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Judging panel

Claire Cottingham, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Laing O'Rourke
Charlene Cranny, Communications and Campaigns Director, UKSIF
Simon Gillespie, CEO, British Heart Foundation
Paul Glazier, Head of New Business, Macmillan Cancer Support
Jo Goddard, Sustainability Consultant and Director, Green and Good Consulting
Gillian McKay, Head of Charities and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW
Greg Sage, Communications Director, Greene King
James Sutton, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Raleigh International
Nick Wright, Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility & Community Affairs, UBS

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Claire Cottingham, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Laing O'Rourke
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Charlene Cranny, Communications and Campaigns Director, UKSIF
Charlene joined UKSIF in September 2013 as Programme Manager of the Analyst Programme with responsibility for catalysing debate on emerging environmental, social and governance issues and assisting members to develop their practice. Charlene is also responsible for UKSIF’s general campaigns and communications. Before UKSIF, Charlene worked on cause and policy-led campaigns and marketing for charities, think-tanks and campaign groups such as Centre for London, IPPR and 38 Degrees. Charlene has a degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of York.

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Simon Gillespie, CEO, British Heart Foundation
Simon joined the British Heart Foundation in March 2013. Before joining the BHF, he was Chief Executive of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society since 2006. Like far too many people in the UK, Simon has a personal connection with heart disease – his Father died of a heart attack in 1979. As part of the BHF’s ‘Fight for Every Heartbeat’, Simon runs and walks to raise money for the BHF’s work. He previously worked as Head of Operations at the Healthcare Commission, where he was responsible for the inspection of NHS and independent healthcare facilities in England. From 2000 to 2004, he was Director of Operations at the Charity Commission, modernising the regulation and support of the 180,000 registered charities across England and Wales. His earlier career was with the Royal Navy, including time as Commanding Officer of HMS Sheffield and as an advisor to government ministers. Simon has extensive experience of charity and non-profit governance, and as a non-executive director/trustee. He is currently the President of the European Heart Network and a trustee of the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies at University College London. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Political Science (MA); Business Administration (MBA); and International Relations (MPhil).

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Paul Glazier, Head of New Business, Macmillan Cancer Support
Paul Glazier is Head of Corporate New Business at Macmillan Cancer Support and has over 11 years’ experience working in Corporate Fundraising. He has previously worked at Breakthrough Breast Cancer (now called Breast Cancer now) and Cancer Research UK and. During this time, Paul has developed sector leading partnerships with some of the largest companies in the UK through innovation, commercial understanding and a passion for improving the lives of people affected by cancer.

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Jo Goddard is the founder and lead consultant of Green & Good Consulting, a sustainability consultancy working with major global organisations. Jo has over 10 years of sustainability experience having led teams and delivered programmes at Aviva, Old Mutual and Barclays. Her current clients include Sky, The City of London Corporation and Lloyds of London. As well as broad sustainability in business expertise, she has a deep knowledge of human rights and environmental issues and has sat on the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission Working Group for Business and Human Rights and at UN forums on human rights and environment issues. She has a Masters in Environmental Assessment and Management from the University of Brighton and is a Prince 2 Practitioner. She is a Board Advisory Panel member for Heart of the City.

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Gillian McKay, Head of Charities and Voluntary Sector, ICAEW
Gillian McKay leads the Charity and Voluntary Sector specialist interest groups and is Head of Charities at ICAEW. Gillian is a qualified ACA and holds ICAEW’s Diploma in Charity Accounting. She is a qualified tax advisor and is a specialist in charity and not for profit finance and taxation. Prior to joining ICAEW in 2014, Gillian split her working life between working in charities in accountancy practice and finance roles in the sector. She is well placed to understand the needs of both members in practice and working in charities. 

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Greg Sage, Communications Director,Greene King
Greg Sage is Communications Director at Greene King plc, the UK's leading pub company and brewer. Greene King operates 3,100 pubs, restaurants and hotels, employing 44,000 people, with brands including Hungry Horse, Chef & Brewer, Loch Fyne and Flaming Grill. Greg leads external and internal communications and has responsibility for the company's Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. Greg joined Greene King in June 2015 after 13 years at Tesco where he held a variety of corporate affairs roles, including most recently as UK Community Director, with responsibility for the UK's community and charity programmes. Starting his working life as a journalist on local newspapers, Greg has also worked in a variety of communications roles at Hearst Magazines, Express Newspapers, Sainsbury's and IPC Media.

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James Sutton, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Raleigh International
James is Head of Corporate Partnerships at Raleigh International and has been there since January 2015; he previously volunteered with Raleigh in Costa Rica and Nicaragua in 2002. James is also a Teaching Fellow in Marketing at the University of Sussex. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


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Nick Wright, Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility & Community Affairs, UBS
Nick Wright joined Swiss Bank Corporation (now incorporated into UBS) as a Fixed Income Derivatives Trader in 1989. In 1999, he assumed his role as regional Head of Community Affairs. UBS operates a vigorous and long-standing programme of Community Affairs focusing in particular on the areas of Education and Entrepreneurship. Nick has overseen the development of this multi-award winning programme both regionally and globally. It is notable for innovative and long-term partnerships with voluntary and third sector organisations and significant and sustained Employee Volunteering. Nick sits on the bank's UBS & Society Operating committee, he recently stepped down as Vice Chair of Governors at The Bridge Academy, Hackney although he remains the "Sponsor Governor" and sits on a number of external bodies and boards. He is married with two young sons and has a BA in History from Oxford University.

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