Award Champions

Influential members of the World Media Group – UK based, who advise and help develop World Media Awards programme.

Katya Ionova

Creative Director, UK & EMEA

Business Insider

Katya Ionova is Creative Director at Business Insider,  based in London. She works on branded content and editorial partnerships from strategy and idea development to creative execution for Insider Inc.’s international clients. Katya has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, insight and creative roles. She joined Insider Inc. in 2017 after nearly 11 years...
Kali Palmer

Marketing Director, EMEA

The Wall Street Journal

Kali Palmer is Marketing Director for The Wall Street Journal | Barron’s Group  in EMEA. In this role she oversees all initiatives for the region including strategic partnerships, bespoke events and trade marketing. Kali began her career at JCDecaux (airport division) in 2006  where she managed media installations at Gatwick, Stansted, Heathrow Express as well...
Rupert Turnbull


Meredith International

A senior Publisher with 20 years’ experience in the media and advertising sector, working on brands including Time, Fortune, HELLO!, Men’s Health, Condé Nast Traveler, House & Garden and GQ. Rupert was at the helm at WIRED for 5 years and oversaw the evolution from print magazine to multi-platform brand. In his current role at...
James Davies

Strategic Account Director, EMEA


With over a decade in the media game, James Davies is the Strategic Account Director in EMEA for Reuters, the World’s largest news organisation. In this role he leads their key accounts and is responsible for driving advertising sales, strategic media, content and marketing across the trusted premium publisher’s integrated cross-platform offering. In addition to...
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