The RAD Awards 2018: Meet the judges

2014 RADs shortlist announced

As the closing date for submitting entries to the RAD Awards 2018 approaches, it’s time to meet the industry leaders who will be deciding whose creative work is the best in the recruitment communications industry. Entries close on 29 September.

RADSPaul-Harrison-Paul Harrison (chair)

Paul is managing partner at Carve Consulting and has worked in digital for 20 years. He joined early job board in 1997 after graduating in Mass Media Communications. He then launched Carve three months after [Twitter founder] @Jack sent the first ever tweet in March 2006, recognizing the power of social media to transform the global talent, employer engagement and employer branding industries.

Paul is regularly invited to speak on digital talent issues, has lectured at the University of Manchester on the Digital Society, and was delighted to be invited to chair the judges panel at this year’s RAD Awards.

RADSFiona-BerryFiona Berry

Fiona is head of recruitment client development at Global, the media and entertainment group. Fiona is responsible for recruitment ad revenue and commercial operations focusing on the recruitment sector for Global’s broadcast, digital, mobile and social products. This company’s portfolio of brands includes Capital, Heart, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X and PopBuzz.

Prior to joining Global in 2009, Fiona spent 12 years working in recruitment marketing at Newsquest and Centaur. She then joined Global having worked agency side, at the full service digital agency, formerly Steak. Two years ago, Fiona was promoted to head up the recruitment category team, which continues to partner with the UK’s largest employers to deliver successful audience-led campaigns.

RADSRichard-Badley-SMRS_220816_1460Richard Badley

Richard Badley is head of planning at SMRS, having worked on both client and agency side for 15 years. He now leads SMRS’s experts across biddable, programmatic, social, reporting and digital strategy – understanding and tackling complex strategic problems for clients ranging from Deloitte and Balfour Beatty to Teach First and House of Fraser.

He is passionately (some might say ‘annoyingly’) enthusiastic about his role, and can often be found waxing lyrical about all things insight, data and performance. He loves new and innovative ideas, and he’s big on creativity too. He’s looking forward to seeing plenty of both in this year’s awards.

RAD-awardsThe RAD Awards 2018 – Enter now!

The RADs celebrates the most creative, the most effective and the most influential work in the recruitment advertising industry. Entries are now open and will close 29 September. For more information and to take part, visit the 2018 RAD awards website.


RADSJonathanLee_HavasPeopleJonathan Lee

Jonathan is head of copy at Havas People. He says: “I’ve always been friends with my imagination. When I was a young spy running amok in my parents’ garden, we fought off Jaws, Oddjob, the Australian cricket team and those strange turkey drumstick things my mum tried to inflict on us.

Today, I’m more focused on bravery of a different kind. I’m an advocate for the new, the different and the unexpected. Which is why it’s a good year to be a RAD Awards Judge.”

RADSMatthew-JefferyMatthew Jeffery

As VP and global head of employment branding and sourcing at software company SAP, Matthew is responsible for ensuring SAP directly approach and hire the best talent and that the company has a strong and vibrant employer value proposition and brand.

Previous to SAP, he worked two years at Autodesk heading up EMEA recruitment and employment branding; and seven years at Electronic Arts, again heading EMEA studio recruitment and employment brand. Matthew possesses over 20 years’ sales, marketing and recruitment experience.

RADSMatt-Johnson-picMatt Johnson

Matt is creative director of Stafford Long & Partners. He has worked in employer communications for 14 years, working on all sorts of projects across many different sectors. At Stafford Long & Partners, he leads a varied team of creative talent and enjoys buzzing between desks, clients and Kentish Town coffee shops. Matt has experience of both winning awards and judging them. He enjoys both equally.


Simon McLoughlin

Simon is a founder and director of Creed Comms – an employer branding agency with an envious reputation for helping organisations attract, retain and engage the talent they need to succeed.

Having spent over 25 years in the employer marketing sector, he’s built brands and delivered attraction and engagement strategies for a diverse range of organisations from all sectors. Simon still shows the same passion for innovation, creativity and measurable results as he did when he first started his career with a full head of hair!

RADSrob-moss-pic-2013Rob Moss

Rob Moss has been editor of Personnel Today since 2010 when the HR title became an exclusively online publication. He joined in 2006 as online editor, having previously written in the optical and energy markets. He’s interested in how new HR technologies can transform organisations, emerging models of employment, and how gender equality can be improved through family-friendly HR policies.

Rob has also written and edited numerous articles on new technologies used in attracting, selecting and onboarding new talent. He judges, hosts and manages the Personnel Today Awards every year, but this is his first year as a RAD Awards judge.

RADSTine-NorlingTine Norline

With more than 20 years’ experience in recruitment marketing and communications, Tine has spent time on the client side and worked in general marketing which brings a different perspective to her role as client partner at TMP.

Tine has worked with organisations in the private and public sector on a huge variety of talent attraction projects ranging from full global EVP projects to brand and campaign launches, social media strategy, assessment and on-boarding. There have been awards, laughter, frustrations, gritted teeth, moments of joy, excitement and lessons learnt along the way. And never a dull moment.

RADSNathan_PerrottNathan Perrott

As Director of Digital Marketing Strategy at AIA Worldwide, Nathan’s role is to guide and advise clients across all digital marketing and technology aspects of talent attraction.

In his 16 years in digital recruitment marketing and employer branding, he has played pivotal roles in developing digital marketing strategies for large multinational corporations, as well as being a driving force behind many careers websites projects and hiring strategies powered by AIA’s talent marketing software, TalentBrew.

RADSTam-Salih---TonicTam Salih

Tam, an account manager at Tonic, has worked in recruitment marketing for over eight years. He’s been with Tonic since its launch back in 2012 and has a diverse skill-set encompassing both business development and delivery.

Tam’s passion for people now sees him partner his clients at a strategic level, to deliver a broad range of varied work – from social and digital projects, to events, future talent and pure brand – with clients such as Vodafone, TeachFirst, Viacom, Frontline and P&O. More than anything, he loves using all his holiday and spending all his money to fund his snowboard addiction.

RADSClaire-ThreapletonClaire Threapleton

Claire is director of T10 Consulting, which she set up to help clients with the key issues of recruitment, engagement and retention. She thrives on reducing spiralling attrition and hiring to those roles that seem impossible to fill. Innovation, challenge and transformation are at the heart of how she operates.

Claire has worked for the likes of Capital One, Nestle, Experian and Accenture, and is currently addressing some of the most pressing problems in the public sector around social worker burn-out and attrition.

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