The confirmed judges for the 2023 awards are as follows:
Alexandra has been working in the pensions and benefits industry for around 15 years. Her passion lies in financial well-being, ensuring that employees are empowered to make informed decisions about their financial present and future, and that appropriate employee benefits are available to them as enablers.
Alexandra started her career in pensions and benefits as Pension Quality Mark Manager at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (formerly National Association of Pension Funds). Most recently she held the role of the Pensions and Benefits Manager at Vodafone Group, prior to which she worked in a pensions and group risk consulting role at Deloitte. Alexandra holds BSc in Business Psychology and Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning from the Chartered Insurance Institute (DipPFS).
She has recently become a Freeman of the Company of HR Professionals.
In her spare time Alexandra enjoys keeping fit, good food, motorcycling and travelling.
Over 20 years of experience working in pensions. Head of Pensions & Benefits at Imperial College London, employer nominated Trustee of Federated Pension Scheme for Imperial College and employer representative on the NHS Scheme Advisory Board. Striving to engage and connect staff with the true value of their total remuneration package.
Caroline has 25 years’ experience in pensions and benefits, primarily at Experian PLC, Clarkson PLC and since 2018 as Global Pensions & Benefits Director at Synthomer PLC. She is a core member of Synthomer’s Global Wellbeing Steering Committee and a senior leader ally for Synthomer’s ‘Thrive’ network, the company’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group.
Caroline served over 10 years on the Pensions Management Institute London Group Committee. She is a fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (FPMI) and holds the Diploma in International Employee Benefits (DipIEB).
Outside of the office:
A keen sailor, Caroline has competed in a number of offshore racing campaigns, including the Rolex Fastnet Race on two occasions and, most recently, the 2022 Round Ireland Race.
The Round Ireland Campaign led to the crew picking up the David Fayle Memorial Cup, for the best performance of a sailing school yacht over the 2022 season.
Dan has over 20 years’ reward experience across a variety of industries, from aerospace to online gaming, telecommunications to chemicals. He is currently Executive Director, Total Rewards at SEE, a global leader global leading packaging services and solutions company. He has responsibility for managing benefits in over 45 countries across the globe.
Glenn has been employed by Stanley Black & Decker since 2020 and has 20+ years experience in Employee Benefits, having previously worked in various managerial positions at Worldpay and Japanese Investment Bank, MUFG. Glenn is currently the Senior Manager, Employee Benefits Europe, overseeing Benefit arrangements for 33 countries with circa. 10,000 employees.
Glenn was one of the early adopters of Flexible Benefits Technology in the UK, his first scheme launched in 2006. More recently he partnered with Benefex whilst at Worldpay and was nominated at the WSB awards in 2019 for the Best Flexible Benefits Strategy category.
Ian is a Pensions and Benefits Specialist at Avis Budget Group, a leading global provider of mobility solutions. His role incorporates Secretary to the Pension Plan Trustee and managing all internal and external stakeholders.
He has over 35 years’ consultancy and in-house and experience, across a range of industry sectors, managing DB and DC pension schemes and associated employee benefit arrangements.
Ian is a Fellow and Principal Examiner of the Pensions Management Institute.
As the Global Benefits and Mobility Project Lead for Sanofi’s Consumer Healthcare business, Lisa is responsible for managing the benefits related project activities. Prior to this she was the Head of Benefits for the UK and Ireland at Sanofi and was responsible for driving the employee benefits strategy to align with the business. Previously, Lisa was the Benefits Manager at Towers Watson and started her career with Legal and General were she covered a variety of roles culminating in the position of Pensions Manager.
Neil McCawley has been in his current role since 2015, primarily looking after Executive Compensation for Ferguson plc, where since 2020 all the executives have been based in the US. For the last 12 months he has been working in both the US and UK covering the US Head of Reward role in addition to his own. Prior to his current role he was Head of Reward for Wolseley UK having joined them in 2007, where he looked after all aspects of reward and benefits. Before joining Wolseley, he spent three years at One Stop Stores looking after reward and benefits, having joined them after leaving Barclays Bank plc where he spent 21 years carrying out a variety of roles, his last one there was as a senior HR project manager.
Neil has nearly 20 years’ experience in reward across a range of sectors including retail, financial services and tech. He is currently Head of Reward at Wickes plc having joined Wickes in 2021 and is responsible for the full reward agenda. In recent years Neil has specialised in executive remuneration in listed companies. He has led a number of award-winning benefits teams, and is a regular conference speaker, award judge and contributor to industry press. Neil has a particular passion for financial wellbeing, particularly in relation to pension awareness.
Oliver has over 20 years’ experience in employee benefits across a variety of industry sectors including financial services, retail and aerospace and defence. Oliver joined Clarksons in January 2023 and has a remit covering global pensions and benefits. Prior to joining Clarksons, Oliver worked at Jupiter Asset Management and UBS.
Paul is Visa Europe’s Senior Reward Manager responsible for pensions and employee benefits across Europe. His role has developed over time to include wider financial wellbeing strategy and initiatives, and he drives the analysis of employee data for better decision making on the benefits offered to Visa employees.
Before Visa, Paul had 25 years working in UK pensions, at Mercer and Buck as an actuary giving funding and strategic advice to trustees and clients.
Paul also sits on the PLSA’s DC Policy committee where he is a big supporter of their Retirement Living standards initiative.