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 2021 awards, please send a short bio over to lauren.ditcher@communicatemagazine.co.uk for consideration.

Tamara Bennett
Director of Communications
Virgin

With a solid background in broadcast, agency and in-house roles, Tamara is currently Director of Communications for the Virgin Group. Prior to joining Virgin, Tamara worked as Presenter and Researcher for ITV1 in the West Country - working across a range of regional and network TV programmes, before working for Nike and MTV on the launch of their #justaddmoves campaign. She has vast agency experience, working across a range of clients from the Ariel Fashion Awards to the Learning and Skills Council. Prior to joining Virgin, she was Senior Media Manager at the British Heart Foundation, working across policy, news, ambassador recruitment and fundraising, including leading strategic award-winning communications campaigns for the organisation. She has a degree in English Literature and Politics, a post-graduate certificate in journalism and is a proud graduate of the Women50 Santander and UCLA leadership programme.

Maeve Chappell
Head of corporate communications
North Yorkshire Police

Maeve has over twenty years’ experience as a communicator in the corporate, charity and public sectors. She started her career in communications producing environment and corporate social responsibility reports. She has worked her way through the specialisms of Corporate Communications in the FTSE 25 having responsibility for branding/ rebranding and the employee journey during mergers/ demergers. Maeve entered the public sector in 2016 as Head of Corporate Communications for Thames Valley Police. She has recently moved to North Yorkshire as Corporate Communications Lead for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Emily Coen
Senior corporate communications manager EMEA
Hilton

Earlier this year, Emily joined one of the world's largest hospitality brands, Hilton, as Senior Corporate PR Manager, leading proactive media campaigns across EMEA. Prior to this she spent six years at British Airways where she managed PR for marketing and sponsorship, routes and airline alliances and British Airways Holidays. Emily brings a combination of consumer and digital PR, corporate communications and issues management experience and has worked in house for media and publishing organisations as well as travel brands.

Liz Davies
Head of communications
Sodexo

Liz Davies is head of communications for Sodexo UK and Ireland, one of the world’s largest services companies, with responsibility for all employee and external communications for Sodexo’s corporate and sports & leisure businesses.

 

She has 20 years' experience working for some of the world's largest business services, FMCG and retail companies. She started her career in PR, working for Red Consultancy and Edelman, before moving into in-house corporate communications roles for L’Oréal, Nestlé and SSP Group.

 

She lives in Beckenham with her husband and two children, and loves socialising, eating out and making amends in the gym.

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 Jones
Head of communications and corporate affairs
Tarmac

Kate is an accredited, award-winning corporate communication specialist with 25 years’ experience, both agency and in-house, across a range of industries. She is elected Chair of the Institute of Internal Communication, an IoIC Fellow and was named IoIC Internal Communicator of the Year 2016.

Steve Keith
Founder and Chief Behavioural Officer
The Branding Man

Since 2006 Steve has gained valuable experience working as a teacher, across schools and campus recruitment, leadership development and employer branding. During the 8 years he spent working at global professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young), leading their apprenticeship recruitment team towards over 20 industry awards, and launched the UK’s first parent-focused employer brand campaign, Parental Advice. A passionate advocate of inclusion, diversity and belonging – he regularly visits schools in London to share his coming out story with the LGBT+ charity Diversity Role Models, hosts his own podcast My Career Story, and is a judge for the UK Business Awards.

Find out more at thebrandingman.co.uk or search for @thebrandingman across all social media channels.

Helen Kemp
Head of communications and corporate affairs
Biffa

Helen has over 13 years of internal and external communications expertise, working across a number of private sector industries including fashion and recycling. Previously Head of Communications at international waste management company, Renewi plc Helen is now Head of Communications at Biffa plc, responsible for internal communications and investor relations. Outside of the workplace, Helen holds an MA in Internal Communications Management from Kingston University.

Freida Moore
Head of communications
Hays plc

Freida is global head of corporate communications for Hays plc, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified professional

and skilled people. She is responsible for leading external and internal communications across the global business,

working closely with the marketing and communications teams in 33 countries. Previously, she spent nine years as a

financial public relations consultant at Citigate Dewe Rogerson, working for a range of listed and unlisted clients. She

started her career as a financial and corporate consultant at GCI Focus.

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.

Matt Ralph
Executive Multimedia Producer
Anglo American

Matt is Principal Multimedia Producer in Technical and Sustainability Communications at Anglo American.

Graduating with a First in Fine Art Sculpture from Loughborough College of Art, Matt moved to London to begin a career in television. After five years working in entertainment and documentary production in the UK TV industry, Matt took a year out to travel, eventually landing in Australia, where he developed and produced on Discovery Channel projects. Matt returned to the UK as a dual-citizen.

In the 2010’s Matt moved into factual short-form film storytelling, first as Director of over 100 presenter-led films, then as manager of the film-making team for the BBC’s The One Show. In 2015, Matt became part of the senior team to move youth channel, BBC Three, online, to reach the 16-34 year old demographic. Being part of this multi award-winning team honed Matt’s digital skillset, and Matt won Broadcast Awards 2018 Best Short Documentary.

Matt joined Anglo American in March 2020 from agency MerchantCantos, having worked with HSBC to supercharge engagement with their 230,000 strong workforce, and with Brunswick on Nokia social media innovation campaign #NokiaInnovates.

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.

Dominic Reynolds
Senior manager
KPMG

Dom creates content for KPMG UK. Sometimes that means speechwriting for the leadership, sometimes it means crafting videos for campaigns and sometimes it means creating podcasts. He’s part of a specialist strategic comms team, helping the firm tell its story in the right medium for the right audience.

 

His background is in TV journalism. Dom was a correspondent and presenter at ITN, where for 8 years, he roamed the UK and beyond, unearthing stories for 5 News. He’s interviewed politicians, business leaders and both the tallest and shortest men in the world (not at the same time).

Andrew Soane
Global head of social strategy
Accenture

Andrew is proof you can teach an old dog new tricks. 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 strategies. He joined Accenture in 2016 and today leads social marketing strategy globally across client and candidate audiences. Andrew is passionate about storytelling, and by extension, corporate video - in particular UGC which enables brands 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.

2021 SPONSORS

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Andrew Thomas

Publisher of Communicate magazine and founder of the Communicate Lens Awards

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2021 SUPPORTERS

If you are interested in being a supporting partner of the Communicate Lens Awards please email Lauren Ditcher at lauren.ditcher@communicatemagazine.co.uk