Meet the D&AD Impact Council

The D&AD Impact Council is made up of senior figures from across the creative, social entrepreneur, Venture Capital and NGO space and exists to support and represent D&AD Impact’s mission to drive creativity that powers change.

Janet Scardino

CEO Comic Relief USA

Janet Scardino is a creative media executive who has grown successful television, mobile and online businesses in the US and internationally. A general manager and accomplished brand marketer, she has launched and operated multi-platform businesses for some of the world's most recognized media brands, including MTV, Disney Channel, AOL, Reuters and American Idol.

Janet loves start-ups and has spearheaded over ten new businesses, including Viggle, the first entertainment marketing and rewards platform, where she was CEO. She is currently launching the non-profit Comic Relief in the US. As their first CEO, she is charged with introducing the British cultural phenomenon Red Nose Day in America.

Janet studied at Emerson College in Boston, where she graduated with honors and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications and Television Production. She was honored by The Girl Scouts, received a Highest Leaf Award by The Women's Venture Fund, and was recognized with an Irma Mann Distinguished Speaker Award. Janet and her husband live in NYC.