Massive list of 30 Under 30 judges revealed

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A huge list of industry leaders, former radio stars, talent managers and respected marketers have joined the list of those judging this year’s Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards.

The list, who will be deciding this year’s 30 winners, includes Kyle Sandilands’ manager Bruno Bouchet, the CEO of ARIA Annabelle Herd, 92.9 Triple M’s content director Tim Arnold, former radio star turned entrepreneur Jules Lund, 6PR’s content manager Emily White, Grant Broadcasters’ group content director Ryan Rathbone, Nova’s head of programming Ben Latimer, and ARN’s chief connections and strategy officer Lauren Joyce.

Radio Today has also called on experts from outside the industry, including respected marketer Nikki Warburton, who was until recently the chief customer and marketing officer at Audi Australia, Gai Le Roy, the CEO of the IAB, and respected marketer and sales leader Andrea Ingham, who has spent time as the head of sales at Spotify and national sales director at SCA.

Combined, the judges have experience across talent, management, programming, content, publishing, promotions, music, marketing, sales and leadership, which offers this year’s entrants an unparalleled opportunity to have their names in front of decision makers, thought leaders and innovators.

The 29 judges – we know, it would have been cooler if we had 30, but someone had to pull out – are currently sifting through and scoring the high-calibre entries received for this year’s competition.

Finalists will be revealed tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8. At this time, the Readers’ Choice poll will also open, with all 50 finalists eligible for the award.

The judges’ top 30, and the Readers’ Choice winner, will be revealed on Tuesday, September 21.

The 2021 Radio Today 30 Under 30 Awards with SCA are supported by Australian Film Television and Radio School, ARN, Grant Broadcasters, Nine, NOVA Entertainment and Sony Music Australia.

The full list of judges can be found below.

Andrea Ingham, business consultant & former head of sales at Spotify & SCA
Annabelle Herd, CEO, ARIA
Anthony Bartram, national trading director, ARN
Anthony Xydis, Former CMO of ARN
Ben Latimer, Nova head of programming, NOVA Entertainment
Brian Lawlor, partnerships director, Take 2 Media
Bruno Bouchet, managing director, King Kyle Group
Dani Torresan, radio lecturer, AFTRS
Del Fordham, head of audio, News Corp
Dr Chérie Romaro, director of media – radio, television and audio, International Media
Elle Bowles, former radio presenter/ content director + music label PR
Emily White, 6PR content manager, Nine Radio
Gai Le Roy, CEO, IAB Australia
Greg Smith, former radio programmer
Jacqui Kassulke, former Triple M music director
Jake Challenor, publisher, Take 2 Media
Jay Walkerden, owner, Podshape
Jules Lund, founder, Tribe & former radio presenter
Lauren Joyce, chief connections & strategy officer, ARN
Max Dudley, 4BC content manager, Nine Radio
Mike Connor, national promotions manager, Sony Music Australia
Nikki Warburton, former chief customer & marketing officer at Audi Australia
Rebecca Ackland, People and Culture Manager SCA
Rick Lenarcic, COO, Grant Broadcasters
Ryan Rathbone, group content director, Grant Broadcasters
Tim Arnold, 92.9 Triple M content director, SCA
Troy Pearce, group marketing manager, NOVA Entertainment
Vivienne Kelly, editor & content director, Take 2 Media
Wade Kingsley, founder & CEO, The Ideas Business

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