Judges

The Corporate Engagement Awards is judged by a panel of sponsorship, partnership and CSR experts. Below are our esteemed panel for our 2020 awards. If you would like to judge the Corporate Engagement Awards please email cat.price@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

Head of Partnerships

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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Jon Don-Carolis

Fulham FC

Head of Sponsorship & Sales

Jon Don-Carolis

Fulham FC

Head of Sponsorship & Sales

Jon has 15 years of sports commercial business pedigree working across Premier League Football at Fulham FC and Southampton FC, Harlequins Rugby and also sports broadcast at talkSPORT radio.

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Sarah Greenfield Clark

Extinction Rebellion

Media, communications and partnerships

Sarah Greenfield Clark

Extinction Rebellion

Media, communications and partnerships 

Sarah has an MSc Sustainability and works across a range of industries pushing the boundaries of change. Sarah has worked at the forefront of climate communications locally and nationally, from setting up small scale NGOs in her community to co-founding and directing a UK wide not for profit, Climate Emergency Action. Sarah has experience leading fundraising efforts for an international climate activism movement, Extinction Rebellion, as well as coordinating partnerships and developing media and messaging. She is deeply committed to change making and engaging others in the transition to a healthy humanity that is in balance with the rest of nature.

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Cath Cole

C Cubed Fundraising

Fundraising Consultant

Cath Cole

C Cubed Fundraising

Fundraising Consultant

Cath has over 20 years’ charity experience and three years’ in the corporate sector. She was the Director of Fundraising and Communications at a national disability charity before becoming a Consultant over 12 years ago. As a Consultant, Cath has undertaken a range of roles - from hands on fundraising, marketing and communications to strategic reviews, creation of Action Plans and stakeholder analyses. Cath has supported a wide range of organisations, from children’s and education to health and disability charities. Her recent roles have included Interim Director of Fundraising and Communications at Garden House Hospice Care in Hertfordshire, Trust Fundraiser for a Minority Ethnic Forum and Strategic Consultant for a start up Community Interest Company. 

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Becky Ettinger

Natural History Museum

Head of corporate partnerships

Becky Ettinger

Natural History Museum

Head of corporate partnerships

Becky is Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Natural History Museum where she leads the team responsible for securing and managing relationships with corporate partners, harnessing the great breadth of opportunity the Museum has to offer business, supporting the work of the Museum, and delivering a strong return on investment for all parties.

Previously, Becky spent 13 years at Comic Relief where she led and developed the charity’s long term strategic partnerships that encompassed sponsorship, merchandise development, cause-related marketing, employee fundraising and licensing.

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James Hails

Independent Age

Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy

James Hails

Independent Age

Head of Partnerships & Philanthropic Giving 

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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David Hamilton

Scouts

Director of Communications and Marketing for the Scouts

David Hamilton

Scouts

Director of Communications and Marketing for the Scouts

David is Director of Communications and Marketing for the Scouts, the largest co-educational youth organisation in the UK, with over 640,000 members. He has embarked on an ambitious strategy to modernise the Movement's image, which has already seen record engagement.

He is past chair of the PR and Communications Council and has been named as one of the UK's top charity communicators in the PRWeek Power Book. He is a winner of the PR Director of the Year award and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPR.

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Simon Humphrey

ARM

Senior manager, Sustainability

Simon Humphrey

ARM

Senior manager, Sustainability

Simon is a Senior Manager in the Sustainability Team at Arm Limited where he has worked since 2013. He leads on external reporting and sustainability governance at Arm including local community investment strategy and charitable giving. Simon has worked within sustainability and corporate responsibility since 2008, prior to which he specialised in risk management at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 12 years working across Europe, Asia and Africa. Simon is currently the Chair of Trustees at the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and on the Board of Trustees of the Engineering Development Trust. In March 2018, Simon was appointed an HRH The Prince of Wales Ambassador for the Industrial Cadets in the UK.

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Alison Hutchinson

Pennies

CEO

Alison Hutchinson

Pennies

CEO

Alison Hutchinson CBE is the CEO of Pennies, an award-winning fintech charity making digital giving affordable, sustainable, and feel-good. Previously, Alison spent 15 years at IBM running a European consortium of banks, and leading the global business for eCommerce solutions for the financial services sector. She next joined Barclays Bank where she was the first CEO for a small digital subsidiary joint venture with Accenture, and latterly Marketing Director at Barclaycard. Prior to Pennies, Alison was Chief Executive of FTSE financial services company Kensington Group plc. She currently holds Non-Executive Director positions at Yorkshire Building Society, LV= and is the Senior Independent Director at DFS plc.

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Henrietta Jones

British Red Cross

Deputy head of corporate partnerships management

Henrietta Jones

British Red Cross

Deputy head of corporate partnerships management 

 

Henrietta Jones is the deputy head of corporate partnerships at the British Red Cross and has over 10 years’ experience in shaping and delivering high profile, long term corporate partnerships, both nationally and globally.

In her current role, she leads the account management team and is responsible for overseeing the delivery of high quality partnerships that focus on areas including employee engagement, social responsibility, marketing communications and strategic partnership activities. 

Prior to this, Henrietta worked with big names spanning the retail, legal, insurance and automotive industries, building successful and award-winning partnerships through maximising collaborative opportunities to deliver impact.

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Matthew Leopold

LexisNexis

Head of Brand, PR and content

Matthew Leopold

LexisNexis

Matthew is a brand reputation specialist.  With a background in PR and branding, he has extensive experience using sponsorship, partnerships, CSR and PR to bring brand stories to life.  He has led brand, CSR and sponsorship teams for a number of blue chip companies, including British Gas, Centrica and Lexis Nexis (Part of RELX plc).  He has also led global brand for US tech giant, RingCentral.  Matthew is a non-executive director of the European Sponsorship Association – furthering the role of sponsorship across Europe.

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Clare McBride

PwC

PwC Foundation Manager

Clare McBride

PwC

PwC Foundation Manager 

Clare has worked for PwC since October 2014, and manages the PwC Foundation. The PwC Foundation promotes social inclusion and sustainable development in the UK, and its current national fundraising partnerships are with UK Youth and Samaritans. Prior to joining PwC Clare managed KPMG’s national charities programme. She began her career in public affairs before training as an accountant with ICAEW, and holds a degree in Politics from the University of Edinburgh.

 

 

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Louise McCabe

ASOS

Director of Corporate Responsibility

Louise McCabe

ASOS

Director of Corporate Responsibility

Louise is an experienced leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability.  With a background in theatre and marketing, she joined ASOS in its early days and created the ASOS ‘Fashion with Integrity’ strategy from scratch, building a team who transformed the organisation over 10 years into a leader in ethical trade, sustainability and inclusion, influencing UK fashion in areas like Modern Slavery reporting, animal welfare, diversity and body confidence.  

Louise is the Founding Director of the ASOS Foundation, which helps thousands of young people in the UK, India and rural Kenya overcome barriers to reach their potential.  She is now Founder of the responsible business advisory agency, Flourish CSR.

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Jess Moore

Warner Media

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

Jess Moore

Warner Media

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility 

Jess is a multi award-winning corporate responsibility and communications strategist, cultural investment expert, lawyer, and playwright with significant international and national senior management experience across the corporate, creative and charitable sectors. In addition to her Vice President role at Warner Media, Jess is Vice Chair of Tender, a charity which uses drama to enable young people to avoid abusive and violent relationships. She is also a playwright. Her first play ‘Gin For Breakfast' received an Off West End Award nomination for Best New Play. She has since written a play for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, and wrote and directed her next play, 'Seed Bank' for RADA Festival 2019.

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Max Puller

Sodexo

Director of Employee and Change Communications

Max Puller

Sodexo

 Director of Employee and Change Communications

Max is currently Director of Employee and Change Communications at Sodexo - a multi-award winning catering, hospitality and facilities management company, operating in 72 countries around the world. Max leads the team responsible for engaging and inspiring 36,000 employees operating across 2,300 client sites in the UK and Ireland. Previous roles include Account Director at healthcare communications agency, Pegasus, and Chief Communications Officer at the Ministry of Defence. Max is also a Non-Executive Director for the Salvation Army in the UK and Ireland, advising on strategic communications, marketing and fundraising issues.

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Louise Robertson

BAFTA

Director of Partnerships

Louise Robertson

BAFTA

Director of partnerships

Louise heads up a dynamic team responsible for generating vital income through commercial partnerships and is responsible for overseeing BAFTA’s global partnerships strategy.  Over 60 brands work with BAFTA across its annual Awards and Events, delivering innovative campaigns and engaging audiences through meaningful and authentic storytelling. 

Louise has over 16 years’ experience negotiating and delivering creative, results-driven campaigns and manages high-profile partnerships with major brands including EE, Netflix, Lancôme, Virgin Media, Burberry and Google. 

 

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Jacqui Segal

Place2Be

Director of Fundraising

Jacqui Segal

Place2Be

 Jacqui Segal, Director of Fundraising, Place2Be

Jacqui has over twenty years fundraising experience having worked at Shelter, Macmillan Cancer Support and Whizz-Kidz. Prior to joining Place2Be, Jacqui held senior positions at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH) over a 12-year period. Jacqui’s final role at GOSH was looking after the corporate partnerships team where she was responsible for £9m income p/a, as well as chairing the charity’s Leadership Group to drive positive culture change across the organisation.

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Edward Sharman

RAF Museum

Head of development

Edward Sharman

RAF Museum

Head of development 

Edward is Head of development at the RAF Museum. The Museum are committed to using their collections to share the story of the Royal Air Force and its people. Their vision is to inspire everyone with the RAF story - the people who shape it and its place in our lives.

Having worked for a number of national charities ranging from the RSPCA, RAF Benevolent Fund to The Eve Appeal and Help for Heroes has given him a good insight into the corporate world and wider fundraising and CSR. In addition, he has worked in In-House on partnerships including COTY for Deutsche Bank and Nomura giving an insight into CSR from both sides including partner selection. Edward specialises in multi-tiered partnerships as well as Cause Related Marketing having worked with companies including Aston Martin, Breitling, P&G & HP.

 

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Kesah Trowell

Dixons Carphone

Group head of corporate responsibility

Kesah Trowell

Dixons Carphone

Group head of corporate responsibility

Kesah Trowell is group head of corporate social responsibility for Dixons Carphone and has over 23 years of experience in marketing communications, public relations, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement and sponsorship. Working within Europe’s biggest technology and electrics retailer, Kesah created a CSR function from scratch - and on a relative shoestring - by leveraging ground breaking collaborative sponsorship opportunities to deliver tangible results across a number of metrics – and has picked up a number of prestigious communications awards and accolades along the way, including a Corporate Engagement Award in 2013. 

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Aaron Uthman

London City Airport

Community relations ambassador

Aaron Uthman

London City Airport

Community relations ambassador

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.