greater inclusion in advertising and highlight the leaders who are making positive changes. Industry data shows there is still much work to do -- because a worrying number of people in adland don't feel a sense of belonging and the pandemic has hit some groups disproportionately hard. Campaign is proud to support The iList.

    Gideon Spanier, UK editor-in-chief of Campaign

    2022 Judges

    Submissions will be assessed, and the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel of industry greats and inclusion experts.

    The iList 2022 judging panel includes:

    • Julian Douglas, IPA President and Vice-Chairman, VCCP
    • Liz Barnsdale, Managing Director, Accenture Interactive
    • Ete Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Engine
    • Jerry Daykin, Global Media & Digital Marketing Leader, GSK
    • Annie Gallimore, Managing Director, ACNE London and Chair of the IPA Talent Leadership Group
    • Jan Gooding, Chair, Given
    • Vicki Holgate, Executive Strategy Director (Government Comms) at MullenLowe London
    • Pinky Lilani CBE DL, Founder and Chairman of Women of the Future
    • Lisa Sampson, Global Media & Digital Marketing Leader, Lloyds Banking Group
    • Nipa Shah, Senior Global Brand Director, Unilever
    • Gideon Spanier, UK Editor-in-chief, Campaign
    • Paul Stevenson, Ambassador, Genius Within


    Celebrations will take place at an event in May 2022 where we will turbo charge the impact you are making with some new and exciting elements.

    Key dates

    • 1 November 2021: open for entries
    • 21 Jan 2022: closing date for entries
    • W/c 31 January 2022: shortlisting
    • End of February 2022 - tbc: interview
    • May 2022 – date to be confirmed: announcement and celebrations


    iList 2022 sponsors
    Last updated 18 January 2022