Meet the Judges 2019

Here are the the prestigious judges who recided at the inaugural awards in 2019.

Many judge for us regularly, each year and at other awards. Many will be new. All our judges apply to judge. This commitment is vital to the credibility of awards and to ensuring a balanced and independent approach.

Judges are selected based on their experience and qualification. We aim to have large panels of independent businessmen and women, enabling us to allocate a reasonable number of entries to each judge to ensure that the evaluation is thorough.

Cassandra Andrews


Luka Winterborne

Employee Experience Manager

Andrew Bailey

Head of HR

Paul Corke

Author, Leadership Architect, Speaker and Owner

Rebecca Ulyatt

Partnership Director – Blue Sky - Experts in People Change

Hina Sharma

Senior Engagement & Internal Comms Manager - Europe

Donna O’Toole


Peter Ainley-Walker


Karen Dempster

Co-Founder and Author

James Dodkins

Customer Experience Rockstar

Jane Longworth

Co-Founder & Director

Andrew Jones

Communication & Engagement Consultant

Teresa Boughey 

Founder & CEO

Emily Gibson

Director / HR Consultant

Trudy Purchase

Head of Learning & Development

Katherine Duff


Hannah Taylor

Director / HR & Recruitment Consultant

Katy Grêlé

Group HR Director

Derek Bishop


Michele Mees


Ewen MacPherson

People Director

Amy Barnes

Managing Director

Gillian Woodcock

Divisional HR

James Bolle


Sue Colton


Claire Buckland

Managing Consultant

Elouise Leonard-Cross

Occupational Psychologist and Director of Learning & Organisational Development

Laura Ryan

Owner Director, HR Consultancy

Alison Melville

Managing Director

Helen Ginman

CEO and Founder of Unique and Inclusive Wellbeing - Promoting positive Mental Health & Wellbeing. Because it Matters.

David Levenson

Founder and Managing Director

Sarah de Corday-Long

Founder and Managing Director

Haydn Bratt

Pioneer, Partner

Maria Vavoulas

Chief Operating Officer – Executive Director

Janell White

Director / HR Consultant

Linda Taylor

Managing Director of a Human Resource Consultancy

Louise Rogers


Richard Chiumento


Marie Cross

Training Director

Kate Mulcahy

Founder. Accredited Coach.

Helen Gillett

Managing Director

Lewis Tasker

Chief Operating Officer

Wendi Cochrane

HR Director

Paul Addy


Anna Todd

Head of Sales and Service

Katherine Ray

Founder and Director

Annabel Dunstan

Founder & CEO

Diane Law

Head of People Development

Sarah Sen


Marcelle Foxcroft

Head of Resourcing

Olga Wormald

Managing Director

Jo Geraghty


Oyinda Bishi

Head of Global Marketing

Caroline Roberts

Head of People and Talent

Dora Kocur

Group Director of Employee Experience

Victoria Anthony

Group HR Director

Kay Jarvis

Head of Human Resources

Susanna Frost

HR Director

Muge Karayel

Training Manager

Jackie Buttery


Deborah Green


Emma Keeling


Michaela Domestico

Director, HR Europe

Kerry Gidziewicz

Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Samantha North

Operations Director

Katie Lane

L&D Business Partner

Marlan Hardie

People Engagement Officer

Donna Morton

Director / HRIS Consultant

Nick Bass

Global HR Director

Robert Nunn

Head of Learning and Development

Ian Rummels

Founder and Head of Thinking and Possibilities

Claire-Louise Adams

Head of Learning & Development

Michelle Paoloni

External Recruitment Partner

Jonathan Krogdahl

Director, HR Transformation and Change

Gareth Bullen


Ann Roberts

HR Director

Emma Bridger


Glen Walker

Director of People and Organisational Development

Rachel King

Marketing Director

Natalie Brock

Director of Talent

Nick McClelland

Commercial Leader

Andrea Paterson

Founder of The HR Collective and Interim Head of HR Operations

Kate Lincoln

Operations Director

Adina Tarry

AI strategist and Business Coach

Carla Hall

Client Success Director

Difna Blamey

HR Director

Boyden Manns

Head of Insight and Analytics

Alice Herring

HR Director, Global Learning & Development and Engagement

Anton Manley

Chief Client Officer

Alex Bishop

Head of OD & Inclusion

Caroline Cording

Co-Founder, Director

Hazel Stewart

Learning and Organisational Development Director

Karen Sticher


Liz Stokes

People Director

John Renz


Hema Patel

People Director

Nick Lygo-Baker


Tamzyn Furse

Regional Vice President Human Resources, EMEA

Dilip Mahboobani

Vice President Human Resources, UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific

Dawn Bingley

Senior Manager - HR

Shamilla Zahid

Head of HR

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