Our Judges

The Best of the Best

our 2024 judges

Introducing our judging line-up

Our Accounting Excellence judges are a carefully-selected selection of experts, influencers, veterans, leaders and newvoices.

This year, we’ve refreshed our judging line-up to better reflect the increasingly diverse nature of the profession and help us judge our categories with the rigour they deserve.

Introducing our 2024 Judges

Alex Bond Burnett

Founder, Ambition: Impact Personal Branding Consultancy

Ami Copeland


Billie Mcloughlin

Practice Consultant, 20:20 Innovation

Sharon Cooke

20:20 Innovation

Bhimal Hira

Industry Expert, Ex-JH, Consultant

Blaire Palmer

Future of Leadership Expert, That People Thing

Chris Argent

Founder & Managing Director, GenCFO

Claire Bartlett

 Director, Arden Bookkeeping

Della Hudson

Author, Speaker and Business Coach

Emma Fox

Founder, Fresh Financials

Glenn Collins

Head of Technical and Strategic Engagement, ACCA UK

Kevin Reed


Emma Rawson

Technical Officer, ATT

Zoe Whitman

Co-Founder, 6 Figure Bookkeeper

Becky Glover

Finance Director, Yutree Insurance 

Rachel Harris


Ian Holloway

Payroll and Reward Consultant

James Wright

Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln

Jason Croke

VAT Director, Rayner Essex Chartered Accountants

Jeremy Clarke

Assistant Director, ICAS

Jeremy Coker

Partner, Oury Clark

Jo Birtwistle

Editor in Chief, AccountingWEB

Jo Wood

Director, Jo Wood Virtual FD Ltd

Katherine White

Partner, Buzzacott

Katie Sharpe

Director – Head of UK Payroll, Mazars

Kayleigh Graham

Head of Partnerships & Growth, Telleroo

Kevin Hart

CEO & Chair of BASDA 

Lucy Cohen

Co-Founder, Mazuma

Head of ACCA Ireland, ACCA

Nicola Fallon

, Virtual Accounts and Taxes

Nick Levine

Chartered Accountant and Fintech Consultant

Ololade Adesanya

President, ICAEW West of England / Director, Financial Services, Deloitte

Paul Aplin

Tax Expert, 2022 Outstanding Achivement Award Winner

Peter Ellington

CEO and Founder, Triple Bottom Line Accounting

Phillip Turnbull

Chief Executive, AIA

Rhodri Whitlock

Assurance and Advisory Consultant and Non-Executive Director

Richard Hattersley

Editor, AccountingWEB

Robert Collings

Head of Finance, Flux

Simon Heppner

Founder, Net Zero Now

Steve Collings

Partner, Leavitt Walmsley Associates Limited

Susan Ball

Tax Partner, RSM UK, Chartered Institute of Taxation, President

Tom Herbert

Technology Editor, AccountingWEB

Wesley Rashid

CEO & Co-Founder, Accountancy Cloud

Zoe Lacey Cooper

The Alternative Accountancy Audit

James Hickey

Chief Cat Herder, Herding Cats

Matthew Ord

Deputy Editor, AccountingWEB

Graham Hambly

Publisher, PQ magazine


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8th October 2024, The Roundhouse London