Judges

Our expert judging panel has been carefully constructed to include leaders, peers and experts by experience.

The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards judges are all experts in social care. We’ve specially selected passionate and genuine people who are eager to hear about the outstanding work being achieved in the not-for-profit care sector.

Whether you’re supporting children to feel safe, or giving quality of life to people with dementia, our judges want to know about your compassion, creativity and outside-the-box thinking.


Kim Arnold

Kim Arnold

National Lead for Experts By Experience – Choice Support

Richard Adams

Richard Adams

Chief Executive Officer – Sears Healthcare Ltd

Nicky Cook

Nicky Cook

Head of Quality & Safeguarding – Choice Support

Claire Henry

Independent Consultant in Palliative and End of Life Care

John Kennedy

John Kennedy

Independent Social Care Consultant

Sarah Maguire

CEO – Choice Support

Tom Owen

Director – My Home Life England

Kathy Roberts

Kathy Roberts

Chief Executive – Association of Mental Health Providers

Hilary Woodhead

Executive Director NAPA – National Activity Providers Association

Amanda Lord

amanda lord

Infirmary Business Manager, Royal Hospital Chelsea

Gil Ramsden

Head of Nursing (Workforce Integration) – NHS Leeds CCG Partnerships

Laura Broughton

Laura Broughton

Expert by Experience, Choice Support

Joanne Bosanquet MBE RN

CEO - Foundation of Nursing Studies & Visiting Professor University of Surrey

Monica Parrott

monica parrott

Chelsea Pensioner

Paul Whittick

paul whittick

Chelsea Pensioner

Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon, Nursing Education Adviser, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Jen Kenward

Jen Kenward

Experience of Care Lead - Community, Primary & Integrated Care, NHS England