Sir John Hegarty has been at the forefront of the global advertising industry for over six decades working with brands such as Levi’s, Audi, Boddingtons, Lynx, British Airways and Johnnie Walker.
He was a founding partner of Saatchi and Saatchi in 1970. In 1982 he helped found Bartle Bogle Hegarty with his two partners John Bartle and Nigel Bogle. The Agency became one of the most awarded Ad agencies in the world. This year it won a BAFTA for its film on refugees, 'Home'. It now has offices across the globe including London, New York, Shanghai and Mumbai.
John’s creative awards are numerous including the D&AD President’s Award for outstanding achievement. He was invited to be an Honorary Fellow of the UK Marketing Society in recognition of his contribution to outstanding communication campaigns and in 2007 was awarded a Knighthood by the Queen. He is also the author of two books about advertising and creativity.
In 2014 John helped set up The Garage in Soho, an incubator company for disruptive business ideas.
Managing Director, Park Vale Capital
Katherine is the Managing Director of Park Vale Capital. Park Vale is an investment firm focused on developing technology in private businesses or use of technology in liquid market investment strategies, managing assets on behalf of institutions and private wealth in selected asset categories.
The Partners and Advisors to Park Vale provide a diverse range of skills, experience and network across specialist areas such as cyber and security technology deals, biotechnology and medical big data analytics.
Katherine currently sits on a number of boards of current investment companies Katherine has over 25 years of experience working throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia in finance, consulting, M&A and business operations and has extensive experience in managing growth companies.
In 1996 Katherine Priestly co-founded KP Productions, a highly regarded theatre production company.
Chairman, Tele München Group
Dr Herbert G. Kloiber has been at the forefront of the growth of the Tele Munchen Group developing it into the fully integrated media corporation company it is today. Specialising in content provision for cinema, home entertainment, TV and VOD, TMG is one of the largest license trading companies in Europe and one of the most respected players in the international market.
In 2007, Dr Kloiber became Honorary Professor as well as Head of the Department of Production and Media Economics at University of Television and Film, Munich. He is also an Advisory Director of The Metropolitan Opera, New York, Chairman of the European Advisory Board of The Cleveland Orchestra and Vice President of the Wiener Musikverein Concert Hall, Vienna.
Herbert Kloiber was awarded with the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres and the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by the French Republic; the Bavarian Order of Merit, the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria and the Directorate Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Chairman, The Prince’s Trust Retail Leadership Group
Andrew R Jennings is a highly accomplished global senior retail executive with more than 45 years of achievement at some of the world’s most respected retail brands including Harrods, House of Fraser and Saks Fifth Avenue. He commands a vast knowledge of consumer trends, vendor networks and retail practices in mature and emerging markets across Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, the U.S, South Africa and Germany.
A respected voice for the global retail industry he is a frequent media commentator and sought-after speaker at prestigious conferences and forums on the subject of leadership, change, innovation and relevance.
Having launched the next chapter of his international career as a Global Retail Advisor and agent of change in February 2014, Andrew is based in London working with international retailers and private equity organisations. Andrew has recently been appointed as Chairman of The Prince’s Trust Retail Leadership Group – a charity to assist changing the lives of over 8,000 disadvantaged young people every year.
Co-Founder and Chairman, Noah Media Group
Barry is Noah Media Group’s Co-Founder and Chairman, and drives the digital strategy across the business, with a particular interest in disrupting the traditional model for globally distributing feature films and high quality web content.
Barry was a co-Founder of Skyscanner - the largest travel search site outside the US and the fastest-growing worldwide. With Skyscanner starting in 2003, Barry was responsible for all online user acquisition, international growth, business development, sales and data-driven, digital marketing - with specific focus on SEO, and Mobile Distribution responsibilities in 2011 when the first Skyscanner app launched.
Skyscanner sold to to CTrip in 2016 - China’s largest OTA.
Barry was Exec Producer for the feature documentary, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 where it had its World Premier.
Barry is also an active adviser to a number of technology companies. SmartUp.io, Osper, JustYoYo, LuxFix, Marco Polo Learning, Platoon.ai and YouTube star MyVirginKitchen. He also mentors startups for Seedcamp, Europe’s largest and most successful technology seed fund - as well as being on the Advisory Board for Founders of the Future.