Commercial Director - Publishing
News UK

Ben Walmsley is Commercial Director of The Sun, The Times and Sunday Times at the Bridge, NewsUK's commercial division. Ben leads the teams selling advertising across all platforms, driving commercial product strategy and partnerships, and the digital operations teams.

Prior to joining NewsUK, Ben held several leadership positions at advertising technology company Sizmek, having joined in 2011 from Yahoo! where he led a team responsible for strategic partnerships across the EMEA region.

Inspired by the influence of technology on the future of content production and consumption, Ben’s focus at NewsUK is the creation of trusted, engaging and innovative advertising experiences to secure the future of great journalism on all platforms.

Judging panel

Danielle Darko

Global Programmatic Associate Director

Katie Field

Head of Programmatic

Ben Walmsley

Commercial Director - Publishing
News UK

Dee Frew

Associate Director
Publicis Media

David Goddard

VP, Global Programmatic Strategy

Vincent Tessier

VP Demand EMEA
adsquare GmbH

Nigel Gilbert

VP of strategic development

Fern Potter

Managing Director
Neo Media World

Niki Stoker

Consultant & Founder
Rabbit & Hare

Paul Gubbins

Programmatic Lead

Lloyd Greenfield

Client Partner
The Programmatic Advisory

julia Smith

Director of Communications

Jessica Barrett

Global Head of Programmatic
Financial Times

Ellie Edwards-Scott

Co-Founder & Digital Consultant
The Advisory Collective

Cadi Jones

Commercial Director EMEA

Andreas Dooley

Commercial Director UK

Marco Bertozzi

VP Europe

Ryan Buckley

Head of Programmatic
Hearst UK

David Billings

Head of Programmatic UKI
Accenture UK and Ireland

Rory Paterson

Global Head, Programmatic & MarTech