Our Judges



  • Giovanna Grossi
    Giovanna Grossi
    AA Services Group Manager
    AA Hotels
  • Paula Rogers
    Paula Rogers
    CEO
    Admiral
  • Maureen Leonard
    Maureen Leonard
    HRD
    Baxter Storey
  • Ufi Ibrahim
    Ufi Ibrahim
    Chief Exeutive
    BHA
  • James Atherton
    James Atherton
    People Director
    Boparan Restaurant Group
  • Louise Moneypenny
    Louise Moneypenny
    Head of Recruitment, Talent & Training
    Byron Hamburgers
  • Lisa Wade
    Lisa Wade
    Area Director HR
    Carlson Rezidor
  • Suresh Banarse
    Suresh Banarse
    Global HR Director Gaucho & CAU
    CAU/Gaucho
  • Alex Buchanan
    Alex Buchanan
    Editor
    CIS
  • Melanie Hayes
    Melanie Hayes
    Resourcing & Development Director
    Compass Group
  • Andrew O'Callaghan
    Andrew O'Callaghan
    Head of People
    Dishoom
  • Ricky Cohen
    Ricky Cohen
    Deputy Director of Catering
    Durham University Catering
  • Charlie Brodie
    Charlie Brodie
    Head of Talent & Training
    Edition Hotels
  • Ed Vokes
    Ed Vokes
    Director of Recruitment
    Evolve Hospitality
  • Jessica Berry
    Jessica Berry
    Talent Manager
    Firmdale Hotels
  • Charlie Glynn
    Charlie Glynn
    HRD
    Gordan Ramsay
  • Charlotte Summers
    Charlotte Summers
    Head of People & Development
    Hallmark Hotels
  • Caroline Lowe
    Caroline Lowe
    Director of Human Resources
    Hilton London Heathrow Airport T5
  • Marcelo Mendonca
    Marcelo Mendonca
    Talent Aquisition Director
    Hilton Worldwide
  • David Cochrane
    David Cochrane
    Chief Executive
    Hit Scotland
  • Esther O'Halloran
    Esther O'Halloran
    Managing Director
    HR in Hospitality
  • Emily Rockey
    Emily Rockey
    Communication & Marketing Specialist
    Humm Media
  • Ann Whelan
    Ann Whelan
    Vice President of Human Resources Europe
    Jumeriah
  • Marco Galer-Reick
    Marco Galer-Reick
    People Director
    Leon Restaurants
  • Jamie Shipp
    Jamie Shipp
    Human Resources Manager
    London Marriott Hotel County Hall
  • Marcus Weedon
    Marcus Weedon
    Founder & Director
    Milestone
  • James Appleton
    James Appleton
    Head of Retail Recruitment
    Mitchells & Butlers
  • Geraldine McCormick
    Geraldine McCormick
    HR Commercial Operations
    National Theatre
  • James Ellis-Smith
    James Ellis-Smith
    Managing Director
    One Avenue
  • Simon Part
    Simon Part
    Managing Director
    Part & Co
  • Jo Harley
    Jo Harley
    Managing Director
    Purple Cubed
  • Lisa Redding
    Lisa Redding
    Group Resourcing Manager
    QHotels
  • Ed Pyke
    Ed Pyke
    Operations Director
    Simpson Travel (former Head of Guest Experience at Greene King & Whitbread)
  • Ann Pierce
    Ann Pierce
    Chief Executive
    Springboard
  • Sarah Hammond
    Sarah Hammond
    Head of People
    Sweet Potato Ventures
  • Chris Moore
    Chris Moore
    Chief Executive
    The Clink Restaurant Company
  •  Helen Fahy
    Helen Fahy
    Head of Quality & Culture
    The Doyle Collection
  • Janet Hulme
    Janet Hulme
    Head of Human Resources
    The Village Club Hotel (Belfry)
  • Justine Van Zijl
    Justine Van Zijl
    Director
    Troika