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Top Influencers: 17 UK Digital Director’s To Follow in 2022

Digital Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Digital Director role. We have selected these Digital Director’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Digital Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

Sally Heath Minto

Digital Director @ REVOLUTION BEAUTY

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Chris Michaels

Digital Director @ The National Gallery

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Chris Michaels is Digital Director at The National Gallery. Previously he was Head of Digital and Publishing at the British Museum. His mission there was to help the world’s first national museum achieve its founding goal of being the Museum of and for the world. He did this by fully embracing the potential of mobile, social media and big data to transform visitors’ experiences of the Museum’s programmes and collection. Chris was previously CEO at children’s education mobile startup Mindshapes. Backed by Index Ventures and some of the world’s greatest gaming entrepreneurs, Mindshapes released over 40 apps with partners including the BBC and the Jim Henson Company, winning multiple awards and delighting children and families around the world. Chris has previously been an SVP at international media company Chorion; Digital Publisher at HarperCollins; and started professional life in advertising. He has a PhD in American Literature from the University of Bristol. Learn more about Chris Michaels on Crunchbase…

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Karl Equi

Creative, Digital Director, and Executive Director @ PMLiVE

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PMLiVE is an online network offering its users with the opportunity to discuss with their colleagues on issues of pharmaceutical market. Read more aboutPMLiVE on Crunchbase…

Alexander Holt

Emerging Opportunities and Partnerships, Digital Directorate @ Scottish Government

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Chris Sargent

Founder and Digital Director @ Sticky Pixel

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Founder, techie, product-focused, snowboarder, windsurfer, guitarist. I love creating exceptional digital experiences (and turning Mesa Rectifiers to 10).

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Founder, UX / UI digital product designer and developer and snowboarder. I like to work with similar people to me; straightforward thinkers who recognise that knowledge, ability, experience and integrity go a long way in building credibility and trust. People who do everything to the best of their ability and who aren’t afraid to take risks or enthusiastically disagree. Learn more about Chris Sargent on Crunchbase…

Sticky Pixel is a product design and software development company, specialised in FinTech and Blockchain applications Read more aboutSticky Pixel on Crunchbase…

David Paice

Digital Director @ Merlin Entertainments

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Merlin Entertainments is the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe. Read more aboutMerlin Entertainments on Crunchbase…

Isabel Massey

Global Digital Director, Marketing @ Diageo

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Isabel Massey was Diageo’s first-ever global digital director. Having joined the business in 2013, Isabel helped create Diageo’s Centre of Digital Excellence (coDe) marketing team of 20 to ensure Diageo’s digital marketing footprint is as immersive and effective as possible, so Diageo’s brands from Guinness to Smirnoff remain as relevant today as they have done in the past. Beyond her immediate team, Isabel is sparking the transformation of Diageo into a digital first organisation. Her success over the past year include simultaneously accelerating and optimising Diageo’s digital investment globally and introducing new tech to boost the return on this investment. With a passion for people, she is dedicated to working collaboratively and driving great, robust relationships internally and with external partners of Diageo, recognised by Management Today, who awarded her with the ‘35 Women Under 35’ award in June 2017. Beyond the digital marketing realm, Isabel also has an incredibly hands-on and proactive approach to making a cultural difference in the workplace. Most recently, she was a proud panelist and active member at Smirnoff sponsored INC week at Diageo, which was a week long programme of celebratory events, focused on accelerating an inclusive culture. Learn more about Isabel Massey on Crunchbase…

Diageo is a premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer, and wine. Read more aboutDiageo on Crunchbase…

Chi Evi-Parker

Marketing & Digital Director @ Monica Vinader

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Official account of the British luxury jewellery brand. Follow us for behind-the-scenes hidden gems and shining style inspiration. Read more aboutMonica Vinader on Crunchbase…

Ian Nunoo

Digital Director @ Javelin

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Steve Wilson

Consumer Digital Director @ BT Global Services

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BT Global Services plc is a division of United Kingdom telecommunications operator BT Group. Read more aboutBT Global Services on Crunchbase…

Chyrelle Anstee

Digital Director @ Cellar Drinks Company

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Cellar Drinks Company is a specialist drinks distributor that sells beers, wines, spirits, ciders, and soft drinks to the licensed trade. Read more aboutCellar Drinks Company on Crunchbase…

Julie Austin

Marketing & Digital Director @ Bravissimo

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Mark Smith

Digital Director @ Newsquest

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Newsquest Media Group Ltd is the second largest publisher of regional and local newspapers in the United Kingdom. Read more aboutNewsquest on Crunchbase…

Nick Henderson

Digital Director @ Real Business

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Nick Henderson is Digital Director at Real Business. Learn more about Nick Henderson on Crunchbase…

Read Business is an online platform that offers news, opinions, guides, interviews, advertising opportunities, and more. Read more aboutReal Business on Crunchbase…

Benjamin Hostler

Digital Director @ Future Kings

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Ben manages all digital aspects of our projects – from initial concepts through to build and ongoing management. He has over 20 years’ experience working in digital as founder and creative director of his previous company. His expertise is vital across brand identity, marketing communications strategy and creative campaigns to ensure consistency and effectiveness. Learn more about Benjamin Hostler on Crunchbase…

Future Kings is a marketing and advertising firm. Read more aboutFuture Kings on Crunchbase…

Graham Stewart

Founder & Digital Director @ Digital Guerrilla Consultancy

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With 31 years in the construction industry, Graham has always been interested in technology and software, from AutoCAD back in the early 90s to full 3d modelling in the 00s. Over his career, Graham has worked all over the world on some iconic projects ranging from loft conversions in Glasgow to multi-Billion dollar convention centres & 800ft high towers in the Middle East. Graham has held various senior roles over his career including UK Head of BIM at Ramboll, responsible for Integrated Business Technology and part of the senior management team implementing BIM across the global business. Sharing knowledge and experience has always been something Graham has been passionate about which resulted in him attending the UK’s 1st Building Information Modelling Management MSc course at Middlesex University which he completed in 2016, with his final Thesis on how BIM can assist in the assessment of Project Complexity. Learn more about Graham Stewart on Crunchbase…

Digital Guerrilla Consultancy Provides Building Information Modelling & Digital Information. Read more aboutDigital Guerrilla Consultancy on Crunchbase…

Kieron Smith

Digital Director @ Blackwell Limited

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Kieron Smith is a professional bookseller with over 17 years’ book trade experience, starting with WHSmith Retail, establishing the multi-channel Ottakars.co.uk website in 1999, heading up the web offering at BCA and operations at Methven’s Booksellers, followed by three years outside the industry at Europe’s leading video games website GAME.co.uk. Head of online for Waterstones.com in 2006-7 and then MD of international, award winning, bookseller The Book Depository for five years until November of 2013. The Book Depository was acquired by Amazon.com in 2011. Learn more about Kieron Smith on Crunchbase…

Blackwell’s booksellers are renowned for their expertise, depth of knowledge & love of books, a tradition maintained since 1879. Read more aboutBlackwell Limited on Crunchbase…

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