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
National Lead for Experts By Experience – Choice Support
Richard Adams
Chief Executive Officer – Sears Healthcare Ltd

Nicky Cook
Head of Quality & Safeguarding – Choice Support
Claire Henry
Independent Consultant in Palliative and End of Life Care
John Kennedy
Independent Social Care Consultant
Sarah Maguire
Chief Executive – Choice Support & MCCH
Tom Owen

Director – My Home Life
Kathy Roberts
Chief Executive – Association of Mental Health Providers
Hilary Woodhead
Hilary Woodhead
Executive Director NAPA – National Activity Providers Association
Susan Williams
RNRMA – Matron Royal Hospital Chelsea
Gil RamsdenGill Ramsden
Head of Nursing (Workforce Integration) – NHS Leeds CCG Partnerships
Hilary Garratt
Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England – NHS England

Jen Kenward
Jen KenwardDiRGN, MA; Experience of Care Lead (Community, Primary and Integrated Care) – NHS England
David Foster OBE
David Foster OBE
Chairman – Foundation of Nursing Studies, Trustee – The Queen’s Nursing Institute