IPA names iList shortlist

The iList celebrates the industry’s inclusivity game-changers.

Sixty-three outstanding ad practitioners have made the shortlist of the inaugural iList, the IPA’s initiative to celebrate the industry’s inclusivity game-changers.

The iList, which is open to those working at agencies, media owners and freelancers, features candidates from a wide range of disciplines and levels – from junior execs all the way up to CEO; and from creative, planning and strategy as well as HR and inclusion.

Each of the remarkable applicants has demonstrated how they are shifting the culture within the industry and demanding better representation in creative work.

The shortlist have been invited to be interviewed by a panel of industry greats led by Karen Blackett OBE later this month with the final iList, sponsored by Unilever, to be announced at a celebratory gala in May and feature in Campaign magazine, the iList’s media partner.

Commenting on the iList shortlist:

Says Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director, Diversity, IPA: "We have been delighted with the quality and the diversity of entries. What really struck us was the truly inspirational work that is being done behind the scenes, across different aspects of diversity by passionate individuals at all levels. There are some truly incredible names as well as some unsung heroes on this shortlist and judging is going to be a very difficult process. Congratulations to all involved."

Says Claire Beale, Global Editor-in-Chief. Campaign: "Judging the iList was such an incredibly powerful experience, not only because it’s clear that there are so many wonderful programmes and strategies in play that will help make our industry more inclusive at every level, but because it afforded the privilege of meeting some truly amazing people who are committed to driving this change."

Says Aline Santos, EVP Global Marketing and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Unilever: "Congratulations to all those that have been shortlisted. It’s encouraging to see such as wide-ranging and diverse mix of nominees from age to gender to career level and skills. It’s a testament to the fact that change comes in all shapes and sizes, from top-down to bottom up."

Says Vanessa Kingori, Publishing Director, British Vogue: "At British Vogue we believe that diversity champions true creativity; Non stereotypical advertising that reflects our consumers and the society we live in is key to the brand resonating with our large readership. Such communications are led by brands and agencies who believe in the power of inclusivity – and that comes from individuals who passionately support this agenda. That is why we are delighted to see the great work that the IPA and Unilever are doing through their new initiative, iList which demonstrates the power of inclusive leadership in advertising agencies."

The 2020 iList shortlist:

  • Sereena Abbassi, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, M&C Saatchi
  • Afua Basoah, Vice President, Rabin Martin
  • Phil Bartlett, Managing Director, Global Inclusivity & Diversity Lead, CDM London
  • Sean Betts, Managing Director, Annalect
  • Victoria Brooks, Freelance Inclusion & Strategy Consultant
  • Michael Brown, Partner, Insight & Cross Culture, UM
  • Siobhan Brunwin, People Director, MullenLowe
  • Camille Carter, Director, Dentsu Aegis
  • Richard Cox, Partner, Village Communications
  • Dan Cullen-Shute, CEO, Creature
  • Jo Davey, Global Director of People Performance, Xaxis
  • Ete Davies, CEO, Engine
  • Fernando Desouches, Managing Director, New Macho BBD Perfect Storm
  • Asad Dhunna, Founder, The Unmistakables
  • Akama Ediomi-Davies, Product Director, Xaxis/GroupM
  • Amanda, Farmer, Managing Director, VMLY&R
  • Serhat Ekinci, Managing Partner, Omnicom Media Group - Multicultural Marketing Division
  • Caroline Foster Kenny, Executive Chairman & CEO, UK & Ireland, IPG Mediabrands
  • Karen Fraser, Director, Credos, Advertising Association
  • Chris Freeland, CEO, RAPP UK
  • Cindy Gallop, Founder, Make Love Not Porn
  • Emma Gardner, Managing Partner, Operations ELVIS
  • Bukola Garry, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Havas Group UK
  • Sid Gordon, Creative Director, RAPP UK
  • Jaki Jo Hannan, Integrated Producer, adam&eveDDB
  • Mihir Haria-Shah, Head of Broadcast, Total Media
  • Louise Johnson, CEO, Fuse
  • Laura Jordan Bambach, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Mr President
  • Sally Keane, Head of Sales, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn
  • Sara Keegan, Planner, adam&eveDDB
  • Kelly Knight, HR Director, AMV BBDO
  • Owen Lee, Global Digital Strategy and Content Partnerships Director, OMD EMEA
  • Vicki Maguire, Chief Creative Officer, Havas London
  • Lee Manton, Creative Director, MullenLowe
  • Helen Matthews, Chief People Officer, Ogilvy
  • Claire McAlpine, Strategy Director / Joint Head of Social Change Hub, MediaCom
  • Hannah McCready, Communications Manager, The Specialist Works
  • Kate Murphy, Creative Director, Lucky Generals
  • Andy Nairn, Founder, Lucky Generals
  • Liz Nottingham, Executive Director Learning and Development, R/GA
  • Naomi Orioha, People Team Manager, Hearts & Science
  • Stu Outhwaite-Noel, Chief Creative Officer, Creature
  • Sufia Parkar, Diversity & Engagement Director, Europe & UK, McCann Worldgroup
  • Rakesh Patel, Head of Sales, UK, Spotify
  • Gina Ramson-Williams, Chief People Officer, OMD EMEA
  • Xavier Rees, CEO, Havas London
  • Margaux Revol, Strategy Director, AMVBBDO
  • Rania Robinson, CEO & Partner, Quiet Storm
  • Trevor Robinson OBE, Founder & Executive Creative Director, Quiet Storm
  • Helen Rose, Head of Analytics and Insight, the7stars
  • Nancy Rowe, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Publicis Sapient
  • Kirsty Saddler, Global Strategy Director, Unreasonable Equals at Anomaly
  • Scott Sallee, Social Impact Manager, Dentsu
  • Bonita Samuels, Account Manager, MBA, MediaCom
  • Nikki Short, Head of New Business and Marketing, Hearts & Science
  • Amie Snow, Creative and Co founder of Roots, Ogilvy
  • Carolyn Stebbings, Managing Director, SVP Data and Technology, Code Worldwide (part of the RAPP Group)
  • Charmaine St John, Head of People, Fuse
  • Rudi Symons, Global Head of Culture, GroupM Global
  • Angharad Thomas, Head of Insights and Strategy, Golley Slater
  • Sue Unerman, Chief Transformation Officer, MediaCom
  • Monty Verdi, Executive Creative Director, VCCP Kin
  • Amy Walker, Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator, GroupM
Last updated 02 June 2020