Margaret Jobling

Group Chief Marketing Officer, British Gas


Margaret has spent the majority of her marketing career in FMCG working on some iconic brands such as Lynx, Dove, Radox, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Birds Eye. She moved into the utilities sector in 2014 when she joined British Gas as Director of Marketing. She has more recently taken on additional Global responsibility as Group Marketing Director for Centrica.

She spent 15 years in Unilever working in various local, European and Global businesses on brands such as Dove, Lynx, Impulse and Vaseline. Some of her key achievements included launching Dove deodorant across Europe; delivering the first ever global Lynx campaign and winning a Cannes Gold Lion for Lynx “Getting Dressed” campaign.

She then ran UK Marketing for Sara Lee responsible for the Home and Body Care business. During that time she launched the first ever award winning “time to be selfish” brand campaign for Radox which turned around the performance of the brand.

In 2009 she joined Cadbury where she was responsible for iconic brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Wispa, Twirl, Flake and Caramel before moving to Birds Eye as UK Marketing Director where she was responsible for the marketing products that we’ve all grown up with such as fish fingers, peas and waffles.

At the end of 2014 she left FMCG to join the utilities sector and took on the challenge of transforming British Gas, one of the most recognised household brands in the UK. At the beginning of 2016 she was appointed as Group Marketing Director for Centrica with a remit to build marketing capability across the global business units.

Margaret lives in Surrey with her own qualitative study group of 4 children and a Great Dane called Archie. In her spare time she acts as a taxi service for her children, gets taken out for a walk by the dog, tries to run and occasionally gets a chance to sleep.

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