Managing Director

"I am delighted and honoured to be judging The Drum Content Awards for the first time this year.  My career has been based in affiliate marketing, arguably the seed for all native and content marketing that exists today.  With so many excellent content campaigns being developed and executed I look forward to seeing the very best the industry has to offer."

Helen has been working in the digital marketing sector for over 15 years. Currently launching a new venture for an affiliate marketing consultancy, Helen was previously Managing Director at affilinet, one of the largest European affiliate marketing networks for 4 years and also spent 4 years in the digital marketing team at Sky PLC. Helen is also currently the Chair of the IAB Performance Marketing Council. In her spare time she likes to cycle up and down hills and support her home football club, Norwich City. 

Judging panel

Abby Carvosso

Group Managing Director
Bauer Media Advertising

Andrew Canter

Chief Executive Officer / BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association)

Ben McKay

Managing Director
MEC Wavemaker UK

Brandon Keenen

Senior Digital Commercial Director

Claire Elsworth

Innovation Director

Dale Lovell

UK MD & Chief Digital Officer

Daniel Lee

Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Lucozade Ribena Suntory

Emma Samuel

Head of UK Marketing

Gareth Shaw


Helen Southgate

Managing Director

James Hayr

Head of Global Sales
EndemolShine UK

Jamie Toward

Managing Partner, Content

Joanna Carrigan

Head of Branded Content
News UK

Justin Taylor

Managing Director, UK

Lisa Gilbert

IBM UK & Ireland

Oliver Feldwick

‎Head of Digital Strategy
Chi & Partners

Rebecca Allen

Managing Director - UK & Europe

Ryan Uhl

Head of Marketing and Creative

Tom Curtis

Managing Partner, Head of MediaCom Beyond Advertising UK
MediaCom UK

Tom Jenen

Threepwood Ltd

Vince Medeiros

Co-Founder and Publisher
Huck and Little White Lies