Business Culture Awards Judges are part of a growing community of professionals who are passionate about exceptional culture, and seeking to make the workplace a more engaging, collaborative and productive place.

Meet the Judges

Asif Sadiq

Senior Vice President, Head of Equity and Inclusion, International


Ceri Connolly

People Director

Lloyds Banking Group

Sarah Mason

Chief People Officer


Simon Youngs

Group Talent Director


Stephanie Neuvirth

Global Vice President, People and Organization

Mars Veterinary Health, a division of Mars

Jo Franco-Wheeler

Director of Organisational Development and Diversity


Eugenio Pirri

Chief People and Culture Officer – Global Diversity Champion

Dorchester Collection

Fran Williams

Human Resources Director UK&I


Ali Mohammed

Executive Director of HR and OD
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Kate Griffiths-Lambeth

Group HR Director, Executive Committee

Charles Stanley

Chris Oglethorpe

HR Director

Gowling WLG

Nicola Robinson

Operating Model & Organisation Design Director


Natasha Whittaker

Director of HR


John Shurmer

Director – Head of Learning Content & Learner Experience


Claire Palmer

Vice President Human Resources


Bjorn Thonvold

VP People & Organization

Xellia Pharmaceuticals

Karen Terry Weymouth

HR Strategy Director

University of Warwick

Yinka Opaneye

Group HR Director


James Hartley

Managing Director, Global Head HR, Group Operations & Global Functions

Swiss Re

Aggie Mutuma

Group People Director

Argent Foods

Sufia Parkar

Inclusion Equity & Diversity Director EMEA

Wunderman Thompson

Sunil Balakrishnan

Chief Values Officer


Linda Mountford

Northern Europe Commercial HR Director

Thai Union Group Europe incl. John West Foods

Tim Pointer

Global SVP People & Culture, CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group

James Devine

Director & UK Lead for Health & Care Workforce


Charlotte West

Head of Employee Engagement

XPS Pensions Group

Karen Rooney

People Director


Bernadette Thompson

Deputy Director

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Hamid Motraghi

Head of Race Action Programme Team

UK Home Office

Sue Swanborough

HR Director

Kolak Snack Foods

Jeremy Laight

Global Marketing Director

Crown Worldwide Group

Stephanie Atkinson

Head of HR

William Fry

Liam McEntegart

Managing Director (Client Services)

REAL Fundraising

Lena Tailor

Europe Head of People

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Simon Gosney

Head of Learning & Development

Dimensions UK

Tali Shlomo

Inclusion & Diversity Consultant Vice President EMEA

Swiss Re

Pauline Geldard

People Director

Sovereign Housing

Simon Clements

Senior Director – Head of Workforce Transformation

Capgemini Invent

Liz Pannaman

Organisational & Leadership Development Specialist

Transport for London

Andy Stoker

Former Director | People-Centric Leader


Kate Everett

Managing Partner

The Write Impression LLP

Siddharth Bhai

Director of Product Management