Melissa Noakes

Head of Sponsorship & Events, Santander UK

Melissa is the Head of Sponsorship & Events for Santander UK. She has delivered award winning global brand experiences and sponsorship activations for Santander, Sony Mobile/Sony Ericsson, Sony, Shell, L'Oreal, Budweiser, Jack Daniels, and Disney to name just a few. Her passion for the industry led her to co-found Elevate, the UK's largest mentoring program for the events industry, which has now supported over 1,500 event professionals in their career development. She also regularly guest lectures at several universities helping inspire the next generation of event professionals.