The 2024 Memcom Excellence Awards

The Memcom Excellence Awards 2024 are independently judged by our expert panels who have been invited or have applied to become a judge. Many have judged with us several times and keep coming back!

Every year we invite experts and professionals from the world of membership to form our jury panel - from thought leaders, heads of associations, to consultants and suppliers working within the membership sector, each with an in-depth understanding of the industry's ever-changing landscapes.

This year's judges:

Our selection process for judges is ongoing, and as soon as we add more judges to our 2024 line-up, we'll post their details on here. A huge thank you to all our judges for their hard work to help make the Memcom Excellence Awards what they are. Here are some of our judges:

Adam Boddison

Adam Boddison

Chief Executive, Association for Project Management

Adam Sampson

Adam Sampson

Chief Executive Officer, Association of Optometrists

Alastair McCapra

Alastair McCapra

Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

Andrew Chamberlain

Andrew Chamberlain

Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer, Elevated

Andrew Close

Andrew Close

Director of Education & Profession, Royal Town Planning Institute

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Deputy CEO, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association

Anne Godfrey

Anne Godfrey

Chief Executive, GS1 UK

Anne-Marie Graham

Anne-Marie Graham

Chief Executive Officer, UKCISA

Anne-Marie Leech

Anne-Marie Leech

Head of Membership, GS1 UK

Becky Wright

Becky Wright

Executive Director, Unions 21

Ben Beadle

Ben Beadle

Chief Executive, National Residential Landlords Association

Caroline Gumble

Caroline Gumble

CEO, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Caroline Hollick-Ward

Caroline Hollick-Ward

Head of Membership, Corporate Governance Institute

Chelsea Shelley

Chelsea Shelley

Head of Membership UK, ACCA

Chris Daly

Chris Daly

Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Chris Nicholls

Chris Nicholls

Area Director (NE & Y&H) & National Lead Workforce, Association of Colleges

Claire Angus

Claire Angus

Director of Membership, Royal College of Podiatry (RCPod)

Claire Bennison

Claire Bennison

Executive Director Customer, Partnerships and Innovation, Association of Accounting Technicians

Cristian Holmes

Cristian Holmes

Chief Executive, Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (CABA)

Dan O'Keefe

Dan O'Keefe

Head of Commercial Performance, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

David D'Souza

David D'Souza

Membership Director, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Emma Wilcox

Emma Wilcox

CEO, Society for the environment

Gareth Kingston

Gareth Kingston

Head of Professional Development, Chartered Quality Institute

Gary Waltham

Gary Waltham

CEO, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Gemma Matthews

Gemma Matthews

Director of Membership and Communications, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)

Gordon Miles

Gordon Miles

CEO, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Graham Blair

Graham Blair

Director of Membership, Media and Development, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Graham Watts

Graham Watts

CEO, Construction Industry Council

Heather Lishman

Heather Lishman

Association Director, Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO)

Helen Anderson

Helen Anderson

Managing Director, The Network One

Holly Porter

Holly Porter

Membership Director, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Jane Frost

Jane Frost

CEO, Market Research Society

Jennifer Sproul

Jennifer Sproul

Chief Executive, Institute of Internal Communication

John Mark Williams

John Mark Williams

CEO, Institute of Leadership & Management

John Newcomb

John Newcomb

Chief Executive, Builders Merchants Federation (BMF)

Jonathan Brüün

Jonathan Brüün

CEO, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Kathryn Thomson

Kathryn Thomson

Head of Education and Professional Development , Institute of Brewing and Distilling

Kion Ahadi

Kion Ahadi

Director of Strategy, The Law Society

Kristen Morgan

Kristen Morgan

Executive Director, Membership, Global and Governance, RCOG

Lee Davies

Lee Davies

Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

Linda Hausmanis

Linda Hausmanis

Chief Executive Officer , Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management

Linda Irvine

Linda Irvine

Deputy CEO and Director of Membership and Engagement, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Lisa Hall

Lisa Hall

People Director, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Lisa King

Lisa King

Director of Communications & Marketing, British Chiropractic Association

Lizzie Lockett

Lizzie Lockett

Chief Executive, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

Lucy Whitman

Lucy Whitman

Head of Marketing, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

Marcia Cummings

Marcia Cummings

Director of Human Resources, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Marcia Philbin

Marcia Philbin

Chief Executive, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

Maria Iredale

Maria Iredale

Executive Director, Geoscience Energy Society of Great Britain

Mark  Stevens

Mark Stevens

Client Relationship Director, Liquona

Mark Downs

Mark Downs

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of Biology

Mark Walley

Mark Walley

Chief Executive, STEP

Martin Powell

Martin Powell

Independent

Martin Woodrow

Martin Woodrow

Chief Executive Officer, British Dental Association

Matt Day

Matt Day

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Liquona

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan

Managing Director, BIMA

Maxine Bligh

Maxine Bligh

Chief Membership & Innovation Officer, Recruitment & Employment Confederation

Naomi Taylor

Naomi Taylor

Acting Commercial Director and Head of Membership Services, Landscape Institute

Nicky de Beer

Nicky de Beer

Chief Executive Officer, Association of Anaesthetists

Noorzaman Rashid

Noorzaman Rashid

Chief Executive, CEME

Nysa Pradhan

Nysa Pradhan

Chief Operating Officer, Gem-A

Paul Rees

Paul Rees

Chief Executive, National Pharmacy Association

Pearl Mensah

Pearl Mensah

Director of Membership and Professional Standards, Royal Aeronautical Society

Richard Ellithorne

Richard Ellithorne

Senior Membership Professional

Richard Evans

Richard Evans

CEO, Society of Radiographers

Robert Norman

Robert Norman

Head of Project Delivery, Chartered Institute of Credit Management

Robin Osterley

Robin Osterley

Chief Executive Officer, Charity Retail Association

Rona Hunnisett

Rona Hunnisett

Deputy Director of Communications, Logistics UK

Ruth Lake

Ruth Lake

Strategic and Commercial Development Director, IOSH

Ruth Mullan

Ruth Mullan

Head of Member Experience, Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Ruth Stuart

Ruth Stuart

Head of Strategy Development, CIPD

Ryan Carter

Ryan Carter

Senior Business Development Manager , Markel

Sajeeda Merali

Sajeeda Merali

Chief Executive Officer, PPA

Sammy Connell

Sammy Connell

Conferences and Events Manager, NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union

Sandy Mather

Sandy Mather

Chief Executive, Intensive Care Society

Sara Crofts

Sara Crofts

Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Translation and Interpreting

Sarah Atkins

Sarah Atkins

CMO & Membership Director, GS1 UK

Sarah Poulter

Sarah Poulter

CEO, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and The Circular Economy Institute

Simon Ward

Simon Ward

Chief Executive, Royal Entomological Society

Sinéad Whelan

Sinéad Whelan

Head of Membership, British Veterinary Association

Steve Ford

Steve Ford

Chief Executive , Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)

Sylvia Hampartumian

Sylvia Hampartumian

Associate Director of Fellowship and Governance, Royal Academy of Engineering

Tia Cheang

Tia Cheang

Director of IT Data and Information Services, Gallagher

Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin

Chief Executive Officer, The Magistrates’ Association

Tom Grinyer

Tom Grinyer

Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Physics (IoP)

Tracy Nicholls

Tracy Nicholls

CEO, College of Paramedics

Valerie Vaughn Dick

Valerie Vaughn Dick

Chief Executive Officer, RIBA

Victoria Barlow

Victoria Barlow

Co-Owner / Co-Director, Agenda

Victoria Hills

Victoria Hills

Chief Executive , Royal Town Planning Institute

Victoria Logan

Victoria Logan

CEO, Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory

Yasmin Becker

Yasmin Becker

Chief Executive Officer, Institution of Structural Engineers

 

If you ever get the chance to be a judge, take it! It’s a great opportunity to go under the bonnet on the workings of other organisations in the sector. You will see great ingenuity, creativity, things that you can apply to your own endeavours and your association. It is really hard as a judge not to be inspired, and to have your mind sparking with ideas when you're a judge for Memcom. And at the end of that, you get to critically judge someone else's hard work, which feels great! So I recommend it. One of the big thrills of being a judge is that you are part of a panel working with other really interesting people, leaders from across other organisations. And just for a short, divine moment in time, you're working together on a common aim and mission to identify who is the most deserving winner of this particular prize.

Matt Day

Creative Director and Co-Founder, Liquona