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

Rakhee Patel

Global People & Culture Director


Simon Youngs

Group Talent Director


Lena Tailor

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Jo Franco-Wheeler

Director of Organisational Development and Diversity


Chris Oglethorpe

HR Director

Gowling WLG

Fran Williams

Human Resources Director UK&I


Ali Mohammed

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

Nicola Robinson

Future Skills & Organisation Director


John Shurmer

Director – Talent & Development Architecture


Kate Griffiths-Lambeth

Group HR Director, Executive Committee

Charles Stanley

Nadine Bainbridge

Vice President – HR and Global Talent & Learning


James Hartley

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

Swiss Re

Karen Terry Weymouth

HR Strategy Director

University of Warwick

Bjorn Thonvold

VP People & Organization

Xellia Pharmaceuticals

Chris Jones

HR Director, Continental Europe & Commercial Capability

Kellogg Company

Sarah Hopkins

Chief People Officer

Financial Times

Karen Rooney

People Director


Aggie Mutuma


Mahogany Inclusion Partners

Sufia Hussain Parkar

Inclusion Equity & Diversity Director EMEA

Wunderman Thompson

Guy Nicholson

Group Print & Operations Director

Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Jo Volk

Director, Resourcing, Engagement & Development

Balfour Beatty plc

Sunil Balakrishnan

Chief Values Officer


Stephanie Atkinson

Head of HR

William Fry

Adam Lancaster

Director of Learning and Development


Sue Swanborough

Group HRD

Aquila Food Group Holdings

Bernadette Thompson

Associate Director of Inclusion

Barts Health NHS Trust

Liam McEntegart

Managing Director (Client Services)

REAL Fundraising

Hayley Kingdom

Group HR Director

Burton’s Biscuit Company

Pauline Geldard

Head of Business Partnering and Reward

Sovereign Housing

Simon Clements

Talent Director

Drax Group

Carrie Westwell

Director of People & Culture

Peel L&P

Simon Gosney

Head of Learning & Development

Dimensions UK

Sasha Watson

People Director


Tali Shlomo

International Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist


Lisa Ravenscroft

Chief Marketing Officer

Mount Anvil

Liz Pannaman

Organisational Development Manager

Transport for London

Tim Pointer

Chief People Officer

CAA Brand Management

Lucy Hargreaves

Development & People Director

gunnercooke llp

Andy Stoker

Change Director

Studio Banana

Kate Everett

Managing Partner

The Write Impression LLP

Hamid Motraghi

NHS Deputy Director / Deputy Head of WRES

NHS England

Caroline Smith

Head of HR

The Football Association

Kate Billyard

Global Director – Leadership, Talent & Inclusion

The Body Shop