Michael Magee, Mars
Michael Magee is Vice President of Marketing for Mars Chocolate UK. Michael is responsible for marketing all of Mars' well known chocolate portfolio, a stable of brands that include 6 of the top 10 confectionery brands in the UK.
Michael joined Mars in 2010 as SNICKERS® Global Brand Director before moving to his current role in 2011. Michael has been involved in running FMCG brands and businesses since the start of his career - a native Australian, Michael previously worked for Kraft Foods as Marketing Director for their Australia and New Zealand business. Before Kraft he spent 18 years at Cadbury Schweppes in a variety of commercial and marketing roles, joining as a graduate trainee from Monash University, Melbourne. Michael now lives in the UK with his wife and daughter. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute (AFAMI) and is a Committee Member of The Alfred Foundation, where he has provided pro-bono marketing and strategic planning support for Melbourne's leading trauma hospital.
(Judge: 2015, 2014, 2013)