PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARDS 2000: The Judges

Richard Bagnall

Richard Bagnall

Joint managing director: Metrica

Bagnall started his career at the IPR before joining Hollis Directories. He has agency and in-house PR experience having worked for The Rowland Company and The Royal College of General Practitioners. Bagnall joined Metrica in 1996.



Alison Canning

Managing director: First&42nd

Before setting up First&42nd, a management consultancy specialising in communications, Canning served for three years as CEO of Burson-Marsteller's London office and before that set up B-M subsidiary, Cohn and Wolfe.



FINANCIAL JUDGE

Anthony Hilton

City editor: Evening Standard

Hilton began his journalistic career at the Guardian in 1968. He has since worked for titles including the Times, the Observer and Accountancy Age. He is currently the city editor of the Evening Standard, a role he returned to from MD of the paper.



Siobhan Kenny

Director of comms: National Magazine Company

Kenny began her career working for TV-am then spent ten years in government PR. She worked at 10 Downing Street for four years, and set up Tony Blair's Strategic Communications Unit. She worked on its women's media strategy which led her to her current post.



Martin Le Jeune

Associate director: Fishburn Hedges

Le Jeune is head of the consultancy's corporate ethics practice. He joined Fishburn Hedges after ten years in the Cabinet Office, including spells as a ministerial private secretary and on the staff of the Nolan Committee.



FINANCIAL JUDGE

Lord Bell

Chairman: Bell Pottinger Communications

Bell helped found Saatchi and Saatchi in 1970. He worked for the Conservative Party and bought out The Lowe Group's communications division, now Bell Pottinger Communications. He is a major shareholder in its owner Chime Communications.



Bob Carson

Creative director: Head to Head Communication

Head to Head is a communications consultancy specialising in the creation and production of live events, video programmes and multi-media presentations. Carson has also worked in advertising agencies, broadcast television and as a freelance writer.



Yvonne Iwaniuk





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