Judges

The Employer Brand Management Awards will be judged by those tasked with their organisation’s attraction, engagement and retention strategies, regardless of where they sit in the organisation – HR, internal or corporate communications.

Each category has separate criteria for judging and a points-based system created to award on a bespoke basis. Within the categories section, there is a detailed look at the areas on which the judges will focus in their deliberation.

If you are interested in joining the 2020 panel please contact robert.mitchell@communicatemagazine.co.uk

Our confirmed 2020 judges are below

 

 

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Lizzie Barrett

Senior Brand and Engagement Strategist, Symphony Talent

Lizzie has worked in employer reputation and employee engagement for 15 years, both in-house and in agencies. Before joining Hodes in 2016, Lizzie ran the employee engagement practice for Ogilvy in EMEA, launching brands to employees and creating employer brands alongside internal engagement campaigns. Her clients have included Shell, HSBC, Siemens, Merck, Mars, Airbus and Unilever. Her passion is ensuring that the brand is based on intelligent insight and then reflected in employee behaviour, as she believes people will always trust people rather than brands. 

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Simon Barrow

Creator of the Employer Brand Concept

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Simon Barrow

Creator of the Employer Brand Concept

Simon Created the Employer Brand approach to management (now a subject which gets over one million results on Google).

Simon was Founder and Chairman of the employer brand consultancy People in Business (PiB) which he sold to a private equity owned US group TMP Worldwide in August 2007.

 

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Rebecca Causey

Head of Employer Brand and Attraction (EMEA)

Rebecca heads up all things Employer Brand at one of the largest and forward-thinking tech companies in the world; IBM. Leading a team of 11 brand managers across 100 countries, Rebecca is responsible for the creation and execution of the Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing strategy across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 

With over 10 years experience in the Employer Brand and Talent Acquisition space, working for brands such as RBS, BP, Dixons CPW and Sainsbury’s, Rebecca has experienced the challenges of attracting top talent in some of the most competitive spaces.

 

When it comes to Employer brand, Rebecca is passionate about data and technology, with her most impactful (and favourite) projects being the implementation of innovative advertising and candidate experience tools.

 

When not leading the charge on Employer Brand at IBM, you can find Rebecca wakeboarding or surfing on a beach somewhere hot!

Neil Daly

Global Employer Brand Lead , Baker Hughes

Neil Daly is an award-winning employer brand manager responsible for defining and promoting the reputation of Baker Hughes as one of the world's leading energy technology companies. His role is to communicate the employee value proposition through recruitment marketing campaigns in more than 100 countries globally to attract, develop and retain target audiences.

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Jennifer Doyle

Head of Talent, Financial Conduct Authority

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Jennifer Doyle

Head of Talent, Financial Conduct Authority

Jennifer is head of talent at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), responsible early careers talent acquisition and recruitment brand management, alongside internal talent identification and development. Jennifer oversees all accelerated leadership development programmes up to executive level. She joined the FCA in 2009 and has worked in various roles across resourcing and talent.

Helen Durkin

Employer Brand Program Manager (EMEA), Indeed.com

Helen is Employer Brand Program Manager at Indeed, responsible for building their employer brand reputation and owning the content/advertising strategy across EMEA. 

 

With over 10 years experience working for brands such as Indeed, Sage and Carphone Warehouse/Dixons Carphone, Helen has experienced most of the challenges within the EB space. 

 

As an award winner for her work and more recently an awards judge Helen knows her stuff and is happy to share everything she has learnt so far in her career.

Jona Gjini

Global employer brand lead, Vodafone

Jona leads the Employer Brand agenda globally by driving the people strategy for 26 Vodafone markets. She has been with Vodafone for more than 5 years and has a background in Brand and Marketing communications. A passionate traveller with a love for Asia, she speaks Mandarin amongst 4 other languages and has a food blog inspired by Asian cuisine.

Catherine Hearn

Director, resourcing & talent, BBC

Catherine joined the BBC in 2015 initially as Director of Talent for the Television division before taking on a pan BBC remit leading the Resourcing and Talent team, establishing a single point of accountability to drive a co-ordinated workforce strategy and new approach to the BBC’s diverse hiring requirements. She was previously Head of Talent and Attraction at Walt Disney working across EMEA and International. Her early career was spent in executive search working in media and consumer sectors.

Alison Heron

Head of global employer brand, GSK

Alison has almost twenty years’ experience of branding and marketing, and has worked both supplier and employer side. Working with a design & communications agency for almost 10 years, she directed a huge number of campaigns for graduate employers. In 2005 she joined KPMG to lead the recruitment marketing team, responsible for both graduate and experienced hire marketing, and in 2011 she was appointed Head of UK Student Recruitment. In July 2014 Alison moved to GSK to look after early talent branding and she is now responsible for their Employer Brand globally. 

Nicky Ivory-Chapman

Head of talent acquisition, Channel 4

Nicky is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with over 15 years HR experience and is currently the Head of Talent Acquisition at Channel 4.  She has responsibility for recruitment in the creative, commercial and operational areas from entry to executive level.

In addition to recruitment she has worked in the areas of employer brand, employee engagement and as a generalist, and spent 3 years on the board of the ‘Institute of Student Employers’ (formally the AGR).

Outside of work she watches lots of TV, travels whenever possible and is a long-suffering supporter of her home town football club Leeds United.

Graeme Johnson

Director of Resourcing, GVC Group

Graeme leads employer brand and recruiting globally for GVC Group, who own the largest portfolio of brands in the gaming and betting industry, including Bwin, PartyPoker, Foxy, Ladbrokes, Coral, Gala.  

Graeme has spent the last 10 years in senior leadership roles in Virgin Media, and BT with accountability for employer brand.

Rob Lewis

Employer Branding Assistant Manager, L'Oreal

Rob is an experience employer brand professional with a passion for digital marketing, social media and creative storytelling.  He's worked for a number of global, multi-brand companies, specialising in talent acquisition strategies and employer brand creative design.

With a background in FMCG through regional and global roles in Kellogg’s and Mondelēz International, Rob now works for L’Oréal in the UK and Ireland business, leading their employer brand strategy into the local market.

If you want to talk about global or local EVP, creative content design and employer brand strategies and execution, or just what living in Romania is like, Rob’s your man!

Dominique Mallion

Global Content Marketing Strategist, Philips

Dominique is the global content marketing strategist at Philips, a 128+ year old global technology company committed to delivering innovation that helps people be healthy, live well and enjoy life. As part of an award-winning, in-house employer branding team, she is responsible for defining how to bring Philips talent brand to life within the labor market segments most critical to executing our company’s health technology strategy. Her efforts focus on winning the hearts and minds of the people Philips needs to drive its company transformation and success in its next century and beyond.

Euan McNair

Talent acquisition and employer brand consultant, Royal London

Euan is a TA and Employer Brand leader with experience in agency, in-house and RPO.

 

His career has seen him operate at a range of levels across multiple sectors ranging from large scale sporting and cultural events like Glasgow 2014 to global financial institutions like Standard Life Aberdeen.

 

Euan currently heads up Talent Attraction, Talent Sourcing and Employer Brand for Royal London Group on behalf of Alexander Mann Solutions and is focussed on strategically positioning their unique brand to engage the most diverse talent.

 

Euan is delighted and excited to be judging again as he feels the volume and calibre of entries improves year on year.

Penny Newman

Chief people officer, Lewis Silkin

Penny Newman is Chief People Officer at Lewis Silkin.  She joined Lewis Silkin in 2007 and since then has been involved in a variety of Employee Engagement, CSR and Diversity initiatives.  She also has a keen interest in HR information systems and business process efficiency.  She works closely with Lewis Silkin’s leading employment law team to ensure that the firm is at the forefront of employment practices.

Before joining Lewis Silkin, Penny qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte and worked for two other Top 100 UK law firms.

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Tim Small

Managing Director, SmallPlus

Tim Small

Managing Director, SmallPlus

Tim founded and runs his own specialist culture and employer brand consultancy. He is a long-standing judge of these awards.

His senior leadership experience in employer brand, HR, communications and operations in three global FTSE 100 companies and working with clients in multiple sectors, give him a unique perspective on what it takes to lead, develop and deliver award-winning people and culture programmes, especially in multi-site operations. 

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Chris Stewart

Resourcing Delivery Manager, McKesson

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Chris Stewart

Resourcing Delivery Manager, McKesson

Chris is an award-winning resourcing manager and employer brand specialist. His 15 years of experience has seen him working in the banking, energy and healthcare markets. Chris understands how to bring company culture to life by leveraging a wide range of social and digital media platforms.

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Jorgen Sundberg

CEO, Link Humans

Jorgen Sundberg

CEO, Link Humans

Employer brand strategist working on global EVP, measurement and activation projects. Host of the weekly Employer Branding Podcast which has over 200 episodes.

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Chloe Sweden

Head of Mumsnet Talent, Mumsnet

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Chloe Sweden

Head of Mumsnet Talent, Mumsnet

As Head of Mumsnet Talent, Chloe Sweden champions flexible working and the rights of parents in the workplace. Mumsnet exists to make parents lives easier and nowhere is it more broken than in the world of work. As a former Head of Talent, Chloe understands the need for a strong employer brand and with her previous experience as a Partner of a Headhunting firm is also able to fully understand the importance of a positive candidate journey.

Amy Turner

Employer Brand Manager, MagicLab

Amy is responsible for leading and executing the employer brand strategy for the MagicLab group; a global technology company that builds social networking apps such as Badoo, Bumble, Lumen and Chappy. With a background in social media, content marketing and employee engagement, Amy loves using content to bring an EVP to life. Previously Amy managed employer brand at Camelot (The National Lottery), where she helped increase engagement with social campaigns both internally and externally.

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Heather Walker

Global Employer Brand Campaign Manager, SAP

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Heather Walker

Global Employer Brand Campaign Manager, SAP

Heather Walker is a global employer brand expert with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She began her career at creative agencies in the UK specializing in recruitment and employment communications. She relocated to the Middle East to run employer branding for one of the region’s largest franchise companies.

In 2017, Heather returned to the UK for a global role with SAP, the leader in business applications. SAP has rapid growth with almost 100,000 employees in 180+ countries. Heather plays a critical role in supporting, developing, and activating strategic for employer brand and recruitment marketing campaigns.