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.

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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.

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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 & 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.

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Neil Knowles

Tommee Tippee

Global campaign & content manager

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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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Rav Punia

Inmarsat

VP – marketing communications & 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.