Our 2022 Judges

You can view all our judges including Regional Judging, Innovation Judging and Virtual Final Judging

Virtual Final Judges 2022

Joan Mulvihill
Joan Mulvihill Digitalisation & Sustainability Lead Siemens.
Caroline Wilson
Caroline Wilson Director Workday, Hays Enterprise Technology Practice - UK and Ireland
Simon Winfield,
Simon Winfield, Managing Director of Hays UK & Ireland

Innovation Judges

Our Innovation Judges will judge all applications to decide if to shortlist them into the Top 10 for their stream to pitch in our Top 100 Innovation Showcase & feature in our European Tech for Good Report 2023:

Philip Marais
Philip MaraisGlobal Startup Program Leader
AI for Good Lead Judge
Vee Mapunde
Vee MapundeProgramme Director
MedTech Lead Judge
Chris McKee
Chris McKeeBD & Innovation Manager
HealthTech Co-Lead Judge
Julie Baker
Julie Baker Head of Enterprise and Climate Engagement and Partnerships
General Tech for Good Co-Lead Judge
Nick Howe
Nick HoweEnterprise Manager
General Tech for Good Co-Lead Judge
Sarah Luiz
Sarah LuizCommunications Lead
EIT Food
Andrew Smith
Andrew SmithExecutive Director
ClimateTech Lead Judge
Stephen Blackburn
Stephen Blackburn Data & Innovation Manager
HealthTech Lead Judge
Tim Olsen
Tim Olsen Director (Intelligent Automation) - Hays
AI for Good Supporting Judge
Marco Nadol
Marco Nadol - Niederlassungsleiter - Hays
EdTech Supporting Judge
Dr David Bozward
Dr David BozwardChairman
EdTech Lead Judge
Tim Bretman
Tim BretmanCEO
Impact Challenge Co-Lead Judge
Šarūnas Nastys
Šarūnas NastysChief Operating Officer
FinTech for Good Lead Judge
Chandresh Pala
Chandresh PalaCo-Founder & CIO
Pre-Seed Challenge Lead Judge
Alasdair Penman
Alasdair Penman Chief Operating Officer
Impact Challenge Co-Lead Judge
Dominik Byrne
Dominik ByrneDirector of Operations
Impact Challenge Co-Lead Judge

Regional Judges (UK – North of England)

This region covers North East, North West and the Midlands

Silvia Hernandez
Silvia HernandezInvestor Relations Manager
Danny Murphy
Danny Murphy Senior Business Director - Head of Technology
Denise Elena Androne
Denise Elena AndroneVenture Capital Analyst
Matt Henry
Matt HenryTechnology Channel Director - Yorkshire & North East at Hays Technology

Regional Judges (UK – South of England)

This region covers the South East, South West and the East of England

David Priestley
David PriestleyChief Digital Officer
Ian Jones
Ian JonesHead of External Relations
Yigit Erol
Yigit Erol Founder - Fidsy
Shaun Mook
Shaun Mook Chief Operating Officer at Checkfer & OrderPay
Kevin Celia
Kevin CeliaSenior Business Director - East England Technology Lead
Alex Farr
Alex Farr Chief Technology Officer - Christie Group plc

Scotland & Wales

Sandy Findley
Sandy FindleyPartnerships Director
Justin Black
Justin Black Business Director | Hays Technology Scotland
David Johnson
David JohnsonUK Country Manager
Andrew McGee
Andrew McGee Commercial & Investment Consultant at Vivolution
Mark Roger
Mark Roger Founder and CEO at Vivolution


Chris Lascelles
Chris LascellesVenture Capital Investor
George Frodsham
George FrodshamCEO & SCFG 2021 Overall Champion Mediseve
Harry Tingle
Harry Tingle- Senior Consultant Team Lead at Hays
Daniel Bryk
Daniel BrykCTO at Volopa
Lyndsay Keech
Lyndsay KeechTech / Delivery Leader

Island of Ireland

This covers Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Dr Rouzet Agaiby
Dr Rouzet AgaibyAssociate Director
Joan Mulvihill
Joan Mulvihill Digitalisation & Sustainability Lead Siemens
Matt Hughes
Matt Hughes Managing Director Darwin
Matthew Cotton
Matthew Cotton Business Director - Hays Technology
Kim Johnston
Kim JohnstonCity Manager

France & BeNeLuX

This covers France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

Maarten van den Belt
Maarten van den Belt Partner - European Office
Vincent Eggen
Vincent Eggen CEO at Pictet Technologies SA
Margaux Francois
Margaux FrancoisCOO @Teach Up
Antoine Trotet
Antoine TrotetInvestment and Business Development Advisor
Jouko van Aggelen
Jouko van AggelenChief Portfolio & Innovation Officer
Jérémy Demeure
Jérémy Demeure Business Line Manager | Hays Technology

D-A-C-H and Nordics (Europe)

Richard Justenhoven
Richard Justenhoven Associate Partner - Portfolio Development Assessment Solutions
Bianca Versic
Bianca Versic Senior Teamlead IT Contract - Hays
Chris Holscher
Chris HolscherManaging Director

Southern Europe

Jane Bamford
Jane Bamford - Director, Hays Viewpoint
Jonathan Clarke
Jonathan ClarkeStartup Program Leader - OVHcloud
Marcus Gee
Marcus Gee - Organisational Psychologist & Consultant - Mentis
Oli Hammond
Oli Hammond Investment Director / VC Investor
Raquel Rodríguez Llanza
Raquel Rodríguez LlanzaDigital Team Manager en Hays

Central and Eastern Europe

Natalia Swirska
Natalia SwirskaStartup Program Manager in the Central and Eastern Europe at OVHcloud
Andrea Demichellis
Andrea DemichellisFounder and CEO Elliot for Water
Gary Todd
Gary ToddFounder and CEO Centrakin
Eleanor Boardman
Eleanor BoardmanInvestment Executive
Botond Kővári
Botond Kővári Team Leader - IT Contracting - Hays

Australia & New Zealand

This covers all cities and towns:

Daniel Postlethwaite
Daniel PostlethwaiteManager - Digital Technology & Client Engagement
Robert Beckley
Robert Beckley Head of Technology Solution (ANZ region)
Ben Smith
Ben SmithLead Impact Investing at Paul Ramsay Foundation
Timothy Larcos
Timothy LarcosChief Technology Officer @ PwC