2018 Speakers so far
Celia Delaney is a comedian and communication skills speaker, specialising in persuasion and impact.
After reading Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, Celia joined Unilever’s graduate scheme and went on to be HR Director of one of their factory sites. She then trained as an actress and worked in stage & television for 5 years, before deciding to use all of her skills – Psychology, People and Performance – in setting up her own training and speaking business.
She has spoken about persuasion in the education sector for over ten years, working with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, University of London, University of Exeter, University of Surrey and the Girls’ Day School Trust
Elisabeth Malone-Johnstone, ACS International Schools
Elizabeth is a Digital Marketing Consultant and a Chartered Marketer, currently heading up the Digital Team at ACS International Schools.
At ACS, Elizabeth is responsible for the full digital marketing mix, managing the websites, social media and digital advertising activity across the four schools; Cobham, Hillingdon, Egham and Doha.
Before joining ACS, Elizabeth ran her own digital marketing consultancy business, helping startups and SMEs improve and grow their digital presence. She has also held key digital marketing management roles across a range of sectors including publishing, corporate hospitality, technology and SaaS.
Lucinda Grafton Founder of Grafton Marketing
Lucinda Grafton is a leading marketing and communications expert, with
over 18 years’ industry experience. Having spent her early career
working for agencies and blue chip organisations across the world,
Lucinda has led award winning campaigns for many leading global brands.
Lucinda set up her own consultancy in 2012 and since then has dedicated
her skills and experience to supporting independent schools, advising
leading schools across the UK.
Charlie Gauvain, Eye Film
Charlie began his career in 1994 as an intern working in feature films in the USA. Initially working as a producer and director’s assistant on low budget features before moving onto 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day in New York, as a location’s assistant. On returning to the UK Charlie established his own production company and produced/directed his first short film, which was picked up by Sky Movies as part of their short film showcase.
Since then Charlie has produced, executive produced or series produced over 100 hours of documentary and drama for C4, ITV, BBC, Five, UKTV, Crime and Investigation and Animal Planet.
He also conceived and produces the video content for The John Peel Archive - an online project backed by The Space and BBC to reveal the contents of John Peel’s record collection on behalf of the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts and John’s family. In the first 4 weeks the project was live it received over 247,000 unique visitors to the site.
In 2012 Charlie established a unique education scheme with City College in Norwich, setting up the country’s first ’Learning Company’, where students work 9-5, 5 days per week whilst studying for a Diploma. Working on professional briefs the students produce content for real clients, to real deadlines and are current producing content for the Local Television Channel Mustard TV, in collaboration with Eye.
Throughout his career Charlie has worked with students, schools and colleges to help find, nurture and create the next generation of filmmakers. Charlie now runs short training courses for staff and pupils on how to create video content. He is passionate in his belief that schools should work with their students to create video content which can benefit the school, the local community and most importantly the staff and pupils.
Olivia Malaure, Social Media Specialist, Finalsite
Olivia works with schools across the globe to develop and implement social media strategies. Prior to her role at FinalsiteUK, Olivia was Deputy Editor for Families Magazine. Holding a Bachelor of Dramatic Art and a Diploma of Digital Marketing, her blend of experience gives her a unique understanding of audiences, branding, and storytelling. Olivia has 14+ years of experience working in corporate coaching, publishing and digital marketing.
Julie Atherton, Managing Director, Small Wonder
A business and marketing consultant with significant experience in B2B, B2C, commercial and not-for-profit organisations, and a particular specialism in the education sector. A strategist and trainer delivering leadership, business transformation, integrated marketing, and brand development projects, Julie’s expertise includes content marketing, brand engagement, recruitment, fundraising, CRM, digital and data, and social media.
Author of the book "Analytics: Understanding Is the Heart of Great UX”, Luke Hay is a UK-based User Experience (UX) Consultant working in online communications since the 1990s. He prides himself on taking a user-centric, analytical approach to design, development and optimisation of websites and apps.
Luke has provided training and spoken at EMCdigital events since it was launched in 2016 and delivered introductory and advanced seminars on Analytics and ‘Online Reputation Management’ in Education and provided training and consultancy to Schools, Colleges and Universities for Click-Recruit-Enrol over the last 7 years.
Luke’s career experience includes time working as a ‘Website & Email Manager’ for Sussex Enterprise and Wired Sussex, and providing Analytics and UX consultancy to clients of all sizes in the UK and Australia for the agencies Fresh Egg and No Pork Pies.
Always involved in his local digital community, Luke has helped organise and curate events for UX Brighton, and is one of the organisers of UX Camp Brighton. He also delivers Masterclasses and speaks on User Experience (UX), Analytics and SEO at other national and international events such as BrightonSEO.
Matthew D’Arcy is the Programme Director for EMCdigital and Managing Director of Click-Recruit-Enrol.com (OMTAC Ltd).
With over 19 years experience in digital marketing, Matthew leads the delivery of training and consultancy services by Click-Recruit-Enrol to Nurseries, Schools, Colleges and Universities and other learning and training organisations worldwide.
He speaks, trains and consults in digital Strategy, Online Advertising, Search Engine Optimisation, Website Development, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Reputation Management and Analytics... working with Schools, Colleges and Universities in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Matthew has extensive experience working in campaign development and delivery across all the main Online Advertising platforms (Google, Bing, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn).
He has worked in a number of commercial sectors and is a former Director of Marketing & Careers for an Independent School and former Enterprise Project Manager at the University of Surrey.