vice president for northern europe
Chair 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

Justine Bower

director of communications - consumer & social
UKTV

Carl Juresic

Senior Strategist
Leo Burnett

Kat Harding

social director
Havas London & Cake

Tom Reding

Director of Media
BrewDog

Marc Sharp

head of paid social
Jellyfish

Jorge Machado

director of innovation
VMLY&R

Daniel Hernandez

head of resolution media
Manning Gottlieb OMD

steve hatch

vice president for northern europe
Facebook

Tom Punch

global president, chief creative officer
Spring Studios

Katy Howell

CEO
immediate future

Camilla Craven

director of PR & advocacy
Charlotte Tilbury

Katy Howell

CEO
immediate future

Thiago Correa

Head of Performance Media
Zenith

David PARKINSON

co-founder and MD
Brave & Heart

Marc Sharp

head of paid social
Jellyfish

Joe Goulcher

head of content
PGOne

Jon Biggs

executive creative director
MediaMonks

Chris Kelly

head of digital marketing
Foxtons

Bogdana Butnar

experience strategy lead
Karamarama

Kinda Jackson

managing director, digital
Brands2life

Deborah King

head of paid social
Essence

Matthew Payne

Creative Technology Director
Tribal Worldwide London

Rebecca Holmes

director of social media
Splendid Communications

Saskia Jones

Data Strategy Director
BBH London

Ellen Stewart

content director
PinkNews

Angus MacKinnon

group creative director
Publicis Poke

Sophie Mindell

director of digital and social media
Fifty Digital

Joshua Connell

head of content
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Ltd

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