CEO, Culture Group
The Culture Group

Glynn established his first company - a leading youth consumer magazine, challenging the way young people learn - at the age of 15. He now works across private and public sectors and his initiatives have been consumed by millions of print media readers, by tens of millions of television viewers and over a billion internet visitors.

'Culture Group', founded by Glynn, creates initiatives to entertain, inform and inspire. They do this by developing digital strategies, formats and partnerships to create social change. Learning platforms that result in loyalty and growth for clients including Google, Virgin, Red Bull, Comic Relief and Santander.

Having worked with a ‘who’s who’ of the entertainment industry, Glynn sits on an Editorial Board for BBC Worldwide, served on the Advisory Board for Welsh Government and co-founded Young Brits as a social enterprise to champion young business talent from the UK. He is a UK Ambassador for the European Cultural Parliament’s Youth Network and the UK’s Lead Entrepreneur delegate at the G20 Summits.

Glynn became a Director of UnLtd – a £100m Foundation for social entrepreneurs – for six years and additionally Director of Digital and Emerging Markets for Santander.

Glynn is a regular speaker on digital strategy, innovation in education, enterprise & entrepreneurship. His specialism is in emerging markets.

Glynn was appointed as a diplomat by the President of Mexico as a UK Honorary Consul.


"The DADI Awards continue to grow in importance, setting the industry standard. I'm looking for entries that really demonstrate their usefulness with the solutions they provide; those that showcase effective execution, with a strong rationale. And of course something that may be a bit different to the norm. I'm pleased to be a judge in the 2017 and be a part of celebrating such exciting talent."

Judging panel

Phil Jones

Founder & Organiser,
Podge Events

Richard Ayers

Seven League

Benjamin Blanco

Head of Sport & Entertainment Marketing
Samsung Electronics UK

Adam Boita

Head of Marketing
Pernod Ricard UK

Lisa de Bonis

Executive Digital Director
Havas Media

Arjoon Bose

Marketing Head-Häagen-Dazs and Snacking(UK& Northern Europe)
General Mills

Guillaume Buat-Menard

Chief Technology Officer

Matthew Candy

Vice President, UKI & Europe Leader
IBM Interactive Experience

Trevor Chambers

Group Creative Director

Kate Dale

Head of Brand and Digital Strategy
Sport England

Neil Davis

Managing Director UK & Europe

Jon Dobinson


Alastair Duncan

Chief Strategy Officer
Splash Worldwide

Liane Grimshaw

Founder & Managing Director

Keith Gulliver

Marketing Communications Director
Post Office

Flo Heiss

Studio of Art & Commerce

Bo Hellberg

Executive Creative Director

Craig Hepburn

Global Vice President of Digital Marketing and Brand
TATA Communications

Andrew Holden

Global Digital Creative Director

Greg Jarrett

Head of UX
William Hill

James Keady

Head of Digital

Alan King

Executive Director, Head of Digital
Manning Gottlieb OMD

Claire Koryczan

Managing Partner

Candace Kuss

Director of Social Media
H+K Strategies

Joanna Manning-Cooper

Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications
Rugby Football Union

Andrew Marcus

Head of Communications
Museum of London

Peter Markey

Marketing Director

John Mathers

Director of Design
British Design Fund

Lee McGuffie

Digital & Content Strategy Director

Ash Mohd

Global Communications Manager

David Morris

Head of Marketing & PR - UK & IE
Bang & Olufsen

Jude Ower

Founder and CEO

Glynn Pegler

CEO, Culture Group
The Culture Group

Adam Powers

Chief Experience Officer

Lauren Rayner

Head of Digital
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Cheyney Robinson

Chief Experience Officer, EMEA and APAC

Kate Ross

Founder and MD

Seb Royce


Mark Sherwin

Managing Director
Accenture Interactive

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy Officer

David Smith

Head of Marketing
RightNow Digital

Tiffany St James


Steven Swann

Creative Director

Lawrence Weber

Managing Partner Innovation

Lee Woodard

Global Chief Experience Officer
Crabtree & Evelyn