NEW CEO AND FESTIVAL DIRECTOR FOR CANNES LIONS
Philip Thomas has been appointed CEO of the Cannes Lions awards, filling the spot vacated after Penny Reid's July resignation. Thomas was most recently managing director of EMAP Media. Longstanding festival organizer Carolyn Lowery, most recently operations director, is taking over as festival director.
“I am pleased to welcome Phil to this important role, which will see him working alongside me in developing Cannes, Eurobest and our recently announced award event in Dubai, the Dubai Lynx,” commented Australia's Terry Savage, Executive Chairman of the Festival.