Ogilvy’s Liz Taylor Named Jury President for 45th AWARD Awards

SYDNEY, Australia – Liz Taylor, the acclaimed global chief creative officer of Ogilvy, has been selected as the jury president for the 45th AWARD Awards, announced by the Australasian Writers and Art Directors (AWARD) today. Taylor has garnered recognition as one of the industry’s most progressive creative leaders for almost three decades, being the first woman to rank #1 on The Drum’s global list of the most-awarded chief creative officers.

As Ogilvy’s global CCO since 2021, Taylor has been responsible for overseeing the creative product across 131 offices in 93 countries, spanning the company’s five business units. Her appointment as jury president for the AWARD Awards signifies the importance of raising the standards of creativity and inspiring future talents in the industry. Taylor expressed her honor to fulfill this role for the 45th year of the renowned global show.

In addition to being jury president, Taylor will also be a headline guest at AWARD’s signature creative festival, This Way Up, scheduled for August this year. This highly anticipated event is considered the breeding ground for worthwhile opinions and showcases some of the best creative work from the Asia-Pacific region.

Mandie van der Merwe, chair of AWARD, highlighted the significance of Taylor’s appointment, emphasizing her global acclaim as a female creative. Van der Merwe is eagerly anticipating Taylor’s insights as one of the keynote speakers at This Way Up and is excited to welcome her to Sydney in August.

The 45th AWARD Awards are currently accepting entries, inviting creative professionals to participate in this prestigious event. This year’s winners will be announced at This Way Up: Australia’s Advertising Festival of Creativity, taking place from 13-15 August. Interested individuals can register their interest to attend the festival on its official website.

This prominent role and recognition of Liz Taylor’s achievements signify the continued pursuit of excellence and innovation in the creative industry. As the global chief creative officer of Ogilvy and the first woman to top The Drum’s list of highly awarded CCOs, Taylor’s expertise and vision will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the AWARD Awards and the celebration of outstanding creativity.