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 2022 panel. Our agency spots will be filled by the winning agencies of the 'Digital agency of the year' and the 'Grand prix'. We will also be welcoming the winning companies of those awards and the 'Digital in-house team of the year'. If you would like to be considered for a place on the 2022 judging panel, please email michelle.manton@communicatemagazine.co.uk with a short bio.

Suhail Adam

Suhail Adam

Tata Consultancy Services

Head of social media, UK and Europe

Suhail Adam

Suhail Adam

Tata Consultancy Services

Suhail has over 14 years of experience in digital marketing having worked for the Government Digital Service (GDS), British Council, and Apple Retail. Based in London, he leads a team of 5 and is responsible for the development and implementation of TCS's UK and Europe social media strategies. Suhail focuses on driving strategic alignment with regional markets, growing communities, establishing new partnerships, and enhancing brand reputation.

Lee Butler

Lee Butler

Médecins Sans Frontières

UK digital team lead

Lee Butler

Lee Butler

Médecins Sans Frontières

Lee loves working with super cool and talented people on awesome digital projects. At MSF he heads up the UK digital team who bring the wonderful (and not so wonderful) stories of MSF’s work around the world to the right audiences at the right time. They aim to break through the news agenda by shining a light on seldom covered crisis, campaign for impactful change, raise vital funds and build user centric digital platforms and products. Lee also sits in MSF’s international digital decision-making platform and previously promoted flower shows at the Royal Horticultural Society.

Amaris Cole Church Of England (1)

Amaris Cole

The Church of England

Head of digital

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Amaris Cole

The Church of England

Amaris Cole is Head of Digital for the Church of England, developing the Church’s digital platforms and campaigns to meet the organisation’s needs and reach new audiences. She is passionate about purpose-driven digital innovation and leading ambitious teams. In the last year, the award-winning Digital Team has worked on virtual reality church services, on-demand daily reflection content, voice projects on Alexa and Google Home and trained 8,000 local churches to use digital to grow their communities.

 

Evlambios Christophi

Evlambios Christophi

Department for Work and Pensions

Head of digital communications

Evlambios Christophi

Evlambios Christophi

Department for Work and Pensions

Evlambios has over 14 years’ experience in digital communications and currently heads up a diverse and talented in-house team split across social media, video production and graphic design that produces creative content for the largest government department in the UK, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). At the DWP he is responsible for bringing high profile policy areas to life and developing audience focussed strategies to over 20 million claimants and customers.

Prior to joining the DWP, Evlambios worked at Action Fraud within the City of London Police where he was responsible for positioning the brand as the leader for online fraud prevention and awareness advice. He started his career at the charity Crimestoppers where he managed their youth brand.

Jérôme Dévé

Jérôme Dévé

Siemens

Head of communications, France and Belgium

Jérôme Dévé

Jérôme Dévé

Siemens

Jérôme Dévé is the Head of Communications for Siemens France & Belux, a technology company centered on the industries that form the backbone of economies – manufacturing, infrastructure, and transport. He leads a team of professionals whose remit includes corporate marketing, communications, brand, events, digital and social. Professional with 20 years’ experience, his experience spans markets worldwide with a rich blend of B-to-C and B-to-B experiences, marketing insights and global perspective.

Yvette Dore

Yvette Dore

BBC Studios

Communications lead, natural history unit

Yvette Dore

Yvette Dore

BBC Studios

Yvette is a communications and public relations expert with experience spanning a range of media, digital and technology organisations from complex global businesses to industry associations and trade bodies, including NBC Universal, ITV, FACT, Celador, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Radiocentre. Since joining Digital Radio UK in July 2015, Yvette has led the communications strategy helping support the growth of digital listening in the UK to 70%. In 2021, alongside her role at DRUK, Yvette project managed the UK government and industry Digital Radio & Audio Review, an important policy initiative outlining collective actions to ensure a robust and vibrant future for the radio & audio sector.

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Mark Frankel

International SOS

Director content operations

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Mark Frankel

International SOS

Mark is director of content operations for the global medical and security risk experts, International SOS. He spent nearly two decades as a journalist and editor for BBC News and has delivered numerous talks and published several studies on the use and misuse of social media and eyewitness media.

Andy Gibbard SGS

Andy Gibbard

SGS

Global director of digital and brand

Andy Gibbard SGS

Andy Gibbard

SGS

Andy is Global Director of Digital & Brand at SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, with more than 96,000 employees across a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Andy has been at SGS since 2013. Since initially specialising in web, he moved through several different management positions, and his current role covers the whole spectrum of digital marketing and brand communications. He previously spent time working in the creative agency sector in a career spanning more than 15 years.

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Andrea Gold

Rolls-Royce

Head of channels and measurement

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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.

Charlie Gregory Battenhall (1)

Charlie Gregory

Battenhall

Senior Design Director

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Charlie Gregory

Battenhall

Charlie Gregory is currently Senior design director at Battenhall – leading their creative and design arm since 2018 which has since undergone huge growth as a small team to one that leads digital communications for brands such as YouTube, DC Comics & GoPro. With a recent expansion into the US, his focus is creative campaign strategy, brand and film with a core specialism in social media. 

Prior to joining Battenhall, he cut his teeth in the world of corporate communications in both print and digital realms – hailing from the Arts University Bournemouth. 

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Tamira Hamam

Oxford University Press

Head of brand and digital communications

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Tamira Hamam

Oxford University Press

Beginning her career in magazine publishing, Tamira first worked for Hearst International as a features writer on its Good Housekeeping Middle East and Ahlan! Magazines in Dubai. She later moved into freelance writing and community management for several start ups, before beginning her career in print publishing at Oxford University Press in 2013 in web and community marketing. Now a Level C-certified brand strategist, she currently leads brand communications, marketing, and management as the Head of brand and digital communications at Oxford University Press. In September 2021, Tamira led the Press to its first rebrand in its 500-year long history.

 

Eloise Hecimovic British Land

Eloise Hecimovic

CVC

Director of Digital & Content

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Eloise Hecimovic

CVC

Eloise is a digital communications specialist, with 20 years of experience. She has worked with both consumer digital but more recently has focused on corporate communications, including digital strategy, governance, ownership of online reputation and alignment of brand and marketing across digital channels. 

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Roeland van der Heiden

AstraZeneca

Content Strategist (Global commercial digital & innovation)

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Roeland van der Heiden

AstraZeneca

Roeland van der Heiden leads the Content Strategy team in the AstraZeneca Global Commercial Digital & Innovation department, based in Cambridge (UK). Roeland joined AstraZeneca in 2008 as Communications Director in The Netherlands and has held the roles of Communications Lead for the Western Europe Area, Brand Communications Lead for the Europe Region and Director of Digital Communications in the Global Corporate Affairs team before he joined the Global Commercial Digital & Innovation team in 2021. Before joining AstraZeneca, Roeland has held several senior Communications positions, e.g. at Baker&McKenzie and at AkzoNobel.

Bronwyn Huband

Bronwyn Huband

Gatwick Airport

Head of communications

Bronwyn Huband

Bronwyn Huband

Gatwick Airport

Bronwyn is an award-winning corporate communications professional, with 12 years’ experience in digital communications, social media, public relations, employer brand and internal communications. In her current role, she leads on the digital communications strategy for Centrica. With a background in journalism Bronwyn is passionate about using corporate storytelling and ensuring leaders are telling the same story internally and externally with a genuine and honest approach.

Sarah Jean Ng

Sarah-Jean Ng

University of Cambridge

Social media producer

Sarah Jean Ng

Sarah-Jean Ng

University of Cambridge

Sarah-Jean, better known as SJ, is an award-winning promo producer turned social media campaign manager. A creative through and through, she cut her advertising teeth in Singapore on clients like GUESS?, American Express Bank and KFC. 

After being the 'before' model in an informational, she blagged her way into producing on-air promos for Disney Channel Asia where she won two international PROMAX awards. When London called, she answered: but first she had to do a little time on a UK shopping channel that shall not be named.

Hard work and wicked skills won her a spot on Virgin Media TV.  There she remained for seven years, writing, producing and directing a variety of TV promo things, including a really cool campaign with Rose McGowan. She then got herself a law degree, left TV behind and ended up wrangling information security consultants in the Fens for another 7 years.

Luckily, sense returned via a baby, and she leapt at the chance to get back into creative work, this time on social media at Cambridge Assessment. About a dozen Facebook lives and hundreds of social media posts later, she found herself being offered the chance to manage the channels of one of the top universities in the world. Naturally, she jumped.

Today, she runs social media campaigns and is the campus social media expert, advising on content strategy and creation. She still likes TV a lot, so video features heavily in her MO. She loves lattes and has a tendency to freckle.

 

Neil Knowles

Neil Knowles

Tommee Tippee

Senior Global Content Manager

Neil Knowles

Neil Knowles

Tommee Tippee

Neil leads Campaigns and Content for Tommee Tippee, working towards becoming the worlds most loved baby brand. With over 14 years’ experience in marketing, his previous role at Greggs lead on brand campaigns and social media. Passionate about authentically relevant marketing that puts the real people behind the face of consumers first.

Sandro Petterle Chief Technology Officer At Rufus Leonard Black And White (1)

Sandro Petterle

Rufus Leonard

Chief technology officer

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Sandro Petterle

Rufus Leonard

Sandro has been successfully delivering complex innovative digital experiences for over 25 years.
As CTO at Rufus Leonard he takes lead across clients, harnessing technology to create extraordinary experiences that will improve your customers’ lives in meaningful ways. His ability to deliver efficiently robust, innovative cross-platform solutions has been critical to clients like Stagecoach, The Gym Group, Lloyd’s Register, The Share Centre, and London Business School.
He is also a major contributor to Rufus being recognised as a top 10 design and build agency in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies Report.
Sandro started his career at Portugal’s largest digital agency, making partner by 21, and side-hustled his own .com business with venture capitalists before moving to the UK digital agency scene to work with companies such as Fortune Cookie and Dare, before ultimately landing at Rufus.

 

Marina Plessas Rio Tinto

Marina Plessas

Rio Tinto

Head of digital

Marina Plessas Rio Tinto

Marina Plessas

Rio Tinto

As Head of Digital at Rio Tinto, Marina is responsible for the company’s external digital presence, with a special focus on riotinto.com. In her fourteen years at Rio Tinto, Marina relaunched the corporate website twice, and continues to be uncompromising about evolving user experience, design and content. In her previous role, she was also responsible for Rio’s social media channels. The company counts 49,000 employees across 35 countries.

Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Marina spent five years as Head of Digital at a private health fund in Sydney, where she was responsible for internal and external digital channels.

Before Marina found her love for digital, she worked in both marketing and IT, earning skills and knowledge that would serve her well in managing stakeholders to bring complex digital projects to fruition.

In a career that has spanned 20+ years, Marina has worked in Australia and the UK, and continues to aspire to live on a Greek island.

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Rav Punia

Inmarsat

VP – marketing communications and digital

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Rav Punia

Inmarsat

Rav Punia is VP, Marketing Communications & Digital for Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications. He leads a team of professionals whose remit includes corporate marketing, communications, brand, events, digital and social. Prior to joining Inmarsat Rav has held a number of senior positions, both agency and client side.

Christopher Roche

Christopher Roche

London Stock Exchange Group

Marketing manager

Christopher Roche

Christopher Roche

London Stock Exchange Group

Chris is a marketing manager at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), leading global marketing campaigns for Customer & Third-Party Risk solutions. Chris has over 10 years of experience in Digital Marketing, Corporate Affairs and consulting, working in London, New York and Singapore. He has worked in the Travel, Real Estate and Finance sectors, and is an MBA graduate of Imperial College Business School.

 

 

David Shriver Ocado Group (1)

David Shriver

Ocado Group

Director of communications

David Shriver Ocado Group (1)

David Shriver

Ocado Group

David is Director of communications at Ocado Group, a FTSE 100 technology and retail company, and has served as a member of the Supervisory Board of SDAX-listed online retailer zooplus AG. He was formerly Managing Partner of Tulchan Communications LLP, a leading international financial PR firm. Before that he served as Strategic Adviser to the Chief Executive and Director of Group Financial Communication at Groupe Carrefour in Paris. David also spent sixteen years as a top-rated food retail analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston and NatWest Securities. At Credit Suisse, as a managing director in the equities division, he was joint head of the global retail research group. 

Alex Wodzicki

Alex Wodzicki

Segro

Group digital marketing manager

Alex Wodzicki

Alex Wodzicki

Segro

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 worked on high profile multi-award winning projects including films such as ‘Contraption’, cutting edge AR and VR projects such as the ‘2020 SEGRO Centenary Digital Experience’, the SEGRO 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.