Employee Benefits Awards 2010: The judging panel

DEBI O’DONOVAN editor, Employee Benefits is responsible for editorial across the magazine, online and events.

DEBBIE LOVEWELL deputy editor, Employee Benefits oversees features and news in the magazine and the website.

PAUL BISSELL head of reward, Cable & Wireless has 30 years’ experience in reward and benefits, and was previously head of reward at Nationwide for 10 years.

NEAL BLACKSHIRE benefits and compensation manager, McDonald’s Restaurants has worked there for 25 years, starting on the shop floor as a crew member.

DUNCAN BROWN director of reward services, Institute for Employment Studies is one of the UK’s leading thinkers on reward and benefits strategies.

JOHN CHILMAN group reward and pensions director, FirstGroup has worked for the travel firm since 1999, except for two years at HBOS as head of reward.

DEBRA COREY senior director compensation and benefits – EMEA, Quintiles has wide international benefits experience, having worked in global roles for Gap and Honeywell.

CHARLES COTTON adviser, reward and employment conditions, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is a well-known commentator and researcher in UK reward.

JIM COWAN senior consultant, remuneration and benefits, RBS Group came from a front-line position at the global bank to head its reward function.

SARA DAVIES reward and HR services director, Ladbrokes has previously worked at Staples Office Superstores, Wickes, Focus DIY and Travis Perkins in HR and reward roles.

ROGER FAIRHEAD head of compensation and benefits, Prudential is a former consultant and has worked in practitioner reward roles at Rank Group, Universal and Sony Entertainment.

GILLIAN HIBBERD corporate director (people policy and communications), Buckinghamshire County Council and former president of the Public Sector People Managers’ Association.

EUAN HUTCHINSON head of rewards, Skype was previously responsible for benefits at Hewlett Packard for almost six years, and at Compaq before that.

CATHERINE SLATTERY regional people and development manager, Malmaison & Hotel du Vin, which won the Employee Benefits Grand Prix 2010.

MIKE SULLIVAN head of employee benefits and pensions, Veolia Environnement UK and president of the Pensions Management Institute. At Veolia he looks after 70 pension schemes.

JAYNE TORY senior reward manager, Asda has worked with the retailer’s reward team since 2003 and currently focuses on engagement and recognition.

CRAIG TRUTER group benefits and expatriate manager, Centrica has been responsible for reward at the company for the past three years. Before that, he worked at DHL.