joint managing director
Kindred

Sinéad is Managing Director at Kindred and former president of Bloom UK, the professional network for women in communications. Sinéad’s expertise spans social, digital and integrated campaigns and she has delivered award-winning campaigns for Camelot, FOX, Penguin, Lufthansa, Penguin and NCS. Sinéad returned to Kindred in 2016 after a spell at Ogilvy specialising in social and content and became managing partner in early 2018. Passionate about supporting the careers of women in comms, Sinéad founded the annual BloomFest conference and has previously been on the judging panel for The Drum’s 50 under 30.

Why I am judging the awards... "2020 will be a year we remember for lots of reasons. One of them will be the creativity and innovation that came to the fore to help us navigate difficult circumstances. And because of that, it’s important to celebrate the successes of this year to acknowledge the talent and ingenuity that we have across the industry. I’ll be looking for standout ideas and campaigns that have done good in the world, delivered lightness and fun or reminded us that we’re stronger together."

Judging panel

Smith Leong

social media trainer
National Trades Union Congress

Wenen Tang

social communications lead, APAC
Google

Alexis Nelson

social media manager
BARK

David Wilding

director of planning
Twitter UK

Joseph Pek

head of social media
IFLIX

Elfried Samba

head of social content
Gymshark

Will Harvey

Global digital innovation manager, GB & IOI
Diageo

Lisa Hale

head of social media
Specsavers

Yuval Ben-Itzhak

chief executive officer
Socialbakers

Makeda Smith

chief executive officer
Savvy Chicks in Real Estate

Kineta Kelsall

global social media training director
Jellyfish

Ellen Stewart

social content lead
Condé Nast

Steven Moy

global chief executive officer
Barbarian

Katy Howell

chief executive officer
immediate future

Tim Armoo

chief executive officer
Fanbytes

Sinead Gray

joint managing director
Kindred

Beth Carroll

head of social
iris Worldwide

Jenny Sprackling

senior digital marketing manager
Ordnance Survey

Kristin Maverick

vice president, social & influencer marketing
360i

Christina Ahmed

paid media performance director
Greenlight Digital

Shawn Tan

head of search & social
M&C Saatchi Performance

Rachel Clay

head of social media & influencer marketing
 

James Whatley

strategy partner
Digitas UK

James Gregson

director, head of social studio
LEGO Group

Ishbel Macleod

marketing manager
We Are Hydrogen

Jinal Shah

vice president of marketing
Feather

Matt Navarra

social media consultant
Matt Navarra Media Ltd

Laura Hopes

global social media lead
Jaguar Land Rover

Jack Koch

global head of marketing sciences
Reddit

David PARKINSON

chief executive officer & co-founder
Brave & Heart

Gianluca Toccafondi

global integrated media manager
IKEA Group

James Kirkham

chief business officer
Defected Records

Victoria Taylor

senior editor, community
Linkedin News

Neil Harrison

head of media
Royal Mail

Chaseedaw Giles

social media editor
Kaiser Health News