Meet The Judges

Aggie Mutuma

Aggie MutumaGroup People Director, Argent Foods

Aggie Mutuma is an experienced and passionate HR Leader, coach, mentor and Inclusion champion with a keen passion to suppo...

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Alyson Weeks

Alyson WeeksCommercial Learning Consultant, CIPD

Ally is an HR practitioner with 20 years UK and international experience within small, medium and large blue chip businesses. ...

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Ben Willmott

Ben WillmottHead of Public Policy, CIPD

Ben leads the CIPD’s Public Policy team, which works to inform and shape debate, government policy and legislation in or...

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Caroline Nugent

Caroline NugentDirector of Human Resources, Financial Ombudsman

Nugent is director of HR & OD at the Financial Ombudsman Service As part of the executive, Nugent is responsible ensuring the ...

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Chadi Moussa

Chadi MoussaClient Partner, Let's Talk Talent

Chadi is a Senior HR professional and Occupational Psychologist turned consultant with over 15 years' experience. He's cur...

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Charles Cotton

Charles CottonSenior Adviser, Reward and Performance, CIPD

Charles Cotton is the CIPD’s senior performance and reward specialist. He directs the CIPD’s reward research agenda and is als...

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Elaine Grell

Elaine GrellGroup People Director, The Collective

Eleanor Whitehouse

Eleanor WhitehouseDeputy editor, People Management, Haymarket

Emma Taylor

Emma TaylorUK & Ireland People Director, Tesco

Emma joined Tesco in 2001 as part of the Graduate scheme. As part of her development, she completed a number of roles across t...

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Esther O'Halloran

Esther O'HalloranDirector, EOH Business Solutions

HR Consultant & Business Coach for the last 7 years, providing integrated practical bespoke HR & Business solutions to help or...

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Eugenio Pirri

Eugenio PirriChief People & Culture Officer, Dorchester Collection

A multi-award winning industry leader, Eugenio Pirri has dedicated his 30-year career to ensuring that people are the cornerst...

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Fiona Scott

Fiona ScottSenior Manager, Social Impact, CIPD

Fiona is passionate about the role business can play in addressing key societal issues. She began her career in the third sector ...

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Heather Bond

Heather BondStandards Adviser, CIPD

Heather joined the CIPD in 2002 and represents the CIPD as an expert on British and International Standards Committees that are d...

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Jabbar Sardar

Jabbar SardarHR Director, BBC Studios

Jabbar Sardar is Global HR director for BBC Studios, the commercial subsidiary of the BBC which oversees TV production, ch...

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Jan Smallbone

Jan SmallboneDirector of Learning & Talent Development, Mitchells & Butlers

Janet King

Janet KingDeputy Chief Executive

Starting her career in the civil service, Janet King joined Frimley Park Hospital in 1987 working for West Surrey and North Ea...

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Jemeela Quraishi

Jemeela QuraishiActing Head of Social Impact and Innovation, CIPD

Jill Miller

Jill MillerSenior Policy Adviser - Diversity and Inclusion, CIPD

Jonathan	Smith

Jonathan SmithSenior Lecturer in HRM, Exeter University

Jonny Briggs

Jonny BriggsHead of Talent Acquisition & Inclusion, Aviva

Jonny joined Aviva as the Group Head of Talent Acquisition in January 2016 with responsibility for global recruitment, last ye...

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Juliett Campbell

Juliett CampbellHR Director, Papa Johns

After spending 17 years in aviation and 6 years in hospitality I understand the power of engaging our young people so they can bec...

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Katie Jacobs

Katie JacobsSenior stakeholder lead, CIPD

Katie Jacobs is senior stakeholder lead at the CIPD, the professional body for human resources and people development. She is ...

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Kessar Kalim

Kessar KalimDirector of HR, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Kessar Kalim is an award-winning HR leader with experience spanning across the social work and higher education sectors. Currently...

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Laura Overton

Laura OvertonAnalyst

Lizzie Crowley

Lizzie CrowleySenior Skills Advisor, CIPD

Lizzie leads the CIPD’s programme of research and policy development on the UK skills system. Elizabeth is a policy and researc...

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Louise Fisher

Louise FisherChair of the Board, CIPD

Louise has a successful track record as a senior HR leader and board member in several organisations in many industry sectors. She...

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Melanie Green

Melanie GreenResearch Advisor, CIPD

Melanie joined the CIPD research team in 2017, and conducts research in a number of areas, including D&I and L&D. Recent w...

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Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Michael was Vice-President Membership and Education for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development from 2006 -2011. As V...

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Oli Howard

Oli HowardMembership Strategy Lead, CIPD

Oli is currently responsible for membership projects and proposition development at the CIPD. He has spent most of his career in i...

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Perry Timms

Perry TimmsChief Energy Officer, PTHR

Perry Timms is the founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR - an 8-person squad acting as a global consultancy and setting out to ...

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Peter Sheppard

Peter SheppardGlobal Head of Learning and Excellence, Ericsson

Peter is Global Head of Learning Excellence in Ericsson, a supplier of telecom networks and services in 140 countries. In his...

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Rachel Suff

Rachel SuffSenior Policy Adviser, Employee Relations, CIPD

Rachel Suff joined the CIPD as a senior policy adviser in 2014 to help shape the public policy debate to champion better work and ...

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Sally Austin

Sally AustinGroup HR Director, Wincanton

Sam	Westwood

Sam WestwoodHead of People, The White Company

Sam is Head of People for The White Company taking responsibility for a broad HR agenda including HR Business Partnership, Rew...

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Sarah Corney

Sarah CorneyHead of Digital Experience, CIPD

With almost 25 years’ experience in publishing and digital content, I’ve worked for the CIPD since 2013. I manage the team...

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Stuart Haden

Stuart HadenCommercial Learning Consultant, CIPD

Stuart is the Programme Manager for the CIPD, refreshing, designing and delivering HR Content. A learning and development ...

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Tim Pointer

Tim PointerSVP - People & Culture, CAA-GBG (Creative Artists Agency - Global Brands Group)

Tim Pointer, Global SVP - People & Culture @ CAA-GBG Tim is a global CHRO and Fellow of the CIPD, whose work has been reco...

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Victoria Winkler

Victoria WinklerDirector of Professional Development, CIPD

Victoria is Director of Professional Development at the CIPD, with overall responsibility for professional standards and membe...

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Yetunde Hofmann

Yetunde HofmannNon Executive Director, CIPD

Yetunde Hofmann BA (Hons); MBA; Chartered FCIPD; FRSA; PCC; Integral Coach. Yetunde is a Non-executive Director and Chair of the...

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