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Judges

The Digital Impact Awards is judged by a panel of expert industry professionals across a range of sectors. Below you will find our fantastic 2019 panel. If you would like to be considered for a place on the 2019 judging panel, please email lauren.ditcher@communicatemagazine.co.uk with a short bio.

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Kristina Blissett

Coats

Head of communications

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Kristina Blissett

Coats

Kristina is head of group communications at Coats.  The FTSE 250 listed company is the world’s leading industrial thread company, with a workforce of 18,000 people across six continents.

Kristina joined Coats in 2012 and leads the team responsible for external and internal corporate communications.  Based at the Group head office at Stockley Park, near Heathrow, the award winning team aims to deliver creative, engaging, timely and relevant communications to diverse and globally disparate stakeholders using an increasing number of channels and tools.  She has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, professional and financial services and has held roles in-house (including PwC, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the City of London Corporation) as well as agency.

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Stéphanie Bonnet

EDF Energy

Head of digital communications and content

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Stéphanie Bonnet

EDF Energy

Stéphanie Bonnet leads EDF Energy’s digital corporate communications, driving the content marketing and social media strategy as well as managing the company-wide digital channels. She developed impactful corporate digital campaigns for the approval of the country’s biggest infrastructure project, Hinkley Point C, the activation of purposeful brand programme Pretty Curious, encouraging girls to get into STEM careers, or the engagement with the innovation ecosphere via the Pulse Awards.

Over her career, both in house and in agencies, Stéphanie helped companies such as Linklaters, Adidas, KPMG, Cadbury, Kraft, HP or Accenture elevate their digital presence.

A bit of a geek, she runs a personal blog at https://fromthepoolside.com

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Charlotte Borthwick

G4S

Digital communications manager

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Charlotte Borthwick

G4S

Charlotte is Global Digital Communications Manager at G4S, the leading global, integrated security company, active in over 90 countries and with around 570,000 employees. 

Charlotte has been at G4S since 2010 and in her current roles she is leading and developing the digital communications strategy as part of the global communications team. This broad role covers everything from website development and SEO to Intranets and social media.

With over ten years experience in communications, Charlotte has previous experience in the security, construction and oil and gas markets.

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Sophie Brendel

V&A

Director of marketing and communications

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Sophie Brendel

V&A

Sophie was appointed director of marketing and communications at the V&A in October 2016. She is responsible for external communications for the V&A’s audiences, visitors and stakeholders, and leads marketing, press, public relations and brand activity for the V&A in the UK and internationally.Prior to joining the V&A, Sophie was Head of Digital Communications at the BBC, where she led PR and communications for digital, technology, R&D and innovation across the BBC, as well as the BBC’s corporate websites, blogs and social media activity. Highlights from the past few years include the BBC’s Make it Digital and micro:bit initiatives, BBC iPlayer, and the London 2012 Olympics.Sophie joined the BBC in 2009 as head of strategic communications, and previously worked for Reuters’ media and global news divisions, based in New York and London. Sophie has an MA in English literature from Edinburgh University, and is a regular communications and digital industry speaker and awards judge.

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Ricardo Carvalho

Fresenius Medical Care

Chief digital officer

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Ricardo Carvalho

Fresenius Medical Care

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Amaris Cole

Church of England

Digital communications and content manager

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Amaris Cole

Church of England

Amaris is the digital communications and content manager for the Church of England, working operationally and strategically with the digital team to deliver a range of projects, including video and audio, social media, website creation and digital communications. She is passionate about the Church creating relevant, quality content for the 21st century.

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Stuart Duncan

Microsoft

Editor in chief and regional market lead

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Stuart Duncan

Microsoft

Stuart currently runs Microsoft News in the UK and Ireland, leading a team charged with telling trusted, relevant, compelling and engaging news stories to over 26 million people each month. As Editor-in-Chief Stuart focus on exceptional digital journalism and data driven decision making, rapidly scaling audience and engagement since starting in 2016. Prior to Microsoft Stuart held senior positions at Bauer Media where he worked on national and regional online and broadcast brands such as Kiss, Magic, Absolute Radio, Empire, Grazia & Heat, leading digital innovation and growth initiatives. Additionally Stuart is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Children’s Society, a charity focused on ending disadvantage amongst children and young adults across the UK.

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Amr Elrawi

Oracle

Director, marketing strategy

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Amr Elrawi

Oracle

Amr Elrawi is an award-winning commercially focused and data-driven marketer, with over 20 years of experience in
Telecom, Technology, Financial Services, and Sports.

Amr is Director Marketing Strategy at Oracle. In his current role he helps Sports, Telco and FS organisations to develop
marketing strategy to drive growth and commercial value.

Before joining Oracle, he was the Head of Acquisition for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, focusing on growing and engaging fans using Data and Marketing Solutions to drive commercial value. He also spent 4 years at Barclaycard driving digital transformation programme. Earlier he spent 5 years at Cisco, leading London 2012 digital sponsorship, and 10 years at Vodafone where he held a number of positions in Service, Communications, Sales
and Marketing.

He also holds an MBA degree from Warwick Business School.

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Andrea Gold

Rolls-Royce

Head of digital and social media

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Andrea Gold

Rolls-Royce

Andrea is an experienced digital communications strategist with over 15 years’ experience of delivering digital solutions. She is currently responsible for the global digital marketing and communications strategy for the Rolls-Royce external channels where she focusses on supporting a large network of internal and external stakeholders across all areas of the business. Previously she has worked at the IOPC and the Met Police. She started her career at the BBC. Andrea has an MA in Digital Culture and lives in North London with her partner and son.

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Chris Hamilton

10 Downing Street

Head of digital

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Chris Hamilton

10 Downing Street

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David Hamilton

The Scouts

Director of communications and marketing

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David Hamilton

The Scouts

David is Director of Communications and Marketing for the Scouts, the largest co-educational youth organisation in the UK, with over 640,000 members. He has embarked on an ambitious strategy to modernise the Movement's image, which has already seen record engagement. He is past chair of the PR and Communications Council and has been named as one of the UK's top charity communicators in the PRWeek Power Book. He is a winner of the PR Director of the Year award and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPR.

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Amy Howard

Nestlé Global Business Services

Head of digital and social media

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Amy Howard

Nestlé Global Business Services

Amy has spent the last 20 years working in the digital world, in some form or another. Currently, and for the last 13 years, she has been working at Nestlé’s headquarters in Switzerland, supporting corporate and brand teams across the world to leverage digital and social media. After studying Biomedical Science at King’s College London, Amy went on to work in television, publishing and consumer trends before joining Nestlé in Corporate Communications. She has a post-graduate diploma in Communicating Science and has always had an interest in human behaviour and flows of communication, transformed by digital today. Her current personal interest is the future of the internet and how we are going to govern and shape it for the future.

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Jennifer Lee

HSBC

Head of Editorial Content, Digital Communications, Global Communications

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Jennifer Lee

HSBC

Jennifer Lee is the Global Head of Editorial Content for Global Communications at HSBC.

Her teams are responsible for creating print, video and social media content and campaigns for the bank’s internal and external global platforms.

Prior to joining HSBC in 2015, Jennifer worked as a journalist for Bloomberg News, reporting and editing news stories for the media company’s television channel and client terminals.  

Jennifer started her career in her hometown of Montreal, Canada and has since lived and worked in Hong Kong, Paris and now London.  

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Penny Mills

Smart Energy GB

Head of digital

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Penny Mills

Smart Energy GB

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Jennifer Minard

The Royal Household

Head of digital engagement

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Jennifer Minard

The Royal Household

Jennifer is currently Head of Digital Engagement at the Royal Household and has 12 years’ worth of experience in Digital and Journalism roles having worked for the BBC, various marketing agencies and Comic Relief.

Jennifer specialises in Social Media Strategic consultancy and Digital Transformation. She is also passionate about mentoring for charities such as Centrepoint and the Media Trust.  

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Hannah Moss

Willmott Dixon

Group communications manager

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Hannah Moss

Willmott Dixon

Hannah is group communications manager at Willmott Dixon, a construction and interior fit-out company that’s a three-times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and has recently been voted the 4th best company to work for in the UK by the Sunday Times.

Hannah is responsible for internal and external communications across the group, managing its digital channels and campaigns to ensure the company’s messages and values are felt across every aspect of the business. Recently Hannah has worked on campaigns to attract the next generation into construction and implemented a new digital communications platform to enhance internal engagement within the business. Passionate about digital innovation, Hannah has previous experience working in both the engineering and property sectors.

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Graeme Noble

TMW Unlimited

Chief creative officer

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Graeme Noble

TMW Unlimited

Graeme is Chief Creative Officer at TMW Unlimited, one of the UK’s leading digital agencies. Graeme has over 20 years of experience creating brilliantly effective communications, with a particular focus on digital marketing and CRM. He’s won many prestigious awards along the way for clients including Shell, Vodafone, Lynx, British Airways and Virgin Trains to name a few. He is responsible for a department of over 50 creatives and a big champion of craft skills, remaining hands-on at a campaign level and ensuring all work produced is of an exemplary award-winning standard.

 

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Louise O'Sullivan

GSK

Tech and digital communications director

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Louise O'Sullivan

GSK

Louise has over 20 years of communications experience evenly split between agency and in-house roles.  She is currently Tech & Digital Communications Director at GSK.  This global role focuses on driving internal engagement for GSK’s Tech team and delivering impactful global digital projects for over 120k employees at GSK.  Prior to Pharma, Louise worked at L’Oréal, leading internal communications for the United Kingdom and Ireland.  She also spent 5 years at Coca-Cola, working on internal communications across 38 markets in Europe. Before this, Louise held a variety of roles agency side, most recently with WPP group and has worked with a diverse client list including LVMH, Vodafone, BBC, Visit Britain, Estee Lauder and Merrill Lynch.  She is a Northern Irish native, since relocated to West London with husband Tim.

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Rav Punia

Inmarsat

Digital director

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Rav Punia

Inmarsat

Rav Punia is Digital Director for Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. His role includes the design and delivery of the group’s digital marketing and social media strategy, as well as overseeing the production of engaging VR and AR content.

Prior to joining Inmarsat Rav has held a number of senior positions, both agency and client side.

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Emma Shephard

Dogs Trust

Communications and digital director

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Emma Shephard

Dogs Trust

Emma is Communications and Digital Director at Dogs Trust, the largest dog welfare charity. She started her career in publishing before moving into PR at what was then Breakthrough Breast Cancer (now Breast Cancer Now). She then had a ten-year stint at first aid charity St John Ambulance where she led on brand, campaigns, digital, internal comms and more, and played a key role in changing the image of the charity to the point where it was nominated for brand of the year by Marketing Week and is now the third most popular charity (YouGov) . While there her proudest achievement was leading The Chokeables campaign – an integrated campaign centred around an animated film, which taught millions how to help a choking infant on TV and through digital channels, and has saved 54 babies lives so far. It is still one of the charity’s hero pieces of content.

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Scott Shillum

Vismedia

Managing director

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Scott Shillum

Vismedia

Scott Shillum founded multi award winning visual communications agency VisMedia in 2001 after a 10 year career working as a Picture Editor on a number of UK national and international publications including 'The European' and 'Sunday Business' newspapers. During this period he has directed global photography and video shoots and as Managing Director, he is currently responsible for the ongoing strategic direction of the business. He has a love of the creative process and how that intersects with rapidly advancing digital technology. He has been a keynote speaker at several high profile events on Immersive 360°media including VR and AR and he sits on the Immersive Council of The British Interactive Media Association. He is also an active member of the VRARA (Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Association) and the co-founder of The Photography Movement, www.thephotographymovement.com, which is a not for profit organisation that aims to spark conversation around mental health and wellbeing through the medium of photography.

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Stephen Spiers

Barclays

Intranet and digital channels manager

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Stephen Spiers

Barclays

Stephen’s main role is ensuring over 100,000 colleagues worldwide are supported with the tools to do their job.Stephen’s experience lies in developing and delivering successful digital channels in large organisations. His last project, Barclays Now, won the IoIC ‘Best Intranet’ award and Communicate Magazine’s ‘Best Intranet’ silver award in 2016. He’s currently working on many interesting things like the next iteration of Barclays Now, a new company-wide video channel, a user generated content app and improved colleague feedback tools.When not working on something digital, Stephen can be found playing the guitar or reading a book, but not usually at the same time.

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Ryan Taylor

City, University of London

Head of digital

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Ryan Taylor

City, University of London

Ryan is head of digital in the marketing and communications department of City, University of London.  He leads a team that specialises in all aspects of digital marketing: online advertising, search marketing, social media, web content strategy, marketing and governance, CRM, e-commerce, analytics and performance.  Ryan and his team are currently addressing the impact of the multi-device era on City’s digital presence, messages and content across the customer journey.

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Adam Vincenzini

Phillip Morris International

Managing director

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Adam Vincenzini

Phillip Morris International

Adam Vincenzini has more than 18 years’ experience in marketing and communications and is recognised a thought leader on storytelling in the digital age.

His professional highlights include founding one of Australia’s leading independent content and digital agencies, driving award-winning work for Coca-Cola and Costa Coffee, and establishing his award-winning blog AdamVincenzni.com.

He is currently the Managing Editor of the PMI Content Studio which has been established to help Philip Morris International achieve its vision for a smoke-free future.

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Kirsten Walkom

Save the Children

Global communications director

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Kirsten Walkom

Save the Children

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Matt White

Citizens Advice

Head of delivery - customer journey

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Matt White

Citizens Advice

Matt works as Head of Delivery within the Customer Journey team at Citizens Advice. He leads the content design, data and delivery functions who work in multidisciplinary teams to design and delivery products and content that meets the needs of the public and advisers, reaching over 20 million users a year. Prior to that, Matt worked in similar roles at Lloyds Banking Group and Cancer Research UK, and spent almost ten years working in agencies on digital campaigns for entertainment, travel and financial services clients.

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Alex Wodzicki

SEGRO plc

Group digital marketing manager

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Alex Wodzicki

SEGRO plc

Since 2011, Alex has been responsible for the digital marketing channels used across SEGRO plc, the FTSE 100 listed Real Estate Investment Trust. During his time at SEGRO, he launched its multi-award winning corporate website and has driven high profile pioneering digital projects across Europe. Previously, Alex had spent over a decade in agency as digital director at 360 Interactive.