Judging Panel


Emma Banks

former PR head at Direct Line

LV= and Esure

Emma Banks is a communications expert with over 20 years’ experience in general insurance. Her experience includes international groups RSA and Direct Line Group, and UK insurers including LV= and esure group. Emma led external communications for Direct Line Group during its takeover of Churchill Insurance and its associated brands, and Emma was part of the team that revolutionised LV=, leading its communications strategy to become one of the most well-known and trusted insurers in the UK.


Lesley Bennet

PR professional

LMR Communications

Marc Donfrancesco

Taylor Wessing

Michael Gaughan

former CEO, FWD and non-executive


Lloyd Hanks


LAH Consulting

Jamie Marchant

insurance marketing, communications and PR specialist

Groupama Insurances

Anna-Marie Powell


Firefly Marketing Solutions

Pam Quinn

head of communications


Jonathan Swift

Director of Content

Insurance Post

Post and Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift has written and commented about the insurance industry since 1998. He has appeared on television speaking about topics as diverse as the insurance implications of Michael Jackson's death to the consequences of consolidation on motor premiums; and is a past winner of the British Insurance Brokers' Association journalist of the year and Association of British Insurers general insurance trade journalist prizes.
Jonathan has chaired/ hosted over 100 insurance events from roundtables involving a small specially invited audience, to addressing over 2000 people at the British Insurance Awards at the Royal Albert Hall. He is listed as a top 50 insurtech influencer by Insurtech News and presently coordinates the All Party Parliamentary Group for Insurance and Financial Services.

Ben Welsh



Louise Zucchi

former head of media relations

Aviva and Zurich

Martin Wiggins

managing director

BrandFormula & Lamb