2018 SPEAKERS

Every year, we try our best to find the most inspirational speakers from all over the world. We are thrilled to provide a platform for people, who are the driving forces behind the most successful initiatives and programmes in fostering greater diversity in marketing and media. We will be announcing more speakers over the next few days. Please check back again for updates. Any speaking enquiries, email azadeh@lync.events

Tim Davie

CEO, BBC Worldwide & Director, Global

Before he took up the role of CEO BBC Worldwide and Director, Global, Tim Davie was made Acting Director-General following the resignation of George Entwistle on 10 November 2012.

Prior to this Tim was Director of BBC Audio & Music (now known as Radio).

He had overall responsibility for BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and the BBC digital-only stations 6 Music, 1Xtra, Radio 4 Extra (formerly Radio 7) and the Asian Network.

He also oversaw the three BBC orchestras in England, the BBC Singers and the BBC Proms. Classical Music & Performance Television, Television Music Entertainment, Factual Radio and Radio Drama production are all within his remit, under the A&M Production department.

Tim was appointed to the role of Director, Audio & Music on 1 September 2008.

Previously he was Director of the BBC's Marketing, Communications & Audiences division from April 2005 and before that Vice President, Marketing and Franchise, PepsiCo Europe.

He read English at Cambridge University and from there joined Procter and Gamble's marketing department, becoming a Brand Manager in 1991.

He is a trustee of BBC Children in Need, Board member of RAJAR and Board member of DRUK.

Tim is married with three young sons.

2018 WORKSHOP LEADERS

Sandra Ondraschek-Norris

Senior Director Corporate Engagement, Catalyst

As a Senior Director at Catalyst, Sandra Ondraschek-Norris works with leading global organisations as a facilitator, consultant and relationship manager, supporting Catalyst members to create more diverse, inclusive and innovative workplaces.

In recent years, she’s played a key role in Catalyst’s MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) initiative, facilitating MARC Workshops with leadership teams at multinational companies across Europe.

She has spent over 25 years of her career working as a trainer and facilitator with individuals and organizations in Ireland, England, Switzerland and the United States on a wide range of issues such as work-life effectiveness, resilience, motivation, change guidance and leadership.

Sandra graduated with Honors in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and holds a number of professional qualifications in training, adult education and counselling. She is a citizen of Ireland and Switzerland, currently residing in Switzerland.

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