Global Head of Strategic Innovation

Amy Kean is global head of strategic innovation at Starcom, working with the agency's international clients to enhance their media, creative and data outputs. Prior to this, she was strategy lead for Mindshare across Asia Pacific, and before that launched the UK's first media lab for the Havas Group in the UK, as their head of futures. She is also a university lecturer, poet and writer, and her first book - the Amazon number one bestseller The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks - was released in November 2018. 

"Hopefully it's just a blip but our industry is becoming bland: obsessed with process and methodology over creative output.  It's hard to find work these days that make us gasp, rock backwards and forwards in maniacal laughter or simply gets stuck in our heads for days afterwards. I cannot wait for the emotional rollercoaster that judging the Chip Shop Awards will hopefully take me on." 

Judging panel

Verity Fenner

Writer & Associate Lecturer

Sara Jones

Partner & Client Service Director
Free The Birds

Jodie Wightman

Creative Director
Together Design

Charlotte Walsh

Digital Detox

Jon Gledstone

ECD and Partner
Mr President

Simon Poett

Executive Creative Director
The Brooklyn Brothers

Jamie Davies

Creative Director

cathy hutton

Co-founder, Creative Director
Jolly Rebellion

Mike Rance

Senior Creative Lead
Wavemaker UK

Joanne Oatts

Creative Director

Lee Trott

Senior Copywriter

Maya Bogle


Reuben Webb

chief creative officer 
Stein IAS

Tamara Gillan

CEO & Founder
Cherry London

Marcie MacLellan

Frank & Lively

Marc Lewis

School of Communication Arts

David Norris

Creative Strategy, UK Lead
Snap Inc.

matt crabtree

Creative Director
McCann London

Dipesh Mistry

Senior Creative / Art Director

Helen Weisinger

Chief Client Officer
Outdoor Plus

Amy Kean

Global Head of Strategic Innovation

Nicola Roberts

Executive Creative Director
Bray Leino

john treacy

Executive Creative Director
Proximity London

Jade Trott

A weaver of dreams at the loom of the mind/senior art director

Patrick Lendrum

Creative Director