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.

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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.

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.

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Charlie Gregory

Battenhall

Senior Design Director

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Charlie Gregory

Battenhall

Bio to follow.

Eloise Hecimovic British Land

Eloise Hecimovic

British Land

Head of corporate digital

Eloise Hecimovic British Land

Eloise Hecimovic

British Land

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. Eloise is currently head of corporate digital at British Land PLC, a FTSE 100 Property Developer.

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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

Centrica

Head of digital communications (corporate affairs)

Bronwyn Huband

Bronwyn Huband

Centrica

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.

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Sarah-Jean Ng

University of Cambridge

Social media producer

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Sarah-Jean Ng

University of Cambridge

Bio to follow.

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.

Ketna Mistry

Ketna Mistry

Savills

Head of social media

Ketna Mistry

Ketna Mistry

Savills

Ketna is an accomplished Social Media and Digital professional, with over 15 years of experience. Heading up Social Media at Savills a global real estate organisation that operates over various sectors across B2B and B2C markets. She is responsible for elevating Savills visibility and thought leadership digitally. Leading a team of talented professionals who manage the daily upkeep of the social media channels, customer service and videography services; social media has an endless amount of opportunity and innovation.

Having worked across Financial Services, Healthcare and more recently Real Estate, Ketna has provided unique approaches to those companies across their social media and digital activity. Her focus has been on creating a sustainable operating model and aligning the strategy to business objectives. A framework that has resulted in a solid foundation, the smooth running of social media, optimal channel performance, with outstanding creative output and ROI.

Laurence Parks

Laurence Parkes

Rufus Leonard

CEO

Laurence Parks

Laurence Parkes

Rufus Leonard

Laurence Parkes is CEO of the award-winning, independent design and technology agency, Rufus Leonard. 

Laurence is a leading industry voice in the thriving independent agency community and supports the sector’s agenda as Co-chair of the Alliance of Independent Agencies. Laurence is passionate about the role digital can play in learning and education and is a member of the BIMA Education Council.

Laurence’s specialist subjects include business transformation, data-driven decision making, brand and communications strategy and experience design. As a former Campaign ‘Face to Watch’, Laurence has collected many accolades throughout his career including Gold Cannes Cyber Lion and Gold IPA Effectiveness Awards. 

Prior to joining Rufus in 2016 as Chief Strategy Officer, Laurence led strategy teams at some of the world’s leading network agencies including AKQA, WCRS, AMV, DDB and BBH.

 

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 the Paid Search strategy for the business. 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

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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.