Former Global Marketing Director

Annabel is the former CMO of DirectAsia and Hiscox Global Brand Director. In these roles Annabel was responsible for driving the effectiveness of marketing across the Hiscox Group and DirectAsia, specifically in key markets of UK, US, France, Germany, Thailand Singapore. Her key deliverables were; running and sustaining the 'Hiscox Marketing Excellence' programme, owning the Hiscox & DirectAsia brand architectures and ensuring its local activation, and providing technical support, guidance and best practice to all markets.

Previous to her time at Hiscox, Annabel was at Coca-Cola for nine years working across a number of brands including; MyCoke, Schweppes, Powerade and Oasis, and on both GB and European projects. She led projects including the launch of the UK loyalty programme, consumer activation of Beijing Olympics, and a pan European promotion with i-Tunes.

Annabel holds a chemistry degree from the University of Bristol and is a Fellow of The Marketing Society, member of the Financial Services Forum, and a Tech London Advocate.


Why I am judging the awards.... “I think that it is a very interesting time for the marketing industry: we all seeing change in consumer behaviours, some short and some long term, and looking at how quickly we can adapt our marketing and business models. This is just as applicable to B”B as B2C marketers. As a judge I am looking for the following in a great award entry: Clear , tangible objectives, customer insights leading into strategies and plans, and then results that show how effective the campaign/work was”

Judging panel

Shonali Chakravarty

Head, APAC Communications
Lenovo Data Center Group

Sylvia Seybel

Vice President - B2B Client Solutions Marketing
Dell Technologies

Paul Hirsch

Chief Creative Officer

Erin Styles

Head of B2B Communications

Tanya Joseph

Managing Director
Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Meher Mumtaz

Global Brand Director
Western Union

Anamika Gupta

Director, Head of Customer Marketing
Fujitsu Americas Inc.

Nikki Taylor

Marketing Growth Strategy Director, Asia Pacific

Marisa van Vuuren

Senior Vice President for Brand Strategy & Major Programmes

Dawn Anderson

Senior Managing Director

Mark DiCristina

Vice President of Brand and Mailchimp Studios

Sachin Bhatia

CEO & Co-founder

Theodore Wahlberg

Executive Creative Director
gyro Chicago/Denver

Jada Balster

Vice President, Marketing

Kimberly McNeil-Downs

Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency

Rohan Kamra

Regional Digital Marketing & Media Manager - Asia Pacific & Japan

Steve Gustavson

Chief Creative Director

Paul Foster

Senior Director of Creative Imagery
Getty Images and iStock

Nandita Sahni

Head of B2B Marketing

Daisy Garden

Head of Video, USA
Stein IAS Americas

Jennifer Shaw-Sweet

EMEA Lead B2B Institute

Jacquie Pelusi

Global Head of Sales Operations

Carina De Blois

Global Client Leader & Chief Client Officer
Ogilvy New York

Sherilyn Shackell

Founder & Global CEO 
The Marketing Academy

Annabel Venner

Former Global Marketing Director

Kim Lauersdorf

Vice President, Marketing

Christine Schröder-Schönberg

Head of Global Sponsorships
Deutsche Post DHL Group

Dave Montrose

Creative Director
Octopus Group

Michael McLaren

Global CEO - B2B Group