Group Creative Director
HEAD

As a creative turn-around manager Gion-Men thrives on creating, shaping and innovating brands, products and businesses through creative intelligence and progressive strategy, engaging design and communication, smart environments and top talents.

 

Throughout his career he's made it a priority to be fluent and versatile in a broad variety of creative and strategic disciplines in order to create fully holistic product and brand experiences. 

 

Gion-Men's long standing career has been to grow and lead creative teams and offices in the UK, the USA, Germany and Switzerland and to work internationally and in close partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, including: ASICS, BBC, BMW, Jaguar – Land Rover, Nike-Bauer and Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 (to name but just a few).

 

As the Creative Director of the HEAD Sports Group, he is not only responsible for the quality of product, marketing and communications and the HEAD brand but also running the day to day activities of the newly incorporated internal creative agency at HEAD's London Creative and Innovations Studio.

 

Judging panel

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Mark Brayton

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Anna Rafferty

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Tom Head

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Marcus Foley

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Paul Smernicki

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Beverley Sullivan

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Stephen Mai

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Mark Sherwin

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Kevin Dunckley

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Peter Markey

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Pj Jones

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Darren Whittingham

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Viktorija Grigorjevaite

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Chris Brown

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Charlie Greenwood

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Trevor Chambers

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Wayne Deakin

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Kristal Ireland

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Dom Bailey

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Joanna Manning-Cooper

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Alex Bubb

Marketing and Sales Excellence
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Rebecca Brennan

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Cubo

Tom Burton

Head of Interactive
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Katy Howell

CEO
immediate future

Tom Foulkes

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Carter Jonas

Alastair Keeble

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Alex Trickett

Director
Alex Trickett Consultancy

Syd Nadim

Executive Chairman and Founder
 

Thom Groot

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James Chorley

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AKQA

Paula Jago

COO
Provenance

Mike Flynn

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Sandra McDill

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GSK

Kate Dale

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Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy officer
Somo

Valerie Bounds

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Uniform

Nikki Barton

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British Airways

Hannah Matthews

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Karmarama

Melissa Ditson

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360i

Des Johnson

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Callum Reckless

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Group Creative Director
HEAD