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

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

WarnerBros. Discovery

Ceri Connolly

HRD Insurance, Pensions & Investments and Interim Group DE&I Director

Lloyds Banking Group

Rakhee Patel

Global People & Culture Director


Simon Youngs

Talent & Leadership Consultant

Williams Racing

Lena Tailor

VP Talent Development, Business Partnering & Inclusion


Jo Franco-Wheeler

VP Culture and Inclusion


Ali Mohammed

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

Fran Williams

Human Resources Director UK&I


Andrea Kilgour

People Director


John Shurmer

Director – Head of Talent & Development Coverage


Kate Griffiths-Lambeth

Group CPO


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

Global Director of Learning & Development


Sarah Hopkins

Global HR Director

Financial Times

Karen Rooney

Chief People Officer

Supporting Education Group

Aggie Mutuma


Mahogany Inclusion Partners

Sufia Sheikh-Hussain

Inclusion Equity & Diversity Director EMEA

Wunderman Thompson

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

Stephanie Neuvirth

Global Vice President, People and Organization (CHRO)

Royal Canin, a division of Mars Petcare

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


Ivan Beaumont

UK President


Tim Pointer

Operating Partner & Portfolio Chief People Officer

Three Hills

Lisa Robbins

Vice President Partner Resources EMEA


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

Group Chief People Officer

IVC Evidensia

Laura Kuth

Director of HR and Learning & Development


Ed Smyth

Head of Talent Management, Performance & Engagement


Olu Alade

Head of D&I Policy, Data and Insights

Ministry of Justice

Jacqueline Go

Head of Culture Office

UNIQA Insurance Group AG

Charlotte West

Head of Employee Engagement

XPS Pensions Group

Liz Pannaman

GLA (Greater London Authority) Group Collaboration Lead

Transport for London

Tarlyn Falchetta

Head of Culture and Experience

Citizens Advice

Jenny Lawrence

HR Consultant

TGI Monday

Kate Everett

Managing Partner

The Write Impression LLP

Andy Stoker

Change Director

Studio Banana