reg london 16 speaker biographies

Alex Center

Alex Center

Design Director, The Coca Cola Company

Alex Center is a Brooklyn-based designer who works for the global beverage leader, The Coca-Cola Company. He grew up in the town of Oceanside NY, home to the world's second Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs. He once worked for the New York Knicks as a designer where he worked with both his childhood idol, John Starks and his nemesis Isiah Thomas. He has spent most of his professional hours being creative on behalf of the beverage brand vitaminwater. Over the years, he has designed packaging that has been in hands across the globe, created breakthrough marketing campaigns, launched innovative new products and once met rapper 50 Cent who told him “You must think you're pretty special.” He got nervous and instantly started sweating. In 2011, Alex was named one of the 200 Best Packaging Designers by Luerzers Archive. In 2013, he started sharing his story with speaking engagements at The Dieline Forum, AIGA INitiative, HOW Design Live and as a guest on Debbie Millman's famous Design Matters podcast. In 2014, Alex was named a Person To Watch by GDUSA Magazine. In 2015, he became a columnist for HOW Magazine, writing about the expanding landscape of In-House design. Today, he leads the strategy and design vision for brands at Coca-Cola that include vitaminwater, smartwater & Powerade. In his personal time he enjoys rooting for New York sports teams that wear orange/blue, editing instagrams for far too long and searching for the freshest prosciutto in New York City.



Alex Higgs

Alex Higgs

Creative Manager, Think Tank

With over 25 year in production and 10 years at Think Tank, Alex has a wealth of experience in meeting client expectations and going the extra mile to innovate giving creative solutions to exciting and cutting edge projects.

A grounding in the music industry emphasised the wealth of creative possibilities out there, initially running his own production and distribution company Metropolis and then while looking after the manufacturing and packaging for the huge catalogue of Sanctuary music group. After joining Think Tank, Alex was instrumental in moving the team into working in media, luxury and premium merchandise sectors with clients such as Coke, Ted Baker, Triumph and Glenmorangie.

He acquired a diploma from the BPMA on their first ever educational course and all this experience has created a wide reaching knowledge on all forms of manufacturing, print techniques and logistics to provide an end to end solution for his clients.



Alison Vincent

Alison Vincent

Founder & Managing Director, AVA packaging solutions Ltd.

 

• Alison helps FMCG / CPG Packaging Departments to create value for their companies through a number of key strategies including innovation, cost control, enhanced delivery and quality, robust processes and other outcomes.

• Through her work with over 100 companies over the last 30 years she has crystallised the 7 key elements that Packaging Departments need to address in order to create and drive value.

• Alison has a process to uncover underlying issues and address them to help clients enhance performance and deliverables of Packaging Departments and enable high performing teams.

• She is Founder and Managing Director at AVA packaging solutions – an independent partner to retailers, brand owners, packer/fillers and design agencies, established in 2002.  

• AVA also helps clients with specialist packaging projects – strategy, innovation, design and development from concept to market, sourcing and cost reductions.

• She brings a unique innovative focus to clients: a blend of technical, creative, commercial and environmental areas to drive innovation and packaging projects through to fruition.  Along the way Alison has a keen eye for people and process and is on a mission to raise the performance and profile of packaging and Packaging Departments.

• Before AVA, Alison worked as Global Head of Packaging at Sara Lee, Safeway Stores, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola & Schweppes, Mothercare and Lyons Tetley.  AVA has helped an impressive client base including some of the world’s biggest and best known companies and brands.



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Andre Johnstone

Head of Digital & Loyalty, Wagamama

Andre Johnstone is Head of Digital & Loyalty at wagamama where, alongside working on a number of digital projects, he has been developing a strategy to grow sales of take-out food from the restaurants. Prior to wagamama, Andre worked at Mitchells & Butlers for 15 years as Head of Marketing where he helped to launch and grow several pub and restaurant brands including All Bar One, O’Neill’s Irish pubs and Nicholson’s pubs to name a few.



Andrew Gibbs

Andrew Gibbs

CEO, The Dieline

Andrew's passion for design developed at an early age when he first discovered Photoshop 4. After receiving his bachelors in graphic design at the age of 19, he began his career in package design as a production artist for a gourmet gift company where he designed products and packaging for major national retailers and brands including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Jelly Belly. He saw a great need for daily package design inspiration for his own work, and founded The Dieline in 2007. It quickly became the most read package design website in the world.

Andrew now serves as CEO and Editor-In-Chief of The Dieline where he shares his passion for package design with millions of readers. Since then, he has founded The Dieline Awards, now in its 6th year, to formally recognize the world’s best consumer product packaging design. He also founded The Dieline at HOW Design LIVE, now in its 5th year. Andrew is the author of Box Bottle Bag - The World's Best Package Designs from The Dieline, and is a monthly columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. He is also an advisory board member of AIGA Los Angeles, and teaches packaging design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

In 2015, Andrew was named the Editorial & Creative Director of HOW Design Magazine, becoming the youngest editorial director of a design magazine ever.



Andy Lawrence

Andy Lawrence

Executive Creative Director, Elmwood

During Andrew’s time at Elmwood he’s been responsible for the creative direction of many of Elmwood’s largest clients across corporate, packaging and retail sectors. He’s contributed to Elmwood’s growth from a single studio in Leeds to a successful independently owned international consultancy. He’s worked across all the markets in which we operate and has gained many insights that inform his approach and helps him inspire others.

In 2015 he was voted number 36 in the Drums Designerati… an annual platform celebrating the most influential people in British Design. 100 individuals celebrated for their ingenuity in fresh thinking, ability to inspire others, and a relentless commitment to design.

As well as Andrew’s role at Elmwood he’s a trustee board member of D&AD. Founded in 1962, D&AD is the worlds leading professional members association and educational charity that represents the international creative communities. As well as being made up of the world’s creative A-list.



Ann Dunne

Ann Dunne

Head of food technology and development, Harrods

With over 15 years’ experience in the food industry Ann Dunne has worked in both manufacturing and retail, and has held positions across multiple functions including buying, product and packaging development & category management.  Since joining the Harrods team as Head of Product Development & Quality in 2011, Ann has focused on setting a new direction for the world famous food halls, focusing range development on meeting the ever changing customer needs, delivering a new look & feel for the brand, and launching numerous award winning products. With a true passion for food & food packaging, Ann leads a team of product developers & technical assistants and manages the launch of a vast number of new products and concepts across multiple categories, focusing on provenance, uniqueness and exceptional quality.



ANTOINETTE DEVINE

Antoinette Devine

Experienced Packaging Professional

A packaging professional for over 30 years with experience in the areas of beverage packing, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and toiletries. She is an active member of the UK Institute of packaging and a UK expert for the ISO Packaging & The Environment Standards.



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Catherine Monahan

Founder/CEO, Daemon & Genius, packaging and branding agency

Catherine Monahan founded Daemon & Genius in 2015 after 15 years in the global wine industry, where she worked for two of the UK's largest supermarkets - Sainsburys (strategic planning across 23 categories) and Tesco (Beer/Wine/Spirits), as well as for one of the largest global distributors (Constellation Brands) and other medium & smaller more innovative distributors in the UK/USA - before starting her own private label and branded winery import and distribution business back in 2007 and Winestars World in 2013.  She's helped create nearly 500 labels and following years of frustration at the lack of innovation and design in the wine biz (especially), has decided to follow her dream to hero a collection of innovative drinks designs for the industry.



CHRIS JONES

Chris Jones

Technical Print Production Manager, Novalia

Chris has been involved with interactive print since working on some early conductive ink formulations in 2000. He has over twenty five years practical print & packaging industry experience, having previously held senior positions within leading ink manufacturers & print and packaging organisations in the UK, Europe & South America; where he managed global packaging technical projects for UK & international blue chip brandowners.

At Novalia he is responsible for identifying and leading conductive & functional ink formulation, print production and process developments. Working closely with global materials and production suppliers to develop consistent, repeatable manufacture processes. He works directly with senior internal and external scientists from Industry and Academia. This work includes R&D on using a range of conductive materials including carbon, silver and graphene.



Deborah Dawton

Deborah Dawton

Chief Executive, DBA

Deborah graduated in 1991 from the University of Northumbria, in Newcastle. Industrial design was never going to be her strong point, even after four years of pretty intense study, but evangelising about design was. She resolved to leave designing to those gifted enough to do it and, like Dick Whittington, went off to London to make her fortune.

She began her career with the RSA working on their Student Design Awards. It was her privilege to meet the good and the great in the design industry whose influence determined a career working with design support organisations. She set up her own business delivering design events, competitions and conferences all over Europe for leading organisations like the UK's Design Council, the Design Museum in London, D&AD and the Pan-European Brand Design Association.

In 2003, she answered the call of the Design Business Association, joining it as CEO. And she loves this job. Funded entirely by the design industry with a remit to drive up their professionalism and the profile of design's value in business, the DBA's membership has more than doubled along with the association's turnover to nearly £1million. The DBA launched its corporate membership scheme in its 25th anniversary year enabling the organisation to start to build the bridge between design and business. In turning its attention to the challenges faced by those who buy and manage design both in the private and public sector, the DBA has some exciting projects on the go. Design effectiveness sits at the heart of what the organisation stands for and this too is an area under development.

Deborah has spoken extensively on subjects relating to design consultancy practice and the tangible and measurable impact of design in business, to both international design and business audiences. Deborah was also President of the Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA) for two years until March 2013. She worked with the BEDA board to develop new working practices for the organisation and played a major role in the development of "Design for Growth and Prosperity," a published set of recommendations made to the European Commission in 2012 about how to use design to impact the growth and jobs agenda for Europe. She is a member the European Design Leadership Board, an expert group of design advisors to the Commission and in this capacity is often asked to address policy makers on the role of design in policy. Her experience of the design sector in the UK, this European-level insight and her work with BEDA, has resulted in her being consulted on the potential structure and strategy for design support in various countries.



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Emmanuelle Bassmann

Founder & Managing Director, In-Trend

Emmanuelle Bassmann is one of the leading beauty trend experts for Europe, North America and South America. She has a unique knowledge in hair care & aesthetic medicine trends. Having devoted her career to interviewing beauty experts all over the world, she has had the privilege of interviewing some of the most interesting leading actors in the beauty world. She's also a voice in the press — writing for specialized beauty magazines such as Prime Magazine and Votre Beauté.

Having worked three years in New York and being based in London for the last 14 years, she is an expert in digging into new market possibilities for worldwide clients like L'Oréal, Henkel, Chanel, Coty, LVMH, Merck, Bioderma and Unilever.

In-Trend Ltd, a company founded by Emmanuelle, has been the leading Research Intelligence agency dedicated to Beauty: retail & professional for 10 years. In-Trend only specialises in beauty related markets: skincare, makeup, body care, haircare, aesthetic medicine and oral care.



Emma Stapleton

Emma Stapleton

Head of Client Relationships, Elmwood

Emma started her career at Asda, working in the central marketing team at the retailer’s headquarters in Leeds. In 2007 she moved to Elmwood, where she now heads up client relationships for the group. As a business partner to senior leaders of global and regional organisations, Emma delivers design effectiveness through strategic brand consultancy. She is relentlessly focused on demonstrating the proven commercial impact of investment in insight and creativity, and the role brand experience plays in delivering business strategies.



Felicity Murray

Felicity Murray

Editor, TheDrinksReport

TheDrinksReport.com editor, Felicity Murray, began her career as a fashion designer before turning journalist, and for many years she edited fashion, beauty and home style pages for national papers and magazines. She entered business magazines in 1990 and has edited journals for industries as diverse as printing, travel retail, home furnishings and packaging. In 1998 the British Society of Magazine Editors awarded her the prestigious title of Business Magazine Editor of the Year.

She joined the world of wines and spirits when she became editor of Drinks International in 2006. She passed the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust's Intermediate, Advanced and Professional Spirits courses with Merit and Distinction and is honorary member of the International Packaging Press Organisation.



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Helen Nickells 

Head of Packaging DevelopmentYoung’s Seafood Limited 

As Head of Packaging Development at the UK’s number one fish and seafood processor, Helen plays a key role in driving the company’s Virtual Integration strategy and is responsible for packaging innovation, renovation, compliance and factory footprint implementation. With a packaging spend of £50m, Helen and her team look after 2,394 packaging items and create almost 1,500 new packaging specifications each year. Helen has 27 years’ experience of working in a wide range of UK and European packaging leadership roles at Young’s and Heinz. As part of Young’s Virtual Integration programme, Helen is currently working with packaging suppliers on a number of exciting first to market technologies.

 



IAN MACKAY

Ian Mackay

Business Development Manager, Strand Paper

Having gained a BA (Hons) Graphic Communications Management at Napier University in Edinburgh in 2001, Ian has now worked within the paper industry for 15 years at various companies including Tullis Russell, Inveresk Carrongrowv and Antalis UK.

In 2010 Ian joined Strand Paper & Board as Business Development Manager with a key focus being to establish a product range aimed specifically at premium / luxury packaging. 

Over the past five years Strand Paper have

developed a market leading position in the Scotch Whisky Market supplying products into the label, tube, carton and rigid box market, for a number of global brands including Chivas Regal, Glenlivet, Glenfiddish, Aberfeldy, Oban and Laphroaig.

In 2014 / 15 Strand Paper were appointed UK & Ireland agents for Amsterdam Metallized Product and ICMA, leading suppliers into the luxury packaging sector.



IMOGEN MATTHEWS

Imogen Matthews

Award winning Journalist & Analyst

Imogen Matthews is an award-winning journalist and analyst who has spent her whole career researching and writing about the beauty business. She has worked on many leading international trade journals for the cosmetics industry, including SPC, HAPPI, GCI, BW Confidential and Euro Cosmetics. 

Since 1993, she has published an annual report focusing on the premium beauty industry, called The Premium Market Report. 

In 2016, the Premium Market Report format was changed to include four themed reports which focus not only on trends and data, but how to use this information to make informed business decisions. The four reports will be published during the course of 2016 and include: Premium Skincare, Fine Fragrance, Omnichannel and NPD in Beauty. 

Imogen’s insight into skincare, cosmetic and fragrance trends is second to none and this has made her one of the UK’s most knowledgeable experts.



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Jessica Tommila

Director Market Communications, Iggesund Paperboard

Jessica Tommila has a Master of Science in Business Administration and Economics. Her speciality is Marketing, Branding and Customer Relationship Management. Prior to taking up the position as Director Market Communications at Iggesund Paperboard, Jessica was Key Account Manager and Advisor at Opticom International Research. Many global and leading pulp, paper and board companies have been advised by Jessica when it comes to challenges related to marketing, branding and customer relationship. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys to travel to explore new places, to be outdoors, do sports and spend time with her family



LAURA PERRYMAN

Laura Perryman

Colour, Material, Design & Trend Forecasting Expert 

Anticipating what’s next is imperative for any company to stay ahead when working in industries where aesthetics and tactility is the first thing that consumers engage with. Laura has over 10 years experience as a colour and materials designer and insights and trends forecaster. Her ethos is that colour and aesthetics should be innovative, well considered but above all purposeful. Gathering inspiration from emerging technologies, new materials, consumer insights, Laura is a creative thinker in the field of colour, materials and design innovation. Working with companies she consults and helps navigate future opportunities as well as creating tangible and on trend design solutions for packaging, product design and interiors. In the past 10 years she has brought this specialist knowledge into play for brands as diverse and forward thinking as Habitat, Nokia, 3M, DuPont, and Panasonic Europe and Sainsbury's. Laura currently runs consultancy, Colour of Saying, which specialises in future experiential design with colour and materials. 



Leo Bianchi

Leo Bianchi 

Head of Packaging, Burton's Biscuits

Leo Bianchi heads the packaging function at Burton's Biscuits, a leading manufacturer of biscuits, cookies and bakery products in the UK. He has a strong multicultural experience in FMCG with 20+ years’ experience in Blue Chip businesses. Leonardo has specialised during his professional career in Packaging & Product Innovation for consumer packaged goods sector. With a background in Industrial Design and Design Management, he started his career in Argentina in Colgate - Palmolive and then moved to Unilever covering roles in Latino America, Europe and USA.  During his many years working in the industry he has developed a wide experience in packaging & packing technologies for different market categories as Home care, Personal Care, Foods and Beverages. He has been responsible for leading design, packaging and R&D teams and successfully launched global projects for already established billion brands, as Knorr, Lipton, Dove, Axe, Rexona, Sunsilk, Cadbury, etc.



Lisa Meade

Lisa Meade

Senior Innovation Manager - PackagingBritvic

Lisa has a background of package development, with a strong bias towards integrating technical knowledge with consumer needs, manufacturing constraints and customer requirements, developing winning solutions for the shelf and home.



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Martin Kersh

Executive Director, FPA

Martin Kersh is Executive Director of The Foodservice Packaging Association representing the manufacturers and distributors of single use packaging used to serve food and drink away from home. With 140 company members the FPA is at the forefront of environmental and legislative developments impacting on the foodservice packaging industry and provides an effective lobby for its members who work closely with foodservice, quick service restaurants and catering operators to develop foodservice packaging that continues to achieve improved levels of safety, product performance and environmental & resource efficiency using a number of materials.

Martin is a member of the Steering Group for Hospitality & Food Service Agreement seeking to reduce food waste and attends the All Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging. Martin began his serious working life at international advertising agency McCann-Erickson followed by DMB&B, spending 15 years in advertising before establishing his own Market Research consultancy with projects undertaken for a range of FMCG and business to business organisations. Has great belief in the strength of the UK packaging industry and its contribution to the UK economy and the public.



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Matthew Gilpin

Design Director, Dew Gibbons & Partners

Matthew Gilpin is the Design Director at Dew Gibbons & Partners; he has previously worked as Designer Director for Jones Knowles Richie and as a Designer for Coley Porter Bell.



MIKE BEAUCHAMP

Mike Beauchamp 

3D Design Director, Pearlfisher

Mike Beauchamp is 3D Design Director at Pearlfisher. He is responsible for driving Pearlfisher's offering of product, industrial and experiential 3D digital design for clients including Inncent, Pizer, wagamama and Jim Beam. His talent lies in developing 3D products for clients that will enhance how their consumers perceive and interact with various brand touch-points across the consumer journey.



Natalie Maher

Natalie Maher

Managing Director, Good

Nat joined Good, the award winning brand consultancy, as Managing Director to head up their London studio in 2014, having previously held the position of Group Communications Director at equally decorated brand consultancy Elmwood, where she was responsible for all internal and external marketing activity for its six studios in London, Leeds, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne.   

She previously held the position of Communications Director at the Design Business Association, the industry trade body, and is a regular speaker on the subject of the value and measurement of design.

As one of the few women leading a design consultancy in the UK, Nat’s other passion is raising the profile of women in design, and in 2015 founded ‘Kerning The Gap’, a collective for like-minded people who want to see more women in design leadership roles, hear their voices and be inspired to create real and tangible change in the industry.



Neil Farmer

Neil Farmer

Owner, Neil Farmer Associates 

Neil Farmer is a leading Marketing, Market Research, Business to Business, Business to Consumer and Packaging Professional with 35 years industry experience. A Board level Director with strong leadership skills, he has hands-on experience of managing the marketing, sales and business development functions in major international public companies.neil farmer A team leader and high achiever, he has excellent strategic financial and creative skills and seeks to be the best in all his business dealings.



Peter Borowski

Peter Borowski

Head of Global Design, SC Johnson

Peter provides strategic design leadership and vision for global brands at SC Johnson – one of the world’s leading household companies with products sold in over 110 countries.

He oversees all omnichannel design-led innovation experiences for brands including Mrs Meyer’s, Caldrea, Windex, Glade, Ziploc, Pledge, Shout, Kiwi, Scrubbing Bubbles, Mr Muscle, Saran, Raid and Off.

Previously, Peter was Head of Design at Kraft Foods where he developed the entire brand design strategy of Kraft’s most successful and largest breakthrough innovation – MiO Liquid Water Enhancer. 

He led all global CPG initiatives from the agency side for Pampers – P&G's largest and first $8 billion brand. His work has been recognized by P&G's most prestigious accolades – the A.G. Lafley and Robert E. Goldstein Awards.

A native of London, Peter received his BA in graphic design from Camberwell College of Art. His work has been featured in numerous publications including: Fast Company, I.D., AIGA Year in Design, Graphis, Communication Arts and Print. He was recognized in Brand Packaging Magazine as a “Brand Innovator and Creative Thinker” in the packaging and branding industry.

He has judged numerous design competitions and has spoken at national and international design and business conferences including: AMA, FUSE, HOW, AIGA, Foresight and Trends, American Packaging Summit, The Packaging Conference, Dialogkonferansen and Geneva Women in International Trade. He taught at the Portfolio Center, Creative Circus, SCAD, UGA, GSU and ran the first year degree course in design at Camberwell College of Arts. Peter has also served as President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts – Atlanta Chapter.

Peter lives in Chicago with his wife Leslie, their two sons Torsten and Jensen, and their dog Blaize.



PHIL CHADWICK

Philip Chadwick

Editor, Packaging News

Philip Chadwick is editor of Packaging News and joined the title in 2010, initially as features editor before becoming deputy editor. He was appointed editor in 2014 and has overseen key developments on the magazine and website, including regular features examining trends in specific categories, special reports tackling the biggest issues and an enhanced design section reporting on the latest packaging innovations. Prior to joining Packaging News, Philip spent six years working on the news and features desks at PrintWeek. He has also worked for Event and Promotions & Incentives.



RON BURRAGE

Ron Burrage

Head of Global Design, The Hershey Company

A creative leader with more than twenty years experience in consumer products, packaged goods, brand identity and experience development, Ron Burrage is the global head of design at the Hershey Company as well as an accomplished actor and singer. Prior to joining Hershey, he led design teams at Disney, Cranium, Inc., and Procter and Gamble.



Simon Rumble

Simon Rumble

Brand Enhancement, Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co.KG

Simon has more than 20 years experience in pre-press, print and packaging having worked for various technology focussed production agencies as well as spending a number of years with HP Indigo.

 Simon joined Kurz UK in 2015 and is responsible for the Kurz range of Brand Enhancement and digital foil based products and services. These include eye catching holographic products and lens effects which coupled with a Kurz phone / tablet app can turn print and packaging interactive for a variety of applications as well as foil applications for use in a digital print environment.

 With 4500 staff worldwide, Leohard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG is the world market leader of hot stamping technology. Starting with the decorative processing of gold leaf, the Fuerth-based family enterprise has grown over four generations and become a global player offering decorative and functional foils including the associated processing machines that are in demand in many industrial sectors.



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Stefan Casey

Business Innovation Manager, The Retail Institute

Stefan’s role requires him to think creatively about how the consumer acts within retail, food and drink markets and how their experiences influence developments within them.

Trained in Product and Multimedia Design before re-training in Marketing and Market Research, Stefan has more than 15 years’ commercial experience, ensuring best practice being a member of CIM, CSD, MRS and CIPR.

Involved in many commercial projects and research grants, Stefan works across multiple industries from small start-up companies to major global organisations. He also presents at industry’s trade events and for our members and global businesses on print and packaging innovation across the UK.

 

 



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Steve Lamoureux

SVP of Product Innovation, Design Solutions, Nielsen 

Steve Lamoureux is SVP of Product Innovation, Design Solutions at Nielsen where he leads the company’s efforts to develop design process solutions that unlock the power of design for packaged products. A firm believer in the importance of good design, Steve is on a mission to elevate awareness of its importance among brand executives at leading global companies and smaller enterprises alike. He marries expertise from both the agency and brand worlds—including a successful tenure at Procter & Gamble where he led record-breaking product launches and marketing campaigns in the health and beauty care division.

Later, Steve launched new products and marketing initiatives at Allied Domecq for the Dunkin’ Donuts and Togo’s brands with an uninterrupted record of revenue growth over his seven year tenure. Finally, he led product development for Affinnova’s cutting-edge innovation technologies—including concept and design optimization—before Affinnova was acquired by Nielsen in 2014.



Steve Sturgeon

Steven Sturgeon

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing

An accomplished business leader, drawing on extensive international marketing, brand, commercial and general management experience building brands, developing people and delivering sustained EBITDA growth. Steven has been Commercial Director for Halewood International, Marketing Director at Distell, Group Marketing Director and Executive Committee member of William Grant & Sons, and has held various international brand and marketing roles within Diageo.



TOM SZAKY

Tom Szaky

Founder and CEO, TerraCycle

Tom Szaky is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in the collection and repurposing of otherwise non-recyclable post-consumer and post-industrial waste. In 20 countries, TerraCycle creates national platforms to recycle products and packaging that currently go to landfill or incineration, in collaboration with the world’s largest brands (e.g.

Mars, PepsiCo, P&G), retailers (e.g. Staples, Target), and cities (e.g. Tokyo, New Orleans).

Through TerraCycle, Tom is pioneering a new waste management process, involving manufacturers, retailers, governments and consumers, to create circular solutions for materials such as cigarette butts, laboratory waste, coffee capsules and even food packaging that otherwise have no other path to be recycled.

Tom is the author of three books, “Revolution in a Bottle” (2009, Portfolio) and “Outsmart Waste” (2014, Berrett-Koehler) and “Make Garbage Great” (2015, HarperCollins). Tom created, produces and stars in a TerraCycle focused TV show, “Human Resources” airing on Pivot TV. Season 3 of the show airs Fall 2016. Tom and TerraCycle have received over 200 social, environmental and business awards from a range of organizations including the United Nations, World Economic Forum, Forbes Magazine, Ernst & Young, and the Environmental Protection Agency.



TOSH HALL

Tosh Hall,

Executive Creative Director, JKR Global

Tosh Hall is a designer, creative director and avid motorcyclist.

Tosh graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in economics and BA in journalism.

He started his career designing book covers in London and creating beauty packaging for Revlon in New York. Tosh developed his career at Landor Associates as Design Director in New York and Creative Director in San Francisco, designing brand identities for large organizations such as Diageo, MillerCoors and Waste Management and smaller entrepreneurial businesses like Bardot Ice Cream and Brooks Dry Cider.

In 2014 Tosh joined Jones Knowles Ritchie to build the New York studio, working with clients such as AB InBev, Pepsico, Bacardi, Kellogg’s, Bayer and Unilever. As Executive Creative Director, Tosh is responsible for the creative and strategic output of the agency, overseeing recent global rebranding efforts for Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Havana Club, Wheaties and Kashi.

Tosh’s work has been recognized at Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, The Clios, New York Festivals, Tokyo Type Directors Club, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print, The AIGA and more. His work is consistently featured in the industry’s top publications and has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The BBC, NPR and even mentioned on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Tosh is an instructor at School of Visual Arts Masters in Branding Program in New York. He has lead workshops and given design lectures throughout the world, from San Francisco and New York to São Paulo and London.

Tosh has donated his design services to Not For Sale, a non-profit organization devoted to ending human trafficking worldwide and Fonderie 47, a luxury brand creating jewelry from assault rifles reclaimed from African war zones.

When he is not designing he follows his passion racing motorcycles and touring the world on his KTM.