2020 Judges


The judges announced so far are as follows. Please note that further judges will be announced over coming weeks.


  • Adrian Furnell, pensions manager at Uniper UK
  • Andrew Evans, independent trustee
  • Andrew Vaughan, partner at Barnett Waddingham
  • Anna Copestake, partner at Arc Pensions Law
  • Ava Lau, director, global benefits, pensions and mobility at London Stock Exchange Group
  • Bill Mexson, pensions technical manager at Siemens 
  • Caroline Eastwood, pensions manager at Skipton Building Society
  • Chris Clifton, chair of trustees at Husqvarna UK Pension Trustee
  • Chris Parrott, head of pensions at Heathrow Airport 
  • Darren Philp, head of policy at Smart Pension
  • David Butcher, MD and founder at Communications and Content
  • David Curtis, managing director and head of UK & Ireland institutional business at GSAM
  • David Weeks, co-chairman at the Association of Member-Nominated Trustees
  • Debra Soper, chief operating officer at Civil Service HR
  • Donna Hobbs, European pensions manager at Xerox
  • Duncan Buchanan, Hogan Lovells pension partner and past-president of the Society of Pension Professionals
  • Eve Keith, pensions manager at Unison
  • Fiona Brown, group head of pensions at Rolls Royce
  • Fraser Smart, chief executive at British Airways Pensions
  • Geoff McKenzie, director of global pensions at C. & J. Clark International
  • Gillian Graham, client director at Punter Southall Governance Services
  • Hugh Nolan, senior trustee representative at Dalriada Trustees, director at Spence and Partners and immediate past-president of the Society of Pension Professionals
  • Jas Bhogal, pensions manager at Rexel UK
  • Joanna Matthews, director at Capital Cranfield
  • Judith Maguire, professional trustee at Capital Cranfield Pension Trustees
  • Julie Richards, group director of pensions at Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Julie Stothard, chief executive at BESTrustees
  • Kevin LeGrand, independent pensions consultant and past-president of the Pensions Management Institute and Society of Pension Professionals
  • Kim Gubler, chairwoman of PASA, trustee of the Crystal Master Trust and director of KGC Associates
  • Kiran Lamb, pensions manager at Roche Products
  • Lesley Carline, director of KGC Associates and President of the Pensions Management Institute
  • Maggie Kearney, UK pensions & benefits lead, Accenture
  • Mark Austin, trustee chairman of The Northern Trust (UK) Pension Plan
  • Mark Condron, independent trustee
  • Mark Engelbretson, head of pensions at Network Rail
  • Mark Smith, pensions manager at Coventry University
  • Martin Taylor, chair of trustees at SITA Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • Matthew Simms, trustee of the Hermes Group Pension Scheme and the National Physical Laboratories Management Pension Scheme
  • Mel Duffield, pensions strategy executive at the Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • Michael Clark, professional trustee and managing director of CBC Pension Services
  • Mike Kennedy, Professional Trustee and Director at ProPensions
  • Nadeem Ladha, professional trustee at 20-20 Trustees
  • Naomi L'Estrange, managing director at 20-20 Trustees
  • Neil McPherson, managing director at Capital Cranfield
  • Nicola Morgan, UK & Ireland pensions manager at Fujitsu
  • Nikesh Patel, independent member of the Church of England Pensions Board
  • Oliver Payne, European pensions manager at Ford Motor Company
  • Oliver Walker, partner at Aon
  • Paul McGlone, president of the Society of Pension Professionals and Partner at Aon
  • Peter Flanagan, chairman-elect at DHL Group Retirement Plan
  • Richard Law-Deeks, chief executive at the Royal Mail Pension Plan
  • Rick Lower, group pensions manager at Mercedes-Benz UK
  • Robert Branagh, managing director at the London Pensions Fund Authority
  • Roger Mattingly, trustee director at Ross Trustees
  • Sarah Luheshi, deputy director at the Pensions Policy Institute
  • Stuart Stephen, pensions strategy manager at Clydesdale Bank
  • Tim Banks, principal at Mercer Global Investments
  • Victoria Bell, finance director at RPMI
  • Yvonne Pearce, director at Evalpa Consulting and head of pensions & benefits at MS Amlin