Welcome to the 2009 Judges


We’ve brought together an exciting panel of over 35 judges to participate in the 2009 Green Awards. And we’ve decided  to do things a little bit differently this year and broaden the appeal of the event by creating two distinct judging panels to reflect the accelerated growth of green marketing campaigns internationally, and recognise best practice around the world.

The Global Panel will judge the Best Green International Campaign remotely and convene by video conference. This panel is made up of ten experts from around the world who understand the importance of effective communications and the complex issues surrounding sustainability. The UK panel will meet as previously in London and consists of approximately 25 experts representing a range of organisations from independent sustainability professionals through to creative heads covering a range of disciplines from radio through to design and advertising.

The chair of the Global Panel will be Satinder Bindra, Director of the Division of Communications and Public Information (DCPI), United Nations Environment Programme, (UNEP) Kenya. And the UK judging panel will be chaired by Dr Peter White, Director of Global Sustainability, P & G.


Global Judging Panel

Satinder Bindra – Director of the Division of Communications and Public Information (DCPI), United Nations Environment Programme, (UNEP) Kenya
Simon Andrews – CEO and Founder, Big Picture Mobile
Hervé de Clerck – AdForum.com Dreamleader & Founder of ACT Responsible, France
Francesca de Gasparis – Director ,Green Belt Movement International, Europe Office
Cheryl Hicks – Business Manager, Consumers & Sustainable Consumption, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva, Switzerland
John Grant – Sustainability Marketing Consultant & Author ‘The Greener Marketing Manifesto’, London, UK
Michael Lee – Executive Director, International Advertising Association, (IAA) New York, USA
Someshwar Singh – Director of Communications, Green Cross International, Geneva,Switzerland


UK Judging Panel

Dr Peter White – Director, Global Sustainability, P & G
Jeff Coghlan – Founder & MD, Matmi
Janey Lee-Grace – Presenter, BBC Radio 2
Peter Hambly – Marketing Director, The Carbon Trust
Samantha Heath – Executive Director, London Sustainability Exchange
Rob Holdway – Director, Giraffe Innovation Limited
Sarah Jenkinson – Communications Manager, Stop Climate Chaos Coalition
Miriam Kennet – CEO Green Economics Institute and Editor International Journal of Green Economics
Paul Kitcatt – Creative Partner, Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw
Anthony Kleanthous – Independent Sustainability Consultant
Bethany Koby – Design Director, Wolff Olins
Dax Lovegrove – Head of Business Relations and ‘One Planet Business’,WWF
John Luff – Founder, Sustainable Marketing
Alastair Fuad-Luke – Sustainable Design Facilitator and Author, The Eco-design Handbook
David Mason – Head of Communications, Forum for the Future
Diana Verde Nieto – Founder & CEO, Clownfish
Matthew Neilson – Head of Environmental Solutions, Royal Mail
Jules Peck – Policy Advisor, Quality of Life Commission
Naresh Ramchandani – Writer, creative director and also the co-founder of Green Thing.
Trewin Restorick – Director, Global Action Plan
Marc Sands – Marketing Director, The Guardian
John Sauven – Executive Director, Greenpeace UK
Kevin Taylor – President, Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Ade Thomas – Managing Director, Largeblue and Green.TV
Solitaire Townsend – Co-founder and Chief Executive, Futerra


UK Judging Venue – Day One

The Museum of Brands

The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is pleased to be one of the host venues for the 2009 Green Awards. A relevant new exhibition, Packaging a Sustainable Future, has just opened (sponsored by Tesco). The exhibition explains the importance of packaging, how it has developed over the years, the serious challenges it now presents and how manufacturers, retailers and designers are working together to adopt a more environmentally friendly approach. The Museum’s permanent collection features over 12,000 branded goods and promotional items, documenting our consumer society over the past 200 years. Over 70 leading names are showcased as brand heritage timelines. The Museum of Brands also offers a light and spacious conference room available for meetings, seminars, workshops and lunches, while the Museum itself can be hired in the evening for parties, launches and drinks receptions.

Packaging a Sustainable Future will be at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, 2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, London, W11 2AR from 31st March to the 29th November 2009.



UK Judging Venue – Day Two

The Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club, home of the Royal Commonwealth Society, is proud to host this event for the Green Awards. The Club exists as a venue to financially support the work of the RCS by donating all profits to the charity. As well as being a venue for events, it is also a private club for members of the RCS, providing a place where people from across the globe come together to trade knowledge, contacts and experiences, a centre for the exchange of ideas.

The Club also seeks to support organisations that have similar values and agendas to that of the RCS, such as the Green Awards. Not only is the RCS committed to making sure the Commonwealth makes a useful contribution to climate action, it also has a number of educational projects that aim to engage young people in becoming more globally aware citizens.