The Judges

The British Insurance Awards 2017 will be judged by a special panel of industry experts:

Judging Panel

CHAIR: David Worsfold

founder, Worsfold Media Services

Ashton West OBE

CEO, Motor Insurer's Bureau

Barbara Merry

Independent Women in Insurance Network steering committee chair, Independent Women in Insurance Network steering committee chair

Barbara Schönhofer

chief executive, Schönhofer and founder, Insurance Supper Club

Barry Smith

chief executive, Schönhofer and founder, Insurance Supper Club

Chris Hanks

insurance non-executive and former general manager, insurance non-executive and former general manager

Dave Smith

former UK CEO, Zurich Insurance and non-executive director, Lockton Companies, former UK CEO, Zurich Insurance and non-executive director, Lockton Companies

Emmanuel Kenning

editor, Insurance Age

Gerald Williams

director, Fitzgerald Consulting

Helen-Clare Pope

head of insurable risk at Tesco and deputy chair, AIRMIC

Jack Brownhill

director, World Motor Insurance Consultancy

James Dalton

director of general insurance policy, Association of British Insurers

John O'Roarke

chairman at Howich Farrelly and partner, ABC Investors

Jonathan Swift

content director, Insurance Post

Julia Graham

technical director, AIRMIC

Malcolm Hyde

executive director, Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters

Olly Laughton-Scott

managing partner, IMAS Corporate Advisors

Paul Donaldson

non executive director at Ryan Direct Group and former executive director , non executive director at Ryan Direct Group and former executive director

Paul Picknett

director, Broking NED

Peter Staddon

managing director, MGAA

Stephanie Denton

editor, Insurance Post

Steve Jenkins

director of insurance and financial services, Chartered Insurance Institute

Steve White

CEO, BIBA

Sue Langley OBE

non executive chair, Arthur J Gallagher