The Marketing Academy today announced that Terry Savage has been appointed as its first Global Chairman to guide the Academy through ambitious expansion plans when he leaves his current role as the Chairman of Cannes Lions in June. In addition to steering the Academys international development Savage will convene a Global Council of high profile industry figures to assist in raising awareness of the Academys mission around the world. Phil Rumbol, Partner at Mullen Lowe, will continue to Chair the Board of Trustees in the UK.
Sherilyn Shackell said ‘For the last 8 years we have been uniting companies, CEO’s and CMO’s across the entire industry to share their wisdom and expertise with the next generation of leaders. With over 400 Alumni of our programs we remain totally committed to inspiring and developing exceptional talent. Terry brings a wealth of experience and knowledge at a global level and I am beyond excited that he has agreed to support us in the next step of our growth’.
Terry Savage, who leaves Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in June following a 33 year association said ‘I have long believed that for our industry to thrive we need to invest in our talent at the highest level. Through the quality of its mentors and the exceptional leadership development it delivers The Marketing Academy has already earned an enviable reputation as a growth enabler for our talent and therefore our future. I’m looking forward to uniting the community around the world to collectively benefit from the Academys work’.
Sponsored by organisations such as Microsoft, McKinsey, Facebook, BT, Commonwealth Bank, News Corp, ITV, Virgin Atlantic, Accenture, PHD and PwC, The Marketing Academy is regarded as the only company of its kind in the world. A not for profit organisation it delivers world class marketing leadership programmes to executives in marketing, media, communications and advertising. Their coveted flagship programs; The Scholarship for emerging leaders and The Fellowship exclusively for CMO’s, are highly selective and totally free to the selected participants.
The Marketing Academys plans include launching programs in the USA this year and in the Middle East during 2019. Expansion into Asia also forms a pillar in its longer term strategy.