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.

Snober Abbasi

Snober Abbasi

The Commonwealth

Communications officer

Snober Abbasi

The Commonwealth

Snober Abbasi works in communications for international development, with a focus on human rights. He has previously worked at the United Nations, Commonwealth Secretariat and U.S. Mission in Pakistan.

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. 

Magda Bulska

Magda Bulska

Capgemini Group

Global head of digital communications

Magda Bulska

Capgemini Group

Magda Bulska leads a geographically dispersed team of digital and content specialists at Capgemini, a diverse organisation with 300,000 people in nearly 50 countries. As the Global Head of Digital Communications, she’s responsible for embedding digital thinking into campaigns for Group’s key offers and sectors, and in support of the corporate agenda, CSR and talent branding. Based in London and originally from Poland, she has nearly 20 years of experience in corporate and B2B PR; before joining Capgemini in 2015, she worked agency-side for various clients, including Canon, Toshiba, AstraZeneca and Lloyds Banking Group.

Stephanie Cocks

Stephanie Cocks

Thames Water

Head of content and design

Stephanie Cocks

Thames Water

Steff heads up content, design and social media at Thames Water, the UK’s largest water company.

With over 15 million customers to look after, Steff and her team are certainly kept busy! Their mission? To design content and experiences that are simple, clear, and accessible to everyone.

Before joining Thames Water, Steff was a Content manager at the telecommunications company, EE. During her time there, she led the content design for major campaigns, including Apple Music, iPhone, and BT Sport.

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David Cook

Honeywell

Senior director, EMEA communications

David Cook

Honeywell

David is responsible for leading Honeywell’s communications team across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), a region that includes all the company’s global businesses, representing approximately 30,000 employees. Among his top priorities are to drive the communications strategies and programs to support Honeywell in becoming the world’s leading software-industrial company driving digital transformation across advanced industries.

David has more than 20 years of international communications experience; prior to Honeywell he led Canon’s internal and external communications functions across EMEA, (2017-2021), where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the communications strategy across B2B and B2C for all stakeholder groups.

Before that he was based in Singapore where he led the communications team for General Electric’s (GE) Global Growth Organization (2012-2016), with a primary focus around supporting GE’s growth in all markets outside of the US and for managing GE’s reputation with top tier influencers globally.

Prior to joining GE, David spent 12 years at Cisco (1999-2012), most recently building and running Cisco’s communications team in Asia Pacific and China (2008-2012), with responsibility for all external and internal communications functions and for Cisco’s Globalization Centre in Bangalore, India. Earlier roles at Cisco included leading Cisco’s European PR group (2006-2008), after spending several years in Corporate PR managing thought leadership campaigns, crisis communications, M&A and C-Suite communications at industry and business events such as the World Economic Forum, Davos.

David has travelled extensively and has a genuine passion for the developing world having grown up in Zambia and Papua New Guinea. He is an active participant in endurance sports events and currently lives in Surrey, England, where he and his family have lived for the past five years.

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.

Deborah Gouineau

Deborah Gouineau

Warner Leisure Hotels

Head of content

Deborah Gouineau

Warner Leisure Hotels

Deborah Gouineau is the newly appointed head of content at Warner Leisure Hotels. She has been directing and optimising content departments for the past 10 years at top companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Trainline and until recently Three, to consistently bring their brand to life through engaging visual and written content at every consumer touchpoint.

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.

Imran Javaid

Imran Javaid

Credit Suisse

Vice president, corporate communications

Imran Javaid

Credit Suisse

Imran is an experienced PR professional with a PR Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and eight years of experience working in external communications in the financial services sector. He has proactively coordinated global media outreach for thematic research produced by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, including the annual Global Wealth Report and Global Investment Returns Yearbook, as well as promoted both equity research and the Investment Solutions & Products teams. Prior to Credit Suisse, he spent five years working in the insurance sector devising both proactive and reactive media strategies.

 

Parveen Johal

Parveen Johal

John Lewis Partnership

Financial and strategic communications, senior manager

Parveen Johal

John Lewis Partnership

Parveen has over 20 years' communications experience in leading complex multi-stakeholder strategies for UK and global brands in the retail, technology, healthcare, media, travel and hospitality sectors. She is currently responsible for Financial & Strategic Communications at the John Lewis Partnership and has previously held senior comms roles at Bupa, Expedia, Sainsbury’s, The Telegraph, Hilton Worldwide and Pizza Express. 

 

 

Andy Mackenzie

Andy Mackenzie

CarGurus

Head of editorial video

Andy Mackenzie

CarGurus

Andy joined the Telegraph Media Group back in 2001 when the internet was just a ‘thing of the future.’ Over that time, he developed his skills as a storyteller through both video and audio platforms. When Andy left the Telegraph earlier this year, as the head of Audio and Video, he headed up a strong team of producers and creatives, producing both editorial and commercial projects. Now at CarGurus as head of video, producing creative and informative car reviews and guides to help consumers find their car match, with both detailed and engaging video content.

Hema Mehta

Hema Mehta

Cazoo

Head of content design

Hema Mehta

Cazoo

Hema is Head of content design at Cazoo, dedicating her strategy towards solving the needs of customer and organisation with data and brilliant solution focused content. She is a passionate leader focused on enabling, developing and coaching high performing, engaged teams.

Before joining Cazoo, Hema worked as a Business director for Cheil focused on Samsung's eRetail operations, content and data strategy across Europe. Prior to Cheil, Hema was Head of content at EE leading on content strategy, personalisation and content design.

Emma Overeem

Emma Overeem

Living Group

Creative director

Emma Overeem

Living Group

Emma is Creative Director of Living Group, London. With over 20 years experience working across a global client base for the private, professional services and financial sectors, she’s responsible for the creative output of the design team. Award-winning and down-to-earth, Emma is passionate about idea generation, branding, integrated campaigns and copywriting. Whether it’s a brand refresh, ad campaign or digital experience, it’s all about bringing the client’s business and brand strategy to life in a relevant, thoughtful and engaging way.

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.

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Julie Stott

Travers Smith

Chief marketing officer

Julie Stott

Travers Smith

As Chief Marketing Officer Julie is responsible for all aspects of Travers Smith's marketing, communications and BD activities.

The wide-ranging remit of the team includes business development, brand and design, client listening and management, corporate hospitality and events, internal and external communications, press and public relations and BD technology and systems. In 2019 Julie spearheaded a rebrand of Travers Smith, adopting a new visual identity, new tone of voice and new approaches to clients, potential recruits and other stakeholders, culminating in the winning of several awards, including the Grand prix at the 2020 Corporate Content Awards.

Prior to joining Travers Smith, Julie undertook several consulting and interim positions with a number of UK and international law firms. Julie’s experience spans business strategy and management, marketing and communications, and business development. She has managed large teams within the UK and internationally and has held director positions in both corporates and professional services organisations.

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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.