Awards Judges 2015



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The POPAI 2015 Marketing@Retail Awards were judged by more than 50 industry heavyweights including representatives from MYER, Super Retail Group, The Good Guys, Nestle, Microsoft, Red Bull and M&C Saatchi.

With four rounds of judging, including online and physical judging at the Awards Exhibition, entrants showcased their best work to a comprehensive audience of senior industry leaders. Judging teams include the Pinnacle Judging Team, Tom Harris Best in Show Judging Team, and Category Judging teams with more than 50 judges. 

Pinnacle Judging Team
– 13 Members

1.   Sarah Nichols – Former POPAI Chair (ex Marketing Services Director ANZSEA  Brown-Forman)
2.   Dale Rees – Former POPAI Chair, GM Supply & Environment, Ergo Asia
3.   Karen Spear – Former POPAI GM, General Manager MashUp CX
4.   Sue Temple – Retail & Insights Senior Executive
5.   Brad Whatmough – GM Advertising, The Good Guys
6.   Lisa Doban – Business Manager Visual Merchandising, Rebel Sport / Amart
7.   Bryn Marriott – Head of Category, Red Bull
8.   Howard Spreadbury –  Head of Retail, M&C SAATCHI
9.   Paul Bull – Director, Real World Marketing
10. Mark Fletcher – Managing Director, ShopScience
11. Peter Wilson – Senior Consultant, Koji Market Research
12. Livia McRobert – Global POS Manager (multi-brand)
13. Mark Weiss – Director, Megara

The Pinnacle Judging Team judges the four Pinnacle (Industry Best) Awards from the Gold Winners in each category.

Category Judging Teams
– More than 54 Judges  

1.   Lisa Doban – Customer Experience Manager, Rebel Sport / Amart
2.   Stuart Garland – Customer Marketing Manager, Dulux
3.   Marian Girgis – Business Development Manager, Financial Services, MYER
4.   Adam Mourad – Category Buyer, Woolworths
5.   Brad Whatmough – GM Advertising, The Good Guys
6.   Brett Weymss – National Format Design Manager, Woolworths
7.   Taz Ali – Shopper Marketing Manager, Snack Brands
8.   Nyree Shamlian – Retail Activation Manager, Ferrero
9.   Shona Tough – Trade Activation Manager, Bayer
10. Bryn Marriott – Head of Category, Red Bull
11. Cassandra Muller – Senior Manager, Retail Marketing, Disney
12. Mitch Shelley– Channel Marketing Manager, Microsoft
13. Vita Vasta – POP Executive, Nestle
14. Peter White – Central Sales Manager, Wrigley
15. Oliver Cast – Category Strategy & Insights Manager, Pernod Ricard
16. Lisa Galea – POP Manager, Confectionery & Snacks, Nestle
17. Summy Chung – Category Manager, Allied Mills
18. LiviaMcRobert – Global POS Manager (multibrand)
19. Karen Spear – GM MashUp CX
20. Tom Hoskins – Creative Director, Ideaworks
21. Kate Warren-Smith – Business Director, Australia - Geometry Global
22. Kylie Green – Managing Director Activations, Denstsu Aegis
23. Joe Mayock – Managing Partner, Onepartners
24. Howard Spreadbury – Head of Retail, M&C SAATCHI
25. Emma Keech – Planning Director, EVO
26. Simon Tebutt – Head of Marketing & Retail Strategy, Apollonation
27. Fiona Cooper – National BDM, Popcorn Displays
28. Krista Graham – Director, Konversion
29. Sandra Field– Account Director - Geometry Global
30. Paul Wheeler – NSW Sales Director - Active Display Group
31. Brett Dalley– Key Account Manager – Sainsbury Displays, Orora Group
32. Anthony Ballesty – Managing Director, id8 Studio
33. Adele Te Wani – Director, 31st Second
34. Brid Drohan-Stewart – GM Activations NZ, Apollonation
35. Georgie Torrens – Chief Operations Officer, Creative Instore Solutions
36. Steve Napier – Designer, Orora Group
37. Patrick Ballesty – Sales Director, id8 Studio
38. Angela Brown – Director, Pale Blue Dot Consulting
39. Mark Leake – Production Specialist, Ergo Asia
40. John McKay – GM Australia, Apollonation
41. Robert Rulli – Account Director, Designer, id8 Studio
42. Ashay Sharma – Head of Sales, Bluestar Display
43. Paul McInnes – National Creative Director, Australia, Apollonation
44. Rodd Jackson –  Senior Account Director, Bluestar Display
45. Carlos Tapia –  Sales Manager, Bluestar Display
46. Brett Mitchell – Director, Pollen
47. Rob Marston – Director, Zeus Unwired
48. Jacqui Marks – Agency Director NZ, Synergy
49. Alicia Beachley – Director,  April5
50. Gabriel Said – Production Innovation Director, Dynamix
51. Rod Haber – Marketing Director, Active Display Group
52. Megan Clark – Director, Copper Brand Experiences
53. Scott Mitchell – Director, 100th Monkey
54. Mark Fletcher – Managing Director, ShopScience,
55. Paul
Bull – Director, Real World Marketing
56. Peter Wilson – Senior Consultant, Koji Market Research  
57. Jim Anagnostou – Sales Manager / Designer, GUSH Creative


·        Each Awards category has a team of 6 Judges (judges in categories with fewer entries may appear on two teams)
·       Senior Representatives across Retailer, Brand, Agency, POP Supplier, and Insights
·       No judge allocated a category their company has entered
·       Judging teams include multiple agency and POP representatives for fairness
·       Judges score entries online as per universal set of questions across all categories, but judged against category-specific criteria
·       Each category includes a representative from the Pinnacle Judging team    



The Tom Harris Award judging team includes the Pinnacle Judging Team and POPAI Alumni; being former Chairs and Company Secretaries of POPAI.




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