One of the UK’s most influential digital professionals has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).
Natalie Gross, an LJMU graduate, has been recognised for her outstanding achievement in the digital industry.
She is managing partner of London and Newcastle-based independent digital agency TH_NK, where she is responsible for driving a new vision and growth strategy for the business.
Prior to TH_NK, she spent a decade leading Amaze as managing partner and since 2011 as CEO.
Alongside her Executive commitments, Natalie is actively involved in the UK’s digital and marketing communities. She is a Fellow of the CIM and has spent the last five years as an elected member of Britain’s leading digital membership community (BIMA) board, becoming president in November 2016.
Natalie is also an industry spokesperson and mentor, with a specific focus on digital talent and skills and women in leadership.
The titles are awarded to those who have made an outstanding contribution to society, or an outstanding achievement by an individual in a given field, resonating with the ethos of the university and the city of Liverpool.
Vice-chancellor professor Nigel Weatherill said: “The Honorary Fellows each represent a diversity of professions and an impact of achievements that truly reflects our modern, pioneering university.
“They are chosen as they are an inspiration to both our students and staff and I look forward to their participation in the life of the university through our Fellowship.”
Natalie was one of 11 individuals to be given an Honorary Fellowship, alongside Steve Burrows CBE, Jane Cordell, Dr Steve Garnett, Neena Gill CBE, Lady Edwina Grosvenor, Daniel Libeskind, Paul Lewis CBE, Angela Samata, Sir John Sorrell CBE and Lady Frances Sorrell.