Central London team
Bernie Emery, Chair, PGCE, DipM, MCIM, MBA
Bernie Emery brings to the role of Team Leader many years experience in the media and creative sector. Her career also includes teaching Business and Management, and acting as sector lead for Creative Industries while at Business Link for London. Currently, she’s Sales and Marketing Director for the Nisai Group as well as business coach to a number of growing London SMEs. Bernie is a judge on the National Chamber Business Awards, a strategic adviser to Liquid Design and Marketing, a Trustee of The Video College and a non-executive Director of Granby and Toxteth Development Trust. She plays a key role in the annual Women in Marketing series and is the Treasurer of the Creative Communications Marketing Interest Group.
Ade joined The Institute after studying the Advanced Certificate and Post-Graduate Diploma. She is a Sales Consultant in the consumer division of the luxury brand Swarovski, the global manufacturers and retailers of cut crystal. “I decided I wanted to meet more marketers,” explains Ade, “my sales consultant role was not meeting my need to connect with other marketers.” She joined the Central London branch in 2003 which led to her conceiving and project managing the first Women in Marketing Conference, held in 2004. Ade has since extended this to creating the first Women in Marketing Awards in 2010. Ade is an alumna member of The University of the Arts, enhancing her interest in the creative sector. Her marketing experience spans roles in regeneration, the local community and in the charity sector.
Jadwiga Brzask-Makiela, MA
Jag studied marketing at Cracow University of Economics in Poland from 1996 -2001, and later here in UK, at Oxford College of Marketing. She joined the Central London team in 2010 and is actively involved in helping with the Women in Marketing Conference and Awards events. Jag is also a key member of the monthly Meet with Drinks events where she helps Bernie with the organisation. Currently Jag works in Administration for lawyers Clyde & Co, and she achieved a Masters Degree in Marketing from Cracow University.