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The TiARAs are distinguished by the rigour and quality of its judging

Our three-stage judging process ensures credibility and enhances prestige for all those recognised. 

TALiNT Partners’ senior team conducts an initial shortlist of all entries to identify finalists. Finalist entries in each category go to a second round of judging by a panel of over distinguished industry judges. Judges provide requests for further information and attend a judging day to determine the overall winners in each category.

All finalists receive feedback based on comments from judges for each of their award entries. 

The Judging Panel

LISA Scales

Head of talent Acquisition


A commercially focused Talent Acquisition leader possessing a high level of business acumen and leadership skills through a varied background of leading teams and founding a fast-growing recruitment technology business.

Cheryl Allen

Head of Culture & Transformation – Northern Europe


Experienced across the full spectrum of HR & across a variety of industries including IT, government, utilities and healthcare.

Lord Holmes

Deputy Chair

Channel 4

Extensive experience across the public and private sector; current roles as Chancellor at BPP University and Deputy Chair at Channel 4.

Trevor Phillips

Journalist &

A British writer, broadcaster and former politician. Phillips is deputy chairman of the board of the National Equality Standard. Other business appointments include John Lewis Partnership, Chairman of Green Park and Director of WebberPhillips.

Maria Onyango

head of international diversity recruiting


Diversity and Talent Acquisition specialist with a passion for inclusion and belonging. Head of International Diversity Recruiting at Facebook.

Clyde Marwick

​Group HR & Communications Director

Baxters Food Group

A seasoned executive and accredited performance coach, adept at influencing organisation-wide change from the boardroom to the employee.

James baker

Head of HR, Overseas markets

Jaguar Land Rover

Experienced TA executive, with an exceptional background leading TA teams in Retail, Creative and Automotive.

Faye woodhead

Executive Director,
Human Resources


Experienced Global Lead with a demonstrated history of working in Financial Services.




Nikki has 22 year’s experience in global Talent Acquisition, spanning In-house, Consulting & RPO. Having led large RPO teams in-house for Deloitte, Credit Suisse and Microsoft before 8 years in Management Consulting, she is an expert in designing best in class Talent Solutions.

Mervyn Dinnen

Analyst, Writer & Broadcaster

Mervyn is a Talent Acquisition analyst looking at emerging trends impacting on hiring, retention and engagement in the HR, recruitment and technology sectors. He is also an award winning recruitment blogger who regularly writes for a number HR and recruitment technology sites.

Alan Bourne

CEO & Founder

Sova assessment

Alan founded Sova Assessment to shake up the world of assessment. To create a solution that is scientifically strong, digitally delivered. As a Chartered Psychologist, Alan is passionate about assessment that delivers fair, equitable outcomes and busines impact without compromise.  


Annelise Smith

Director of RPO/MSP


Annelise is the Director of RPO and MSP at recruitment solutions specialist Lorien, where she has overall responsibility for their entire portfolio of outsourced recruitment programmes as well as for the central services supporting the MSP/RPO infrastructure. 

trinh bui

Enterprise Leader


Trinh is an Enterprise Leader at LinkedIn and strategically partners with some of the UK’s largest companies to help them hire talent at scale. Trinh has worked in the talent space in both the United States and United Kingdom and is experienced in helping companies with their recruitment transformation strategies and diversity initiatives.