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Judges

The judging panel for the Corporate Engagement Awards is made up of leading industry experts who are based in in-house across sponsorship, partnerships, CSR and sustainability roles. We will also be inviting the winner of the last year's Grand Prix to judge the awards. If you are interested in judging the 2021 awards, please send in a short bio for consideration, to michelle.manton@communicatemagazine.co.uk

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Dean Anderson

ActionAid

Deputy director of partnerships and philanthropy

Dean Anderson

ActionAid

Dean has almost 25 years’ experience in the charity sector, mainly in human rights and international development. His previous experience includes running high value partnership teams at Amnesty International and ChildHope. He joined ActionAid in October 2016 and is incredibly proud to be part of a dynamic, ambitious and passionate team who are committed to changing the world.

 

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Thomas Ball

WWF

Head of partnerships

Thomas Ball

WWF

Thomas Ball heads up the partnerships team at WWF-UK, overseeing a portfolio of innovative and award-winning partnerships with some of the biggest names in business. Prior to WWF, he worked as a consultant sustainability strategist at brand purpose agency, Given London, working with corporate clients to creatively tackle issues that matter and to deliver positive change for people, their communities and the environment. Prior to this he ran his own business for 10 years as a photographer and filmmaker making environmental and social documentaries for clients around the world. He is also co-founder and director of ‘Our Yard’, a not-for-profit social enterprise in NW London transforming a Victorian farm building into a sustainable hub for the local community and small businesses.

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Sam Billett

Vodafone Group

Senior communications manager for digital transformation

Sam Billett

Vodafone Group

Sam is responsible for the development and execution of Vodafone Group’s digital transformation strategy. Having started his career in political campaigns and policy, he spent seven years in agency working on communications campaigns for a range of multinational, FTSE 100 and SME companies. Prior to joining Vodafone Sam was the head of communications at the privacy and reputation law firm, Schillings.

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James Hails

Independent Age

Head of partnerships & philanthropy

James Hails

Independent Age

Having worked in film and TV, Theatre and Dance in his native Newcastle, James moved to London and joined the Charity Sector in 2011. Working as Head of Corporate Partnerships at Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation, and Alzheimer’s Society he has raised more than £25m through the team’s he has led and has worked in partnership with such recognisable brands as HSBC, Royal Mail, Iceland, M&S, Legal & General, and Bayer Healthcare. James has recently taken up the role of Head of Partnerships & Philanthropic Giving at Independent Age, where he is responsible for building relationship based partnerships across Corporate Partnerships, Major Donors, and Trusts and Foundations.

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Aaron Uthman

London City Airport

Community relations ambassador

Aaron Uthman

London City Airport

Aaron is the Community Relations Ambassador at London City Airport. As the Community Relations Ambassador, Aaron is a key point of contact between the airport and local communities, providing information and gathering feedback about the £500million development that is ongoing at London’s most central airport. As part of his work at the airport, his work covers the following areas: biodiversity, social responsibility and employee engagement programmes across a portfolio of 13 London Boroughs.  Aaron is also a Trustee and a Chair of Governors at Drew Primary School in Newham.