Dame Cilla Snowball CBE

Power List 2017
Group Chairman & Group CEO, AMCV BBDO

Cilla joined AMV BBDO in 1992 as the agency’s first New Business Director. Twenty six years later, she oversees the AMV Group in the UK.

Cilla sits on the boards of BBDO Worldwide and Derwent London plc and is a member of the Facebook EMEA Client Council.  She chairs the Women’s Business Council and the GREAT Private Sector Council.

Cilla was made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2017 for services to advertising, diversity and equality. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of Birmingham in July 2017.

Most importantly, she is Fred, Albert and Rosie’s mum.

What does Northern Power Women mean to you?

NPW is an incredible group of leaders, showcased and mobilised to drive change in diversity.

What is your greatest achievement?

Working with and for such a strong work team supported by my wonderful family at home.

Why is it important to champion role models in the North?

Because accessible, authentic role models inspire other and we need more.