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. Discover the 2022 judging panel below. If you are interested in judging the 2022 awards, please send in a short bio for consideration, to frankie.adams@communicatemagazine.co.uk.

Rumina Ali

Rumina Ali

The Prince's Trust

Corporate partnerships manager

Rumina Ali

The Prince's Trust

Corporate partnerships manager

Rumina is a Corporate partnerships manager at the Prince’s Trust. She works with many of the leading brands across the UK to give young people the opportunity to create a better future through employment, education, and enterprise. Through her role, Rumina creates strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships through a range of fundraising initiatives from employee engagement to commercial campaigns. She’s proud to play a part in enabling businesses to have true impact in communities across the country. Prior to this, Rumina had gained experience working in the charity sector with organisations like Marie Curie and JUSTICE where she specialised in corporate fundraising and was able to champion various causes through diverse, exciting fundraising activities.

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Richard Amos

Richard Amos

Mind

Head of new corporate partnerships

Richard Amos

Mind

At Mind, Richard established the first New Partnerships Team who’ve had huge success over the last 5 years securing partnerships with brands such as, Co-op Group, Dunelm, English Football League, Allianz, McVitie’s and Kleenex – to name a few.  Prior to Mind, he led the development of new strategic partnerships for Diabetes UK with pharmaceuticals such as Janssen-Cilag (J&J) and Novo Nordisk. And at Alzheimer's Society, he led several successful bids including the Santander and Nestlé partnerships. Before joining the Third Sector, Richard had a career in promotional marketing and rights licensing.

 

Kathryn Baddeley

Kathryn Baddeley

Cisco

Head of CSR

Kathryn Baddeley

Cisco

Kathryn is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Cisco UK & Ireland, leading and enabling innovative CSR initiatives across the organisation, many of which are focussed on digital skills and work to support disadvantaged groups into the digital industry.  She also co-leads Cisco’s Inclusion & Collaboration Board supporting inclusive communities across the business.

Kathryn is vice-Chair of the board of trustees of Berkshire Women’s Aid where she seeks to use her professional experience to support victims of domestic abuse. 

Maurizio Borgatti

Maurizio Borgatti

Mission to Seafarers

Head of corporate partnerships

Maurizio Borgatti

Mission to Seafarers

Head of corporate partnerships

Maurizio has worked in the charity sector for over a decade, and past charities include Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation and Save the Children. He also has experiences on notable corporate partnerships with companies such as Tesco and GSK. Maurizio specialises in building mutually beneficial partnerships and the creative acquisition of new partners.

At the Mission to Seafarers, he manages a varied portfolio of global corporate partners and has secured a variety of new partners from the maritime sector. He has also raised funds from overseas cycle events, challenge events and Foundations. Maurizio's hobbies include, tennis, photography, mudlarking and films.

Gavin Bostock

Gavin Bostock

Network Rail

Communications lead, East coast digital programme

Gavin Bostock

Network Rail

Gavin is an experienced corporate affairs leader who has worked across high profile issues including transport and planning in both public and private sectors. He delivered a successful campaign for a National Bus Strategy and has worked to change the communications culture around public transport to focus on wider benefits to economy, society and environment.
He lives in St Albans, where is the Chair of Governors at the local primary school his two sons have attended.

Alex Caine

Alex Caine

Movember

Head of corporate partnerships

Alex Caine

Movember

Head of corporate partnerships

Alex leads the UK and Europe corporate partnerships team at global men’s health charity Movember. Prior to this, she has worked in corporate for over a decade at household name charities including Breast Cancer Now and The Royal British Legion. Alex is passionate about creating mutually beneficial brand partnerships, as well as innovative internal engagement and employee wellbeing programmes. She is incredibly proud to work at Movember and feels corporate partnerships are key to making a significant difference to the face of men’s health.

Lucy Dormandy

Lucy Dormandy

Wellington Management

Director, corporate sustainability

Lucy Dormandy

Wellington Management

Lucy Dormandy is director of corporate sustainability at asset management firm, Wellington Management, where she is implementing and leading the company’s internal, global corporate sustainability efforts. She has 15 years’ experience working in corporate sustainability across the public and private sector, including for organisations including Aviva, Hilton and Philips. During her time at Aviva, her work included leading their award-winning ESG reporting approach and their £12m global five year partnership with the Red Cross, which reached over 6.6 million people with skills and support to build their own, and their communities’, resilience.

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Ellie Failes

The Fairtrade Foundation

Senior partnerships manager

Ellie Failes

The Fairtrade Foundation

Senior partnerships manager

Ellie is Senior partnerships manager at The Fairtrade Foundation. Ellie works with businesses to improve the social and environmental aspects of their supply chains, empower farmers and workers globally, and make trade fair for all. By working together with commercial organisations, Ellie builds mutually beneficial partnerships, that deliver positive change for both people and planet. Prior to this, Ellie worked at the Royal British Legion for six years, managing high profile partnerships and developing award-winning marketing campaigns, that delivered both social and economic value. Ellie is passionate about sustainability and working with organisations that drive change to create a better world.

Jeremy Gould

Jeremy Gould

Stroke Association

Senior corporate partnerships manager

Jeremy Gould

Stroke Association

Jeremy is the Senior corporate partnerships manager at the Stroke Association, focusing on creating new strategic partnerships to add shared value and rebuild lives after stroke. Prior to this role he has also led the corporate account management and individual major donor teams at the charity. He has worked in other high value fundraising roles at a range of domestic and international charities including Carers UK, World Child Cancer and HelpAge International. Jeremy began his career in finance working for Bloomberg in London & Switzerland. He was also previously the Chair of the CIOF’s Corporate Fundraising Special Interest Group (SIG).

Mirième Hill

Mirième Hill

RELX

Global corporate responsibility project manager

Mirième Hill

RELX

Mirième is a corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement and communications specialist with more than 15 years’ experience in private sector, not for profit and FTSE100 in the UK and overseas. Prior to joining the Corporate Responsibility team at RELX - a global information, data analytics and events company in 2016, Mirième held roles in communications, stakeholder engagement and responsible business at ITV and Virgin Holidays and previously participated as a guest judge at the Observer Ethical Awards and the World Responsible Tourism Awards.

Cat March

Cat March

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Senior development manager - corporate

Cat March

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Senior development manager - corporate

After studying for an MA in Theatre & Performance at Sheffield University, Cat began her fundraising career working with donors and supporters at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston then at Theatre Royal Stratford East. For the last 3 years she worked for Tate, managing a portfolio of largescale Corporate Partnerships in support of some of the galleries’ best-known programme, including BMW Tate Live, the UNIQLO Tate Lates and The EY Tate Arts Partnership.  In September, she returned to the world of theatre and to Stratford East as a Senior Manager, driving income through corporate fundraising.

 

 

Stephen Nutt

Stephen Nutt

NSPCC

Head of strategic projects and communications (partnerships)

Stephen Nutt

NSPCC

Stephen has worked at the NSPCC for eight years in total. In his current role as Head of strategic project and communications (partnerships) he manages a team dealing with non-fundraising aspects of partnership working including pro bono and corporate volunteering and specialises in developing and implementing joint marketing and comms campaigns with the NSPCC’s corporate partners. In previous roles at the NSPCC, he has developed and managed policy influencing and behaviour change campaigns, including the NSPCC’s Talk PANTS campaign, launched in 2013 to help parents speak to their children about keeping safe from sexual abuse.

Prior to the NSPCC, Stephen worked on marketing and behaviour change campaigns for the Government of Victoria in Australia and successfully led the campaign for a national plan for rare diseases in the UK at Rare Disease UK.

Mayaz Rahman

Mayaz Rahman

Crisis UK

Head of corporate partnerships

Mayaz Rahman

Crisis UK

Head of corporate partnerships

Mayaz is Head of corporate partnerships at Crisis UK, the national charity for homeless people, leading on private sector engagement. Mayaz has over 14 years' experience working on partnerships for charities including UNICEF, Breast Cancer Campaign and The Prince's Trust. Mayaz also spent four years working in the private sector, helping companies such as FedEx, P&G and KFC set up community programmes.

Laura Roberts

Laura Roberts

IGD

Head of charity and corporate communications

Laura Roberts

IGD

Head of charity and corporate communications

Laura Roberts is Head of Charity and Corporate Communications at IGD.

IGD is an organisation of two interconnected communities – Commercial Insight and Social Impact – working together to make a tangible difference to society, business and the individual.

Laura oversees all marketing and communications activity for Social Impact from IGD, which unites and inspires the food and consumer goods industry to drive positive change across the economic, social and environmental issues that affect us all. She also manages the organisation’s internal and corporate communications strategies.

Following a five-year stint as a B2B journalist, Laura moved into the world of PR and corporate communications more than 10 years ago. She has since held a variety of agency and in-house roles, with clients ranging from sustainability start-ups to multinational food and consumer goods companies.

Lucy Ruff

Lucy Ruff

Poundland

Charity foundation manager

Lucy Ruff

Poundland

Lucy Ruff is Charity foundation manager at Poundland and oversees all of Poundland’s charitable activity, including the management of the Poundland Foundation.

Poundland launched the Poundland Foundation in May 2021. The charity works to transform communities and change lives across the UK. The Poundland Foundation currently supports three national charity partners: Make A Wish UK, Tommy’s and Whizz Kidz and delivers a community grant programme.

Lucy has always been passionate about all things charity, and began fundraising for charities close to her heart from an early age. After a couple of years working in IT recruitment she turned her hobby into her day job. Over the last 14 years, Lucy has held a variety of roles across individual giving, events and corporate fundraising. She’s worked for a number of national and local charities, including The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, The Eve Appeal and Severn Hospice. In 2018 she made the move to the corporate side, setting up a corporate foundation for an insurance company before moving to Poundland in December 2020 to oversee all things charity, and set up and launch the Poundland Foundation.

 

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Vodafone

Head of sustainable business

Catherine Russell

Vodafone

Catherine is Head of sustainable business at Vodafone UK and has 25 years of experience within large corporate and in private legal practice. Catherine is responsible for helping the company to live its purpose, to connect for a better future, laddering up to meeting ESG goals.

Focusing on closing the digital divide, Catherine and her team have led programmes helping to connect over 750,000 people during the pandemic.  In June 2021, Vodafone announced a pledge to connect a further 1 million digitally excluded people by the end of 2022, through initiatives driven by Catherine and her team. The award-winning programme has now connected over 300,000 people.  

Passionate about the force for good that big corporates can offer, while also being a responsible  business and caring for our wonderful planet, Catherine is also a huge supporter of collaboration and innovation, and is delighted to join the Corporate Engagement Awards judging panel.

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Edward Sharman

The Royal Air Force Museum

Head of development

Edward Sharman

The Royal Air Force Museum

Bio due shortly.

 

 

Matt Sparkes

Matt Sparkes

Linklaters

Global head of sustainability

Matt Sparkes

Linklaters

I lead Linklaters work on responsible business globally, ensuring that our own ESG performance reflects the expectations of those around us and of the advice we provide to clients on many related themes. I am active in a range of sustainability networks including as co-chair of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, as chair of Business for Societal Impact, as an advisory member for both the UNGC-UK Network and the Living Wage Foundation and, in my spare time, am proud to act as chair of an east London employability charity and am also a local school governor.

Tanushree Srivastava

Tanushree Srivastava

Royal British Legion

Corporate partnerships officer

Tanushree Srivastava

Royal British Legion

Corporate partnerships officer

Tanushree has been working in the charity sector for over a decade and during this time she has worked across various income streams with leading charities like Macmillan Cancer Support and The Prince’s Trust. Tanushree found her passion in corporate fundraising after joining the partnerships team at The Trust and has since worked on some outstanding strategic partnerships. In her current role as Corporate partnerships officer at The Royal British Legion, she is delivering impact for funders and the charity through collaborative partnerships with particular focus on employee engagement initiatives. She is a committed fundraiser, and her work philosophy is ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’.

 

Naeman Symonds Braig

Naeman Symonds-Baig

London Youth

Corporate partnerships manager

Naeman Symonds-Baig

London Youth

Corporate partnerships manager

Naeman is the Corporate Partnerships Manager at London Youth, managing key partnerships that support the youth sector in London. He has over 7 years’ experience of winning corporate partnerships and managing strategic accounts at causes such as Prostate Cancer UK and Sense. In these roles he has delivered a variety of shared value partnerships from nationwide charity of the year partnerships to cause related marketing programmes with household brands, even breaking a Guinness World Record. He loves how corporate partnerships can benefit the whole organisation and how working collectively can help solve problems.

 

 

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Kesah Trowell

The Watches of Switzerland Group

Group head of sustainability and environment social governance

Kesah Trowell

The Watches of Switzerland Group

Kesah Trowell is Group head of sustainability and environment social governance (ESG) for The Watches of Switzerland Group and has 30 years of experience within public and private sector organisations across public relations, colleague engagement, corporate social responsibility and ESG. 

Passionate about empowering people with purpose, Kesah has spent her career initiating innovative ways to positively influence behaviours and is proud to have picked up 19 prestigious awards and accolades along the way – including three Corporate Engagement Awards!

Kesah is always on the look-out for new and exciting ways to engage stakeholders, with the aim of helping to secure a more sustainable future and has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest tech companies, top fitness coaches and even elite military soldiers to achieve this - with remarkable results.

 

Preeya Varsani

Preeya Varsani

Women for Women International

Head of corporate partnerships

Preeya Varsani

Women for Women International

Preeya is Head of Corporate Partnerships at Women for Women International and has been part of the organisation since 2017. Before that, Preeya worked in fashion and beauty PR, culminating in her position as Head of Global PR and Events at Charlotte Tilbury, where launching a charity partnership led to her transition to working for women survivors of war. Now, Preeya leads a portfolio of Corporate Partners including Charlotte Tilbury and Jimmy Choo amongst many others. She is passionate about helping companies make the most of their social purpose and raising funds and awareness for women living in the world’s most dangerous places.