The judging panel for the Corporate Content Awards is made up of leading industry experts who are based in in-house and agency roles. If you would like to judge this programme, please send a bio for consideration to lauren.ditcher@communicatemagazine.co.uk 

Below you can see who represented the 2019 Corporate Content Awards panel.


Rich Baker
Communications manager
Jaguar Land Rover

Rich Baker is a qualified, strategic and results-oriented senior communications manager and employee experience expert. He works with organisations to drive world-class performance through the implementation of strategic, measureable, effective communications and engagement interventions.

He has over 25 years’ leadership experience, managing large and small teams in global brands and household names that include Virgin Trains, Carlsberg, HS2, the National Grid and is currently Communications Manager at Jaguar Land Rover.
Passionate about helping communications professionals succeed, Rich is also a pro-bono board director for the Institute of Internal Communication, a respected coach and mentor to practitioners and director of employee experience consultancy Hiyu

Emma Banks
Head of corporate communications

Emma Banks is a senior communications professional and has held roles heading up communications for companies including Direct Line, LV= and RBS. She started her career in the early 90s and worked agency side for around 10 years before moving in-house. Her experience includes media relations, internal communications, public affairs, CSR and customer engagement. She is a specialist in building financial services brands and running campaigning activity to build customer and industry advocacy.


She is currently Head of Communications for financial mutual, OneFamily.

Ann Booth-Clibborn
Story coach and executive producer
Story Coach London

Ann’s TV shows attracted millions of viewers for the BBC and Channel 4, and included the ground breaking Changing Rooms and the notorious You Are What You Eat. In 2011 Ann set up Storycoach to pursue a new mission; unlocking the natural storytelling skills of leaders, innovators and experts, so they can grab the attention of their audiences and inspire a response.

Ann’s clients are extremely varied but a few examples would be, LOROL (public infrastructure), Draper London (luxury linen), Molson Coors (beer), Speechstorm (digital start up), Exeter University, and Quarto Publishing

Den Carter
Colleague Communications Channels and Content Lead
British Airways

Den has been instrumental in driving employee engagement within various household names in the travel and leisure sector, specialising in digital transformation and brand immersion. He believes the gold standard communication channel is face-to-face, and that digital channels should support and encourage real life conversations, not diminish them. Having led award-winning teams through change programmes, Den recently joined British Airways. His broad remit includes helping leaders embrace the direct link between employee engagement, customer satisfaction and operational performance, as well as rebuilding the airline's colleague communications channels from the ground up.

Rachel Cooper
Director of global content strategy and editorial

As director for global content strategy and editorial at GSK, Rachel leads on digital storytelling for the global healthcare company’s global corporate channels. Her team commissions, co-develops and edits content for the corporate website and intranet, as well as social media. Previously, Rachel led external communications for GSK’s global health initiatives.

Prior to joining GSK, Rachel was a journalist. She completed The Telegraph’s multimedia graduate training scheme and stayed on as a business reporter, covering the healthcare industry and the daily market report for both print and digital. Previously, Rachel has worked in Westminster, the NHS and an international NGO.

Brian Cooper
Executive creative director
Aesop Agency

Brian has over 23 years experience in creating business transforming ideas in both the advertising and digital space. He’s won numerous awards for many clients including Unilever, Vodafone, Sony, Virgin, MasterCard, Audi, Land Rover and the Government. He creatively led Dare to Campaign’s digital agency of the decade, and has even done a stint at Apple.

Brian is passionate about telling stories in a hyper-connected world.

Marie Dosiere
Chief storyteller

Marie has more than 10 years experience in the City in Investment Banking and Asset Management (Natixis, J.P. Morgan, AXA). In 2014 she became Chief Storyteller at Architas (Multi-Manager of AXA Group) where she specialised on turning complex messages into simple stories for the AXA clients in Europe (UK, Germany, France,…). She launched a newsletter translated into 6 languages and introduced audio podcasts. She was as well broadcaster at French Radio London where she hosted a weekly show on music for 3 years.

Marie, has now launched her own company in London and Paris specialised in Storytelling, Podcasting and Coaching.

Freddie Hoff
Head of content
Expedia Inc.

Freddie Hoff is Head of Content at Expedia. She’s previously worked as Executive Content Director for a social media agency, at The LEGO Group, Guinness World Records, Danmarks Radio (the Danish BBC) and several computer game companies. She went to the IT-University, speak geek and loves TV-shows with girls’ names in the title. And Superheroes.

Stephen Humphreys
Head of corporate communications
Financial Conduct Authority

Stephen Humphreys is Head of Corporate Communications for the Financial Conduct Authority. He is responsible for the regulator’s media relations, public affairs and internal communications. Stephen has held a number of communications roles including with United Utilities, Royal London and the Food Standards Agency.

Sarah Leccacorvi
Head of content
O2 (Telefónica UK)

Sarah joined O2 4 years ago to lead the creation and development of their integrated campaign plan. Now, Sarah heads up the content team to ideate the strategy and creative across all facets of the O2 brand, resulting in O2 creating some of its most talked about content. This includes music and sport, Priority, launch of devices and propositions as well as b2b communication. Previously, Sarah worked in creative agencies, mainly Leo Burnett working on well-known retailers and international FMCG brands.  Sarah was also Editor of their monthly journal, interviewed live on TV and regularly provided soundbites for various media titles.

Neil Maidment
Head of content and editorial
InterContinental Hotels Group

Neil is responsible for helping create engaging and informative content for one of the world’s biggest hotel groups, delivering strategic communications concerning IHG’s brands, performance, business and senior leadership. Neil has worked at IHG since 2015. Prior to that he was an award-winning journalist, spending almost a decade working in newspaper and radio, and with Reuters, first on the sports desk and then financial news. His favourite things are sport, films and family time. 

Jack Preston
Senior content lead
Virgin Group

Jack Preston is Senior Content Lead at Virgin Management, where he oversees the Virgin Group’s social media channels and the content published on virgin.com. During his time at Virgin Jack has been responsible for developing and delivering the Group’s content strategy, creating the Virgin podcast portfolio, rolling out their successful guest blogger programme and supporting the strategic development of key Virgin projects and businesses through content and physical activations.

Sarah Robertson

Sarah is Executive Producer for HSBC Now TV, an award-winning video platform that celebrates HSBC employees around the world and their achievements inside and outside of work. Her team produces stories that reflect the bank’s values and culture while supporting its business priorities. The films, which aim to engage colleagues, build a common sense of purpose and showcase the diversity of HSBC, are published across the bank’s internal channels as well as externally on Facebook and YouTube.

Before joining HSBC, Sarah worked in broadcast television, producing popular programmes such Masterchef and The One Show, as well as one-off documentaries.

Tim Rutter
Head of internal communications and community liaison
Tata Steel UK

Tim has worked for Tata Steel, Corus and British Steel for 29 years in a variety of Communications, Marketing and PR roles. In his current role includes responsibilities for internal communications for the Strip Products hub in Port Talbot and Llanwern in Wales as well as for the Tubes, Packaging, Colors and Electrical Steels businesses, which span geographies.

Alongside this Tim is also responsible for the Community Relations programme supporting communities around all the UK sites, and for local media relationships and crisis management.

Chris Scott
Head of corporate communications
London Sport

Chris is Head of Corporate Communications for London Sport, overseeing the agency’s media, PR, strategic communications and external relations activities. Having worked in the sport sector since 2013, Chris previously managed the Media and PR brief for the national gender equality charity, Women in Sport, where he led the development of the inaugural Women’s Sport Week campaign as well as the charity’s wider media lobbying efforts.

A passionate advocate for the role of effective communications in achieving social change, Chris’ early career was spent establishing the marketing and communications function for a boutique professional services firm.

Ryan Taylor
Head of digital
City, University of London

Ryan is head of digital in the marketing and communications department of City, University of London.  He leads a team that specialises in all aspects of digital marketing: online advertising, search marketing, social media, web content strategy, marketing and governance, CRM, e-commerce, analytics and performance.  Ryan and his team are currently addressing the impact of the multi-device era on City’s digital presence, messages and content across the customer journey.


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