Meet The Judges

Alan Price

Alan PriceChief Executive Office – Croner Group Limited, Peninsula

Liverpool-born Alan Price FCIPD, CMgr, FCMI is a successful entrepreneur and senior business figure.   Alan Price is senior director for th...

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Anna Kyprianou

Anna KyprianouPro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Professional and Social Services, Middlesex University

Anna is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences at Middlesex University and for the past ...

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Asif Sadiq

Asif SadiqHead of Diversity and Inclusiveness FS UK, Ernst & Young

Asif is a leading Diversity and Inclusion expert with a background in establishing and sustaining stability across international relations, diver...

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Brad Taylor

Brad TaylorDirector of People, CIPD

Brad is the CIPD’s Director of People. He leads CIPD’s own HR and people development function, ensuring that the organisation is able to achi...

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Cary Cooper

Cary Cooper50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology & Health, Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE is the 50 th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at ALLIANCE Manchester Business School of th...

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Chris Schiller

Chris SchillerManaging Director and Lead Development Consultant, Archway Management Training & Development Ltd

Chris is a highly successful and dynamic consultant trainer that challenges traditional approaches to learning & development. He specialises in interp...

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Clive Shepherd

Clive Shepherd

In a career spanning more than 35 years, Clive has headed up a corporate training function, co-founded a leading multimedia development busin...

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David D'Souza

David D'SouzaHead of London, Head of Engagement (Branches), CIPD

David is the CIPD’s Membership Director and is responsible for the growing our membership and ensuring we connect effectively with the profession t...

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Debbie Alder

Debbie AlderHR Director, Department for Work and Pensions

Debbie is a Fellow CIPD – starting her career in Human Resources from University with Marks & Spencer. She has experience in retail, manufacturi...

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Dick Barton

Dick BartonHR Director, Sogeti UK

When I arrived at Sogeti, HR was a mess: the pay review had been postponed, as had the flexible benefits renewal and pension autoenrolment. T...

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Edward Houghton

Edward HoughtonSenior Research Advisor for Human Capital and Governance, CIPD

Edward Houghton is the CIPD's Senior Research Advisor for Human Capital and Governance.  Since joining the institute in 2013 he has been respons...

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Eleanor Whitehouse

Eleanor WhitehouseDeputy Editor, People Management

Eleanor Whitehouse is deputy editor of People Management magazine. Prior to joining PM, she worked as an advertising copywriter, NHS communica...

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Ella Bennett

Ella BennettGroup People Director, EasyJet

Before joining easyJet, Ella was HR Director at Sainsbury’s Argos with responsibility for all aspects of people and HR integration in combining...

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Esther O'Halloran

Esther O'HalloranDirector, MND Association

HR Consultant & Business Coach; providing integrated practical bespoke HR & Business solutions to help organisations grow A confident, outgoing ...

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Gabriella Driver

Gabriella DriverHead of Leadership & Talent Development, Pret A Manger

Gabriella is currently Head of Leadership & Talent Development at Pret A Manger Ltd and has held senior leadership development and talent roles in a n...

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Gill White

Gill WhiteCommercial and Capability Director, CIPD

Gill joined CIPD in July 2012 as Head of CIPD Training and was appointed a Director for the newly formed directorate of Careers & CPD in September 20...

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Heather Bond

Heather BondStandards Adviser, CIPD

Heather joined the Insight and Futures team in 2014 and represents the CIPD as an expert on British and International Standards Committees that are ...

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Jo Mosley

Jo MosleyHR Director, Salvation Army

Jo is HR Director for the Salvation Army, where she has worked for the last year and has previously been a senior leader at Guide Dogs for the Bl...

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John McGurk

John McGurkHead of Scotland and Northern Ireland, CIPD

After a varied career from driving trains through roles as an academic and strategically advising unions, Dr McGurk joined CIPD in 2007.  Starti...

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Jonathan Ferrar

Jonathan FerrarCo-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Insight222

Jonathan Ferrar is a respected consultant, speaker, author and business advisor in HR strategy, workforce analytics, and the Future of...

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Jonny Briggs

Jonny BriggsGroup Head of Talent Acquisition, Aviva

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

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Karen Ver

Karen VerDigital Projects Manager, CIPD

Karen is the Digital Projects Manager at the CIPD. Karen’s career spans almost 20 years in Learning and Development, and has included IT traini...

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Katherine Bassey

Katherine BasseyHead of Staff Engagement and Innovation, UNISON

Katherine Bassey is an Organisational Development practitioner and Executive Coach.  She works for UNISON as Head of Staff Engagement & Innovation&...

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Lizzie Crowley

Lizzie CrowleySkills Policy Advisor, CIPD

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

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Louisa Baczor

Louisa BaczorResearch Associate, CIPD

Louisa Baczor joined the CIPD in 2015, specialising in research on professionalism in HR. She is also currently leading on a project exploring em...

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Louise Fisher

Louise FisherDirector HR Operations, International Countries, Xerox

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

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Mark Ramsook

Mark RamsookSales & Marketing Director, Willis Towers Watson

Mark Ramsook, Sales & Marketing Director, Willis Towers Watson Health & Benefits (H&B) Mark has over 15 years of experience advising compa...

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Melanie Green

Melanie GreenResearch Associate, CIPD

Melanie joined the CIPD in 2017 as a Research Associate, and conducts research on a variety of topics including digital learning and inclusion. ...

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Michael Kelly

Michael KellyCIPD Vice-President Membership and Education

Michael is a former CIPD Vice-President Membership and Education, chair of the Institute’s Quality Assurance panel and has engaged in the devel...

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Michelle Parry-Slater

Michelle Parry-SlaterLearning & Development Director, Kairos Modern Learning

A workplace learning innovator, Michelle heads up consultancy Kairos Modern Learning. Here she drives cultural shift from ‘Injection Education...

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Mike Beesley

Mike BeesleyCEO, RSG Plc

With more than three decades in the recruitment industry, Mike is Chief Executive of national recruitment organisation Resource Solutions Group (...

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Neil Morrison

Neil MorrisonDirector, Strategy, Culture & Innovation, Penguin Random House UK

After starting his working life as a lecturer in psychology, Neil Morrison worked in a variety of HR roles at FTSE100 companies, including Re...

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Pash Reddy

Pash ReddyHead of Learning, Deloitte Consulting

Pash Reddy is a highly skilled Senior Learning and Development professional with over 15 years of experience within the Professional and Financial Se...

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Paul Deemer

Paul DeemerHead of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers

Paul has been a HR professional for over 30 years. He has worked in local government, the voluntary sector and the health service – with particu...

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Paul Devoy

Paul DevoyCEO, Investors in People Community Interest Company

Paul has been heading up Investors in People since August 2011. Investors in People is the Standard for people management, held by thousands of or...

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Perry Timms

Perry TimmsChief Energy Officer, People & Transformational HR (PTHR)

Perry Timms is a global & TEDx speaker, consultant and award-winning writer on the future of work, HR & learning; which was recognised by hi...

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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 current role Peter ...

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Rachel Lewis

Rachel LewisOccupational Psychologist

Dr Rachel Lewis is a Registered Occupational Psychologist, who works both as an academic (in the role of Associate Professor in Occupational Psych...

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Rachel Suff

Rachel SuffPolicy Adviser, 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 working lives.​ R...

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Robert Jeffery

Robert JefferyEditor, People Management

Robert Jeffery is editor of People Management magazine, as well as overseeing the production and editorial development of Work. magazine for CIPD ...

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Ruth Stuart

Ruth StuartHead of Strategy Development, CIPD

Ruth is the Head of Strategy Development at the CIPD, responsible for developing and evolving the CIPD’s long-term strategy. She joined the CI...

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Sarah Corney

Sarah CorneyHead of Digital Production, CIPD

With over 20 years’ experience in publishing and digital content, I’ve worked for the CIPD since 2013. I manage the teams responsible for the...

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Shakil Butt

Shakil ButtHHR Hero, HR Hero for Hire.

Shakil is a values driven, accomplished, award winning HR professional, with over 20 years of experience leading an award winning global ...

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Steven Cox

Steven CoxVice President, Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador, Fujitsu

Steven has held a range of strategic leadership roles in Fujitsu, until recently being responsible for its UK Public Sector and Transport busine...

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Tim Pointer

Tim PointerHRD and Chartered Fellow, CIPD

Tim is an international HRD and Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, whose work has been recognised by a number of Awards including CIPD People Managem...

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Tina Mason

Tina Mason

Tina trained and qualified as a chartered accountant before moving within EY to other roles, including in learning and development and in knowled...

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Victoria Winkler

Victoria WinklerHead of Membership and Qualifications, CIPD

Victoria Winkler is Director of Professional Development at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. As Director of Professi...

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Warren Howlet

Warren HowletHead of HR Content, CIPD

Warren is the CIPD’s Head of HR Content. He has responsibility for the professional development and learning products, digital content, tool...

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