Meet the judges

John Batistich

John Batistich is the former director of marketing for Scentre Group, owners and operators of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand. He has more than 22 years of experience in research, marketing and general management with bluechip companies including Lion Nathan, Kimberly Clark, PepsiCo Foods and The Wrigley Company. He has also been a member of the Australian Market & Social Research Society Client Advisory Board.
John has led marketing communications that have won a Cannes Lion award and an Australian Effective Awards. He is also a member of the Board of Governors for The Heart Research Institute.

John holds a Masters in Management degree from MGSM majoring in Human Resources, a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Western Sydney majoring in Marketing and a Certificate in Digital Marketing from ADMA.

Andrew Baxter

Andrew Baxter is the Chairman of Publicis Communications, one of the largest communications agency groups in the country. He is also CEO of Publicis Australia, with companies specialising in advertising, loyalty, digital, CRM, strategy, production, media and design. Andrew is also a member of the Publicis Worldwide Global Management Board.

Andrew was previously CEO of Ogilvy Australia, and he led the group through its most successful period that saw the creation of some of Australia’s most visible brand communications campaigns including Rhonda & Ketut for AAMI and Share a Coke for Coca-Cola.

In his career, Andrew has worked with many of Australia’s largest companies and brands, as well as the Australian and New Zealand Federal Governments and the NSW, Victorian, Queensland and Northern Territory State Governments.

Andrew also has a number of significant Board roles, including as the Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Deakin Business School and The Song Room, and his position on the Board of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Andrew regularly writes about the future of marketing as The Australian's marketing columnist. He is one of LinkedIn's Top 40 Australian influencers, and recognised by Campaign magazine as one of the Top 5 Agency Leaders in Australia & NZ.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing from Monash University, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.

John Broome

John is a recognised marketing leader in the Australian FMCG industry having held various VP Marketing or CMO roles with blue chip companies such as Reckitt Benkiser, Nestle, Kellogg and most recently, Unilever. Prior to making Australia home, John has also had broad international experience having worked in the US, UK, Canada and Europe.

Despite having a passion for brands and brand led growth, winning in today's marketplace also requires strong commercial acumen and a highly collaborative way of working, collectively aimed at delivering both short and long term results. John is a strong believer in the maxim of 'sales today, brands forever' and recent 360 feedback describes John as calm, pragmatic and approachable whilst being tenacious & decisive in commercial situations.

John enjoys and invests a lot in building teams and developing his people. He enjoys nurturing talent and enabling and empowering the team to stretch themselves in delivering the collective goal. He has a clearly defined leadership purpose that focuses on authentic leadership within the business. He is active within the marketing industry through the AANA, mentoring programmes and is currently a Board member on Advertising Standards Bureau Board.

Nadia Cameron

Nadia is a respected industry Journalist and Editor with more than 17 years’ experience across print and online media brands. Throughout her career, she has maintained a focus on technology and business-to-business sectors.

Nadia joined IDG Communications Australia’s online team in 2002, working across Computerworld, PC World and LinuxWorld. She became the News Editor of Australian Reseller News (ARN) in 2004 then Editor from 2007, and was responsible for ARN’s weekly publication as well as spearheading digital, events and the annual Awards program.

Nadia relocated to London in 2010, where she became Managing Editor of national and global business publications for the live events industry produced by Mash Media. During this time, she relaunched and grew flagship titles Exhibition News and Exhibition World, the latter of which won Best Relaunch/Innovation of the Year at the 2012 UK PPA Independent Publisher Awards. In 2012, Nadia created a new quarterly publication called FaceTime Magazine, aimed at event marketers.

Nadia rejoined IDG Australia in 2013 as launch Editor of CMO, and CIO Associate Editor. She was instrumental in developing and then launching the CMO brand in April 2013 as a dedicated title for the modern marketing chief. Nadia now sits at the helm of this dynamic brand as Publisher and Editor.

Tony Davis

Tony is the Chairman and Founding director of Quantium, Australia’s most successful big data and applied analytics company. The company is now part-owned by Woolworths.
Tony has a history of commercial results with large corporate and fast growing entrepreneurial businesses. Alongside his work at Quantium, he’s been a board member at The Smith Family and Chair of the annual Smith Family Challenge fundraiser. Tony is also an adviser and mentor to early stage businesses, senior executives and high performance teams with a specialist focus on data and analytics, insight informed and tech enabled strategy, and marketing performance. He also has executive experience in combining 'high tech' business strategy with 'high touch' people leadership, including Corporate Social Responsibility, to drive measurable business value and growth.

Louise Eyres

Louise Eyres is a global marketing executive with a career spanning 25 years in transformative marketing roles across manufacturing, mining, financial services and the sports sector.

Louise is currently advising into the elite sporting sector and prior to this was Group General Manager Marketing at ANZ having spent the past decade leading marketing in the Australian and Group Divisions. Louise was responsible for delivering the transformative group wide marketing program to drive the ANZ Asia-Pacific expansion and more recently the move to a digitally focused business.

Prior to ANZ, Louise held numerous global sales and marketing leadership roles with BHP Billiton including the development of the BHP Billiton global brand following the integration of BHP and Billiton. Louise is a board member of the AANA (Australian Association of National Advertisers), Korowa Anglican Girls School and Deakin University MBA Advisory.

Steve Hallam

Steve is a partner at Deloitte Consulting and leads the Customer Practice team in Victoria, which includes the Deloitte Digital, Customer Strategy, Digital Analytics & Cloud Technology teams.

Steve is an expert in customer strategy, digital strategy, ecommerce, digital business models, digital analytics and digital change. He’s been fortunate to work with many of Australia’s largest organisations and government departments to transform their businesses with the use of digital.

Jane Huxley

Jane was most recently the managing director of Pandora Radio for A/NZ. She is an experienced executive with a blue-chip career traversing technology, telecommunication, media and music industries, and has built a career based on disruption.

Jane boasts of deep operating experience and proven competencies in growing revenue, building and motivating teams, cross function negotiation, strategic planning, business development and partnerships. She also has extensive experience in marketing, and identifying /transitioning to digital based business models.

Roles have included MD of Pandora Radio A/NZ for 4 years, CEO and Publisher for Fairfax’s Digital division, GM of Media at Fairfax, Head of Product at Vodafone Australia, and Director of Office and Windows at Microsoft.

Arno Lenior

Arno is a highly experienced and successful leader with more than 20 years’ experience holding senior positions within major companies such as Samsung, Lion Nathan and Apple. Most recently, he was CMO of Samsung, where he oversaw marketing and retail functions for the Samsung Australia group. Arno presided over a period of significant sales growth and change management and led the organisation into the enviable position it holds in Australia today.

Arno has been widely recognised in his field both internally and externally by industry bodies. Some of his work such as The Samsung Sideliner, James Boags 'Pure Waters’ and The Speights Great Beer delivery have been widely awarded at Cannes Festival of Creativity. Arno has worked on all facets of the marketing mix, including defining purpose, developing and implementing strategy and innovation leading to growth.

David Morgan

David is a seasoned marketing guy with senior leadership roles in local country, regionally and globally, mainly for large multinational companies.

Roles have included marketing leadership across Asia-Pacific for Procter & Gamble, and Citibank, global marketing leadership for Samsung, and Standard Chartered Bank, and the Happy Banking CMO for Bankwest helping to take the business from 15th to 5th largest bank in Australia, and #1 in customer satisfaction for large institutions.

David’s last corporate role was executive director, marketing and corporate communications for Nestlé Oceania. He has also owned MORGAN, an international marketing consulting group covering training, consulting, metrics, creating and expertise, for over 15 years. Clients have included Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Levi's, Samsung, Campbell's, Arnotts, Mars, Canon, Macquarie University, Seven West Media, Tabcorp, Westpac, Sanitarium and Tourism Australia. David has also served on management boards for the AANA, Simplot, Fonterra and Pacific Equity Partners.

Jodie Sangster

Jodie Sangster is the CEO of the Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA), and the Institute for Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA).

Jodie began her career as a marketing and advertising lawyer in London, specialising in data. Her extensive experience in the fields of global data-driven marketing and advertising spans over 17 years and includes experience throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. During her career, she has held senior national, regional and global roles at ADMA, Acxiom Asia Pacific and the US DMA.

She returned to Australia in 2011 to become ADMA’s CEO. Her involvement with IAPA started three years later after the two struck a formal alliance. Jodie became IAPA’s CEO in August 2014 and is also current chair of the GlobalDMA, a consortium of 27 data-driven marketing associations around the world.

Georgina Williams

Georgina Williams is the former group Executive of Engagement, Advocacy and Brand at AustralianSuper. During her three years with the firm, she led Marketing, Policy, Media and Corporate Relations, Communications, Analytics and Product Management departments.

Prior to this, Georgina built her career at National Australia Bank, working initially as a Strategy Advisor before rising up to head of Strategic Marketing then Managing Partner for for Nab business. Her resume also include a stint as Head of Brand and Marketing at the Bank of Melbourne.

Jenny Williams

Jenny has been in technology driven marketing (on and offline) for the over 30 years. She has worked across Asia, America and Europe and is focused on driving innovation, growth and the evolution of the digital marketing industry.

In her most recent role as CMO of The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF), one of Australia’s largest combined health and life insurance organisations, Jenny was responsible for driving a complete brand and digital transformation, focused on redefining the customer experience which ultimately led to HCF being awarded "brand of the year".

Starting her career in software development, Jenny rose through the ranks of agencies to hold roles as Regional Director of McCann Relationship Marketing (MRM), Head of Interactive for MRM Asia Pacific and Managing Director of Tribal DDB Australia during which time Tribal was awarded agency of the year for three years running.

Jenny is an active participant in digital industry associations, speaks frequently at conferences on various aspects of digital and the impact it has had on the marketing and advertising industries. She has developed and run training programs for both AdSchool and private clients as well as board level participation and planning around change management particularly in relation to digital.

Mike Zeederberg

Mike Zeederberg is the Managing Director and Founder of Zuni, a digital marketing strategy consultancy. Mike has worked in digital marketing for 20 years in agencies in London, Singapore and Australia, and his focus is helping clients to ensure digital channels deliver the best possible business outcomes.

With an extremely wide range of experience, Mike has worked in most industry sectors, from technology with Apple, Optus, Intel and IBM, automotive with Mitsubishi, Volvo and NRMA Motoring Services, a range of healthcare companies including Janssen, Roche and Astra Zeneca, entertainment companies including Universal Music, EA Games, and in the B2B sector with clients including the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Fuji Xerox.

Mike is also a lecturer at UNSW in their Masters of Marketing program, and guest speaks in AGSM’s MBA program. He developed and has delivered ADMA’s digital marketing certificate and digital strategy courses for 15 years. He founded and was chair of judges for Creative Showcase, the IAB’s quarterly digital creative awards, and frequently judges digital industry awards.