The awards programmes advisory board has three goals:

  1. Provide advice and guidance to the awards management team at HSJ on awards categories, criteria design, judging process, scoring and interviews
  2. Assist in judging recruitment enabling the awards judging panels to have the right mix of seniority, expertise, inclusion and representation
  3. Enable the delivery of value to all participants and stakeholders through raising the profile of finalists, judges. Advisory Board members can help in opening doors for participants and stakeholders through advocating and promoting best practice


Sir Bruce Keogh

Sir Bruce Keogh
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT


Anthony Tiernan

Antony Tiernan
Director of Engagement and Communications
NHS England

Habib Naqvi

Dr Habib Naqvi MBE
Interim Director of the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
NHS England and NHS Improvement


Diana Belfon

Diana Belfon
Equality and Engagement Manager
Northamptonshire Healthcare FT


Antony Nelson

Antony Nelson
Managing Director


Mark Axcell

Mark Axcell
Chief Executive
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Trust


Caroline Beardall
Director of Workforce and OD
NHS England and NHS Improvement - South East