Celebrating the best change-
makers and the most
Nominations for the 2021 National Campaigner Awards will open in December. Sign up to our enewsletter to find out more.
Each year SMK invites a diverse and experienced group of people to be judges of the Awards from across civil society including campaigners, activists, previous award winners, senior charity managers and leaders. We are grateful for all the hard work our judging panel puts into the selection process.
Associate, Bates Wells
Suhan is a lawyer in the Charity and Social Enterprise team at Bates Wells, where he advises a wide range of charities and other not-for-profits on creating positive social impact.
Project Assistant, On Road Media
Zino supports the delivery of their projects, specifically Media Movers. She initially joined On Road in 2018 as part of the Media Movers community.
Head of Campaigns, Shelter
Jonathan has been in campaigns and communications for longer than he can remember.
Nike has various roles in the cultural sector. She is currently, lead for the Popchange at Counterpoints Arts and also a Visiting Research Fellow at Central School of Speech and Drama.
Between 2008 and 2012, Nike led the decibel programme, an Arts England initiative for African, Asian and Caribbean artists in England. Nike is a Trustee of the following; The European Cultural Foundation, The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, The Royal Africa Society and The Bush Theatre.
Executive Chair of Prospectus
David believes a business that values all stakeholders makes a huge contribution to society.
Director of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
Sue is also Professor of Political Philosophy, University of York where she has taught Politics for 35 years.
Head of Campaigns at Which?
Neena leads Which?’s campaigns team, securing changes on the big issues affecting UK consumers to make their lives fairer, simpler and safer.
Philippa Knott Kos
Policy Manager Blagrave Trust
A passionate and knowledgeable specialist in youth policy
Public Affairs and National Programmes Officer Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales
Rachel previously managed the Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s Social Change Project, aiming to learn from examples of successful social change in order to strengthen future efforts. She has experience of working with charities and in politics, including as a Senior Researcher at the Directory of Social Change, and is from Liverpool.
Head of Global Content, Unilever
With over a decade’s experience building powerful digital communities, Patrick has a passion for harnessing the voices of many to inspire changes in business and government policy.
Head of Policy and External Affairs at Community Housing Cymru
Rhea has been a trustee of SMK for three years, and judging the annual campaigners awards is one of the best days of her year.
Campaign Lead, Friends of the Earth
Kierra has been campaigning for over 10 years, since co-founding Hands Up for Peace, a youth campaign against the Iraq War, in 2003.
Patrick Vernon is a social commentator and campaigner who has been at the forefront of recent high-profile campaigns to establish of Windrush Day and grant an amnesty for the Windrush Generation.
John Ellerman Foundation
Becca has worked across civil society in policy, campaigns and public affairs. She is co-director of the award-winning IC Change campaign, which aims to end violence against women.
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales
Lydia is the Influencing Officer for Lloyds Bank Foundation, supporting grantees to develop their influencing skills.
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