IPA names iList of industry inclusivity icons

Thirty inspirational inclusivity game-changers have been named on the 2022 IPA iList, in partnership with Accenture Song and Campaign, for their remarkable commitment to making the industry a more inclusive and diverse place to work. In addition, the judges awarded eight commendations.

 

The 2022 iListers join the 30 named in 2020’s inaugural iList as the guiding lights in our industry helping to shift the culture within the industry and demanding better representation in creative work through a range of initiatives across all areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Areas in which the iList are driving change include combating sexual harassment; improving gender, age, ethnic and socio-economic diversity; making the industry more inclusive around sexuality, religion, neurodiversity and disability; improving mental health and wellbeing; and making the industry more accessible through flexible working practices.

The 2022 IPA iList:

  • Gerald Appau-Bonsu, Financial Administrator, Havas Media UK
  • Ed Bernardino, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion Partner, Billion Dollar Boy
  • Abbie Brett, Experience Strategist, Accenture Song
  • Karen Buchanan, CEO, McCann Manchester
  • Helen Calcraft, Founder, Lucky Generals
  • Kenny Dada, Account Director, VCCP
  • Pritesh Gadhia, Managing Director and UK & Ireland Lead, Accenture Song
  • Kerry Glazer, Chair, AAR
  • Georgiana Haig, Product Lead, MiQ Digital
  • Marvyn Harrison, Chief Growth Officer, BELOVD Agency
  • Ari Humirang, Concierge, Havas UK
  • Isobel Kai, Senior Account Manager/Diversity & Inclusions Chair, Pablo London
  • Patrick Kane, Catalyst Fellow, Wunderman Thompson
  • Christopher Kenna, CEO & Founder, Brand Advance Group
  • Jacob Knox-Hooke, Digital Operations Director, PHD Global Business
  • Kim Lawrie, Head of Creative Technology, Engine Creative
  • Ewen MacPherson, Chief People Officer, Havas UK
  • Balpreet Mangat, Managing Partner dentsuMB UK and DEI Lead, dentsu Creative UK
  • Claire McAlpine, Strategy Director and Joint Head of the Social Change Hub, MediaCom
  • Shanice Mears, Co-Founder and Head of Talent, The Elephant Room
  • Arif Miah, Creative Strategy Director, mud orange
  • Fauzia Musa, Editor-At-Large & Lead Strategist, TwentyFirstCenturyBrand
  • Stu Outhwaite-Noel, CCO & Founder, Creature
  • Kandice Quain, Media Manager, Bray Leino
  • Melissa Robertson, CEO, Dark Horses
  • Rania Robinson, CEO, Quiet Storm
  • Bonita Samuels, Creative Systems Lead – Account Director, Mediacom
  • Amy Simmons, Integrated Producer, adam&eveDDB
  • Harjot Singh, Global Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Worldgroup
  • Lisa Thompson, Business Director, Strategy and Planning, Wavemaker UK

Highly commended:

  • Akil Benjamin, Saturday School Director, DOES
  • Mélanie Chevalier, Founder and CEO, Creative Culture
  • Debbie Ellison, Global Chief Digital Officer, VMLY&R Commerce
  • Vicky Fox, Chief Planning Officer, OMD UK
  • Pippa Glucklich, CEO, Electric Glue
  • Alex Goat, CEO, Livity
  • Andy Peel, Senior Creative, Southpaw and Director, Young Creative Council
  • Scott Sallee, Social Impact & Sustainability Manager, dentsu

Julian Douglas, IPA President, International CEO and Vice Chairman VCCP and Chair of Judges for the IPA iList: “Celebrating those that are striving to make our industry a better, more inclusive place is a vital part of driving meaningful change for the future of our industry.

Everyone in the judging process spoke with an incredible passion for their work and it was a privilege to listen to their stories.

“Congratulations to everyone on making the IPA iList, you are the adland’s leading lights and a true inspiration to us all.”

Leila Siddiqi, Associate Director – Diversity, IPA: “Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement proved to be real catalysts for change, providing vital motivation and purpose for people who were already frustrated at the slow rate of positive change in our industry.

We are delighted to introduce you to our brand new iList 2022 who will provide the industry as a whole with much-needed, tangible inspiration.

“Everyone on the IPA iList really understands diversity and inclusion. They come from all parts of the business and what they have in common is that they see big picture and don’t believe in box-ticking. They’re busy doing incredibly sophisticated, creative and innovative things in this area which we can’t wait to tell you more about.”

Read through the Campaign digital supplement to find out more about the outstanding individuals who are responsible for some of the most influential and wide-ranging diversity and inclusion initiatives in adland.

 

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