Director of Planning
Chair of the judges
Twitter UK

As Director of Planning at Twitter UK, David spends his time helping brands, users and organisations to get the most out of the most exciting, weird and wonderful communications tool in the world. 
Before joining Twitter David worked in media planning. He was head of planning at PHD for five years, working predominantly on Sainsbury’s, Mondelez and Warner Bros for whom he helped create the The Lego Movie Ad Break and prior to that spent eight years at Mindshare, working predominantly on Nike & ITV. He started his career at Zenith Media in an era his kids describe as "the 19 somethings". 

He is co-chair of the Advertising Association's Media Business Course and an external governor of the University of Portsmouth and he spends an inordinate amount of time both on Twitter and on South Western Railways. He enjoys one of these much more than the other one. 

Judging panel

Katy Howell

CEO
immediate future

Sinead Gray

Joint Managing Director
Kindred

Jenny Sprackling

Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Ordnance Survey

Christina Ahmed

Paid Media Performance Director
Greenlight Digital

Rachel Clay

Head of Social Media & Influencer Marketing
Matter Of Form

David Wilding Chair of the judges

Director of Planning
Twitter UK

Ishbel Macleod

Marketing Manager
We Are Hydrogen

Matt Navarra

Social Media Consultant
Matt Navarra Media Ltd

Laura Hopes

Global Social Media Lead
Jaguar Land Rover

David Parkinson

CEO & Co-Founder
Brave & Heart

James Kirkham

Chief Business Officer
Defected Records

Neil Harrison

Head of Media
Royal Mail

Will Harvey

digital innovation manager, GB & IOI
Diageo

Lisa Hale

Head of Social Media
Specsavers

Kineta Kelsall

Global Social Media Training Director
Jellyfish

Ellen Stewart

Social Content Lead
Condé Nast