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Meet the Judges [graphical text]

We’re excited to introduce our esteemed jury for the Coronation Generation Poster Design Challenge.

Sir John Hegarty

Creative & Founder, Bartle Bogle Hearty (BBH), The Garage Soho and The Business of Creativity.

John Hegarty has been central to the global advertising scene over six decades working with brands such as Levi's, Audi, Boddingtons, Lynx, British Airways and Johnnie Walker.

He was a founding partner of Saatchi and Saatchi in 1970.

He founded Bartle Bogle Hegarty in 1982 with John Bartle and Nigel Bogle. The Agency now has offices in London, New York, Singapore, Stockholm, Shanghai, Mumbai and Los Angeles.

John’s creative awards are numerous. He has been given the D&AD President's Award for outstanding achievement and in 2014 was admitted to the US AAF Hall of Fame.

John was awarded a Knighthood by the Queen in 2007 and was the recipient of the first Lion of St Mark award at the Cannes Festival of Creativity in 2011.

John wrote his first book ‘Hegarty on Advertising – Turning Intelligence into Magic’ in 2011 and his book "Hegarty on Creativity - there are no rules" was published in 2014.

In 2014 John Co-founded The Garage Soho, an early stage investor company that believes in building brands, not just businesses.

John has just launched a new online 8-week course, entitled The Business of Creativity, aimed to equip people with tangible tools to help win through the application of creativity.

Kulvinder Johal

Regional mentor for London and the South East for the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

She had been leading science at a large, Multicultural, inner London school for several years. She had led a range of year groups across the primary range until taking over the role of assistant headteacher. She has worked on several whole school developments, like PSQM, the Space Education Quality Mark- Gold standard, RHS level 5 award, and the Healthy school programme. Her last big piece of work before taking up her full-time role at the PSTT was to rewrite the curriculum at her school.

As a PSTT fellow, she was involved in the ‘Growing Music‘project, supported by Carole Sampey and participated in the Early TAPS work. Kulvinder has run a PSTT Barking Cluster, as well as supporting grant and cluster proposals as part of the central PSTT team.

In a wider role, Kulvinder is a Regional Champion for the Great Science Share and has been running events in her area for several years now. She has been a member of the ASE Primary Science Committee and is part of the Science on Stage steering committee. Kulvinder is currently a part of the Royal Society Partnership Grant committee and also the Royal Society Public Engagement Committee. She has written for the TES, Primary Science magazine and also helps judge the Teach Primary resource awards. Kulvinder has gained her SLE qualification and is Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach). She is also a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and a Fellow of the RSA.

In 2019 Kulvinder took on the role of Regional Mentor for London and the Southeast. This role allows her to work collaboratively with teachers to promote and inspire them to deliver practical primary science, particularly linking science to cross-curricular topics and active learning outdoors.

Kulvinder has been working with IF on the Pantene initiative, delivering workshops in schools across London and the South East. When not working for PSTT she enjoys going to the theatre, watching sports and travelling.

Ben Conway

Copywriter, McCann London & Ideas Foundation Alumni

I’m Ben Conway, a 25 year old creative / copywriter from North London, working at McCann London. I’ve worked on NYX PMU, Malfy, Plymouth, eBay and more, of the wonderful clients we have in McCann. My goals are to further represent people from working class and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds and help them get into the advertising industry.

Simeon Quarrie

Pioneering Storyteller, Technologist and Empathy Builder

Simeon Quarrie, founder of VIVIDA, is a respected industry leader merging storytelling, technology, and innovation to drive societal change.

As the founder of VIVIDA, he has developed unique approaches to building empathy within organisations, such as the transformative initiative 'In Their Shoes'. By using immersive technology and storytelling, Simeon enables individuals to experience life from the perspective of a person of Black heritage, driving powerful behavioural change working with organisations like HSBC and the Civil Service.

He featured in and directed a series for the Department of Work & Pensions to reframe Disability.

Simeon & VIVIDA collaborated with Canon to launch the world's first 3D interactive film school for Africa, attracting 12,000+ aspiring storytellers in a month and making his knowledge freely to an underserved audience. As a Mentor and Advisor for YouTube & Google's Black Voices, he nurtured young Black creatives and shares his expertise with numerous educational institutions.

A renowned international speaker, Simeon has keynoted for Apple in San Francisco and delivered award-winning presentations on diversity in tech for EY. He was instrumental in the founding of Burberry's Inspire programme with the Ideas Foundation helping young creatives in London and NYC. Business Insider recognised Simeon and VIVIDA's work, featuring their VR experience "7 Minutes in the Body of a Black Man."

He has been recognised as one of the BIMA100's most influential champions for change and one of Great Britain's Top Creative Entrepreneurs to watch. The Times asserted that Simeon and VIVIDA are paving the way for the future.

With his unwavering passion for progress and steadfast dedication to making a difference, Simeon Quarrie has emerged as an undeniable force in the industry. His work continues to inspire, educate, and challenge the status quo, cementing his legacy as a true industry leader.

This project is being funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Contact ideas@ideasfoundation.org.uk for more information.