Chair of Judges

Mark Given - Chief Marketing Officer, Sainsbury's & Argos

Mark joined the Operating Board in June 2020 and he has significant experience in customer insight, brand communication and digital marketing. Mark joined Sainsbury’s in 2012, becoming Marketing Director in 2017. He was appointed Chief Marketing Officer in August 2019 and has responsibility for marketing across the Sainsbury’s, Argos, Tu clothing and Habitat brands. Mark has also been responsible for the Nectar Loyalty coalition and Nectar360 since the business was acquired by Sainsbury’s in 2018. Prior to joining Sainsbury’s, Mark built his digital skills leading the Priority programme at O2 where he was Head of Sponsorship. Before this Mark worked with key brands at Heineken UK where he was Brand Director. He began his career at Procter & Gamble UK and worked across Europe on a variety of brands.  Mark is currently a Council Member of the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA) and a Fellow of the Marketing Society.

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