Tamara Gillan is an experienced entrepreneur and Chief Executive, having founded and run two independent, successful and award-winning marketing agencies over the past 15 years. She is a champion of diversity, female empowerment and a natural born collaborator.
This year, Tamara co-founded with Lauren von Stackelberg (ex-JP Morgan) The WealthiHer Network, which brings together the UK’s leading financial institutions, to work in partnership for the first time to celebrate and support female wealth. As a single mother and non-UK national (arriving on her own from New Zealand at the age of 24) Tamara has had to fight for her own success and passionately believes women deserve to be recognized and championed by the financial sector. WealthiHer intends to do this; inspiring and empowering women to grow and protect their wealth.
With her team at Cherry London, Tamara has spearheaded the rise of partnership as a growth driver and is responsible for some of Europe’s most high-profile collaborations, including Visa’s London 2012 Olympics campaign and unlocking millions of customer’s passions and loyalty with O2 Priority (a client relationship spanning nearly 10 years). Tamara and her female led team, have driven a positive and diverse representation of women in communications, whether celebrating curvy women for Simply Be, or punky’ mum’s and the LGBTQ community for Superdrug.
Tamara is change-agent whether for the businesses she consults or wider society and her female led initiatives like WealthiHer. She’s been a Make Your Mark ambassador for young women, supporter of mothers2mothers and sits on the advisory committee for Foreign Sisters; a group of high-profile women mobilised to increase awareness and funding for Cancer Research.
Tamara is a highly regarded contributor to the industry and speaker having spoken at many events over the years on the importance of diversity and inclusion, female entrepreneurship and on the unique power of partnerships and collaboration.
- Venus Awards, Marketing Excellence Award, Winner (2018).
- Great British Entrepreneur Award, Finalist (2015).
- Natwest Everywoman, The Demeter Award, Finalist (2015).
- Women in Marketing Awards, Leader of the Year, Winner (2010).
Numerous wins for client work including The Marketing Society, IMC, DMAs, IPM, Drum, MMA, Mobile Marketing and Loyalty awards