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Sherilyn Shackell, Founder & Global CEO The Marketing Academy

The Marketing Academy, is a unique non-profit organisation dedicated to the development of leadership talent in the world of marketing, media & advertising. Sherilyn launched the Academy in the UK in 2010, Australia in 2014 and USA in 2018, bringing together some of the world’s best known & popular brands to provide world class learning for all levels of talent from emerging leaders to CMOs.

She is a lifetime trustee of The Marketing Academy Foundation, a stand alone charity providing marketing apprenticeships for young people from challenging backgrounds. She is also a Board Advisor to Grace Blue (CMO Practice) and WeAreFearless.

A highly popular and engaging keynote speaker she’s also in demand as a business coach and you’ll often find her delivering leadership development programmes. When she gets the chance, she writes about talent engagement & development and all things ‘leadership’ featuring in many articles in The Sunday Times, FastCo, Telegraph, AdNews, Marketing Week, AdWeek, Marketing Magazine, Management Today and

To her constant surprise she’s frequently recognised for her work; she received the CIM Women in Marketing 'Special Award for Contribution to Marketing’, was inducted into the Courvoisier Future 500, invited to join the Marketing Group of Great Britain and was identified as one of the UK’s Vision100 byAdobe andAdNews Top 50 list of most powerful influencers inAustralia.

Despite a hectic working life and perhaps because of it, she’s happiest when at home in Berkshire, England with her husband and 3 daughters.


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