IPA announces iList 2024 shortlist

The shortlist will be interviewed by a judging panel chaired by Xavier Rees and made up of diversity and inclusion icons and iList alumni.

The IPA has announced the sixty champions of diversity, equity and inclusion named on the shortlist for the IPA iList 2024.

Since 2020, the IPA iList, run in partnership with Campaign, has honoured the inclusivity gamechangers behind adland’s most influential and important DEI initiatives, giving them a platform to share best practice, thought leadership and provide tried and tested tangible solutions to help improve the overall diversity and inclusion of the ad industry and the work it creates.

The shortlisted candidates, listed below, are from all levels of seniority and represent a wide variety of disciplines including strategy and planning, production, HR, new business, media and creative, and account handling. Between them they have implemented programmes and initiatives driving inclusivity in all its forms, both at a wider intersectional level and those tackling specific issues.

The shortlist will be interviewed by a judging panel chaired by Xavier Rees and made up of diversity and inclusion icons and iList alumni, before the final 2024 IPA iList is named at the IPA Talent & Diversity Conference on 24 April.

Commenting on the IPA iList shortlist, members of the judging panel said:

Xavier Rees, IPA Talent Leadership Group Chair and CEO, AMV BBDO Group:

"We have been overwhelmed by the amazing quality and number of nominations for the IPA iList 2024. It has been truly heartening to see the incredible passion and desire to drive change and create a better, more inclusive industry for everyone. Congratulations to everyone that has made the shortlist, you are an inspiration to us all."

Leila Siddiqi, Director of D&I, IPA:

"The IPA is committed to improving diversity and inclusion within adland and through the third round of the iList we are hoping to send a strong message of solidarity and positivity to the industry."

We want to shine a spotlight on how individuals in agencies are actively using their creativity and culture to unite against what is going to be a challenging and divisive year globally.

Leila Siddiqi, Director of D&I, IPA

"Our aspiration is not just to celebrate them and present our iList as intersectional role models; but to provide the industry as a whole with tangible inspiration and showcase initiatives which can be copied, borrowed, supported or stolen, in order to solve D&I concerns, no matter the size of your agency or the level you are at."

Gideon Spanier, UK editor-in-chief, Campaign:

"The iList has played an important role since its inception in recognising and celebrating the people who are helping to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in advertising. All of us need to keep pushing for further progress if we are to ensure the industry is more representative of wider society, which is why Campaign is pleased to support the IPA again on the iList in 2024."

IPA iList 2024 shortlist:

  • Mercy Abel, Impact & Marketing Lead, John Doe
  • David Adamson, Deputy Head of Strategy, The&Partnership
  • Nic Alford, New Business Manager, MullenLowe
  • Zaid Al-Qassab, CMO, 4creative & 4Studio
  • Elizabeth Anyaegbuna, Co-founder, 16x9media
  • Isabelle Bale, Strategy Director, Europe, M&C Saatchi World Services
  • Yolande Battell, EVP Client Management, Jellyfish
  • Natalie Bell, CEO, MG OMD
  • Kianna Briggs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, IPG Mediabrands
  • Camilla Bruggen, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Wavemaker
  • Hannah Campbell, Co-Founder & MD, One Twelve Agency
  • Alex Causton, Lead Strategist & Co-Chair of Havas Pride, Havas UK
  • Dan Clays, Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom Media Group, EMEA
  • Rodney Collins, EVP, Global Head of Human Sciences, McCann Worldgroup
  • Lucy Cooper, Creator, VCCP
  • Coral Cranmer, Associate Director, Strategy, McCann Worldgroup, Leeds
  • Rachel D’Cunha, Strategy Partner, Wavemaker
  • Marty Davies, Founder, Smarty Pants
  • Matt Davis, Co-owner and ECD, Red Brick Road
  • Hanah Draper, Global Head of Production, Final Pixel Ltd
  • Kathryn Ellis, Strategy and DEI Consultant, Freelance
  • Ipek Erel, Strategy Director, McCann London
  • Katie Farmer, Global Head of Production, Gravity Road
  • Allison Gilbert, Associate Director DE&I, RAPP
  • Neil Henderson, CEO, St Luke's
  • Britt Iversen, Executive Head of Strategy, Havas London
  • Obinna Iwuji, Global Content Manager, Wavemaker
  • Ant Jackson, Creative Director, Ant Jackson Creative
  • Victoria Janaway, Chief Client Officer, The Gate (part of MSQ)
  • Lynne Jarrett, Head of Insight, GroupM
  • Ellie Jones, Talent Acquisition Advisor, Early Careers, UM London (part of Mediabrands UK)
  • Danny Josephs, COO, MFUSE
  • Qamar Khan, Senior Planning Executive, Zenith
  • Tom King, Strategist, Havas
  • Lily Kn, Senior Art Director, Bumble Inc - in-house
  • Christina Lemieux, Executive Strategy Director and Chair of VivaWomen! UK, PG One (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Samantha Lewis, Senior Account Manager, Kinetic
  • Eleanor Manuel, Head of People & Culture, The Kite Factory
  • Jordan McDowell, Strategy Director, McCann Manchester
  • Polly McMorrow, CEO, McCann London
  • Shardarne Meghie, Media Experience Partner, PHD UK
  • David Miller, CEO, Red Brick Road
  • Zoe Miller, Talent Manager, M&C Saatchi Group
  • Ahmed Omer, Marketing Director, Spin
  • Kunal Patel, Director, Platform Practice Kinesso (part of IPG)
  • Collette Philip, Founder, Brand by Me Ltd
  • Paul Phillips, Strategy Director & Board Member, OMD UK
  • Prianka Ramlugun, Strategist, Publicis Poke
  • Jackie Randhawa, Director of Talent Communications & Engagement, Omnicom Media Group UK
  • Ali Reed, CEO, PHD UK
  • Ed Riseman, Co-founder and General Manager, big group
  • Justin Rock, Business Director, Spark Foundry
  • Shipra Roy, Global Chief People, Culture and Inclusion Officer, Wavemaker
  • Michelle Sarpong, Head of Display, Audio and OOH Activation, the7stars
  • Enitan Sawyerr, Group Scientific Director, Synergy Medical Communications
  • Georgia Scott, Global DEI Manager, EssenceMediacom
  • Mike Smith, Production and Operations Director, MATTA
  • Daniel Takel, Senior Accountability Executive, MGOMD
  • Angeline Umba, AV Executive, Republic of Media
  • Larisa Wong, Social Strategist, Anomaly

IPA iList 2024 Judging Panel:

  • Efrain Ayala, Global Creativity and Diversity & Inclusion Director, Reckitt
  • Lindsey Clay, CEO, Thinkbox
  • Dan Cullen-Shute, Worldwide CEO, Creature and member of the IPA iList 2020
  • Asad Dhunna, Founder and CEO, The Unmistakables and member of the IPA iList 2020
  • Amy Jenkins, Customer and Commercial Leader, Channel 4
  • Patrick Kane, Global Growth Manager, Wunderman Thompson and member of the IPA iList 2022
  • Vicki Holgate, Ex MullenLowe
  • Sally Keane, Director of Sales UK, Spotify and member of the IPA iList 2020
  • Josh Krichefski, CEO UK & EMEA, GroupM
  • Pinky Lilani, Founder and Chairman, Women of the Future
  • Shannie Mears, Co-Founder and Head of Talent, The Elephant Room and member of the IPA iList 2022
  • Fauzia Musa, Brand Impact Director and Editor-at-Large, 21st Century Brands and member of the IPA iList 2022
  • Stu Outhwaite-Noel, CCO, Creature and member of the IPA iList 2022
  • Lisa Sampson, Strategic Communications Planner, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Harjot Singh, Global Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Worldgroup and member of the IPA iList 2022
  • Gideon Spanier, UK Editor-in-Chief, Campaign
  • Frank Starling, VP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, LIONS
  • Nishma Patel Robb, President, WACL
  • Xavier Rees, CEO, AMV BBDO Group, member of the IPA iList 2020, and Chair of the IPA Talent Leadership Group
  • Leila Siddiqi, Director of D&I, IPA
  • Maddie Wollerton Blanks, Director, Business Consulting, Grant Thornton
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Last updated 01 May 2024