Head of Digital

Valerie has nearly 20 years experience in digital development, including a Masters in Digital Publishing. She began her career with one of the first digital MA courses ever available in London. Early work included working on a first iteration of the ASOS brand, and developing sites and strategies with clients as varied as Red Dwarf, Pete Townsend , Microsoft and AMEX.

She is a specialist in digital strategy, user experience and project delivery with extensive experience leading accounts for national/ global advertising agencies, as well operating as an independent consultant for agencies and businesses.

Her client experience spans a vast array of sectors. She has also worked client-side for Bank of America leading the EMEA user experience and web design team. Recent work includes delivering major websites for The British Council and The Christie NHS Trust & Christie Charity.

In recent years Valerie has been Head of Digital at Music, and is now leading digital at design and innovation agency, Uniform.

She was profiled by The Drum in their Creative Women series in 2017: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/01/05/the-worlds-most-creative-women-valerie-bounds-uniform


Judging panel

Phil Jones - Chairman

Founder & Organiser
Podge Events

Wayne Deakin

Executive Creative EMEA

Kristal Ireland

Head of Ecommerce and Retail Technology
Virgin Trains East Coast

Dom Bailey

Strategic Director

Peter Markey

Marketing Director

Joanna Manning-Cooper

Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications
Rugby Football Union

Alex Bubb

Marketing and Sales Excellence
Canon Europe

Rebecca Brennan

Managing Director

Stephen Mai

Chief Content Officer
Boiler Room

Anna Rafferty

Global Director: Digital Marketing, Digital Studios
BBC Worldwide

Tom Burton

Head of Interactive
BBC Studios

Katy Howell

immediate future

Tom Foulkes

Marketing Director
Carter Jonas

Alastair Keeble

Director of Digital Marketing
Hakkasan Group

Alex Trickett

Alex Trickett Consultancy

Syd Nadim

Executive Chairman and Founder
Clock Limited

Thom Groot

Data & Digital Director
The AA

James Chorley

Group Creative Director

Mike Flynn

Digital Marketing Entrepreneur

Sandra McDill

Global Digital Media

Paul Smernicki

Director of Digital
Universal Music UK

Kate Dale

Head of Brand and Digital Strategy
Sport England

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy officer

Valerie Bounds

Head of Digital

Chris Ball

Global Head of Digital
Hogarth Worldwide

Hannah Matthews

Managing Partner

Melissa Ditson

Executive Creative Director

Des Johnson

Global Marketing Director
Castrol/BP Lubricants

David Stanley

Marketing Director, UKI
Getty Images

Callum Reckless

Founder & Managing Director

Nikki Barton

Head of Digital Design
British Airways

Gion-Men Kruegel-Hanna

Group Creative Director