The Judges

2019 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards

April 9, 2019 | news

Each year a selection of elite CEOs and senior marketers are secured to decide who will walk home victorious with a TVNZ-NZ Marketing Award.

This year’s judging panel will be looking for brand and marketing initiatives and projects that are clear examples of marketing leadership and success.

Judging for all 13 Sector Awards, 14 Excellence Awards and the three Individual Awards will take place over two rounds.

The 2018 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards judges are below. 

2019 Judges will be announced shortly. If you have any enquiries regarding the judging process or wish to be a judge for the 2019 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards please email

Convenor of Judges 

Michael Friedberg, FCIM Chartered Marketer, Head of Digital Marketing - Asia Pacific, IBM New Zealand

Round 1 Judges

Adrienne Bonell, Programme Partnership Manager, Innovation, SKYCITY Entertainment Group 

Allison Yorston, Senior Marketing Manager - Juice, Frucor Beverages 

Annabelle Fowler, MCIM, General Manager, Market Development and Retail Sales, Air New Zealand 

Ben Cochrane, Managing Director, The Business

Carl Sarney

Chris Lowther, Group Enterprise Architect, Beca 

Christine Abbott, Shopper Marketing Director, FCB New Zealand

Colleen Ryan, Head of Strategy, TRA

Dee Crooks, Communications/PR Manager, Real Estate Institute of NZ 

Grant Maxwell, Client Services Director, Uprise Inspired Digital Solutions

Hazel Rigler, MCIM Chartered Marketer, Director of Marketing & eCommerce - Australia & New Zealand, Grand Hotels International

Jason Anderson, Brand Director, The Premium Liquor Co

Kirsty Phillips, GM Marketing, Communications & Customer Experience, Ngai Tahu Tourism 

Lew Bentley, Head of Strategy and Owner, Energi Advertising

Lisa Harrison, Marketing Manager, Energise

Lucinda Sherborne, Head of Planning, DDB New Zealand 

Mandy Brooker, Regional Manager, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Margi Mellsop, Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Communications, The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

Margie Sorensen, CEO, Information Technology Training Institute

Maria Tyrrell, Managing Director, NeedScope International

Michael Pryor, Head of Designing Tomorrow, Contact Energy 

Nathalie Moolenschot, MCIM, Head of eCommerce and CRM - Marketing, Warehouse Stationery 

Patrick Murray, General Manager - Marketing & Communications, The Dept.

Phillipa Green, General Manager, Breast Cancer Cure

Reece Congdon, Marketing Manager, Mitsubishi Motors NZ 

Richard Poole, General Manager, Grown Ups

Robin McDonnell, Managing Partner, Phantom Billstickers 

Sam Excell, Marketing and Sales Consultant, Leverage Excellence 

Sean McCready, Managing Partner, MBM 

Sharon Moffatt, Head of Marketing Services, ASB Bank 

Sonia McConnachie, Director, Commando 

Spencer Willis, Creative Technologist, Z Energy 

Steve Sutherland, Marketing Services Manager, Design Print Partners 

Tessa Shaw, Governance Professional & Brand Consultant

Vanessa Taylor, Head of Marketing,

Wayne Gunn, Strategy & Growth Manager, Downer

Round 2 Judges

Aisha Daji Punga, Chief Executive, Starship Foundation

Alan Hard, FCIM Chartered Marketer, Managing Director, Marketing Impact

Alison Wheatley-Mahon, FCIM, Head of Marketing & Fundraising, Heart Foundation

Andrew Lewis, Managing Director, TRA

Angela Broad, Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Amatil NZ 

Brad Bateman, Head of Digital Marketing, ASB Bank

Brendan Downey-Parish, Digital Manager, Tourism New Zealand

Bryan Crawford, Group CEO, FCB New Zealand

Carl Sarney

Debra Hall, FCIM, Independent Director, 18 Ltd

Diane Gamble, FCIM Chartered Marketer, Chief Executive, Vita Brevis Professional Services

Diane Hannay, Head of Marketing & Communications, News Works NZ

Graeme Meyer, FCIM Chartered Marketer, Group Marketing Manager, Brake & Transmission NZ 

Hamish Rumbold, CEO, ClearPoint

Henri Eliot, Chief Executive, Board Dynamics

Jodi O'Donnell, General Manager Agency Sales, TVNZ

Johanna Boerema-Barr, MCIM, Manager Marketing & Publicity, Auckland Council

Justin Mowday, Chief Executive, DDB New Zealand 

Kim Rousell, Head of Marketing Services, Loyalty New Zealand

Lisa Harrison, Marketing Manager, Energise

Lynne Banks, Business Consultant

Matthew Pickering, Head of Consumer Marketing, ANZ

Michael Pryor, Head of Designing Tomorrow, Contact Energy 

Michal Petrus, Priority Sector Senior Marketing Manager, PwC

Mike Cunnington, FCIM Chartered Marketer, Deputy Commissioner, Information, Intelligence and Communications, Inland Revenue

Mike Larmer, Director, Chemistry Interaction 

Mike Loftus

Murray Reid, Director, Federation 

Nick Vile, General Manager, ADSHEL

Nimesh Amin

Oliver Lynch, Head of Customer Experience, Brand & Marketing, Westpac New Zealand

Richard Stevens, Managing Director, BrandWorld 

Robin McDonnell, Managing Partner, Phantom Billstickers 

Rosina Webb, FCIM Chartered Marketer, Marketing Director, Energise

Sandra Geange, Chief Executive Officer, Middlemore Foundation

Sarah Sandoval, GM Consumer Marketing and Brand, New Zealand Post 

Sean McCready, Managing Partner, MBM 

Steve Main, GM, Principals Branding 

Susan Young, Joint Creative Director, Chemistry Interaction 

Todd McLeay, Co-Founder, Human Centred Business Institute

Vivian Bryant, Director, BRAND Spanking

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