Leila Fataar is the founder of Platform13 opened in August 2017 to answer challenges faced by brands in the ever changing world of agencies and creative as well as the swiftly moving cultural landscape. 

Globally known for progressive creative marketing approach from strategy to implementation rooted in culture and community, underpinned by diversity, inclusion, representation and authentic storytelling, Platform13 is an independent multidiscipline company establishing and securing long-lasting relevance for big brands. 

Powered by a small, but perfectly formed core team of multi-skilled veterans, Platform13 co-creates meaningful activity hand in hand with cultural voices (people who truly shape, create and represent culture) at the intersection of URL and IRL.  

Leila's 20 year experience, from her 10 year first youth oriented boutique agency, Spin, a stint at corporate powerhouse Edelman (UK) and in senior roles at both sportswear giant, adidas Originals (global) and drinks heavyweight, Diageo (Europe), gives her a unique ability to speak entrepreneurial, cultural and corporate fluently, enabling a sometimes new, but always credible conversation between brands and their audiences. 

Judging panel

Natasha Dickinson

Director of Marketing Communications
British Red Cross

Clare Phillips

Director of Social Purpose

Drew Murray

Team UnLimbited

Reuben Turner

creative partner & founder
GOOD Agency

Kalli Swaik

Head of Asia & New Markets
Ben & Jerry's

Dorinda Walker

Cultural Solutions Group

Rupen Desai

Global CMO
Dole Packaged Foods

Sara Porritt

Senior Director of Integrated Media Planning

Parnil Sarin

Global Brand Director

Dora Nikols

PR & Social Purpose Specialist
Social Mission

Thomas Kolster

Mr. Goodvertising, author, speaker & critic

Farah Ramzan Golant

Chief Executive
kyu EMEA

Jeffrey Whitford

Head of Global Corporate Responsibility and Life Science Branding

Chad Hickey

Founder & CEO

Lorey Zlotnick

Chief Marketing Officer
Team Rubicon

Andre Campbell

Building Future Cities

Laurie Boult

Executive Fundraising Director
Age UK

Ben Essen

Chief Strategy Officer

Harriet Kingaby

The Conscious Advertising Network

Leila Fataar


Joshua Lowcock

EVP, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer
UM Worldwide

Fernando Desouches

Managing Director
New Macho