Meet the Judges

Our expert panel of judges have worked across the technology, digital and charity sectors for a number of years, and have the unenviable job of narrowing down our 250+ entries to just 28 finalists.

Our judges pick the winners for seven of our Award categories, but the winner of the 8th Award, the Tech4Good People’s Award, is chosen by you, the general public. Visit the People’s Award page for more details on how you can vote for the winner.

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Anna Bawden

Deputy Editor, Society Guardian and Education Guardian

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Aileen Thompson

Trustee at AbilityNet, Communications Director at The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

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Jean Irvine

Jean Irvine OBE

Chair of the IT Accessibility Panel, Information Technologists’ Company

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Sarah Foxall

Sarah Foxall

Citizenship Manager at Microsoft, Trustee at AbilityNet

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Rachel Beer

Development Director, Burnett Works, creator and curator of NFPtweetup

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Josh Russell

Josh Russell

Entrepreneur and technology strategist

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Gareth Ford Williams

Gareth Ford Williams

Head of Accessibility, Future Media, BBC

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Anna Osbourne

Head of Marketing and Bids, Good Things Foundation

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Anna Easton

Sustainable Business Director, BT

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Billy Dann

Grants Digital Innovation Manager, Comic Relief

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Matthew Moorut

Head of Marketing, Technology Trust and Director, Charity Digital News

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Ruby Steel

Senior Design Strategist, Smart Design

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Damien Austin-Walker

Damien Austin-Walker

Product Director, Do it life

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Will Pryke

Head of BT Infinity Lab

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Maeve Walsh

Director of Policy and Advocacy, Corsham Institute

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Pontso Mafethe

Consultant

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Nissa Ramsay

Founder, Think Social Tech

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Jon Pratty

Jon Pratty is a creative producer, journalist and academic at the University of Sussex in Brighton

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Navroza Ladha

Deputy Director, Digital Skills and Inclusion, DCMS

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Geoff Mossman

Head of Digital Growth, Lloyds Banking Group

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Robin Christopherson

Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet

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Jonathan Bray

Head of Reviews, Alphr

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Andre Dixon

Founder & CEO, The Verge

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Sponsors

AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards are organised by AbilityNet and BT and supported by a range of sponsors and partners.