vice president for northern europe
Chairman of the judges
Facebook

In his role as Facebook’s Vice President for Northern Europe, Steve manages all business operations in the region, with a focus on strengthening relationships with the business and marketing communities. 

Since his appointment in March 2014, Steve has driven a fundamental evolution on the platform, namely the explosion of video consumption, and the commercialisation of Instagram. 

Prior to joining Facebook in 2014, Steve worked in Y&R, Omnicom and WPP where he spent 15 years, with his final role as CEO of MEC. Steve is a non-executive Director of Reach PLC and is the Chair of the Confederation of British Industry Tech group. 

Why I am chairing these awards

It is an honour to be chairing this year’s Drum Social Buzz Awards, and I’m excited to see some of the incredible work that has been produced by the UK’s top creative talent over the past year. It’s so important that we take time as an industry to reflect on how far we have come, and to hero groundbreaking work, so we can celebrate successes and learn from each other. I’ll be looking to see strong storytelling backed by smart, creative execution across platforms when I’m reviewing this year’s entries.

Judging panel

Steve Hatch

vice president for northern europe
Facebook

Camilla Craven

director of PR & advocacy
Charlotte Tilbury

Sally Rushton

director of engagement
Jaywing

Claire Twohill

director, social and innovation
FleishmanHillard

Will Harvey

digital innovation manager, GB & IOI
Diageo

Lucy Amos

head of social media (UK)
Disney

Sedge Beswick

founder & managing director
SEEN Connects

Iva Dixit

audience editor
The New York Times Magazine