• Transform magazine
  • November 29, 2021


Transform's Young Contenders Europe

The judges

Transform's Young Contenders 2022 will be judged by a panel of industry experts. We have purposely looked for a panel that has experience of and knowledge in branding, marketing, corporate communications and advertising for a wide perspective. The judges mark the entries on a criteria that correlates to the information provided within the entry. Below you can see who joined last year's panel.

If you are interested and believe you have the necessary background to be a judge for 2022, please email Lauren Ditcher, at lditcher@transformmagazine.net


Marie-Therese Cassidy
VP Design, Europe

MT is the newly appointed VP Design, Europe at PepsiCo. Her role is to accelerate the growth and development of the design and innovation capability across Europe. Geordie by birth, French by name and Scottish by training, the Glasgow School of Art graduate landed in London over 20 years ago to pursue her passion for Brand Experience and building emotional connections with consumer centricity at the core. During her career MT has established a track record for success and built an impressive portfolio, working with some of the world’s leading brands.

Philip Davis
President, EMEA

Philip leads the global strategic brand consultancy Siegel+Gale in EMEA. Based in London, he’s behind the people, the work and the firm’s belief that complex brand
challenges can be solved through simple, unexpectedly fresh strategies, stories and experiences. His career combines a rich and varied background that spans
journalism, advertising and brand consulting. Like everyone at Siegel+Gale, he believes that simple is smart.

Nigel Davies
Brand consultant
PIN Creative

Independent brand consultant Nigel Davies helps businesses transform their vision into a brand.

Nigel combines his experience in strategy, creativity and business to help clients simplify the branding process and gain clarity. With over 25 years in the creative industry he has been employed by leading London design agencies (The Partners, now Superunion; creating the first global standard for Ford Motor Company), formed his own agency (300million; launching the world’s first 4G telecoms brand in Russia) and now works directly with clients as PIN Creative.

He has won multiple awards for ‘Brand Transformation’ and has worked with businesses as diverse as CitySprint (national courier business), Soak&Sleep (online retailer) SafeLives (domestic abuse charity) and global digital radio platform Radioplayer (created by the BBC and Global Radio).

Amanda Jackson
Founder and creative director
Jackdaw Design

Amanda is the Creative Director of Jackdaw Design, an award-winning brand design consultancy in London. She has over 15 years working in design, in both the UK and China. Amanda has worked with a range of global brands alongside a number of innovative food and drink challenger brands – from vegan doughnuts to premium cordials made with surplus fruit. Passionate about nurturing young creative talent, Amanda regularly gives talks at design universities as well as being a mentor with Kerning The Gap.


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