MEET THE JUDGES

ALLISTER HEATH | CITY A.M.
Allister joined City A.M. as editor in early 2008. He chaired our panel of judges.

SIR MARTIN SORRELL
WPP
Sir Martin is the co-founder and chief executive of WPP, the world’s largest communications company.

SIMON
MACKENZIE-SMITH
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
Simon is chairman of UK & Ireland corporate and investment banking at Merrills.

PHIL RAPER
GOLDMAN SACHS
Dealmaker Phil is head of corporate broking at Goldman Sachs, advising on major M&A transactions such as AstraZeneca.

SIR ROGER CARR CENTRICA
Sir Roger was appointed chairman of British Gas owner Centrica in 2004 and became president of the CBI this June.

DAVID HELLIER
CITY A.M.
David joined City A.M. in 2006 and has been a financial journalist for over three decades, reporting on sports, M&A and media.

NIGEL BOARDMAN
SLAUGHTER & MAY
Nigel is one of the City’s most respected lawyers and has been a partner at Slaughters since 1982, advising on the sale of Liverpool FC.

JOHN
GRIFFITH-JONES
KPMG
John joined KPMG in 1975 and became the chairman and senior partner of the UK practice five years ago.

TRUETT TATE
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP
Truett joined Lloyds in 2003 as a managing director, and was this month appointed as vice chairman of client coverage.

SIMON BORROWS
3I
Simon is moving to 3i to become its chief investment officer. He used to co-chief executive of Greenhill investment bank. .Gr.international operation since October 20

ALISON
CARNWATH
LAND SECURITIES
Alison currently chairs Land Securities and is a non-executive director at Barclays and Man Group.

ROLAND RUDD
FINSBURY
Ex-financial journalist Roland founded Finsbury in 1994 and in August became chairman of the newly merged RLM Finsbury.