Our judging panel

We couldn’t do it without the input of our judging panel that will decide on the finalists in each category and overall winners of The Employee Engagement Awards.

Representing the many skills needed for Employee Engagement, we have a diverse & expert panel from some of the biggest brands and positions of influence within the industry, with more to come!

RUTH DANCE

Managing Director, The EEA

KARIN VOLO

Chief Joy Bringer, Evoloshen

TIM WITHNALL

People Manager, RSA Group

SAM DAWSON

Founder, The Engaged Culture Company

THOMAS ANDERSON

Founder, Inclusive Networks

DREW MCMILLAN

Head of Colleague Communication & Engagement, British Airways

RUTH JACKSON

Group People Director, Côte Restaurants

KATE REILLY

Director of People and Organisational Development, PPL

TOM DEBENHAM

MD, People Insight

STEVEN BRAND

EMEA Employer Brand Director, Randstad Sourceright

MARJORIE STRACHAN

Global Head of Inclusion, RBS

PAG MILES

Global Head of Partnerships at Alexander Mann Solutions

AIMEE LUCAS

Vice President, Temkin Group

ANDY CAMPBELL

HCM Strategy Director, Oracle EMEA

RACHEL MILLER

Director, All Things IC consultancy

GAMIEL YAFAI

Author ‘Demystifying Diversity’

DOUGLAS LAMONT

CEO, Innocent Drinks

DAVID LITTLECHILD

Head of Culture & Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group

SESIL PIR

Founder, Sesil Pir Consulting

NATALIE SIGONA

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Rolls Royce

DAVID DUCHEYNE

Founder, Otolith

PAUL GILLIAM

HR Director UK & Ireland, L’Oreal

JENNI FIELD

Director, Redefining Communications, The Big Yak

SAM DAWSON

Founder, The Engaged Culture Company

DAN HARDAKER

Head of HR, Star Pubs & Bars – Heineken UK

SIMON GARCIA

Head of Communications & Employee Engagement, HSBC Technology and Head of Marketing, Gender Balance UK Group

RYAN TAHMASSEBI

Director of People Science, Hive HR

SEAN TRAINOR

Employee Engagement & Change Management Consultant