Relocate Virtual Awards Ceremony Winners Announced


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.

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:

Siobhan Cummins

Siobhan Cummins
Siobhan is a seasoned global mobility professional with 30 years' experience as a consultant and in-house practitioner with specialist expertise in global mobility programme transformation and optimisation, talent mobility, policy design and development, international payroll and global benefit plans. She was Head of Global Mobility at Naspers and Executive Director, Mobility Performance Improvement at EY as well as holding senior roles at Deloitte and Thomson Reuters, Mercer and ORC Worldwide.

Mark Ethelston

Mark Ethelston
Mark has over 26 years’ experience in International Assignments/ Global Mobility encompassing programme & policy management, strategic policy & programme development, policy, programme & technology implementation, expatriate taxation, vendor selection, management, governance and assurance, in-depth experience of assignment compensation and benefits and related technology and business development and strategic account management.

Mark's experience, much of which has been focused on the financial services industry and companies with project-based assignment requirements. Having worked in both client facing managed services, advisory and in-house capacities, has given Mark the advantage of understanding client's challenges and needs from the inside, resulting in the ability to provide well considered solutions.These factors have given Mark an unusually broad experience across all key aspects of Global Mobility, which is further enhanced by retaining a mix of both strategic/ advisory and operational/ process driven aspects in Mark's roles to date. He also benefits from him being on assignment to the United States and working as a local hire in Hong Kong. Unfortunately Mark was in a very serious road traffic accident in September 2018.  Recovery and rehabilitation have been a long and painful process but Mark is now, eagerly, looking for his next role within the industry.

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 Kelly works in Global Mobility Programs and Analytics at UBS, Associate Director.

During his 10+ years in the relocation sector, he has worked on several transformation projects, policy reviews, and technological enhancements and provided insights on attrition, performance and promotion leveraging data analytics. He is currently the SME for Global 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.

Gina Lodge

Gina Lodge AoEC
Gina has over 20 years’ experience in Leadership and Management and IT while employed by Shell and subsequently in IT and Education. Gina gained significant experience in managing people, project and change management,implementing Quality Management standards, business process re-engineering projects, and IT applications. Gina led a department handling the supply chain logistics for Shell Chemicals International Trading Co. Ltd, where she gained a detailed knowledge of International import and export procedures. The role included liaison and troubleshooting with global service companies.

Gina joined the AoEC in 2008, became Marketing Director and Board member in 2010 and in 2015 was appointed CEO. She is an AoEC accredited Executive and Team Coach.

Dr Sue Shortland

Sue is a Senior Lecturer in HRM at the University of Westminster and also holds the honorary title of Professor Emerita at London Metropolitan University. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She holds external examiner positions at Sheffield Hallam University and Oxford Brookes University.

Sue is an active researcher and has published widely in academic journals and practitioner publications. She is 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, and managed The CBI Employee Relocation Council.

Paul Williamson

Paul Williamson, Speaker at the Festival of Global People
Paul heads up learning and development at The Ambassadors Theatre Group (ATG), a global live entertainment business. ATG owns and operates close to 50 venues worldwide, is an internationally recognised and award-winning producer, and operates a market leading theatre ticketing business.

He has worked in the theatre industry for over 20 years, enjoying leadership roles in sales and ticketing prior to moving into Human Resources.

Paul has developed a number of in-house development programmes for ATG, including ‘Leading Lights’ – a residential leadership development programme for senior leaders, and ‘Rising Stars’ – a two-year development programme for emerging leaders. He is also an internal coach and has worked closely with The Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), developing in-house coaching capability within the organisation to support the various programmes ATG run. 

Paul is a chartered member of the CIPD, an AoEC qualified executive coach and a Hogan personality assessor.

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