The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards are judged through a rigorous, three-stage process by leading figures across multiple industries, carefully chosen for their understanding of how design can, and does, create change in business and society.

Judges are CEOs and leading figures from across industry with enviable business experience and acumen. From global companies through to start-up challenger brands, their organisations understand how design can be used to create results.

Judging panel 2021

Paul Fraser, Managing Director
3V Natural Foods

Paul Edwards, Head of Creative Design

Marc McNeill, Customer Experience Director
Auto Trader Group

Raj Kumar, Group Brand & Reputation Director

Christopher Padain, VP and Head of Design & Packaing
Bayer Consumer Healthcare

Belinda Moore, Marketing & Business Development Director
Birketts LLP

Kingsley Wheaton, Chief Marketing Officer
British American Tobacco

Stacey Clark, CMO
British Land

Steve Kearns, Managing Director
Cawston Press

Deb Caldow, Global Brand, Sponsorship & Sustainability Director
Costa Coffee

Sam Southey, VP Creative Excellence

Jeremy Lindley, Global Design Director

Monica Dalla Riva, Vice President Customer Experience and Design
Deutsche Telekom

Pernilla Johansson, Chief Design Officer

Cheryl Calverly, CEO
eve sleep

Andrew Barraclough, Vice President of Design

Luke Mansfield, Chief Strategy Officer
Harley Davidson

Andrea Newman, Global Head of Brand
HSBC Holdings

Hilary Pulver, Head of Marketing Excellence
Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Mark Palmer, Co-Founder
LA Brewery

Martin Dowson Head of DesignOps & EcoSystems
Lloyds Banking Group

Richard Walzer, Principal Designer EMEA
Mars Wrigley

Dan Toon, Head of Design

Claire Hooper, Head of Marketing
McVitie’s Cake Company

Edward Simon, Senior Vice President - CMO - Head of Global Marketing & Innovation
Oettinger Davidoff AG

Tysonn Betts, Design Vice President, Right Brain to the Business
PG Ventures - Family Care

Karen Baxter, Managing Director
Pharmaceutical Press

Sigrid Brewka-Steeves, Head of Global Retail Design

Sam Blunt, Commercial Operations Director
Quorn Foods

Jos Harrison, Global Design Strategy Director

Olivia Salisbury, Group VP of Digital
T. Rowe Price

David Knibbs, Director
The Tofoo Company

Julie Dixon, Head of Information, Design & Partnerships
Transport for London (TfL)

Siobhan Fitzpatrick, VP Digital & Distribution
Virgin Atlantic

Andreas Roos, Director of Design Strategy

Seiya Ohta, Director Global and Strategic Studies - Advanced Design & Innovation
Volvo Group

Katie Swift, Global Brand Activation Director
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Phil Gowland, Marketing Director

More to be announced.

Grand Prix judging panel 2021

Ivan Menezes, CEO

James Cain OBE, Chief Executive
Harrogate Spring Water

Laura Citron, CEO
London & Partners

Deborah Meaden, Businesswoman & Entrepreneur

Tessa Clarke, Co-Founder & CEO

Kjetil Bogstad, CEO

Dean Aragon, CEO and Global VP Brand
Shell Brands International AG

Mark Fairweather, CEO

More to be announced.

Previous DBA Design Effectiveness Awards Judges discuss the diversity of entries seen across entries.