All membership designations, job titles and companies were correct at the time of judging.

Please note that where judges’ organisations are finalists in an awards category, the judges in question take no part in the discussions on the category or in the selection of the winners.

MRS Awards Main Panel

Phyllis Macfarlane FMRS (Chair), Immediate Past-Chair of MRS
Stephen Bairfelt FMRS, CEO, Purple Market Research
Steven Darby, Research Manager, Leeds Building Society
Rob Ellis FMRS, Director, COG Research
Alan Hathaway CMRS, Managing Director, Discovery Research
Julie Irwin FMRS, Director, Citrine Research
Penny Mesure FMRS, Brand Research Consultant, Royal Philips
Nick Moon FMRS, Independent Consultant
Darren Mark Noyce FMRS, Founder & Managing Director

MRS Awards Co-opted judges

These judges are co-opted for specialist advise on specific categories

Dan Hayes, Brand Research Manager, EE
Tom Kerr FMRS, Managing Director, Thought Research & Treasurer, AURA
Simon Shaw CMRS, Director, Trinity McQueen
Tim Steere, Head of Customer Insight, Leeds Building Society
Sarah Whiddett CMRS, Director, Client Partnerships, Insights Division, Kantar
Caroline Wren CMRS, Managing Partner, MTM London

MRS Operations Awards Panel

Penny Steele FMRS (Chair), Managing Director, Steele Fieldworks & Chair, IQCS
Elaine Francis FMRS, Managing Director, Criteria Fieldwork
Debrah Harding, Managing Director, MRS
Rowland Lloyd FMRS, COO EMEA Operations, Ipsos MORI
Danny Sims CMRS, Chairman, DJS Research
Chris Smith FMRS, Managing Director, Kudos & Vice-Chair, IQCS

MRS Silver Medal Panel

Phyllis Macfarlane FMRS (Chair), Immediate Past-Chair of MRS
Yuksel Ekinci, Professor of Marketing, University of Portsmouth and Deputy Editor, IJMR
Corrine Moy FMRS
Simon Patterson FMRS, CEO, QRi Consulting
David Smith FMRS, Director, DVL Smith
Judith Wardle FMRS, Founder, Pitch-Side

Research Live Awards Panel

Katie McQuater (Chair), Head of Editorial, Impact and Research Live
Christina Finlay MMRS, Director, Data & Analytics, Nest Corporation
Stuart Fox MMRS, Director, Camargue
Celia Fraser, Insights & Analytics Europe CAAD Lead, Capital Group
Catherine Haigh, McCormick, Head of Consumer Insight EMEA
Debrah Harding, Managing Director, MRS
James Holden, Director of Marketing & Audiences, BBC News Group
Seema Hope, Global Customer Insight Director, Dennis Publishing
Elaine Rodrigo CMRS, Chief Insights & Analytics Officer, Reckitt
Jake Steadman CMRS, Global VP of Research & Insight, Access Intelligence
Mike Taylor, Group Head of Insight, Vodafone

Research Live Innovation of the Year Panel

Katie McQuater (Chair), Head of Editorial, Impact and Research Live
Harry Davies CMRS
Liam Kay, Deputy Editor, Impact and Research Live
Jessica Salmon, B2C Co-Lead, Virgin Media O2
Jake Steadman CMRS, Global VP of Research & Insight, Access Intelligence

AQR Awards Panel

Simon Patterson FMRS (Chair), Founder & CEO, QRi Consulting
Bianca Bailey-Wilson, Independent Consultant
Jane Frost CBE, CEO, MRS
Keisha Herbert, Senior User Researcher at Department for Education
Ruth Hinton, Group Head of Customer Experience and Insight, Vue International
Sarah Jay, Director, Acacia Avenue
Kathy Joe, Consultant Editor of Research World, ESOMAR
Tom Kerr FMRS, Managing Director, Thought Research & Treasurer, AURA
Phyllis Macfarlane FMRS (Chair), Immediate Past-Chair of MRS
Sarah Newman, Director, APG
Tim Steere, Head of Customer Insight, Leeds Building Society 

MRS/ASC Award Panel

AJ Johnson CMRS (Chair), Executive Director, Global Operations and Innovation, Kynetec
Rebecca Cole CMRS, Managing Director, Cobalt Sky
John McConnell, Director, Analytical People
Alex Reppel, Senior Lecturer, Royal Holloway, University of London

MRS/BIG Award Panel

Damon Thomas MMRS (Chair), Senior Associate, Hasson Associates
Amy Middleton CMRS, Managing Director, BEAM Fieldwork
Virginia Monk FMRS, Managing Director, Motif
Trevor Wilkinson FMRS, Managing Director, Purple Market Research
Jon Wood MMRS, Research Director, Critical Research

MRS/ICG Independent Consultants Award Panel

Matt Kirby, Founder, Bob’s Your Uncle Research & Planning
Arthur Fletcher FMRS, Independent Consultant
Nikki Bell FMRS, Director, Clear as a Bell Research & Consultancy
Tom Kerr FMRS, Managing Director, Thought Research & Treasurer, AURA
Mark Speed FMRS

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