The Judges

Claire Threapleton
T10 Consulting

Claire set up T10 Consulting to help clients with the key issues of recruitment, engagement and retention. She thrives on reducing spiralling attrition and hiring to those roles that seem impossible to fill. Innovation, challenge and transformation are at the heart of how she operates. Having worked for the likes of Capital One, Nestle, Experian and Accenture, Claire is currently addressing some of the most pressing problems in the public sector around social worker burn-out and attrition. 

Claire is really excited to be involved in the judging panel this year and hopes there's going to be a big golden buzzer and no wrong envelope moment.

Fiona Berry
Head of Recruitment Client Development

Fiona Berry is the Head of Recruitment Client Development at Global, the media & entertainment group. Fiona is responsible for Recruitment ad revenue and commercial operations focusing on the recruitment sector for Global’s broadcast, digital, mobile and social products. This is across the company’s portfolio of brands including Capital, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X and PopBuzz. 

Prior to joining Global in 2009, Fiona spent 12 years working in recruitment marketing at Newsquest and Centaur. She then joined Global having worked agency side, at the full service digital agency, formally Steak. Two years ago, Fiona was promoted to head up the recruitment category team, which continues to partner with the UK’s largest employers to deliver successful audience led campaigns. 

Jonathan Lee
Head of Copy
Havas People

I've always been friends with my imagination. When I was a young spy running amok in my parents' garden, we fought off Jaws, Oddjob, the Australian cricket team and those strange turkey drumstick things my mum tried to inflict on us. Today, I'm more focused on bravery of a different kind. I'm an advocate for the new, the different and the unexpected. Which is why it's a good year to be a RAD Awards Judge.

Julia Porter-Robinson
Global Recruitment Brand Creative Leader

I’ve been working in recruitment and employer branding for over twenty years, happily spending time and learning my trade in sumptuous brands such as GSK, T-Mobile,  AOL Time Warner, Arthur Andersen, and for the past 7 years at EY where I’m the Creative Global Recruitment Brand leader, and the EMEIA Recruitment Branding leader. I am driven every day by the need to produce buzzworthy campaigns that others will wish they’d thought of, and I love the creative process as much as the execution and activation. I am very quick to hit the ‘cheese’ alarm button, and I am ruthless about quality writing. I trained as a classical pianist, so I’m very happy to spend hours poring over the finest creative detail and look forward to doing so as a judge. 

Lee Nicholls
Employer Brand Director
Pink Squid

Balancing city life with coastal living, a love of new music with cheesy anthems, and the tension of new tech versus the simplicity of open fires – Lee is eclectic as they come.

His career story is similar: juggling creativity and strategy, employee needs with company ambition. Now he's made the jump from client to agency side into the tank at Pink Squid.

Lee's experienced first-hand the difference a true and engaging end-to-end employee experience can make. He loves to see work that changes the game for organisations and their people, both inside and out.  

Last year, Legal & General took home the RADS Best Employer Brand Award. Lee was Head of Employer Brand at the time, but he's not the type to boast. Not too loudly, anyway.

Matt Johnson
Creative Director
Stafford Long & Partners

About 14 years ago, Matt was casually thumbing through the careers section of the Guardian newspaper when he saw a small ad. ‘Become a writer’, it crooned. So he did. Since that day, Matt has fashioned a career in employer communications, working on all sorts of projects in all sorts of sectors.

He currently sits on the board at Stafford Long and Partners, where he leads a varied team of creative talent and enjoys buzzing between desks, clients and Kentish Town coffee shops.  

Matt has experience of both winning awards and judging them. He enjoys both equally.

Matthew Jeffery
Vice President Global Head of Employment Branding & Sourcing

Matthew is currently the Vice President Global Head of Employment Branding & Sourcing for SAP.  He is responsible for ensuring SAP directly approach and hire the best talent and ensuring SAP has a strong & vibrant EVP and Employment Brand.  Previous to SAP, he worked two years at Autodesk heading up EMEA Recruitment & Employment Branding; and 7 years at Electronic Arts, again Heading EMEA studio recruitment & employment brand.  Matthew possesses over 20 years sales, marketing & recruitment experience.

Nathan Perrott
Director of Digital Marketing Strategy
AIA Worldwide

As Director of Digital Marketing Strategy at AIA Worldwide, Nathan’s role is to guide and advise clients across all digital marketing and technology aspects of talent attraction.

In his 16 years in digital recruitment marketing & employer branding, he has played pivotal roles in developing digital marketing strategies for large multinational corporations, as well as being a driving force behind many careers websites projects and hiring strategies powered by AIA’s talent marketing software, TalentBrew.

Nick Thompson
Employer Brand, Social Media and Attraction Manager

Having fallen into recruitment (like most people) in 1999, Nick has worked agency side and for the last 8 years focusing heavily on transformation, innovation, recruitment marketing, Employer Branding, attraction and EVP development, whilst keeping candidate experience at the center of everything. As a data and technology geek Nick is a stickler for projects with a purpose and not just for vanity.

Paul Harrison
Managing Partner & RAD Awards 2018 Chair
Carve Consulting

Paul Harrison has worked in digital for 20 years, joining early job board in 1997 after graduating in Mass Media Communications. Paul launched Carve three months after @Jack sent the first ever tweet in March 2006, recognizing the power of social media to transform the global talent, employer engagement and employer branding industries. Paul is regularly invited to speak on disruption x digital x talent, has lectured at the University of Manchester on the Digital Society, and was delighted to be invited to Chair the judges at The RADs 2018. He’s still awaiting his invitation to the Wired 100.

Rhys Cunningham
Art Director

Rhys joined the recruitment communications world around two years ago after a stint in a creative advertising agency. Since then, he’s risen through the ranks at ThirtyThree and is leading creative on many of their major clients including EE, Allen and Overy and The Army. An Art Director with a keen eye for good design, Rhys champions creative that pushes boundaries. 

Richard Badley
Head of Planning

Richard’s worked in the industry, both client and agency side, for 15 years. These days, he leads SMRS’s experts across biddable, programmatic, social, reporting and digital strategy – understanding and tackling complex strategic problems for clients ranging from Deloitte and Balfour Beatty to Teach First and House of Fraser. 

Passionately (some might say ‘annoyingly’) enthusiastic about his role, he can often be found waxing lyrical about all things insight, data and performance. He loves new and innovative ideas, and he’s big on creativity too. He’s looking forward to seeing plenty of both when it comes to the judging.

Rob Moss
Personnel Today

Rob Moss has been editor of Personnel Today since 2010 when the HR title became an exclusively online publication. He joined the magazine in 2006 as online editor, having previously written in the optical and energy markets. He's interested in how new HR technologies can transform organisations, emerging models of employment, and how gender equality can be improved through family-friendly HR policies. He has also written and edited numerous articles on new technologies used in attracting, selecting and onboarding new talent. He judges, hosts and manages the Personnel Today Awards every year, but this is his first year as a RAD Awards judge.

Sheila Corrigan
Sales Director
Totaljobs Group

Sheila joined Totaljobs Group 15 years ago, beginning working on CWJobs and spending the last 10 years on totaljobs. 

Undertaking roles from national account manager and account director, to ad agency sales manager; Sheila was recently promoted to manage totaljobs’ specialist sales teams, including the Ad agency, Future talent, Commercial advertising and Commercial partnerships teams.

During the judging process, Sheila will be looking for work that not only resonates and engages, but also produces a fantastic jobseeker journey, great employer brand and wants to see exciting innovating campaigns

Simon McLoughlin
Founder & Director
Creed Comms

Simon is a Founder and Director of Creed Comms – an employer branding agency with an envious reputation for helping organisations attract, retain and engage the talent they need to succeed.

Having spent over 25 years in the employer marketing sector, he’s built brands and delivered attraction and engagement strategies for a diverse range of organisations from all sectors. Simon still shows the same passion for innovation, creativity and measurable results as he did when he first started his career with a full head of hair!

Tam Salih
Account Manager

Tam has worked in recruitment marketing for over 8 years. He’s been with Tonic since its launch back in 2012 and has a diverse skill-set that’s encompassed both Business Development and Delivery. His passion for people now sees him partner his clients at a strategic level, to deliver a broad range of varied work - from social and digital projects, to events, future talent and pure brand - with clients such as Vodafone, TeachFirst, Viacom, Frontline and P&O.  

More than anything, he loves using all his holiday and spending all his money to fund his snowboard addiction.

Tine Norling
Client Partner

With more than 20 years’ experience in recruitment marketing and communications, Tine has also spent time on the client side and worked in general marketing which brings a different perspective to her role as Client Partner at TMP. Tine has worked with organisations in the private and public sector on a huge variety of talent attraction projects ranging from full global EVP projects to brand and campaign launches, social media strategy, assessment and on-boarding. There have been awards, laughter, frustrations, gritted teeth, moments of joy, excitement and lessons learnt along the way. And never a dull moment.