Chief Strategy Officer
iris

As the Chief Strategy Officer of global creative innovation network Iris, Ben has been working to galvanise the advertising and marketing industries to confront the climate crisis. Ben is a founding member of the Advertising Association Climate Action Group and as part of the Purpose Disruptors has mobilised over 170 creative organisations to commit their resources to drive climate action. As a strategist, Ben works to excite progressive action for clients including Samsung, Starbucks and Vodafone. Ben has spoken a at SXSW, Adweek and Cannes and was awarded the Admap prize for his thinking on data and creativity.

Judging panel

Clare Phillips

Director of Social Purpose
ITV

Drew Murray

Co-founder
Team UnLimbited

Natasha Dickinson

Director of Marketing Communications
British Red Cross

Reuben Turner

creative partner & founder
GOOD Agency

Kalli Swaik

Head of Asia & New Markets
Ben & Jerry's

Dorinda Walker

CEO
Cultural Solutions Group

Rupen Desai

Global CMO
Dole Packaged Foods

Sara Porritt

Senior Director of Integrated Media Planning
OMD

Parnil Sarin

Global Brand Director
Unilever

Dora Nikols

PR & Social Purpose Specialist
Social Mission

Thomas Kolster

Mr. Goodvertising, author, speaker & critic
Goodvertising

Farah Ramzan Golant

Chief Executive
kyu EMEA

Jeffrey Whitford

Head of Global Corporate Responsibility and Life Science Branding
Merck

Chad Hickey

Founder & CEO
Givsly

Lorey Zlotnick

Chief Marketing Officer
Team Rubicon

Andre Campbell

Founder
Building Future Cities

Laurie Boult

Executive Fundraising Director
Age UK

Ben Essen

Chief Strategy Officer
iris

Harriet Kingaby

Co-chair
The Conscious Advertising Network

Leila Fataar

Founder
Platform13

Joshua Lowcock

EVP, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer
UM Worldwide

Fernando Desouches

Managing Director
New Macho