Luxury Packaging Awards 2015 :: Judges
Wednesday 16 September 2015
The Ballroom, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane
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Meet the 2015 Judging Panel

Josh Brooks
Packaging News/Electronics Weekly
Josh is publisher of Packaging News and was editor of the magazine and its website from 2008 to 2014. He has led numerous innovations and launches on the title across its print, digital and live event platforms including the Luxury Packaging Awards, which launched in 2014. He has also recently become publisher of Electronics Weekly, the market leading media brand for electronics enginee...more
Clare Negus
Design Leader
Johnnie Walker, Diageo
Clare’s design career began at Bettys & Taylors Group, working on the Taylors of Harrogate coffee portfolio and the Yorkshire Tea brand. She moved to Glenmorangie as design manager in a role spanning innovation, packaging development, visibility and experience for the group’s malt whisky portfolio. When LVMH acquired Glenmorangie, Clare was part of the ‘create’ te...more
Kate Shaw
Global Creative Director
Crabtree & Evelyn
Kate Shaw started her career at Wm Collins & Sons, the publishing company, and moved into packaging design at Coley Porter Bell where she was creative director for eleven years. As an independent design consultant with a special interest and expertise in the 3D and tactile qualities of packaging, Kate applied her skills to the development of the market defining Charles Worthington range ...more
Mike Rose
Director of Brands Packaging
The Edrington Group
Mike Rose has worked in the Scotch whisky industry for his entire career. With a strong background in quality and in production he has gained an intimate understanding of packaging design, manufacturing, and performance criteria. Inevitably he has gravitated towards packaging development, and now leads a team that has responsibility for packaging development, change management, value enginee...more
Paul Day
Packaging Technologist
LF Beauty
Paul has worked in FMCG packaging, print & own brand design for nearly 35 years with Cadbury, WH Smith, Somerfield, Wickes and Neal’s Yard Remedies. Also on global brands for Johnson & Johnson, Tetley, Unilever and Roche. Paul is passionate about environmental concerns and sustainability, working with suppliers to ensure NYR packaging works effectively with their organic produc...more
Simon Elmer
R&D Section Head Prestige Package Development
Procter and Gamble
Dr Simon Elmer leads the Luxury Fragrance Package Development R&D group at Procter and Gamble.  With a career in P&G Beauty Package Development spanning 20 years, he has spent the last 10 years focused on fragrance packaging.   During this time, he led an organisation in the development of packages for brands such as Hugo Boss and Lacoste, and more recently focused...more
Kevin Vyse
Packaging Technologist
Kevin’s career has spanned three decades in packaging design and development. He has worked for many of the best known brands in the UK and Europe as well as for manufacturers and retailers. There are few people in the packaging business who share his depth of knowledge and experience and he now makes good use of that working at Marks and Spencer where he is Primary Foods Packaging Tec...more
Alison Church
Event director, Luxury Packaging Exhibition
Alison is an experienced exhibition and conference marketing professional with 16 years' experience encompassing conferences, exhibitions, marketing and PR. She has a strong commitment to quality and innovation, and a focus on long-term strategy. She is as passionate about delivering exceptional events to both exhibitors and visitors as she is about travelling the world in her spare time.
Ann Dunne
Head of food technology and development
With over 15 years’ experience in the food industry Ann Dunne has worked in both manufacturing and retail, and has held positions across multiple functions including buying, product and packaging development & category management.  Since joining the Harrods team as Head of Product Development & Quality in 2011, Ann has focused on setting a new direction for the world famou...more
Richard Siddle
Freelance Consultant
Award winning editor with strong track record of creating targeted business focused content, campaigns and events aimed at helping different business sectors particularly across grocery retail, independents, convenience, wine and spirits sectors. Using those skills to now offer business and media strategy that help individuals and companies better connect and engage with their key customers ...more
Antoinette Devine
Manager Packaging: Sustainability and Innovation
SAB Miller
A packaging professional for over 27 years with experience in the areas of beverage packing, pharmaceuticals both ethical and OTC, & cosmetics and toiletries. Active member of the UK Institute of packaging, on-line tutor and serve on the exam board and education committee.Experienced in the workings of ISO & BSI - was a member of TC76 and a UK expert for the ISO Packaging & The e...more
Phil Chadwick
Packaging News
Philip Chadwick is editor of Packaging News and joined the title in 2010, initially as features editor before becoming deputy editor. He was appointed editor in 2014 and has overseen key developments on the magazine and website, including regular features examining trends in specific categories, special reports tackling the biggest issues and an enhanced design section reporting on the lates...more
Luke Barras-Hill
Business and Finance Editor
Luke Barras-Hill is the Business & Finance Editor at Frontier, the longest-running trade publication serving the global travel retail and duty free markets. Luke is currently responsible for coverage of the travel retail business markets alongside feature and news content production. Since joining Frontier in 2013 as Assistant Editor he has helped increase the magazine’s ed...more
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