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 2021 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 2021 judging panel, please email michelle.manton@communicatemagazine.co.uk with a short bio.

Magda Bulska

Magda Bulska

Capgemini

Global head of digital communications

Magda Bulska

Magda Bulska

Capgemini

Magda Bulska leads a geographically dispersed team of digital marketers and content creators at Capgemini, a diverse organisation with 270,000 people in nearly 50 countries. As the Global Head of Digital Communications, she’s responsible for embedding digital thinking into all marcomms campaigns for Group’s key offers, sectors and strategic partners, and in support of the corporate agenda, CSR and talent branding. Based in London and originally from Poland, she has nearly 20 years of experience in corporate and B2B PR; before joining Capgemini in 2015, she worked agency-side for various clients, including Canon, Toshiba, AstraZeneca and Lloyds Banking Group.

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.

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Ricardo Carvalho

Fresenius Medical Care

Chief digital officer

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Ricardo Carvalho

Fresenius Medical Care

 A focused and strategic VP, with vast expertise in global transformation across complex matrix organisations and diverse sectors, including consulting, medical and energy industries. Across my career to date, I have achieved proven success in positioning brands as market leaders and driving growth by leading traditional organisations into the digital age. I am a Founding Member of Digital 50, part of the World 50 organisation and global forum for the top 50 Chief Digital Officers / Heads of Digital for leading global organisations.

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.

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Mark Frankel

Phillip Morris International

Head of social media

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Mark Frankel

Phillip Morris International

Mark is helping to design and implement a social media content strategy for one of the world’s largest tobacco companies as it seeks to affect a radical transformation towards a smoke-free future.  He is responsible for PMI’s global corporate social media accounts and the team publishing to these channels.  

Ahead of joining PMI, Mark worked for BBC News for nearly two decades in TV, Radio and, in his last three years, as Head of Social Media.   BBC highlights include producing a number of award-winning radio news programmes for BBC Radio 4 and Webby and Online News Association awards for best use of social media. 

Mark has an MSc in Political Theory from LSE, was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University in 2018 and has spoken at numerous marketing and journalism conferences.

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Andy Gibbard

SGS

Global director of digital and brand

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Andy Gibbard

SGS

Andy is Global Director of Digital & Brand at SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, with more than 89,000 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 14 years.

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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.

Polly Jones

Polly Jones

Coats

Digital marketing director

Polly Jones

Polly Jones

Coats

Polly is Digital Marketing Director at Coats, the world’s largest thread company. Prior to that she spent 20 years  in London’s top digital marketing agencies: she was Global Client Partner at Wunderman Thompson, Managing Director at Partners Andrews Aldridge (part of the Engine Group) and Managing Partner at Ogilvy to name just a few. Over that time she has been part of award-winning teams for clients such as Shell, E.ON, BMW, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, O2 and Virgin Media.

Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan

Unilever

Global communications manager

Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan

Unilever

Sarah is a communications professional with over 10 years in the industry. She currently works for Unilever as Global Communications Manager for Supply Chain where she is manages the communications strategy for key initiatives, including the company's Environmental and Social sustainability goals, employee Safety and Frontline employee engagement.

Prior to Unilever, Sarah worked across a number of consumer-facing brands both in-house and agency. She has experience in all areas of communications including external, internal and digital. 

Neil Knowles

Neil Knowles

Tommee Tippee

Global campaign and 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.

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Paul Mallaghan

We Are Tilt

Director of creative strategy and content

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Paul Mallaghan

We Are Tilt

Paul heads up the creative strategy and content teams at We Are Tilt – an independent digital studio of thinkers, makers and problem solvers.

 

After graduating from Bristol University, Paul started out in TV production and journalism, an experience taking him everywhere from Robot Wars for the BBC, to writing about Glastonbury for the Guardian.

 

He later moved into digital production and copywriting, working on projects for dozens of brands, including Pfizer, Penguin Random House, John Lewis, Bacardi and Kew Gardens.

 

As a director at Tilt, Paul helps drive the agency to create award-winning projects for global clients, from Deloitte and Barclays, to Diageo and BP.

 

He can often be found kneeling next to designers, developers and animators, muttering something about script flow or the size of a call-to-action button. His knees do not thank him for this.

Ian Miller

Ian Miller

Crafted

CEO

Ian Miller

Ian Miller

Crafted

As CEO, Ian delivers the growth strategy for Crafted as well as leading the day-to-day operations of a business with 75+ staff across all functions from technical development solutions, UX and enterprise design challenges, and international-scale search marketing campaigns. A regular on the speaking scene, he has spoken on behalf of industry bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM), and Institute of Directors (IoD). Ian believes that successful marketing comes from the right mix of creativity and data, something that often forms a central part of his talks.

 

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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.

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Emma Shephard

Dogs Trust

Communications and digital director

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Emma Shephard

Dogs Trust

Emma is Dogs Trust’s Communications and Digital Director and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the field. Starting her career in publishing she moved into PR at Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Emma then spent 10 years at first aid charity St John Ambulance, moving into internal comms, branding, marketing campaigns and introducing social media to the organisation. While there Emma led on several award-winning campaigns, including The Chokeables, which taught parents how to help a choking baby, and has resulted in 54 babies lives’ saved so far. Emma moved to Dogs Trust in 2017 and is responsible for increasing digital metrics such as website visitors, social engagement, and more. The charity’s website traffic and social feed are best in class in the animal welfare sector.

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Supreet Thomas

TSB Bank

Head of communications

Supreet Thomas

Supreet Thomas

TSB Bank

Supreet has more than 14 years’ experience in corporate affairs and communications and is currently the Head of Communications at TSB Bank overseeing internal colleague comms, media relations and stakeholder management. Prior to joining TSB, Supreet led communications at one of Australia’s largest banks, Westpac Banking Corporation. She started her career in communications and external affairs at QBE Insurance.

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Roeland van der Heiden

AstraZeneca

Director, digital communications (global corporate affairs)

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Roeland van der Heiden

AstraZeneca

Roeland van der Heiden leads the AstraZeneca Global Corporate Affairs Digital team, and is based in Cambridge (UK). His team is responsible for corporate digital communications, including AstraZeneca’s corporate content strategy & editorial planning, corporate websites, corporate social media and the internal digital communication platforms. Roeland joined AstraZeneca in 2008 as Communications Director in The Netherlands and has held the roles of Communications Lead for the Western Europe Area and Brand Communications Lead for the Europe Region before joining the Global Corporate Affairs team in 2016. Before joining AstraZeneca, Roeland has held senior Communications positions, e.g. at Baker&McKenzie and at AkzoNobel.