Lynn Lester
Lynn Lester
MD of events and global partnerships
The Drum

Lynn has been working in media and marketing for over 21 years and has spent 17 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 in areas such as New York, Singapore, and London, 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 +250 events including Content and PITCH stages at Web Summit, Global Ace Awards New York, DoubleClick Bid Manager Awards (a Google company) 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 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 eighteen-year-old son and two beautiful cats called Bella and Milo.

My Sessions
Events: Managing the Transition to a Commercially Viable Hybrid Future
Presentation Virtual Platform