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
Director of Transformation, Hospice UK
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
Jennifer Dudley

Director – National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA)
Susan Williams

RN RMA – Matron Royal Hospital Chelsea

Gil RamsdenGill Ramsden
Head of Nursing (Workforce Integration) – NHS Leeds CCG Partnerships
Richard MuncasterRichard Muncaster
CEO – The Care Workers Charity
Hilary Garratt
Director of Nursing in NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England