Sherilyn Shackell

Sherilyn is the Founder & CEO of The Marketing Academy, a unique non-profit
organisation dedicated to the development of leadership talent in the world of
marketing, media & advertising. She launched the Academy in the UK in 2010,
Australia in 2014 and USA in 2018, bringing together some of the world’s best
known & popular brands to provide world class learning for young leaders to
CMO’s through powerful, selective development programmes.
Sherilyn is also a Director of Plant for Peace and Trustee of its Foundation, an awe
inspiring organisation bringing peace, food security and sustainable income to
post conflict countries such as Afghanistan through the creation of horticultural
cooperatives; planting pomegranates instead of poppies.
A highly popular and engaging speaker she’s also in demand as a business coach
and you’ll often find her delivering leadership development programmes. When
she gets the chance, she writes about talent engagement & development (a
particular passion) and all things ‘leadership’ featuring in many articles in The
Sunday Times, FastCo, Telegraph, AdNews, Marketing Week, AdWeek, Marketing
Magazine, Management Today and
Her background includes 25 years spent as a Board level head-hunter before
selling her company and served 8 years on the Global Board of IMD International
Search Group. She is currently a Board Advisor to Grace Blue Executive Search
CMO Practice and WeAreFearless.
To her constant surprise she’s frequently recognised for her work; she received
the CIM Women in Marketing 'Special Award for Contribution to Marketing’, was
inducted into the Courvoisier Future 500, invited to join the Marketing Group of
Great Britain and was most recently identified as one of the UK’s Vision100 by
Adobe and AdNews Top 50 list of most powerful influencers in Australia.
Despite a hectic working life and perhaps because of it, she’s happiest when at
home in Berkshire, England with her husband and 3 daughters.