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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 includes:

Jessica Bloomfield

Jess is Global Mobility and Immigration Manager at DNEG, a visual-effects, animation and stereo-conversion company for feature films and television. 

Having started her career in HR in the pharmaceuticals industry, Jess joined DNEG seven years ago, initially in HR, and gradually took on responsibility for immigration in the UK. Over the years, the company has grown globally, and Jess has transitioned into her current role, managing global mobility, with a particular focus on immigration.

Emma Breding

Emma is Manager, International Mobility, at Herbert Smith Freehills. She previously worked in global mobility at Baker Hughes, prior to a role with EY as Manager, International Social Security.

Mark Ethelston

Mark has over 24 years’ experience in international mobility, encompassing programme and policy management, strategic policy and programme development and implementation, expatriate taxation, and an in-depth experience of international compensation. His experience, much of which has been focused on the financial services industry and companies with project-based assignment requirements, also includes various client secondments reviewing the taxation of compensation and benefits. He also benefits from having been on assignment to the United States and working as a local hire in Hong Kong.

This gives Mark broad experience across all key aspects of global mobility. This is enhanced by his retaining a mix of both the strategic/advisory and operational aspects of global mobility in his roles to date.

Jean-Claire Flanagan

Jean has worked in the relocation industry for 15 years, beginning her career in an in-house role with EC Harris. She has since worked for a number of corporates, as well as for some of the larger relocation management companies. She has been involved in the design and implementation of mobility polices and processes, in addition to managing the relocation of assignees around the world and overseeing cyclical activities such as salary review and bonus payments.

She joined ERM fve years ago to set up, implement and develop the global mobility programme, of which she maintains global ownership.

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 Limited (a corporate-led relocation and graduate support services company), 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.

Richard Kelly 

Richard is an experienced HR international mobility expert with a particular focus on cost, technology and operational processes.

During his ten years in the relocation sector, he has worked on several transformation projects, policy reviews and technological enhancements. He is currently the SME for international mobility cost at UBS, dealing principally with analytics and reporting on cost and headcount, whilst managing the assignment lifecycle application.

Richard has worked mainly in the financial services sector. He was previously with BoNY, Barclays and Lloyds.

Priscilla Monticelli

Pris is a Regional Mobility Lead at Publicis Resources, one of the big four advertising companies in the world.  

She is responsible for all mobility management and compliance for the UK, Italy, Belgium, the Middle East and Africa, providing solutions for tax, social security, labour law and all cross-border matters.

Pris has extensive experience in mobility and international HR. She started her people career in general HR, with an aim of getting into international HR. This led her into the mobility world while at the BBC, where she spent 14 years.

Vivien Mott

Viv has 30+ years’ experience in global mobility, working in the financial services sector. She started her global mobility career at Citibank (now Citi), joining the GM team in London in 1986 as a Junior Relocation Specialist. She left Citi in 2007, having worked her way through the ranks to vice president. In this role, she managed an in-house team of seven that handled an average of 800 cross-border moves annually. During her time at Citi, Viv encountered many changes in the global mobility function, from the decentralisation of the global mobility team in the early 1990s to the centralisation of the global mobility function in 1997, and then the outsourcing of the function to a third-party provider in late 2007. 

Since leaving Citi, Viv has held global mobility managerial roles at ABN AMRO and RBS, where, in addition to managing senior moves and vendor management, she was a major player in reviewing the local support provided to expats assigned to India, the most significant expat destination for RBS. During 2015, Viv completed a 12-month contract role in the international mobility team at Barclays, where she managed the EMEA operational team. At the end of 2015, she joined Aviva as Head of Global Mobility.

Dr Sue Shortland

Sue is Professor Emerita at Guildhall Business & Law at London Metropolitan University and a Senior Lecturer in HRM at the University of Westminster. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). She holds masters’ degrees in Geography and Higher Education from Cambridge and Westminster Universities respectively.

In 2012, Sue gained her PhD for Women’s Participation in Expatriation: The Contribution of Organisational Policy and Practice – A Case Study of the Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Sector. A series of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters drawing on this thesis are in press and in progress. Sue is also the author of five books in the field of HRM.

Prior to working in higher education, Sue worked in a managerial consultancy role in international HRM at KPMG, managed the CBI Employee Relocation Council, and carried out HR research writing for Incomes Data Services and Industrial Relations Services.


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