Chief Executive Officer, Girls' Day School Trust and Former CEO, Oglivy & Mather
Cheryl Giovannoni was born and brought up in South Africa and has a BA in English, Communication and Psychology from the University of South Africa.
During her career at WPP she has run three of its companies, most recently Ogilvy & Mather, the advertising agency. Before this, Ms Giovannoni was European President of Landor Associates, a global brand consulting firm, where she was responsible for managing seven units across the region and worked with clients including P & G, Diageo and Kraft. Cheryl had previously been CEO of Coley Porter Bell, a consumer design and branding business.
Ms Giovannoni enjoys mentoring and coaching and supports many young women, either informally as their mentor or through programmes run by WACL (Women in Advertising and Communication London). She is also a non-executive director of Fearless Futures, a charity launched to encourage equality through its schools’ programme.
Editor, You Mag
Professor of Journalism
Vice-Principal of King's College London and Trustee of the V & A Museum
Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales
MP & Former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Founder & CEO, The King of Shaves Company Ltd