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Syl Saller

Chair of judges: Syl Saller, Executive Coach NED

Syl Saller CBE is among marketing’s preeminent global leaders of our time with experience ranging from luxury goods to FMCG and retail/franchisee businesses. Having retired from Diageo plc as Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer in 2020, she is an Executive Coach and Mentor, Board Member, Marketing Advisor and President of the Marketing Society and co-founder of the Marketing Leadership Masterclass.

As an Executive Coach, with a speciality in working with CMO’s, Syl brings both heart and backbone – a powerful combination that inspires leaders to achieve things they never thought possible.

Recognising her strategic, visionary, and inspirational leadership skills, Syl been named Marketer of the Year, one of WFA’s Top 5 Global CMO’s, Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain, Campaign’s Top 5 Marketers, Ad Age’s Women to Watch, and Forbes 50 Most Influential CMOs. She was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queens 2020 Honour list in recognition of her services to business and equality in the workplace.


(Judge: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)


Entries are now closed for our 2023 UK Awards.