chief content officer
Boiler Room

Stephen is an multiple award winning marketer and creative 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 division with teams across marketing, communications, film, production, music programming and creative. 

Since joining he has driven exponential audience growth of over 90% YOY.   BR has also seen a 500% increase YOY in press coverage taking the brand across the spectrum of mainstream media. 

He recently launched 4:3, an award winning platform designed to evolve the media brand by merging live events, video content and the role of cultural institution. This proposition launched with a 10m views and over 120m reach in PR and content reach in month 1. 

At LADbible Stephen lead and built the marketing, activation, talent and design function.  In the two years he transformed LADbible from a click bait social publisher into a Cannes Lion winning platform for driving social change and pop culture empire for a new generation. 
His work has been recognised over 70 times with awards and nominations from the likes of Cannes Lion, D&AD, Eurobetst, Creative Circle, Digiday, the Webbys, Lovies, Masters of Marketing and beyond.  

He recently took out the Grand Prix for his 'Redefining LAD' digital strategy at The Drum's DADI Awards. In 2018 Stephen also picked up 2 Grand Prix and 8 awards at the Cannes Lion for his LADbible campaign ‘Trash Isles’. He was also named in the 2018 Drum Digerati as one of the top people in media and platforms. 

Judging panel

Anand Narayanan

head of digital brand marketing & communications
Panasonic UK & Ireland

Isabel Massey

global media director

Andrew Canter

global ceo

Neil Barrie


Sarah Leccacorvi

head of content

Andrew Canter

global ceo

matthew weiner

creative director

Amy Garrett

Managing Director
Beano Studios

Cecilia Dominici

digital strategy and content director
WE Communications

Toby Horry

brand and content director

Alicia Southgate

Head of Content

Elle Crossman

Trade Marketing Director
Evening Standard Ltd

Maharaj Varatharajah

strategy director
Wunderman Thompson Ltd

Jack Brough


Matt Bolton

co-founder and creative director
MOX London

Cathal Gillen

global marketing effectiveness manager
William Grant & Sons

Arif Durrani

Executive Editor
Bloomberg Media Studios

Pete Johnson

Group Communications and Marketing Director
Nomad Foods

Nelly Gocheva

global editorial director, t brand international
The New York Times

Francesca Ten

Head of Words
Here Design

Laura Street

social media, content and consumer PR

Jason Cobbold


Christina Dasilva

global transformation and development director
Cedar Communications

Sille Opstrup

head of digital, connections and content
Pernod Ricard

Joanna Carrigan

Head of Branded Content
News UK

Jem Elliot

head of content
Babylon Health

Dylan Wyn Pugh

head of commercial
Red Bull

Christopher Wall

Head of content and creative

Claire Baker

Creative Director

Katy Woodrow Hill

strategy director

Ryan Reddick

creative director

Gary Twelvetree

Director of Marketing
Chelsea FC

Carmel Hayes

head of content and digital
Visit Britain

Rob Hydes

director of multimedia creative

Siobhan Mallen

content director
Amazon Fashion EU

Zoe Jones

Marketing & Insight Director

Stephen Mai

chief content officer
Boiler Room

Gemma Knox

managing director, northern europe
Virtue Worldwide at Vice

Coral Cranmer

Head of Planning

John Parker

director of creative partnerships

Matthew Kershaw

head of content
iris Worldwide

Gareth Rowe

Brands & Fans

Lisa Green

managing partner

Karl Newman

managing director content practice
Publicis Media

Ali Gray

branded content director
Hearst UK