Employee Benefits professional of the year 2019 shortlist announced


The shortlist has been unveiled for the coveted Employee benefits professional of the year category at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2019.

This award recognises in-house HR and benefits professionals who have made a significant contribution to their organisation and to the industry as a whole.

The full category shortlist is:

  • Adam Brooke, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Ian Hodson, University of Lincoln
  • Tom Hiles, BNP Paribas

Last year’s award was received by Tom Hiles, group benefits manager at BNP Paribas, while in 2017, the accolade went to Gary Brewer, HR director, branded business unit and global reward at William Grant and Sons. Joanna Bean, former head of total rewards, UK and Ireland at Samsung won the Employee benefits professional of the year title in 2016.

The winning individual will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2019 this Friday (7 June 2019), now just five days away. Held at The Pavilion at The Tower of London, this year’s event will be hosted by actor and comedian Kerry Godliman.

At the event, HR, benefits and reward professionals can look forward to a welcome drinks reception, three-course lunch, including dessert buffet, and an early evening party, ideal for relaxed and informal networking with peers, colleagues and industry experts.

The awards will also present an opportunity for guests to share and listen to best practice innovations in benefits and reward, across varied categories such as Best use of benefits technology, Best pensions communications and Best mental health strategy.

See the full shortlist.

For more information or to book your table.