Simon Cook Chief Executive Officer, LIONS

Simon Cook is Chief Executive of the LIONS Division, bringing together LIONS, WARC, Contagious and Acuity Pricing to champion creative marketing that matters. Over the past decade, Simon has spearheaded the creation and introduction of two thirds of the Lions awards. Simon has expanded LIONS business which now provides year-round intelligence and advisory services beyond its flagship event, Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity. Simon is deeply passionate about the work and is a tireless advocate for creative marketing excellence that drives business performance. He also founded the Global Chief Marketing Officers Growth Council. Prior to joining Lions, Simon worked on the agency side and has been involved in the branded communications industry and Lions for over 15 years.