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.

Cristina Serrano WIBF

Cristina Serrano

Chair of the judging panel

Immediate Past Director of memberships and a member of the executive board

Women in Banking and Finance

Miles Celic TheCityUK

Miles Celic

Chief Executive Officer


Andrew Evans

Deputy Chair

STEP Yorkshire

Hilary McVitty

Head of External Affairs

Building Societies Association

Andrew McPhillips

Chief Economist

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Jennie Koo

Management Board

Women in Banking & Finance

Emma Spratley

President of Yorkshire branch

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment