Judging Panel

Judging Panel

Our judging panel for 2020 includes…

  • Nigel Paterson, GC and company secretary, Dixons Carphone
  • Anna Cosgrave, head of legal, graze
  • Ruwan De Soyza, GC, Worldpay
  • Rushad Abadan, GC, Standard Life Aberdeen
  • Charlotte Heiss, group chief legal officer and company secretary, RSA
  • Neil Murrin, GC and director – regulatory affairs, Trainline
  • Richard Price, GC and company secretary, Anglo American
  • Angus McBride, GC, News UK
  • Geoffrey Timms, GC and company secretary, Legal & General
  • Kirsty Cooper, GC and company secretary, Aviva
  • Dan Guildford, GC, The Financial Times
  • Nayeem Syed, assistant GC, Refinitiv
  • Liz Tanner, director of legal services, SSE
  • Elizabeth Messud, group legal director, Kingfisher
  • Joanne Jolly, GC and company secretary – insurance and wealth, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Jeremy Barton, GC, KPMG UK
  • as well as…

  • Mark McAteer and Alex Novarese from Legal Business.

2019 Judges

  • Nilema Bhakta-Jones, group legal director of Ascential Group
  • Kate Cheetham, group general counsel, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Kirsty Cooper, group GC and company secretary, Aviva
  • Simon Croxford, GC – group centre legal, Barclays
  • Maaike de Bie, GC, Royal Mail
  • Claire Debney, chief of staff and director of legal strategy, Shire
  • Dan Guildford, GC, FT
  • Rachel Jacobs, group GC, Springer Nature
  • Rosemary Martin, group GC and company secretary, Vodafone
  • Nigel Paterson, GC and company secretary, Dixons Carphone
  • Nayeem Syed, assistant GC, Thomson Reuters
  • Ned Staple, GC and company secretary, ZPG
  • Liz Tanner, director of legal services, SSE
  • Geoffrey Timms, group GC and company secretary, Legal & General
  • Clare Wardle, GC and company secretary, Coca-Cola European Partners
  • as well as…

  • Alex Novarese and Mark McAteer from Legal Business.
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