Cannes Lions has announced the Jury Presidents selected to lead the juries at the 2020 Festival of Creativity, with PHD Worldwide CEO Philippa Brown selected from amongst the world’s very best industry leaders as Jury President of the Media Lions. Together, the Jury Presidents combine a diverse wealth of creative expertise, skill and talent, from both clients and agencies, to benchmark and award global creative excellence and effectiveness that will set the bar for the year ahead.

Among the global spread of elite industry experts, 53% of Presidents are also women for the first time (up from 33% in 2019) – ensuring global female talent is equally represented at the head of the juries.

As Worldwide CEO of PHD, Brown oversees the running of the global network, consisting of close to 6,000 staff across 100 offices. Brown took the helm in July 2019. Since then, she has been instrumental in transforming the network’s approach to helping brands create and harness ideas that go beyond expectations, as well as ideas that enable them to make the leap above their competitors and enjoy disproportionate growth.

Simon Cook, Managing Director, Cannes Lions, said, “We’re delighted to present such an impressive global line-up of experts from all over the world. The Cannes Lions Jury Presidents represent the many facets of the creative global industry and will play a fundamental role in defining the creative benchmark on the global stage in 2020.”

The Presidents will join their juries at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, where the winning work will be awarded and celebrated each evening from 22nd – 26th June 2020.

Entries to the Lions Awards open on 16th January 2020. Further information on how to enter and details on how to attend the Festival can be found at canneslions.com.