Judges

Chair Judge

Julie Bentley, chief executive of Girlguiding and the 2014 winner of Most Admired Chief Executive, will chair the judging panel for this year’s Third Sector Awards.

Last year Bentley won the coveted prize of Most Admired Chief Executive at the Third Sector Awards. Her achievements have included positioning Girlguiding as the "ultimate feminist organisation".

Bentley has been chief executive of Girlguiding since 2012 and was head of the sexual health charity FPA before that. She has also led the personal safety charity the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

She will lead a panel of judges comprising experts from across the charity sector who will come together next month to decide this year’s winners.

Julie Bentley, Chief Executive, Girlguiding

"I am delighted to be the chair of judges for the 2015 awards," she said. "I am passionate about the third sector and I am looking forward to reviewing entries from some great initiatives and about some fantastic people. I will be very proud to celebrate and champion all the work done by charities across the UK."

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Chris Michaeloudis

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David Floyd

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David Hillyard

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Dr Jen ShangProfessor of Marketing, Plymouth University

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Jo Youle

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Lara Burns

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Lily Caprani

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Mark Bishop

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Phil Maguire

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Sacha Langton-Gilks

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Stella Smith

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Stephen Bell

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