2023 Judges

Leading consultants, business thinkers and experts, based in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia, selected solely on the basis of their expertise.

Message from the Chairman of Judges

The professional services awards industry is a crowded place and whilst a pure focus on management and leadership helps differentiate the Managing Partners’ Forum Awards, those choosing to enter will no doubt want re-assurance as to the rigour applied by the judges.

So how do we go about the judging? Firstly I scrutinise all the entries, allocate to categories and select the shortlists. Quality is the sole determinant, so for some categories there are only a handful of finalists.

Entries are then sent to panels of three to four judges per category, often based in different countries. The judges are all highly experienced subject matter experts. After detailed consultation, each panel presents their recommended list of winners at a Zoom meeting of all the judges, with those present debating and deciding the final positions.

I hope you choose to take part this year. Good luck!

– Andrew Hedley
Chairman of Judges

Andrew Hedley, Chairman

Hedley Consulting

Tim Aspinall

Aspinall Consultants

Luc Bardin

Strategic Partnering Ltd

Derek Klyhn

Neil Cameron Consulting Group

Neil Farmer

Informal Networks


James Faulconbridge

Lancaster University Management School

Dame Janet Gaymer

Business Banking Resolution Service

Rupprecht Graf von Pfeil

Venturis Consulting Group

Dominic Houlder

London Business School 

Meirion Jones

Tongues in Trees

Peter Kane

The BD Consultancy 

Derek Klyhn


Max Landsberg

McKinsey & Company


Steven Lee

Rosewell House

Lisa Lister

Progress Marketing 

Paul Matthews

The PACE Partners

Rosemary Nunn

I&K – The Innovation and Knowledge Agency


Susanne Pugsley

PSBD Pugsley Sidwell


Michael Roch

MHPR Advisors


Nicola Sawford

Milton Keynes Development Partnership


Candida Snow

Snow CC



Dr Nigel Spencer

Queen Mary University of London


Larry Stroud

Korverge Inc



Kim Tasso



David Vazquez

London Luton Airport




Susan Vinnicombe, CBE

Cranfield School of Management



Louise Fleming

Rosewell House