Carys Taylor is the Director of albert, the home of sustainability for the TV and film industry.
Prior to taking up the role, Carys was at National Grid where she worked on solutions to decarbonise transport, the biggest contributor to UK carbon emissions. She is no stranger to the TV industry however, having also worked at BBC Studios as an advisor to Tim Davie, advocating for the UK creative sector.
Carys also spent some time working in UK Parliament and studied international politics where she examined the role of media in shaping international attitudes to debates for her dissertation.
Away from her desk, Carys is happiest returning to her hometown in North Wales for hikes or kayaking along the river Thames.
Cat Fletcher is a waste activist and all-round resource goddess. An Australian mother of three, she is also a founding member, director and head of media for Freegle, a UK online reuse network with 2.6 million members.
Emily Cromwell is a Director in Deloitte’s Sustainability practice. She is a lawyer and a regulatory specialist, with deep expertise in helping her clients manage complex, multi-jurisdictional obligations, and designing programs that meet strategic goals and legal requirements. Emily leads Responsible Business for the Consumer industry in the UK and advises clients on a range of sustainability issues, to include decarbonisation, TCFD, human rights, sustainability strategy, and circularity. She leads the ethical value chain eco-system for Deloitte UK, which is made up of internal capabilities augmented by an external network of innovative technology companies.
Fiona has spent around 30 years working in the marketing and communication sector, specifically within the HR, Resourcing and Recruitment space. She’s the Co Founder of Planet People Ltd., which she believes is unique in its sector. Planet People helps the HR community lead the change in measuring and reducing carbon emissions at both a corporate and individual level. And then communicating this internally and externally to make a business an employer of choice. In her spare time, Fiona is also the Trustee of two charities, works closely with three dog rescues, and is an accredited dog behaviourist and trainer.
Helen is a strategist with 16 years of experience solving business challenges across multiple industries. She is the Head of Sustainability at MediaCom, supporting clients, the business and the wider advertising industry in creating a sustainable future, as well as being cofounder of the IPAs Climate Charter and contributor at Purpose Disruptors. She is deeply passionate about the power of curiosity and collaboration in creating great, world changing work.
Jayn Sterland is Managing Director of Weleda (UK / Ireland) and acts as global spokesperson for the company. Joining Weleda was, she says, a culmination of everything I had learnt up until that point – “Having grown up on a farm, learnt how to make medicines from my herbalist gran, whilst watching mum care for her patients and the family as a community doctor – I found all this at Weleda and I feel as though I have come home”.
An energetic environmental activist and a campaigner for responsible business, Jayn consistently appears in the UK Top Five Top 25 ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty, and is the newly appointed Chair of the British Beauty Council’s Sustainable Beauty Coalition.
Jo is a pioneer and committed supporter of all things organic and natural. She is the founder of Jo Wood Organics, a successful and award-winning organic fragrance and beauty range, and lives in Kingston, London. Jo says her philosophy 'is about respecting our bodies and our Earth. If we work with Nature, rather than abusing it, we will all reap the benefits'
Jordan bubbles with enthusiasm for anything to do with renewable energy or electric vehicles and is extremely passionate about doing her bit to create a more sustainable future.
With several years experience within the industry and her whole career being in Sales and Marketing, Jordan is the driving force behind the myenergi brand and key player in bridging the gap between Renewable Energies and EV’s.
Katie Hill – Chair Judge
Katie Hill, director editor in chief and of MyGreenPod.com and MyGreenPod magazine (with The Guardian) and co-editor of GreenSpirit magazine, spent years investigating consumer detriment at Which? as a senior writer, investigative journalist and deputy editor, and has written and edited BBC and commercial content for radio and online media.
A qualified solicitor with over 15 years’ experience, Ruth is the legal lead for the UK largest (fiercely!) independent web host, Krystal Hosting. As a champion of inclusivity and environmental awareness, Ruth devotes her career to promoting and codifying the principles that are central to Krystal’s ethos.
Ruth’s passion for ethical leadership keeps her involved in all sustainable initiatives at Krystal, including its upcoming B Corp accreditation, and its Living Wage Employer status. She applies her legal skills and environmental knowledge to help Krystal staff understand the power of pensions, change to 100% renewable providers, and make the switch to sustainably made products.
Born in London to a British mother and Colombian father and raised in the Burgundy wine region of France, Stephanie had a unique cultural upbringing that sparked her passion for the drinks & hospitality industry.
An 8-year stint at Diageo saw her hold various in customer marketing and sales culminating as the global brand ambassador for Tanqueray. After which she established her drinks brand consultancy Drinking Out Loud, establishing clients such as La Hechicera, Nyetimber, WG&S and Schweppes.
Stephanie is also the co-founder of awarded winning sustainability minded Avallen Spirits, a new fresh Calvados brand with a mission to save bees and establish itself as the planet positive spirits brand in the world.
Stephanie was awarded the ‘Women of the Year 2020’ title by The Drinks Business and loves to take time to mentor other young women in business.