Meet our panel of City judges

Allister Heath, City A.M.

Allister joined
City A.M. as editor in 2008. He oversees all of the content in the newspaper and also writes a daily Editor’s Letter. He is also a frequent contributor to other print and broadcast media, and is a regular guest on TV news.

David Hellier, City A.M.

David has been at City A.M. since 2005. He is an established financial journalist, having reported on the field during a career spanning three decades. He is now deputy editor of the paper, writing a weekly column on investment banks.

Nigel Boardman, Slaughter & May

Nigel, one of the City’s most respected lawyers, has been a partner at Slaughters since 1982, and has advised on many high profile deals, including the sale of Liverpool Football Club. He’s a deal-doer par excellence.

Alison Carnwath, Land Securities

Alison currently chairs Land Securities, having resigned earlier this year from her position as a director at Barclays. She’s a forceful contributor to meetings, proving this time and again at the City A.M judging sessions.


Sir Roger Carr, Centrica

Sir Roger, who sat on the judging panel last year, is chairman of Centrica, deputy chairman of the Court of the Bank of England and is president of the Confederation of British Industry. He is also a senior adviser to private equity firm KKR.

Katherine Garrett-Cox, Alliance Trust

Katherine joined Alliance Trust in 2007 as chief investment officer, and now holds the position of chief executive – a role she was appointed to in 2008. This is the first time that Katherine has served on the judging panel for the City A.M. awards.

Simon Mackenzie-Smith, BoA Merrill Lynch

Simon is chairman of UK and Ireland corporate and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is a well-known deal-maker. Additionally he is also on the Council of Members for the charitable foundation, Heart of the City.


Phil Raper, Goldman Sachs

Phil is head of UK equity capital markets and chairman of corporate broking at Goldman Sachs. He joined the firm in 2000 and was named managing director in the same year.
He was brought up in Bradford.

Roland Rudd, RLM Finsbury

Roland is the founder of RLM Finsbury, probably the City’s best-connected financial public relations firm. He is a consummate networker who prides himself on entertaining, sometimes at home, most days and evenings.

Truett Tate, Arora

Returning judge Truett is current chairman of the hotels group Arora, having retired from Lloyds Banking Group. Truett enjoyed a long career in global banking at Lloyds, joining from Citibank.