Our Global Ambassadors

Nick Reed

Oscar Winner and Partner/Co-Founder

As a Global Ambassador, I intend to support the Foundation and its goals. On a personal note, I have known Lance Kawaguchi for a long time and have great respect for his success globally across banking and finance...

Lance is a true visionary leader and has a track record of building and turning around under-performing organizations by implementing a disciplined, efficient, and net results driven approach. He is also deeply passionate about ESG, Diversity & Inclusion, Biotechnology, and creating a high performing environment based on merit. I have been aware for many years that Lance planned to take some time out of his career for social impact, and jumped at the opportunity to work with him when he asked me to be a Global Ambassador. – Nick

Nicholas (Nick) Reed is an Oscar winning filmmaker and founder of Shareability, the world’s first STORYTECH Company that combines Oscar level storytelling and Silicon Valley technology to break through the noise and build explosive growth for brands.

Clients include major brands like Unilever, Mars, Ford, AT&T, Adobe and celebrities like Cristiano Ronaldo, Leonardo Di Caprio, Rihanna and Dua Lipa to name a few.

At the 2014 Oscars, Nick won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject), for his production of The Lady in Number 6.

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Elizabeth Dillon

Chief Executive Officer
Pictet Asset Management (USA) Corp.

I can’t think of another cause that hits home for me more than brain cancer, I lost my mother to this insidious disease when I was 19 years old. Increasing brain cancer survival rates and quality of life is paramount, until a cure can be found...

I am honoured to have been selected as a Global Ambassador for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and have the utmost respect for Foundation CEO, Lance Kawaguchi.

What Lance has done to modernise the Foundation to become an inclusive workplace and empowering a digital engagement shift to meet the needs of the community it serves, is incredible. It’s a privilege to work with such an impressive group of Global Ambassadors that only someone of Lance’s caliber and passion could amass. - Liz

Elizabeth Dillon (Liz) is the Chief Executive Officer at Pictet Asset Management (USA) Corp., a division of the Pictet Group. Founded in Geneva in 1805, the Pictet Group is an investment-led company, offering asset management, wealth management and related services.

Her appointment as CEO follows nearly two decades of leadership and innovation with the firm, first in Geneva where she began her Pictet career, then in London. Liz's tenure includes fifteen years as Head of US Intermediaries and Subadvisory, a role in which she developed a keen industry expertise and, using her entrepreneurial approach, established and built the firm's multi-billion-dollar US and Global Financial Institutions business.

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Chris Marshall

Head of Strategy

Managing Partner
Search Party

I have experienced firsthand the pain, suffering, and impact of brain cancer – it’s part of my story, losing my father to the disease...

Lance’s relentless passion, enthusiasm, and vision to elevate cancer awareness by collaborating globally, leveraging biotechnology, and supporting the entire patient (and family) journey convinced me to join.

It is also refreshing to work with a CEO such as Lance who challenges the status quo, cuts through bureaucracy, and works at a pace that mirrors the community that he represents – the people impacted by cancer. I am honored to be a Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Global Ambassador and look forward to supporting Lance’s vision for the future. – Chris

Chris Marshall leads the strategy team at Shareability, helping their partners develop customer engagement strategies that leverage digital channels including gaming and streaming, social platforms like YouTube and Instagram, influencers like Dua Lipa and Leonardo DiCaprio, and off-digital opportunities.

Prior to joining Shareability, Chris was the Head of Partnerships at GOOD Media and Upworthy, where he helped develop content campaigns and impact strategies for L'Oreal, Ford, CVS, Walgreens, and Hennessy, among others.

Chris' experience in social impact strategy development, business growth, and his deep understanding of audience engagement defines his approach to working with clients.

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