MPR Brilliance Awards recognises and rewards brilliance in the field of marketing.
Paul was most recently Global Head of Internal Communications at BG Group where he led BG’s communications for the recent acquisition by Shell. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Internal Communications for Philips based in Amsterdam and was Corporate Communications Director for Colt Group S.A. He was a Partner at Brunswick Group and created and led their Internal Communications Practice. He also led the Communications Practice at Hewitt Associates. Paul has a wide range of international experience in digital communications and led the team which created one of the most successful global enterprise-wide social media platforms. Paul has also created digital innovations in video and leadership communications which won the European Digital Excellence Award and Digital Company of the Year in the Netherlands. His also has experience in restructuring, M&amp;amp;amp;amp;A and post-merger integration, change management and HR communications. Paul’s early career was spent with NatWest Group where he was Speechwriter to the Chairman and Chief Executive and was responsible for developing leadership and employee communications for the RBS/NatWest acquisition process.
&amp;amp;amp;lt;em&amp;amp;amp;gt;Paul will be chairing the IC Camp 2016 as well as present his case on &amp;amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;Digital Communications – Where do we go from here?&amp;amp;amp;lt;/em&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;
Katharina is an internationally recognised business communicator with proven delivery of effective global communication strategies and programmes, and has Lean Sigma qualifications for process and performance improvement.
Previous roles include Head of Internal Communications &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Engagement at ABB, Head of Employee &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Executive Communications at Zurich Insurance, Head of Internal Communications at Rio Tinto, Head of Global Internal and Management Communications at Shell, Head of Global Internal Communications at AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications Lead at GE Capital EEF and Corporate Communications Manager at Corange/Boehringer Mannheim. Katharina has worked in Nigeria, Hong Kong, the UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Howard has worked in the world of employee communications for over 25 years.
His career has seen him work in both senior ‘in house’ and consulting / agency roles. Today Howard leads communications and engagement for the Clean Air sector of Johnson Matthey, a role he moved into over three years ago, having more recently worked in senior communication roles at global giants GSK and EY.
Over the past 18 months Howard has provided communications and engagement support to a major transformation of the Clean Air business. This support included creating and executing AirTime, a conversation-based activity that gave employees across the business the opportunity to build their understanding of what the changes meant to them. AirTIme was recognised externally at the Internal Communication Excellence Awards in June 2021 as it was won first prize in the category “Best communication of change or business transformation”.
Howard has long been passionate about the critical importance of listening for communicators, and by definition for the organisation. Together with colleagues Mike Pounsford and Kevin Ruck, Howard has published three reports on Listening in Communications, with the most recent in May 2021 reporting on the completion of a global survey of communicators.
Howard served as President of the UK Chapter of IABC for two years (2018-20). He declared his term as the ‘Year(s) of Listening’. Howard was also Chairman of Wealdstone FC, a semi-professional football club who play at the 5th level of English football for nine years until 2016, and (pandemic allowing) enjoys watching sport, going to the cinema and travel.
Gugu Khazi is an author, career coach, and International speaker on Talent Management, Personal Career Management as well as leadership. She holds a Master’s in Business Management as well as an MSc in Industry, Trade &amp; Development from Milpark Business School and the university of Manchester respectively.
She has over 20 years of experience as a senior HR leader in various international businesses such as Kimberly-Clark and The Coca-Cola company in the Europe Middle East and Africa region.
Gugu’s strength is working with businesses in ensuring that they have the right talent at the right time. This she does through connecting Talent strategy to business strategy, Workforce planning, succession planning, leadership development, as well as career management.
It is Gugu’s personal mission to help others use their talents, strengths and passion to build successful and fulfilling careers. This inspired her to write her book Passion To Careers - to share her knowledge with others on how they build successful and fulfilling careers.
Eric is a senior HR VP with an extensive international experience in developing HR into a global function, facilitating organisation transformation, driving sustainable performance, growing a diverse talent pipe-line, building an inclusive culture and coaching executives in line with the business strategy. He has worked in different industries during down-turn and high growth phases i.e. Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Facilities, Financial Services and Professional Services. In addition to holding roles in the UK, France and Argentina, he has travelled and worked globally in particular in the emerging markets.
Eric has an executive degree from the Harvard Business School (AMP) in addition to an MBA and an engineer degree. He is a Board member of 2 international HR MBAs. He also does consulting and gives international conferences on leadership in a VUCA world, employer branding, global talent management, diversity, CSR and emerging markets.
We invite your organisation to submit nominations to enter the 2021 International Brilliance Awards, honouring the outstanding achievements in the workplace.
All organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations to this International Brilliance Awards: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit. Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organisations.
The 2020 Award has attracted nominations from organisations of all types, from different parts of the world. Many of the world’s largest and most famous companies have won International Brilliance Awards. However, some of our winners each year are small and midsize companies that are still growing and building their brands and investing in their people.
In addition to the entry document, you may include supporting material. Supporting material does not contribute to the 2,000-word limit of the entry document. Supporting material may include, but is not limited to:
Please note: you can send a maximum of 5 supporting documents.
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Judging of entries will be conducted in October by the members of specialized judging committees. Judges are recruited worldwide, based on their industry, function and experience.
Judges will review and rate entries online, at their convenience.
All entries that receive a final average score of at least 70 out of 100 from the judges will be recognised as finalists. The eligible nomination with the highest average score in a category will be designated the Brilliance Award winner, and will receive a Brilliance trophy.
Other eligible nominations with a final average score of at least 80 will be designated as Golden and Silver winners, and will receive framed Certificates.
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