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Since 2009, CONNECT MEDIA has provided captivating, relevant, and original content across hundreds of events.

We seek out authoritative and insightful industry executives who can engage an audience with their ideas and lessons. Speaking at one of our events provides the ultimate platform to share your story.

Pioneers, Leaders & Trailblazers

Past Speakers

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Sir Craig Oliver



Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Gordon Cairns



Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) (UK)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

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