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MarketING Leaders Programme

The Marketing Society, together with Brand Learning, has developed the Marketing Leaders Programme (MLP) as a unique development experience for high potential marketers who are preparing for senior leadership roles. To support the development of great marketing leaders globally, the programme runs in London, New York and Singapore.

Now in its 17th year, the programme blends both marketing and people leadership skill development. It is delivered by eminent industry leaders and leadership experts and is designed to help shape the great global marketing leaders of tomorrow.

The strength of the programme lies in the way it brings together today’s marketing leaders with those of tomorrow, in an open environment, enabling frank and honest discussions between participants and globally renowned speakers.

We have coached over 300 promising senior marketers over the last decade from Aviva, Bacardi, Barclays and Royal Sun Alliance to Costa, Weetabix, British Gas, Paddy Power, Tesco, and Unilever.

The inspiring roll call of senior marketers who coach our attendees reads like a who's who of the industry, with an alumni which includes Unilever's Keith Weed, John Lewis's Craig Inglis, easyJet's Peter Duffy, P&G's Roisin Donnelly and Bridget Jackson from PwC.

Leadership in Uncertain Times webinar

The current COVID-19 situation and the future economic outlook is requiring marketing leaders to lead in ways they have never had to lead before. This session was led by Russell Pocock, Group Leadership Capability Director, Brand Learning, who leads our signature Marketing Leaders Programme. During this webinar Russell drew on core content from the course.


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Hosted in London in March, April and June, we've featured speakers such as: Peter Duffy of easyJet, Sarah Warby of Sainsbury's, Roisin Donnelly of P&G and David Wheldon of RBS.

New York

New York

Hosted in September and October, our USA programme includes speakers such as Esther Lee of MetLife, Robert Candelino of Unilever, Simon Lowden of Pepsico.



Hosted in March and May, our Asia programme includes speakers such as Jo Flint of Google, Shekar Khosla of Kellogg's, Claire Chiang of Banyan Tree and Nihal Kaviratne CBE of AkzoNobel.

Past speakers

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Keith Weed, ex-Unilever, WPP, UK Advertising Assocation

Claire Chiang, Banyan Tree

Simon Lowden, PepsiCo

Tricia Weener, HSBC