Meet the Judges

We our proud to announce the judges for WeAreTheCity’s Top 100 Rising Stars. All of our judges have been carefully selected based on their industry experience and their passion to inspire future role models.

On behalf of WeAreTheCity, our sponsors and nominees we would like to sincerely thank all of our judges for donating their time to judge these awards.

Shortlist Judges

Simone Roche
CEO & Founder, Northern Power Women
Mairi McHaffie
Mairi McHaffie
CEO, Scene Change & Coaching Squared
Paul Seasay
Paul Sesay
CEO & Founder, National Diversity Awards
Jo Gaglani
Jo Gaglani
Co-Chair, WeAreTheCity India

Finalist Judges

Lucy Brazier, Marcham Publishing
Lucy Brazier
CEO, Marcham Publishing - Publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine
Sam Truelove MBE
Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy
Melanie Seymour
Melanie Seymour
Managing Director DC Pensions Operation, Blackrock
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Maggie Berry
Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International
Nick Thompson
Divisional Managing Director, Technical Services, Sodexo UK&I
Bianca Miller
Bianca Miller
Founder & Director, The Be Group & Bianca Miller London
Sarah Boddey
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, AIG
Maggie van't Hoff
Retail CIO, Shell
Claire Paisley
Partner - Financial Services, Baringa
Sue Clayton
Executive Director, Capital Markets at CBRE
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Miranda Brawn
Director, Legal & Transaction Management, Daiwa & Vice-Chair of the Black Cultural Archives
Jan Floyd-Douglass
Jan Floyd-Douglass
Director and Co-Founder, The 9 Situations
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Tunji Akintokun
Director, Cisco Systems
Danielle Waterman
Danielle Waterman
Professional England Rugby Player
Harriet Minter
Editor, Guardian Women in Leadership

Rising Star Champion Judges

Duncan McRae
Director, Flying Colours
Helene Readon-Bond OBE
Helen Readon-Bond OBE
Deputy Director, Government Equalities Office
Nicola Horlick-033b
Nicola Horlick
CEO, Money & Co
Dr Yvonne Thompson
Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE
Chair: African Caribbean Business Network

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