Chief Content Officer
Boiler Room

Stephen is an multiple award winning, senior creative, strategic marketing and content professional armed with an unparalleled track record of creating engaging 360 degree campaigns that truly resonate with global youth audiences.

At Boiler Room he leads a new division with teams across marketing, communications, film, production, music programming and creative.

At LADbible Group Stephen been responsible for crafting the newly formed marketing and design team. His recent content-led campaigns have revolved around driving real social change and youth movements, focusing on the EU referendum with Knowing Me, Knowing EU, environmental impact with Climate Change and mental health with UOKM8? Beyond campaigns, Stephen has developed content franchises and unique live programming disrupting broadcast models and redefining the way people consume content across digital platforms. 

His work has been recognised over 48 times with awards and nominations from the likes of Cannes Lion, D&AD, Creative Circle, Digiday, the Webbys, Lovies, Masters of Marketing, Media Week, The Drum Social Buzz Awards and beyond. He recently took out the Grand Prix for his 'Redefining LAD' digital strategy at The Drum's DADI Awards. 

He comes with over 10 years experience transforming international youth brands such as MTV, VICE Media, I-D, ASOS and beyond. 

Prior to LAD Bible, he lead the audience development and brand strategy for VICE MEDIA UK and i-D which saw quadruple digit audience growth year on year. 

Judging panel

Phil Jones - Chairman

Founder & Organiser
Podge Events

Ben Wyatt

Head of Communications
Red Bull Racing

Mark Brayton

Marketing Director
Barclays

Anna Rafferty

Global Director: Digital Marketing, Digital Studios
BBC Worldwide

Tom Head

Co-Founder & Director
Lab

Marcus Foley

Managing Director
This Is Tommy LTD

Paul Smernicki

Co-founder / Artist Manager
Restless Natives

Beverley Sullivan

Guidelines Manager
Sainsbury's

Stephen Mai

Chief Content Officer
Boiler Room

Mark Sherwin

Managing Director
Accenture Interactive

Kevin Dunckley

Chief Digital Innovation Officer
HH Global

Peter Markey

Marketing Director
TSB

Pj Jones

Founder
Mallard and Claret

Darren Whittingham

Founder & Group Chief Creative Officer
Start Design

Viktorija Grigorjevaite

Co-founder & Ad photographer
Sane Seven

Chris Brown

Global Head of Digital
M&C Saatchi PR

Charlie Greenwood

Digital & Sponsorship Consultant For The Sports Industry
N/A

Trevor Chambers

Founder and Creative Partner
Fear No Space

Wayne Deakin

Executive Creative EMEA
Huge

Kristal Ireland

Head of Ecommerce and Retail Technology
LNER

Dom Bailey

Strategic Director
BAXTER AND BAILEY

Joanna Manning-Cooper

Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications
Rugby Football Union

Alex Bubb

Marketing and Sales Excellence
Canon Europe

Rebecca Brennan

Managing Director
Cubo

Tom Burton

Head of Interactive
BBC Studios

Katy Howell

CEO
immediate future

Tom Foulkes

Marketing Director
Carter Jonas

Alastair Keeble

Director of Digital Marketing
Hakkasan Group

Alex Trickett

Director
Alex Trickett Consultancy

Syd Nadim

Executive Chairman and Founder
 

Thom Groot

Data & Digital Director
The AA

James Chorley

Group Creative Director
AKQA

Paula Jago

COO
Provenance

Mike Flynn

Digital Marketing Entrepreneur
 

Sandra McDill

Global Digital Media
GSK

Kate Dale

Head of Brand and Digital Strategy
Sport England

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy officer
Somo

Valerie Bounds

Head of Digital
Uniform

Nikki Barton

Head of Digital Design
British Airways

Hannah Matthews

Managing Partner
Karmarama

Melissa Ditson

Executive Creative Director
360i

Des Johnson

Global Marketing Director
Castrol/BP Lubricants

David Stanley

Marketing Director, UKI
Getty Images

Callum Reckless

Founder & Managing Director
Reckless

Gion-Men Kruegel-Hanna

Group Creative Director
HEAD