Judges

The judging panel for the Corporate Content Awards are made up of leading industry experts who are based in in-house. We have two agency slots and they are filled by the 2021 winners of the 'Best corporate storyteller' and the 'Grand prix'. If you are interested in judging the 2022 awards, please send in a short bio for consideration, to michelle.manton@communicatemagazine.co.uk.

Kate Aldridge

Kate Aldridge

Paysafe

SVP corporate communications and content

Kate Aldridge

Paysafe

Kate is SVP, Corporate Comms and Content for Paysafe and has global responsibility for Paysafe’s PR, content/blog strategy, internal communications and corporate responsibility programme.

Kate is a corporate communications leader with over 25 years’ international communications experience; she has worked in a range of industry sectors including technology, travel, financial services and sports marketing.  Kate is passionate about driving impactful communication strategies to achieve commercial and business goals and is experienced across multiple communication disciplines including corporate affairs, investor relations, PR & media relations, internal communications, event management, social media strategy, content marketing and CSR.

Kate studied French and Spanish at Leeds University before completing a post-graduate degree in international marketing. Based in the UK, she has also spent time working in Spain and France. 

Kiran Bolla

Kiran Bolla

Environment Agency

Head of internal communications and engagement

Kiran Bolla

Environment Agency

Head of Internal Communications and Engagement

Kiran is Head of Internal Communications at the Environment Agency, the largest arm's length body within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. She leads the team responsible for shaping the organisation's internal communications strategy, delivering fast-paced incident response to major flooding and environmental hazards, and creatively engaging 11,000 employees across the UK. Most recently, she's been heading up the communications strategy for the EA's Coronavirus response to ensure the safety and wellbeing of colleagues at home, in the office, or out in fields and labs. 

Prior to this, Kiran led on organisational culture at the BBC and Ministry of Justice, winning two internal communications awards. Starting out in publishing, she began her communications career at the Houses of Parliament, delivering high-profile internal communications to MPs, Peers and staff through the 2017 General Election and EU referendum. 

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook

Legal and General

Group head of brand content strategy

Sarah Cook

Legal and General

Sarah has worked in communications for over 15 years: both in-house and for agencies. She is currently responsible for social media and content at Legal & General. Established in 1836, it is a leading financial services and investment management company.

David Hart

David Hart

Coca-Cola HBC

Group communication director

David Hart

Coca-Cola HBC

David Hart is a Corporate Affairs professional and business leader with over 20 years’ experience and has worked in senior FMCG communication roles (Coca-Cola HBC and SABMiller) for the past 7 years. Previously he was Director of Corporate Communication for two of the largest global Communication agencies - Fleishman-Hillard in London and Burson-Marsteller in Zurich. Starting out in British politics, David worked for the Conservative Party in leading communication roles in both Brussels and London.

Steve Hayes

Steve Hayes

Citizen Housing

Director of communications

Steve Hayes

Citizen Housing

Steve is an award-winning communications professional and thought leader with a decade of experience leading communications for not-for-profit organisations.

In his current role, Steve led a transformation of Citizen's communications function, its rebrand from WM Housing and its establishment as a leading voice in the sector.

He previously led the communications function of the housing sector's professional body, the Chartered Institute of Housing, where he served as the organisation’s chief speechwriter and devised and launched the award-winning Make a Stand campaign, which has seen hundreds of housing organisations pledge to make practical changes to support people affected by domestic abuse.

His career in PR and communications follows a successful spell as a senior journalist during which he worked as a news editor at local newspapers in the West Midlands.

Phillipa Proctor

Phillipa Proctor

GSK

Head of VI and content creation

Phillipa Proctor

GSK

Phillipa has been at GSK for 20 years and over that time has had a variety of roles all of which led to her current role as Head of VI and Content Creation. Phillipa is responsible for the creation and ongoing management of GSK’s corporate visual identity as well leading her team to create many types of audience centric content from events, films, and corporate campaigns to social media posts.

Laura Roach

Laura Roach

Livv Housing Group

Communications manager

Laura Roach

Livv Housing Group

Laura Roach is a CAM qualified marketing and communications professional with over 15 years’ award-winning experience in internal and external communications.

She is based in Liverpool and has been in her position as Communications Manager at Livv Housing Group for over two years. 

Her current role involves developing and delivering communications for around 25,000 customers living in the Group’s 14,000 properties and 500 employees.

Prior to joining Livv Laura has worked in various communications roles across the housing, financial and environmental sector.

Sanjay Tanday (4)

Sanjay Tanday

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Associate director for content and channels

Sanjay Tanday

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Sanjay is a content specialist with a track record of developing and implementing successful communication strategies and campaigns in the healthcare sector, covering the NHS, drug development, public health and prevention agenda. In his current role, Sanjay is Associate Director for content and channels at NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. He is embarking on a new content strategy to help NICE deliver the aims of it's ambitious new 5-year strategy. He previously lead on content at Public Health England working across a number of health improvement campaigns on topics such as smoking, obesity and dementia. Most recently he worked on public facing messaging during the COVID pandemic including the Stay at Home and self-isolation advice. Sanjay started his career as a health journalist writing for GP trade press and The Lancet.

Ben Thomson

Ben Thomson

BBC Children In Need

Head of storytelling

Ben Thomson

BBC Children In Need

Ben is a BBC broadcast manager, multi-media professional and creative leader with more than 25 years experience in programme making, storytelling and journalism. As Head of Storytelling for BBC Children in Need, Ben leads on key broadcast partnerships with BBC Studios, including Countryfile, DIY:SOS and documentary makers. He also leads a team of journalists and producers who unearth, nurture and develop stories of children and young people from across the UK to share with programme makers and corporate partners as well as BBC Children in Need’s digital services. Ben is also a qualified coach and mentor supporting clients and helping to unlock their potential.