Cannes Lions jurors announced

A suite of industry leaders has been selected for the Australian Cannes Lions jury panel and will travel to France in June to take part in the International Festival of Creativity.

The panel includes Sophie Price, chief strategy officer at UM Australia; Bob Mackintosh, executive creative director at Host; Brendan “Bob” Forster, head of creative technology at Clemenger BBDO and Amanda Galmes, managing director at Fuel Communications.

The official Australian representative of the Cannes Lions festival, News Corp Australia, announced the jurors this week.

“It is great to have a wide ranging and talented group of industry leaders representing Australia at the world’s most creative festival,” said Sharb Farjami, News Corp Australia’s chief commercial officer, network sales.

“Having Australians represented across so many categories confirms the creative talent we have in this country is world leading.”

The 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will be held June 18 to 25.

The full list of Australian jurors is:

Category Judge
Film Justin Drape, The Monkeys
Outdoor Nancy Hartley, Rumble Creative & Media
Media Sophie Price, UM Worldwide
Cyber Bob Mackintosh, Host
Mobile Brendan “Bob” Forster, Clemenger BBDO Sydney
Direct Dave King, Innocean
Promo Iggy Rodriguez, Leo Burnett
Design Andrew Simpson, Vert
Radio Marianne Harvey, Clemenger BBDO
PR Amanda Galmes, Fuel Communications
Digital Craft James Noble, Carter Digital
Film Craft Karen Sproul, Exit Films

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