Chair Of Judges

Stephen Hale OBE

Stephen Hale OBE

Chief Executive, Refugee Action

Stephen is Chief Executive of Refugee Action, a national charity that aims to enable all asylum seekers and refugees to access justice and rebuild their lives successfully in the UK. He was named as the Third Sector charity chief executive of the year in September 2019. Prior to this Stephen worked at Oxfam International as Deputy Advocacy and Campaigns Director from 2010-15, with responsibility for Oxfam’s global campaigns and advocacy. Stephen was Director of the UK charity...

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Meet The Judges

Alex	Murdock

Alex MurdockProfessor Emeritus, London South Bank University

Alex Murdock is Professor Emeritus and previously Head of the Centre for Government and Charity Management at London South Bank...

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Anne-Marie Zaritsky

Anne-Marie ZaritskyHead of Volunteering, Mencap

Anne-Marie has worked in volunteer management for 25 years, both oversees and in the UK; including student volunteering,...

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Arvinda Gohil

Arvinda GohilChief Executive, Central YMCA

Chine McDonald

Chine McDonaldHead of Media & PR, Christian Aid

Chine McDonald has 15 years of experience in journalism and media, as well as communications within the third sector. She...

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David Recchia

David RecchiaCreative Director, The Team

David is a multi-disciplinary designer with over 20 years’ experience across brand strategy, brand identity, brand...

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Fiona Morgan

Fiona MorganOperations Director, Skylarks

Fiona Morgan runs the award-winning charity Skylarks (formerly Me too & Co), an independent charity based in Twickenham which...

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Girish Menon

Girish MenonChief Executive, ActionAid UK

Girish Menon, Chief Executive of ActionAid UK, has worked in social development for over three decades. He started his...

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James Ford

James FordPartner, Barley Communications

James established purpose-driven communication specialists, Barley Communications, in 2016 with Sam Williams after...

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Jo Hobbs

Jo HobbsCEO, British Youth Council

Jo Hobbs Is the Chief Executive of the British Youth Council, the leading charity empowering young people to use their voice...

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Junior Smart

Junior SmartFounder and Business Development Manager SOS Project, St Giles Trust

Junior Smart joined St Giles Trust in 2006 upon his release from prison from where he served a 10 year sentence for a drug and...

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Karin Woodley

Karin WoodleyChief Executive, Cambridge House

Recipient of the Excellence in Diversity Awards 2016 Lifetime Achiever Award, Karin is Chief Executive of Cambridge House (a...

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Kimberly McIntosh

Kimberly McIntoshSenior Policy and Research Officer, Child Poverty Action Group/Runnymede Trust

Kimberly McIntosh is Senior Policy Officer at Child Poverty Action Group and the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading...

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Lekshmi Baburajan

Lekshmi Baburajan

I’m an L&D professional with 10 years experience of working for organisations within the public and third sectors including...

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Mark O'Donnell

Mark O'DonnellGroup Chief Executive, Royal Blind & Scottish War Blinded

Health and social care background with third sector, NHS and central government leadership experience. Currently CEO of a...

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Matt Wynes

Matt WynesDirector of Fundraising, Whizz-Kidz

Matt is Director of Fundraising at Whizz-Kidz, the National Charity for young wheelchair users. Whizz-Kidz provides vital...

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Matthew Hann

Matthew HannHead of Communications, Home-Start UK

Matt has worked in charity communications for over 10 years, in both UK and international focused charities. Matt has taken...

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Nilesha Chauvet

Nilesha ChauvetManaging Director, GOOD

Nilesha Chauvet is the Managing Director of GOOD. With almost 25 years of Client leadership experience, Nilesha is a Global...

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Pete	Snell

Pete SnellAssociate Creative Director, GOOD

A strategic creative, with over a decade of experience working at brand agencies both big and small. Has spent the past three...

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Poppy Jaman

Poppy JamanCEO, City Mental Health Alliance

Poppy Jaman OBE is a global ambassador for mental health in the workplace. A social entrepreneur and CEO of the City Mental...

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Ravi	Gurumurthy

Ravi GurumurthyChief Executive Officer, Nesta

Ravi joined Nesta in December 2019, having previously founded and led the Airbel Innovation Lab at the International Rescue...

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Rebecca Boseley

Rebecca BoseleyHead of Marketing and PR, Gloucestershire Gateway Trust

Rebecca Boseley is Head of Marketing and PR for Gloucestershire Gateway Trust. Prior to joining them two years ago she spent...

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Sabrina Droom

Sabrina DroomHead of Strategic Planning, Unicef UK

Sabrina has been part of the charity sector for over 18 years working in a range of strategy and analysis roles. She is currently...

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Sarah Chamberlain

Sarah ChamberlainResponsible Business Manager, Lloyd's

Sarah Chamberlain is a CSR professional dedicated to forming valuable strategic corporate/charity partnerships through effective...

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Sarah McCullough

Sarah McCulloughDeputy Director of Fundraising, London's Air Ambulance

Sarah has been with London’s Air Ambulance for six years leading on the growth of income from corporate partnerships which has...

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Shaks Ghosh

Shaks GhoshChief Executive, Clore Social Leadership

Shaks Ghosh CBE Chief Executive, Clore Social Leadership Shaks has a track record of service in the social sector,...

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Sibonile Mathe

Sibonile MatheCommunications & Events Officer, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Sibonile is a communications specialist with over 7 years’ experience in the charitable sector. She is passionate about...

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Sinead Gray

Sinead GrayJoint Managing Director, Kindred

Sinéad is Joint Managing Director at Kindred and former president of Bloom UK, the professional network for women in...

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Tanya Chiwuoke

Tanya ChiwuokeInternational Operations Manager, Christian Aid

Tanya Chiwuoke, is a development worker with 13 years’ experience working for Christian Aid, specialising in systems...

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Terence Lovell

Terence LovellChief Engagement & Marketing Officer, Anthony Nolan

Terence joined Anthony Nolan in November 2018 as a member of the organisation’s strategic leadership team and leads the...

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Tom	Madders

Tom MaddersDirector of Communications and Campaigns, YoungMinds

Tom has spent 15 years at charities including Sense, Mencap, Diabetes UK, and The National Autistic Society in a...

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Tor Edwards

Tor EdwardsHead of Communications, Hospice in the Weald

In my role as Head of Communications I am constantly inspired by the stories we come across, from both the people we care for...

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Wanda Wyporska

Wanda WyporskaExecutive Director, The Equality Trust

Dr Wanda Wyporska, FRSA, is Executive Director at The Equality Trust, the national charity that campaigns to reduce...

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Wendy Cotton

Wendy CottonTechnical Line Manager - Social Welfare, Markel UK Limited

Technical Line Manager for Markel, insuring charities and care organisations for over 25 years.

Zoe Grant

Zoe GrantService Manager, Breakout Youth

Zoe Grant is Service Manager for Breakout Youth, an LGBTQ+ charity that supports young people in Hampshire access...

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