Judges

Chair Of Judges

Deborah Alsina, Chief Executive, Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer

“The Third Sector Awards shine a well-deserved spotlight on charities that are creative, innovative and impactful. Winning a Third Sector award is the gold standard of recognition for charities, it’s sought after and well respected in the sector. For those charities working on your all-important entry form, I will be specifically looking at nominations that pack a punch, and can demonstrate the impact of their work through statistics, case studies and a strong evidence ba...

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Meet The Judges

Adam Petrie

Adam PetrieAssistant Director, Brand and Strategic Communications, CLIC Sargent

Adam has a big passion for the sector, having worked predominantly for not-for-profits since leaving the world of football stickers 15 years ago. ...

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Alex Smith

Alex SmithFounder, Harrison's Fund

Alex is the Founder and chief executive of Harrison’s Fund, a medical research charity launched in 2012 after his eldest son Harrison was diagno...

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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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Athar Abidi

Athar AbidiSocial Media Manager, British Heart Foundation

With close to a decade’s digital experience within the sector Athar has seen the digital communication landscape shift drastically from DMs and emai...

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Caroline	Mackenzie

Caroline Mackenziecelebrity liaison manager, Sparks at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Caroline Lee-Davey

Caroline Lee-DaveyChief Executive, Bliss

Caroline joined Bliss as Chief Executive in November 2014; she also sits on the Executive Committee of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine. ...

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Craig Deardon-Phillips

Craig Deardon-PhillipsManaging Director, Stepping Out

Craig set Stepping Out up because he could see the potential for public services to be transformed by the introduction of enterprise. A high reputatio...

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Edward Tait

Edward TaitDirector of Fundraising, ActionAid

I was delighted to be part of the team that won two Third Sector Excellence Awards last year and can't wait to see the nominations for this year. ...

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Emma Drackford

Emma DrackfordHead of Communications, Electrical Safety First

Emma is Director of Communications for Electrical Safety First, where she heads up PR and marketing, public affairs and policy, research a...

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Helena Wiltshire

Helena WiltshireHead of PR and Consumer Partnerships, Save the Children

Helena has been with Save the Children for 5 years as Head of PR and more recently Head of Consumer Partnerships. Helena and her PR team are responsib...

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James Taylor

James TaylorHead of Campaigns, Public Affairs and Policy, Scope

James is Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs at Scope. James leads the charity’s social change work to influence government, busine...

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Jane Ide

Jane IdeChief Executive, NAVCA

Jane joined NAVCA as Head of Member Engagement in September 2016 and was appointed Chief Executive in July 2017. She now leads a small team in th...

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Jemma Temple

Jemma TempleSenior Ambassador & Celebrity Relations Manager, Breast Cancer Care

Jemma has been the Senior Ambassador & Celebrity Relations Manager at Breast Cancer Care for 10 years overseeing celebrity work with their Patrons,...

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Jessica Taplin

Jessica TaplinChief Executive, Vinspired

Jo Keller

Jo KellerVolunteering Engagement and Support Manager, RNIB

Jo Keller is Volunteering Engagement and Support Manager at RNIB and a fundraising group volunteer with Cancer Research UK. Jo has worked in the chari...

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John McKie

John McKiecelebrity manager, Diabetes UK

John Williams

John WilliamsVice Chair, Association of Chairs

John is Vice Chair of the Association of Chairs, set up in 2013 to support Chairs of charities and other non-profits. John has a professional bac...

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Julia Oliver

Julia OliverHead, Not-for-Profit Practice, Odgers Berndtson

Julia Oliver is the Head of the Not-for-Profit practice at Odgers Berndtson. She has worked as an executive search consultant for over seventeen years...

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Katherine Scott

Katherine ScottCorporate Partnerships Manager, Together for Short Lives

Katherine joined Together for Short Lives as Corporate Partnerships Manager in 2016 after completing her PhD in Psychology. Katherine has been respons...

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Keith Wilson

Keith WilsonMarketing Manager, Naomi House & Jacksplace

Keith has been at Naomi House & Jacksplace for 7 years and is the hospice charity’s Head of Marketing. He manages a comparatively small team that co...

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Lindsay Hodgson

Lindsay HodgsonCharity Consultant, Catch Impact

Freelance charity consultant specialising in social research and impact measurement across a range of sectors including mental health, homelessnes...

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Louise Smith

Louise SmithDirector of fundraising & Customer Engagement, Stonewall

Louise has been the Director of Fundraising at Stonewall since April 2016. Louise leads a team responsible for a traditional fundraising mix of commun...

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Lucy Findlay

Lucy FindlayManaging Director, Social Enterprise Mark

Lucy Findlay FRSA is the founding Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark CIC, set up in 2010 and now internationally acclaimed. Publicly reco...

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Malcolm Tyndall

Malcolm TyndallDirector of Fundraising, Whizz-Kidz

Malcolm started his career in politics before moving into the Third Sector over 20 years’ ago. In a wide ranging career he has run national teams ...

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Mandy Johnson

Mandy JohnsonChief Executive, Small Charities Coalition

Mandy Johnson is the Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition – a charity that exists to make life easier for all small charities across the...

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Nigel Linacre

Nigel Linacrechair, WellBoring

Nigel Linacre is co-founder and Chair of WellBoring, a charity that has transformed 46 rural African school-centred communities since forming in 2...

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Nina	Walker

Nina WalkerFundraising Strategy and Performance Director, Stroke Association

Nina has worked in the non-profit sector for 12 years, predominantly in Fundraising roles. She has held various roles at the Stroke Association an...

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Pascale Nichols

Pascale NicholsHead of Central Finance, Amnesty International

Pascale started her career at Deloitte LLP in the audit practice, specialising in technology, media and telecoms clients. In 2009 she moved in...

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Paul Bott

Paul BottChief Executive, Vista Blind

Starting as a Support Worker in a registered home Paul has spent the last 24 years working in charities. After working in national roles for Scope ...

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Paul Nezandonyi

Paul NezandonyiCommunications Consultant and Interim PR Manager, Metatale

Paul Nezandonyi runs Metatale, a PR and communications consultancy specialising in the charity, education and not-for-profit sectors. Paul is ...

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Rob Powell

Rob PowellHead of Pro Bono & CSR, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

ob Powell is Head of Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion (CR&I) at Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP. He manages the full breadth of activities...

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Rosannah Dawood

Rosannah Dawoodhead of events & IAOF, Save the Children UK

Rosannah joined Save the Children in April 2018, to lead their Events and In Aid of Fundraising portfolio. Previously, she spent 12 years at C...

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Ruth Richards

Ruth RichardsDirector of Marketing and Digital, Place2Be

Ruth is currently Director of Marketing and Digital at Place2Be. She has worked in the charity sector for over thirteen years, with extensive expe...

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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 West

Sarah WestHead of Communications, Plan International UK

Sarah joined Plan as Head of Communications in May 2016 and took up the role as Director in April 2018, having come from World Cancer Research Fun...

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Vicky Reeves

Vicky ReevesManaging Director and Deputy Group CEO, WPN Chameleon

Computer scientist, founded Chameleon. Won Best Women in Technology Award. Also a trustee of the British Museum.

Zoe Grant

Zoe GrantDirector of Volunteering, Over the Wall

Zoe Grant has been the Director of Volunteering of Over The Wall since 2013. Under her leadership the volunteer programme has been transformed, bo...

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