The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has released the names of the first jury presidents for the newly revamped Cannes Lions event in June. 

The selected group of industry leaders are tasked, as they are each year, with judging the best work in the world to win the Lions awards, alongside their jury teams. “With all the changes we’ve introduced to the awards architecture, this year’s Jury Presidents have joined at an exciting time of renewal for the festival," said Jose Papa, MD of Cannes Lions. "Every one of our Presidents is a leader in their field and I’m sure that the 2018 juries will be ably directed under their expert guidance.”

The festival opened for entries on 18 January with a final deadline of 20 April. The 2018 edition of Cannes Lions runs 18-22 June.  

Jury Presidents for Lions within the Communications, Good, Entertainment, Health and Impact tracks are confirmed as follows: 


The big creative idea, where campaigns are brought to life through brilliant partnerships, people and storytelling. 

Film Lions: David Lubars, CCO, BBDO Worldwide, chairman BBDO North America

Radio & Audio Lions: Jo McCrostie, CD, Global

Print & Publishing Lions: Kate Stanners, chairwoman & global CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi

Outdoor Lions: Chris Garbutt, CCO, TBWA

Design Lions: Johnny Tan, ECD APAC, 72andSunny

Mobile Lions: Jay Morgan, Innovations Director, The Monkeys

Titanium Lions: Colleen DeCourcy, CCO, Wieden + Kennedy


Going beyond brand purpose to use creative communications to shift culture, create change and positively impact the world. 

Sustainable Development Goals Lions: Mark Tutssel, Global CCO, Leo Burnett Worldwide and creative chairman, Publicis Communications

Glass: The Lion for Change: Madonna Badger, founder and CCO, Badger & Winters


Celebrating creativity that goes beyond branded communications to create authentic entertainment that engages consumers and impacts culture. 

Entertainment Lions: Debbi Vandeven, global CCO, VML

Entertainment Lions for Music: Lori Feldman, EVP strategic marketing, Warner Bros. Records


Celebrating creativity in branded communications in this highly innovative but fiercely regulated sector with the unique power to truly change lives.

Health & Wellness Lions: R. John Fidelino, ECD, InterbrandHealth

Pharma Lions: Rich Levy, CCO, FCB Health


Celebrating commercial creative effectiveness and the techniques used to measure and impact branded communications. 

Creative Effectiveness Lions: Fernando Machado, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King