Judging Panel

Emma Banks

former PR head at Direct Line

LV= and Esure

Lesley Bennet

PR professional

LMR Communications

Marc Domfrancesco

Head of Brand & Digital (formerly Head of Public relations)

Eversheds Sutherland

Marc has over 20 years of experience in strategic, communications and marketing roles within the insurance sector. As well as several years advising insurance & professional services businesses, he has held senior in-house positions in underwriting and intermediary firms of various sizes. These include Towergate Insurance, JLT plc, Independent Insurance, AEGON and global law firm, Eversheds Sutherland

Michael Gaughan

former CEO, FWD and non-executive


Lloyd Hanks


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Lloyd has worked in the Financial Services market for over 40 years, holding senior positions with AXA, London & Edinburgh, Groupama and Allianz, in addition to running 2 broking organisations, specialising in Sales, Marketing, Distribution and PR disciplines.

He is currently Distribution Director of Tempcover Ltd. the UK's leading provider of online short term insurances, managing the Company's multi-channel business.

Jamie Marchant

insurance marketing, communications and PR specialist

Groupama Insurances

Anna-Marie Powell


Firefly Marketing Solutions

Pam Quinn

head of communications


Pam has spent her whole career in insurance holding roles in underwriting, sales and marketing in major insurance companies. She joined BIBA in 2015 and now heads the small but busy communications team, managing BIBA's PR media and communications with members across all channels.

Jonathan Swift

director of content

Insurance Post

Ben Welsh



Before setting up Certus Communications Consultants Ben spent 18 years in a variety of senior communications roles within several industries, including trade associations, utilities and financial services, the latter with Aviva Plc. At Aviva, he was corporate affairs director for Norwich Union in the UK, which included the Life business, General Insurance and RAC. At Certus, Ben helps clients achieve their strategic business aims whether it be a successful sale, acquisition, organic growth and/or enhanced market reputation.

Louise Zucchi

former head of media relations

former Aviva and Zurich

Louise has been working in communications for nearly 25 years, 22 of them spent in the insurance industry.
Having started her career as a journalist, she moved into PR, working first in the public sector leading communications for an NHS Trust, before joining Aviva (then Norwich Union).
After running the UK general insurance media relations team there for seven years, she moved on to Zurich Insurance where she led UK media relations across Life and General Insurance, later also taking on responsibility for employee communications.
At the end of 2016 Louise left Zurich to work as a freelance consultant, and continues to work with a range of leading financial services companies on communications projects and campaigns.

Martin Wiggins

managing director

Lamb BrandFormula