Judging the Awards


Barker Brooks Communications, organiser of the Yorkshire Financial Awards, appoints an independent panel of judges each year comprising of accredited professionals. The panel is carefully selected to ensure the process is fair and objective and includes experts from across the financial services industry. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries.

Chris Cummings

Chief Executive Officer

The Investment Association

Henri Murison


Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Andy Davidson

Head of Business Relations

Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Cristina Serrano WIBF

Cristina Serrano

Director of Memberships

Women in Banking and Finance

Louise Hanson ABI

Louise Hanson

Director of Advocacy

Association of British Insurers

Sue Halliday STEP

Susan Halliday

Branch Chair

STEP Yorkshire

Ken Cuthbert

Senior Regional Operations Manager

DIT Northern Powerhouse Team