Senior Creative Lead
Wavemaker UK

Mike is a Senior Creative Lead at Wavemaker and is passionate about creating purposeful content and technology solutions for brands. Awards include a Bronze Cannes Media Lion, ‘People’s Choice’ Lovie Award and Platinum at the Campaign Tech Awards among numerous others. Following 6 years at News UK as a conduit between brands and editors, he joined Wavemaker (formerly MEC) in 2012. 

Mike is a driving force behind award-winning work and leads creative inspiration programs across the agency as well as mentoring at the School of Communication Arts.

‘I want to see crazy ideas that actually make a difference. The simple twists, odd combos and unexpected things that just work. I want to be jealously admiring of the powerful work that I wish that I had created, the ones that I just can’t wait to tell people about.’

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