Chairman & Judges

The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards are the industry standard for assessing the true commercial impact of great design. Judged by business leaders, and entered jointly by client and designer, they champion design’s capability to deliver change.  Here are the judges for the 2017 Awards, the panel for 2018 will be announced in the Spring. 

2017 Chairman

Andrew Summers, Chairman
Design Partners

2017 Grand Prix Judging Panel

Darren Henley, Chief Executive
Arts Council England

Andy Palmer, Chief Executive Officer
Aston Martin

Andrew Cooke, Acting Chief Executive Officer
London & Partners

Deborah Meaden, Businesswoman and Entrepreneur

Mike Brown, Commissioner
Transport for London (TfL)

Josh Berger, President & Managing Director
Warner Bros

The judges discuss the commercial impact of the 2016 award winners.

2017 Judges

Paul Edwards, Head of Architecture & Industrial Design

Nigel Morris, Head of Visual Communications UKMEA

Marek Reichman, EVP & Chief Creative Officer
Aston Martin Lagonda

Jenny Fleischer, Lead Program Management, Global Business Unit Digital

Peter Cooke, Design Lead
British Airways

Edward Humphrey, Digital Director
British Film Institute

Matthew Barwell, Chief Marketing Officer
Britvic Soft Drinks

Philipp Thesen, Senior Vice President Design
Deutsche Telekom

Jeremy Lindley, Global Design Director

Andrew Barraclough, Vice President of Global Design

Graham Bednash, UK Consumer Marketing Director

Alex Breuer, Creative Director
Guardian News & Media

Annabel Venner, Global Brand Director

Conrad Bird, GREAT Britain Campaign Director
HM Government

Matt Candy, Vice President & Partner
IBM Interactive Experience

Rufus Radcliffe, Group Marketing & Research Director

Nikki Marsh, Director of Customer & Digital
Leeds Building Society

Nanna Ulrich Gudum, Vice President Design

Paul Flowers, Chief Design Officer
Lixil Water Technology

Chris Gottlieb, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
London & Partners Office

Marianne Guldbrandsen, Head of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
Macmillan Cancer Support

Bruce Hannant, Global Head of Design
Mars Global Chocolate

Duncan Bradley, Design Director
McLaren Applied Technologies

Paul Fraser, Managing Director
MH Foods

Michael Inpong, Chief Marketing Officer
Muller Group

Antony Robbins, Director of Communications
Museum of London

Mauro Porcini, SVP & Chief Design Officer

Alison Jordan, Managing Director
Proportion London

Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer
Royal Philips

Chris Linnett, Director of Design

Katy Taylor, Group Marketing and Customer Experience Director
The Go-Ahead Group

Andrew McGrath, Head of UX, Advanced Product Innovation and Mobile Group
Thomson Reuters

Chris MacLeod, Marketing Director
Transport for London (TfL)

Doug Glenwright, Customer Experience Lead
TUI Group

Sidney Levy, Director of Design

Yvonne Adam, Marketing Director
Young's Seafood