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Judging panel 2022

Bushra Ahmed, Founder, West Croydon Voice
Tahmid Chowdhury, Co-founder, Here for Good
Cheryl Hooper, CEO, Cecily's Fund; Independent Consultant, Global Changemakers Oxford
Clare Mills, Director of Policy and Communication, CFG
Judith Moran, Director, Quaker Social Action
Timothy Parry, Director of Communications, Brand & Corporate Partnerships, Alzheimer's Research UK
Srabani Sen OBE, Founder and CEO, Full Colour
Alison Talbot, Head of National Charities, Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Grant Wilson, CIO, Asset Risk Consultants

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Bushra Ahmed, Founder, West Croydon Voice
Bushra Ahmed is an experienced charity sector leader, named by Charity Times as one of the 15 most inspiring leaders in the sector to look out for on #IWD22. She is a Trustee of Lloyds Bank Foundation, HomeStartUK and many other boards, a member of the Survivors Advisory Forum at National Emergencies Trust and also a Civic Futures Leader Fellow at the GLA. Bushra founded West Croydon Voice after her family business was destroyed in the 2011 Riots, to successfully fight for compensation for the victims. She is a business woman, strategic consultant and community activist, with over 20 years of experience in community engagement, as a public speaker, sponsor and mentor, she uses her lived experience to advise and give support through various means on social justice issues around diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural intelligence.

Image titleTahmid Chowdhury, Co-founder, Here for Good
Tahmid Chowdhury is an account director at M&C Saatchi World Services. In 2018, he co-founded the charity Here for Good, and in 2020 was recognised for his work on the Forbes Under 30 List. Tahmid sits on several charity boards, including The Access Project and TASO. He was also a Charity Times Awards judge in 2020.

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Cheryl Hooper, CEO, Cecily's Fund; Independent Consultant, Global Changemakers Oxford
Cheryl Hooper is the CEO of international charity Cecily's Fund, as well as an independent consultant for Global Changemakers Oxford.

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Clare Mills, Director of Policy and Communication, CFG
Clare leads CFG’s Policy & Communications Team having spent her career in a range of policy, political and communications roles. Before moving into public affairs and comms as a freelancer in 2015, Clare worked for an MP for more than a decade, helping communities with issues from flooding to power supply. Previous to joining CFG, Clare was Head of Communications and External Relations for charity infrastructure body NAVCA. Clare has a degree in Politics from Stirling University and a PhD from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She is a Chartered PR Practitioner and Member of the CIPR and has a long track record of volunteering. When she’s not working she can be found outside on her bike, running, walking or pretending the sea is not that cold, really.

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Judith Moran, Director, Quaker Social Action
Judith Moran is director of the anti-poverty charity Quaker Social Action (QSA) and winner of the Charity Times Outstanding Individual Achievement Award 2017. Under her tenure, QSA has developed a number of ground breaking and award winning projects, such as Down to Earth, the only UK project tackling funeral poverty, and Move On Up, the first supportive housing project for young adult carers in the country. Judith has worked and volunteered in the voluntary sector her whole career, starting off in social care, and including a stint at NCVO. Trustee roles have included the Womens Resource Centre, and she is currently a trustee of the campaigning organisation The Equality Trust and Cripplegate Foundation, a grant giving trust.

Image titleTimothy Parry, Director of Communications, Brand & Corporate Partnerships, Alzheimer's Research UK
Tim has overseen the growth of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s communications, campaigns and branding since establishing its press office in 2008. The charity is now the trusted leading voice on dementia science in the UK media thanks to its award-winning team. He is responsible for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s media, health information and science communications functions, as well as its digital and social media work and branding. Tim has 20 years’ experience in PR and corporate communications across the public, corporate and voluntary sectors.

Image titleSrabani Sen OBE, Founder and CEO, Full Colour
Srabani has had an extensive leadership career in the not-for-profit sector. She has been the CEO of Alcohol Concern, Contact a Family and the British Association for Adoption and Fostering. She has more than 25 years' board experience, including chairing two not-for-profits: ActionAid and children and young people's charity The Winch. In 2014, she set up a consultancy specialising in supporting not-for-profit organisation on leadership, strategy and organisational development and she most recently founded Full Colour, which aims to develop emerging BAME leaders, and to support existing leaders develop practical ways to lead inclusively.

Image titleGrant Wilson, CIO, Asset Risk Consultants
Grant joined ARC in 2015 as Chief Investment Officer. He has worked in International Finance for more than thirty five years, initially as an investment manager and executive director of a number of fund management companies, including Martin Currie Investment Management Limited and Gartmore Investment Trust Management Limited. For the last ten years Grant has worked as an Investment Consultant based in Guernsey. Grant has served as a Trustee or Director on a number boards of charities, private and public companies. Grant is an Associate of The CFA Society of the UK (ASIP), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (MCSI) and an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute (ACG). He has a degree in Business Administration from Strathclyde University.

Image titleAlison Talbot, Head of National Charities, Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Alison Talbot is Head of National charities at Winckworth Sherwood LLP. She has over 20 years’ experience in providing strategic and commercial legal advice to a wide range of charities, social enterprises, educational institutions and individuals. With extensive experience in charity law and governance she regularly engages with the Charity Commission and is highly skilled in supporting charities through disputes, distress situations and organisational change. She advises the trustee boards of charities when taking sensitive and complex decisions and carries out governance and board reviews. Having been a trustee of a number of charities, Alison has a strong understanding of the issues which charity trustees face on a day to day basis.