Creating success in relocation

Relocate Awards 2014/15 Judges

Each year, our Relocate Awards judging panel, made up of independent experts, reflects the diversity of those working in the world of relocation and international assignments and the wide range of suppliers and professionals engaged in supporting relocation and mobility.

This year's talented team of judges is no exception. All are distinguished figures in their fields. We are grateful to them for contributing their time and expertise to making the awards a success.

Two or three members of the panel will judge each category. The exception is the Relocation Personality of the Year award, the winner of which will be chosen by all the judges.

Judges are not invited to judge a category their company has entered, and sponsors, supporters and professional endorsers do not influence the judging process.

This year's judging panel is:

Andrew Grant

Andrew has worked in the property and corporate relocation industry for more than 30 years, with companies such as Cendant (Cartus), Pricoa Relocation and Brookfield Global Relocation Services.

He spent five years as a relocation specialist for FTSE 100-registered company Unilever, working in conjunction with the human resources and mobility teams, with responsibility for the management and execution of company policies relating to the movement of employees across the country.

Before establishing Pro Tenant, Andrew worked as operational director for Brookfield Global Relocation Services, where he was responsible for all aspects of home-finding and tenancy management support in the UK.

Clare Harrison  

Clare has extensive, in-depth knowledge of international assignment remuneration and relocation, gained both in multinational companies and in the assignment management service industry since 1987.

She has extensive experience in policy development, group moves, and home- and host-based remuneration programmes, as well as supporting large expatriate workforces.

Clare now works as a global mobility consultant.

Claire Herbert

Claire manages relocations and secondments for the John Lewis Division. She has worked at John Lewis for ten years, three of them in her current role.

Prior to working in relocations, she worked in recruitment, focusing on senior management and graduate recruitment.

Before joining John Lewis, Claire worked in both the retail and publishing industries, and spent two-and-a-half years working for Prince, the American singer-songwriter. 

Gordon Kerr

Gordon is director of the Employee Mobility Unit at UK law firm Morton Fraser. He has been a lawyer and senior executive in the relocation industry for over 25 years, and now acts as legal adviser to relocation management companies and employers.

He splits his time between Morton Fraser's offices in London and Edinburgh.Gordon also serves as vice-chairman of the Global Forum of Worldwide ERC and is chairman of ESPC, a property marketing company.

Laraine Nee

Laraine was an HR generalist before moving into expatriation. She has more than 20 years' experience in this specialist area, working for a variety of organisations.

She headed up the BP global mobility teams during the mergers and acquisitions period. She and her teams were responsible for designing and implementing new global policies, technology, training programmes and processes for over 3,500 assignees Laraine is now a consultant managing mobility projects for both multinational and start-up companies.

David Schofield

David is a former risk and quality director and global mobility director at professional services firm PwC. As a director of Murray Court Consulting, he works with CEOs, board members, HR leaders and global mobility leaders across the world to improve organisations’ approaches to risk management, talent management and talent mobility.

He also sits on UK employment tribunals, dealing with cases such as unfair dismissal and race, sex and disability discrimination.

David has served on the Global Advisory Council of Worldwide ERC and received ERC's Chairman's Award for exceptional leadership and service to the talent mobility industry.

Dr Sue Shortland

Sue is a principal lecturer in HRM and team leader for HRM courses at London Guildhall Faculty of Business & Law at London Metropolitan University. Her PhD in Human Resource Management relates to women’s participation in international mobility in the oil and gas industry. She holds master’s degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and Westminster, in Geography and Higher Education respectively.

Sue began her career in industrial relations research and publishing at Incomes Data Services, Industrial Relations Services and Personnel Executive magazine, before moving to head the Confederation of British Industry’s Employee Relocation Council. She has also worked in a managerial and consulting role in International HRM at KPMG.

Sue is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and holds SEDA accreditation. She is author of five books on mobility and HRM, and has numerous articles published in both academic and practitioner journals.

Hannah Stewart

Hannah originally joined the relocation industry in 2001 as a relocation assistant at Karen Dean Relocations. Since then, she has worked in the global mobility teams at Pricoa, Citigroup and BP in London.

She is currently in a lead role in the international assignments team at Anglo American, managing global policies, processes and relocation.

Frances Whaley

Frances has worked in the global mobility arena for 15 years. Most of her experience has been as part of a team in multinational corporates, as a team member and leader.

With previous experience in UK domestic relocation and managing a residential property portfolio, Frances currently works at Willis, a leading global risk adviser and insurance and reinsurance broker. As part of the in-house global mobility team, she is the key contact for immigration matters for many of her colleagues based around the world.

Frances chairs the Relocation Users Group (RUG).

Winning this award shines a light on the innovative nature of our screening service and is a great accolade to our dedicated team of professionals working to ensure the wellbeing of our clients’ global workforces.

Janice Buffett Healix International
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