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 2020 panel. If you would like to be considered for a place on the 2020 judging panel, please email lauren.ditcher@communicatemagazine.co.uk with a short bio.

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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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Karan Chadda

Ageas

Digital communications manager

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Karan Chadda

Ageas

Karan leads digital communications for Ageas Insurance, the UK’s third largest motor insurer. He is responsible for Ageas’s online reputation. His wide ranging role incorporates everything from SEO to social media, and digital campaigns and customer contact.

Prior to Ageas, Karan founded and ran Evolving Influence, a digital and brand consultancy providing strategic advice and building digital and messaging frameworks for a range of corporate clients. In 2015, he ran Poetry by Numbers, a well-regarded data poetry project. Karan has been managing websites in the early 2000s.

Karan has an MA Politics and a BSc in Economics.

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Penny Mills

Smart Energy GB

Head of digital

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Penny Mills

Smart Energy GB

A communications professional since 2000, I have lead global digital strategy for a diverse range of organisations, from high-traffic charity campaigns, to investment banks, to a national awareness and behaviour change campaign in my current role, and prior to that I spent 8 years learning my craft in the dynamic world of advertising agencies. I love the constant evolution of the digital space and applying that evolution to marketing strategy.