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Lynn Lester

Lynn Lester

MD Events and Global Partnerships, The Drum

Lynn has been working in media and marketing for over 24 years and has spent 18 of them helping The Drum become one of the largest industry titles in the world. She sits on the exec leadership team and has strategic input into the direction of the business globally, across all areas including publishing, membership products and events.
Her global remit has allowed her to expand the business internationally, driving growth across US, APAC and EMEA, bringing together thousands of people from across the whole spectrum of the industry’s ecosystem. Recently she led the team through major digital transformation, to focus on the virtual world and rapidly become a highly sought-after experiential content and events proposition, now offering white label solutions to clients.
She spends much time working on strategic partnerships with some of the biggest tech giants, agencies, and brands. She is a professional emcee and has hosted and spoken at +300 events including Content and PITCH stages at Web Summit, Global Ace Awards New York, DoubleClick Bid Manager Awards (a Google company), Independent Publishers Conference, HubSpot CX Spotlight, and many of The Drum’s flagship awards and conferences. She is well-versed at judging industry awards including Event Industry Awards 2020, Awards Awards, PPA Awards, and The Drum Experiential Awards.
Previously Lynn worked for News International (now News UK) and Business a.m. in commercial, promotional and circulation roles.
But most importantly, she is a proud mum to her 19-year-old son and two beautiful cats called Bella and Milo.