LEWIS CARNIE Head of Programmes, Radio 2 & 6 Music BBC

Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes, is responsible for programme commissioning and new talent presented to the network.

SIR MICHAEL DIXON Director of the Natural History Museum, London

Michael Dixon has been Director of the Natural History Museum since 2004. Over the more than 10 years of his tenure annual attendance has grown from 3.0 to 5.4m visits and the Museum has been transformed by the new Darwin Centre. This c. £80m modern extension, designed by Danish architectural firm CF MØller, houses around a quarter of the Museum’s collection of 80 million objects, 200 of the NHM’s scientists and includes an innovative public exhibition space focusing on the research work undertaken at the Museum and a hi-tech studio space named in honour of Sir David Attenborough which features an award-winning augmented reality film, ‘Who do you think you really are’.

KEVIN MAU Senior Creative Director, The Boeing Company

So far, Kevin’s career focus has been—and will always be—about putting creative strategy first. To promote that focus, he actively seeks out collaborative environments and people. Kevin figures that if he gets the creative right, everything else falls wonderfully into place; and he can enjoy himself at the same time! Kevin has found his creative space at The Boeing Company, where he has been involved in the stewardship and evolution of the brand since 1997. In his time with the aerospace giant, he has designed, directed, or strategized on the development of marketing and communications materials for most of the global icons we all know, including the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and commercial airplanes such as the 747 jumbo jet, the new 787 Dreamliner, and the 737, the world’s most popular airplane.

JANE PRESTON Facilities Manager UK, Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google

Jane has worked in the cauldron of functional design that is Google for the last 11 years creating, driving and implementing award winning workspaces for an exacting group of internal customers and all the time balancing often highly technical functional requirements with Google’s quirky sense of humour, (Jane was responsible for installing a Routemaster bus into the London office as a meeting room). Google are pioneers of creating workspaces which continue to feel very personal across an organisation that has grown exponentially.

YouTube-Logo-300x186 BEN MCOWEN WILSON Director of Content Partnerships, YouTube

Ben is the Director of Content Partnerships for YouTube where he leads the development of content strategy in Europe. Prior to starting with YouTube, Ben was the Director of Online and Interactive at ITV Plc, where he oversaw ITV’s digital and new media businesses. During his tenure, he co-created and was Chairman of Project Kangaroo – the proposed VoD joint venture between BBC, channel 4 and ITV. A former strategy consultant, Ben has over fourteen years experience in the fields of media, entertainment, telecommunications and the internet and has lived and worked on all five continents.

DAVID LEWIS Managing Director, Sunseeker

Sunseeker London is a world leading and Platinum Award winning yacht broker. David Lewis co-founded the company in 1993 with Christopher Head and today, the extensive dealer network spans the globe, bringing world-class service to a world-class brand. Sunseeker London is probably the largest distributor of new Sunseeker boats and Sunseeker products worldwide ranging from 48ft to 50m. David has been involved in the marine business for many years. The dynamic duo has worked together for over 30 years when they started importing boats into Europe.

CAROLINA CALZADA Managing Director, Global Color Research

Carolina Calzada is Global Color Research’s Managing Director. It is a new appointment and she is bringing new ideas, new energy and a new outlook to the role. Having been at Global Color Research since 2006, coming on board as the company’s Marketing Director, she developed a global strategy, steadily bringing in new clients and increasing the magazine’s international profile and readership. Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge to her position having worked with blue chip companies including JP Morgan prior to joining Global Color Research.

ROBERT HUDSON Chief Executive, National Association of Shopfitters

Robert has spent the last twenty years in shopfitting and interior contracting and latterly ten years as Director and Chief Executive of the National Association of Shopfitters and Interior Contractors (NAS). The NAS was established in 1919 to demonstrate the difference between mainstream contracting and the interior fit out sector and Robert feels very privileged to be only the fifth Director since the organisation was established. I feel extremely privileged in that time to have worked with the great and good of the industry and witnessed at first hand designers dreams being turned in to classic interior environments. I have been involved in the construction industry for some forty years but only since coming to the interior contracting sector have I had the pleasure in seeing collaboration at its best between inspirational designers and craft trained fit out contractors. Despite all the technological advances in the industry we still need a continuous supply of young people with good hand skills.

PATRICK TAYLOR Managing Director, Taylist Media

Taylist Media is the publisher of the leading magazine and event brands in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom sector. These include Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms consumer magazine, which has been the leading title in the field for nearly 25 years, as well as business title kbbreview which is currently celebrating 30 years in print. Managing director and founder Patrick has over 30 years’ experience in the media industry – spanning magazines, newspapers, TV and radio.

THERESA DOWLING FX Editor and Group Editorial Director for Progressive Market Intelligence design titles (FX, Blueprint)

FX Editor, Group Editorial Director for Progressive Market Intelligence (PMI) design titles (FX, Blueprint), shortlisted for editor of the year (twice), Theresa says she feels lucky to have spent over 30 years in the contract design industry where she enjoyed working with the good, the great and the controversial, either as a journalist or a graphic designer. “I am delighted to be working with the most colourful characters that anyone could hope to meet. It makes my working life not only easy but so enjoyable!”.


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