Judges

Chair Of Judges

Claire Horton

Claire joined the Home in the role of Chief Executive in June 2010. Formerly Chief Operating Officer for the Variety Club of Great Britain (the Variety Club Children’s Charity), she brings a wealth of experience from both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors having spent 16 years in senior management positions; the past 12 at CEO/Board level. Prior to the Variety Club she was Chief Executive of the University of Warwick Students' Union for six years. Commercially, Claire ha...

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Meet The Judges

Adam Petrie

Adam PetrieDirector of Communications , Shooting Star Chase

Adam has a big passion for the sector, having worked predominantly for not-for-profits since leaving the world of editing football sticker collect...

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Andrew O'Brien

Andrew O'BrienHead of Policy and Engagement, Charity Finance Group

Andy Powell

Andy PowellAssociate Creative Director, GOOD Agency

Andy has 20 years' experience creating above, below and through-the-line campaigns for a huge range of clients. Today, Andy has creative r...

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Anna Fletcher

Anna FletcherHead of Corporate Partnerships, Place2Be

Anna is the Head of Corporate Partnerships at Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity who provide in-school support to improve the emotiona...

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Caitlin Dean

Caitlin DeanChair, Pregnancy Sickness Support

Caitlin Dean is a nurse specialist in Hyperemesis Gravidarum, blogger, author and the Chairperson of Pregnancy Sickness Support. In addition t...

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Camilla Bowry

Camilla BowryFounder, Sal's Shoes

CJ Bowry is the founder of Sal's Shoes a charity that collects pre-loved children's shoes and finds them new feet. By harnessing social media ...

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Craig Deardon-Phillips

Craig Deardon-PhillipsManaging Director, Stepping Out

Diana Gornall

Diana GornallDirector of Fundraising and Development, Arthritis Care

Emma Woods Bolger

Emma Woods BolgerAssistant Director, Community Foundation for Calderdale

Emma was the winner of last year’s Third Sector Fundraising Team of the year award in recognition of the Community Foundations Flood Fund Appeal whi...

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Girish Menon

Girish MenonChief Executive, ActionAid UK

Girish Menon, Chief Executive of ActionAid UK, has worked in social development for three decades. He started his career with the Aga Khan Rur...

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Hannah Kubie

Hannah KubiePartner, Stone King

Hannah Kubie is a Partner in the Charity & Social Enterprise team at Stone King LLP, a market-leading firm for Charity law. Hannah advises ...

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Julie Milnes

Julie MilnesHead of Corporate Partnerships, British Red Cross

Julie is Head of Corporate Partnerships at the British Red Cross, leading the team in developing and delivering strategic corporate partnerships. ...

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Justin Davis-Smith

Justin Davis-SmithSenior Research Fellow, Cass Business School

Justin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School. He was previously Chief Executive of Volunteerin...

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Kirsty Marrins

Kirsty MarrinsFreelance Digital Communications

Passionate about using digital channels to communicate with and for charities, Kirsty is a freelance digital communications specialist and accredi...

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Laura Doughty

Laura DoughtyDeputy Chief Executive , Volunteering Matters

Laura joined Volunteering Matters in September 2014. In her role, she leads on brand, communications, strategy and income generation. Laur...

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Lucy Findlay

Lucy FindlayManaging Director, Social Enterprise Mark

Mark Smith

Mark SmithChief Executive, Naomi House & Jacksplace

Mark is the Chief Executive of Naomi House & Jacksplace, Hospices for children and young adults in Winchester. Originally appointed as Directo...

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Neil Peters

Neil PetersProject Manager, Samaritans

Neil joined Samaritans in 2011 and is currently Project Manager for Samaritans' partnership with the rail industry - delivering the 'Tackling ...

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Nick Radmore

Nick RadmoreDeputy Director of Brand & Content, Great Ormand Street Hospital

Nicola Masters

Nicola MastersDirector, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal

Nicola Masters co-founded the Grand Appeal, and leads the award-winning charity across multiple brands, developing new initiatives to fund lif...

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Oonagh Goodman

Oonagh GoodmanHead of Marketing and Communications, Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Oonagh Goodman is marketing and communications lead for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. She has over 25 years’ experience of fundraising and mar...

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Paul Cullen

Paul CullenCelebrity and VIP Manager, Macmillan

Paul has headed up the Celebrity & VIP Team at Macmillan Cancer Support since August 2013, prior to which he managed the celebrity relationships a...

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Peter Gilheany

Peter GilheanyDirector, Forster Communications

Peter has spent nearly 25 years working with the voluntary sector to create compelling social change campaigns. He is PR director at Forster Communica...

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Phil Maguire

Phil MaguireChief Executive, Prison Radio Association

Phil worked in the fields of social work and education before following his passion for radio. After gaining an MA in Broadcast Journalism he went on ...

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Prem Goyal

Prem GoyalCommon Councilman, City of London

Prem Goyal OBE JP is CEO of Global Markets Consultants (GMC). GMC provides management consultancy to investment banks in London and New York. GMC was ...

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Rachael Bayley

Rachael BayleyHead of Volunteering Development, Save the Children

Rachael is the Head of Volunteering Development at Save the Children, where she leads on developing the volunteering strategy, framework and c...

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Rachael Gant

Rachael GantHead of Marketing and Communications, Media Trust

Rachel Walker

Rachel WalkerSenior Celebrity & VIP Manager, Marie Curie

Rachel originally worked in the record industry and spent 18 years helping the careers of a variety of international artists, including Mark Ronso...

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Richard Davidson

Richard DavidsonEngagement Director, Anthony Nolan

UK blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan has recently appointed Richard Davidson as Director of the newly formed Engagement Division. Richard was previou...

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Rosalind Oakley

Rosalind OakleyExecutive Director, Association of Charitable Foundations

Ros Oakley is Executive Director and co–founder of the Association of Chairs. The association was launched in October 2013 to support non-profit Cha...

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Sarah Browning

Sarah BrowningInternal communications specialist, Browning York

Sarah is a freelance people communications specialist, with nearly 15 years experience working with charities and other not-for-profit organisatio...

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Sarah McCullough

Sarah McCulloughHead of Philanthropy and Partnerships, London Air Ambulance

Sarah has worked for London’s Air Ambulance for three years leading on the growth of income from corporate partnerships which has doubled in that ti...

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Vicky Browning

Vicky BrowningChief Executive, ACEVO

Vicky Browning has headed up ACEVO, the network of civil society leaders, since February 2017. Great leaders make the biggest difference. ...

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Vicky McDermott

Vicky McDermottChief Executive, Papworth Trust & Chair, Care and Support Alliance

Victoria Hill

Victoria HillDirector, Growing Support

Zoe Bailie

Zoe BailieDirector of Brand & Innovation, The Mix

Zoë is Director of Brand and Innovation at The Mix with a focus on Marketing, Communications, Content and Research. She was part of the senio...

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