1.4 Jury Profile – Becky McOwen-Banks


Creative Director

FCB Inferno

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I’m a creative director with over 17 years ad. experience of nurturing, building and running award-winning creative departments, whilst creating and pitching all manner of impactful creative. And I’ve gathered a few awards to my name to prove it and was shortlisted for World’s most creative women 2017.

Proud to have been a judge on many a panel including D&AD, IPA Women of Tomorrow, D&AD New Blood, Cannes Young Lions, and a speaker on many a stage including: Cannes Lions 2018, TEDx, IPA, EffWeek, AdWeek. I’m even on a podcast or two and am published in a book later this year.

An active member of the creative community I work with many initiatives for change: SheSays from its small beginnings in London & Sydney, piloting The Girlhood, IPA Talent & Leadership committee, The Girl Effect (Rwanda) and Creative Equals. On the 2018/19 council for SheSays, as well as the only female CD on the IPA Council in its 100 year history.

I keep the need for greater diversity in the search for better creative work, front and centre.

What preoccupies you most at present?
I’m just starting an international MBA so it’s mostly How to fit in gym, work, study, gallery trips, doggie walks and still have time for giggles!