Group Executive Creative Director
Cheil Worldwide

Originally from Australia, she became ECD of Proximity BBDO in 2001. Under her Creative Directorship the agency won over 200 international and national awards and was one of the first to transition into a digital agency, creating work for P&G, VW, SHELL, J&J, Lloyds, Aviva, TV Licensing, Mondolez, Royal Mail, Orange, Mars, Capital One and RNLI.

In 2013 she joined independent ad agency Karmarama to become the Group Executive Creative Director, with the task of creating an integrated advertising community, capable of delivering media-neutral ideas for their clients including Honda, BBC, Cobra, Air New Zealand and Costa Coffee.  In 2016 she became the ECD of Cheil UK.

Caitlin is passionate about doing the right thing by consumers and creating brand experiences that start with consumers’ lives not a media channel.

She has sat on, or was foreman for juries at Cannes, D&AD, Creative Circle, DMA’s and Campaign Bigs. She is a member of WACL and speaks regularly on behalf of the industry, particularly on the subject of helping more women stay and thrive in the UK creative industries.

She also owns three of London’s most popular independent café’s: Lantana in Fitzrovia, Shoreditch and Camden. 

Judging panel

Aidan McClure

Executive creative director
BBC Creative

Becky McOwen-Banks

Creative Director
FCB Inferno / Creative Equals

Caitlin Ryan

Group Executive Creative Director
Cheil Worldwide

Daniele Fiandaca

Co-founder
 

Graeme Noble

Chief Creative Officer
TMW Unlimited

Ian Haworth

Executive Creative Director UK & EMEA
Wunderman

Julie Seal

Creative Strategist
Creative Shop Facebook & Instagram

Laurent Simon

Executive creative director
BBC Creative

Nicola Roberts

Executive Creative Director
Bray Leino

Pablo Marques

Executive Creative Director
POSSIBLE

Pat Doherty

Founder
 

Ross Neil

Creative Director
WCRS

Sara Rose

Creative Director
Mother

Shaun McIlrath

Global Chief Creative Officer
iris Worldwide

Simon Gill

Chief Creative Officer
Isobar UK

Victoria Buchanan

Executive Creative Director
Tribal Worldwide, LDN

Zoë Quirk

Founder
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