JUDGES

The Lens Awards judging panel will be made up of in-house professionals and supporters of the awards.

If you would be interested in judging for the 2022 awards, please send a short bio over to robert.mitchell@communicatemagazine.co.uk for consideration.

You can see our 2022 panel below.

Greg Adams
Head of video
Hearst UK

Head of Video at Hearst UK, Greg Adams leads video production, strategy and operations for household brands including Elle UK, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Digital Spy and Runner’s World where video viewership has grown significantly across all sites and social video platforms over recent years.

Greg has a decade of experience in many roles including managing video across Bauer Media titles Kiss FM, Grazia, Empire and Car Magazine and live broadcasts streaming events at London Fashion Week, NME Awards and Creator Management at one or the world's largest MCN's, Brave Bison.

Chimaechi Allan
Senior Digital Editor
Money and Pensions Service

Chimaechi enjoys creating strategic content for social change, and has done this for organisations including Pearson, Amazon and the Money and Pensions Service, and as an entrepreneur.

Favourite things Chimaechi has worked on include Talk Money Week, encouraging over 15m Brits to improve wellbeing by having a conversation about finances in 2020; Target Schools, which increased successful applications to Oxbridge from low-income backgrounds, and Tamarind Books, publishing high quality multicultural children's books.

Chimaechi volunteers on a board at Clare College, University of Cambridge, and as a local school governor.

Simon Crofts
Client Services Director
Big Button

Simon is an award-winning producer whose work has been recognised by the Royal Television Society, New York Festivals, EVCOM, and Cannes TV. He develops effective video strategy, creative, and content, and has achieved over 45 million organic views, measurable ROI, improved sales performance, and significant increases in brand consideration for clients including Serco, Amazon, Xerox, Network Rail, Rackspace, SEGRO, RSSB and PensionBee - on global change comms projects, TV/cinema commercials, promo films and viral/social media content. Simon is an acknowledged industry expert in strategic video and developed and delivered the CPD-accredited ‘Video Marketing Strategy’ course for Econsultancy to some of the world’s leading brands.

Steve Garvey
Founder
Moving Image News

Steve helps brands achieve business results with the emotive power of film. His business, Moving Image, is the independent hub for insights into brand video and corporate film, using data to analyse video, and sharing the results. Steve has 30+ years'​ experience in film and video as an agency head, producer and in-house comms director.

Kate McFerran
Director of Communications
LNER

A recognised leader in both agency and in-house, Kate has a track record of delivering award-winning communications in the UK and globally. Putting innovation at the forefront of best-practice integrated campaigns, her work has spanned FMCG, transport, health and manufacturing for blue-chip brands including Volvo Group, P&G, Coca-Cola and Philips. At LNER, Kate leads all external and internal communications, community partnerships and stakeholder engagement, with a passion to breathe new life into communications in the rail industry.

Zander Mills
Corporate Communication Manager
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

Zander has worked in public relations for more than 15 years- 12 of them spent within the fire and rescue service. He is currently Corporate Communication Manager at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, leading a team which has won multiple awards for its delivery of properly planned, properly measured behaviour change campaigns- several of which have video at their heart. He has previously been a national chair of FirePRO, which represents communicators working in the fire and rescue service and has been a member of the LGComms Executive Committee for several years.

Kulveer Ranger
Global Head of Strategy & Communications FS&I
Atos

Kulveer Ranger is Global Head, Strategy & Communications for Financial Service & Insurance, and SVP Strategy & Communications for UK&I at Atos, a global leader in digital transformation with 110000 employees in 73 countries.

He has been a leading figure in the development and communication of innovate, technology led services and has a unique track record of working in politics, the public and private sectors over the last twenty years. This includes having worked on the delivery of the London Oystercard, and four years working for the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, leading the transport and environment briefs and establishing the Digital London Office. His time at City Hall included preparing London for the 2012 Olympics, making the case for Crossrail, leading on ground breaking initiatives such as the cycle hire scheme and Tech City. He has sat on various boards including Transport for London, Bristol 2015 European Green Capital City and is currently on the board of techUK.

Kulveer is an international public speaker, a regular broadcaster for TV and radio and a passionate Tottenham Hotspur FC fan.

Andrew Soane
Associate Director, Marketing Strategy
Accenture

A veteran of the advertising and marketing industry, Andrew has spent most of his career working agency-side, helping some of the world’s biggest and best-known companies (e.g. BP, BT, EY, Phillip Morris International and Tesco) develop and execute their employer brand, attraction and people communications and digital marketing strategies. He joined Accenture in 2016 and today Andrew is responsible for developing marketing strategy. Andrew is passionate about storytelling, and by extension, corporate video - in particular UGC which enables organisations to tell their story in a truly authentic way whilst creating an emotional connection between brand and audience.

Mark Stephens
Executive Producer, Storytelling
Lloyds Banking Group

Bringing over 20 years’ experience in media, marketing, creative and strategy; gleaned from worked with media owners, creative agencies and clients in the UK, Europe and US. Mark has delivered strategic, advertising, marketing and communications solutions to brands including EBAY, Google, The Economist, ASOS, Sony, Citibank and L’Oreal. Currently at Lloyds Banking Group, he has worked in launching an internal creative communications agency ‘Storytelling.’ A team consisting of producers, animators, illustrators, filmmakers, writers and motion graphics telling the story of one of the largest corporate digital transformations in Europe and its positive impact on colleagues, customers and partners alike.