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

Talent & Leadership Consultant

Williams Racing

Lena Tailor

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Jo Franco-Wheeler

Director of Organisational Development and Diversity


Ali Mohammed

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

Fran Williams

Human Resources Director UK&I


Chris Jones

Senior HR Director, Western Europe & Functions

Kellogg Company

Nicola Robinson

VP Talent and Organisation Effectiveness

RS Group

John Shurmer

Director – Talent & Development Architecture


Kate Griffiths-Lambeth

Chief People Officer


Nadine Bainbridge

Vice President – HR and Global Talent & Learning


James Hartley

Former Managing Director & Global People Leader

Swiss Re

Karen Terry Weymouth

HR Strategy Director

University of Warwick

Bjorn Thonvold

VP People & Organization

Xellia Pharmaceuticals

Adam Lancaster

Director of Leadership Development


Sarah Hopkins

Chief People Officer

Financial Times

Karen Rooney

Chief People Officer

Supporting Education Group

Aggie Mutuma


Mahogany Inclusion Partners

Sufia Hussain

Inclusion Equity & Diversity Director EMEA

Wunderman Thompson

Siobhan Sheridan

Chief People Officer

Financial Conduct Authority

Sunil Balakrishnan

Chief Values Officer


Stephanie Atkinson

Head of HR

William Fry

Zsolt Boros

Global Director People & Culture

Dorchester Collection

Sue Swanborough

Group HRD

Aquila Food Group Holdings

Bernadette Thompson

Executive Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Liam McEntegart

Managing Director (Client Services)

REAL Fundraising

Claire Cross

Chief People Officer

Gattaca Solutions

Kate Billyard

Global Director – Leadership, Talent & Inclusion

The Body Shop

Simon Clements

Talent Director

Drax Group

Carrie Westwell

Head of HR

Bensons for Beds

Simon Gosney

Head of Learning & Development

Dimensions UK

Natasha Whittaker

Director of HR

Games Global

Mark Abraham

Global Head of Talent Development


Rachael Hanley-Browne

UK President


Tim Pointer

Operating Partner & Portfolio Chief People Officer

Atypical Partner.

Lisa Robbins

Vice President Partner Resources EMEA


Charlotte Carroll

Global Head of People Communcations


Lisa Ravenscroft

Chief Marketing Officer

Mount Anvil

Claire Parker

HR Director, L&G Retail

Legal & General

Hamid Motraghi

Director of Health Equity and Inclusion

North East and North Cumbria NHS

Caroline Smith

Head of HR

The Football Association

Ella Bennett

Former Group People Director


Linda Mountford

HR Director

John West Foods

Laura Kuth

Director of HR and Learning & Development


Ed Smyth

Head of Talent Management, Performance & Engagement


Olu Alade

Head of D&I Policy and Insights

Ministry of Justice

Jacqueline Go

Head of Culture Office

UNIQA Insurance Group AG

Charlotte West

Partner – Head of Employee Engagement

XPS Pensions Group

Liz Pannaman

GLA (Greater London Authority) Group Collaboration Lead

Transport for London

Jenny Lawrence

HR Consultant

TGI Monday

Kate Everett

Managing Partner

The Write Impression LLP

Andy Stoker

Change Director

Studio Banana