Judges

Dr Louise Bright - Chair of Judges

Dr Louise Bright - Chair of Judges

Founder of the Wales Women in STEM network

Dr Louise Bright is Director of Research and Business Engagement at the University of South Wales. She has held positions with the Welsh Government looking at ways to increase the level of research funding in Wales was the Associate Director of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education with responsibility for Wales.

She is a peer reviewer for the HR Excellence in Research Award and was a member of the Chief Science Advisor for Wales Task and Finish Group which wrote a report considering women in STEM in Wales. Most recently, Louise has established the Wales Women in STEM network.

Lorna Bolton

Lorna Bolton

Commercial Director at Greenaway Scott.

Prior to joining Greenaway Scott, Lorna was an in house commercial solicitor at an international aviation asset management company based in South Wales, dealing with high value cross border asset sale and acquisitions, leasing and asset management transactions.

Having an extensive in house background, Lorna works closely with Greenaway Scott clients to assist from spin-out / start-up stage, launch to market and scaling businesses. 

Lorna specialises in all aspects of commercial and IP law, with significant experience in drafting complex contracts and licencing arrangements in the manufacturing, technology and engineering industries.

Alice Gray

Alice Gray

STEMinist blogger and science writer

Alice Gray is a presenter and science writer, known for her passion for policy development surrounding equity in STEM industry. Her advocacy work, including collaborations with the National Assembly for Wales and the European Space Agency, has helped to raise the profile of gender equality in science and helped to create frameworks to better the environment for women and girls in STEM. Alice’s dedicated activism led her to be named as part of BBC’s 100 Women in 2015, a list of 100 influential and inspirational from that year.

She has appeared across the BBC television and radio and ITV News, as well as producing and presenting neuroscience documentaries and science podcasts.

Dr Lee Campbell

Dr Lee Campbell

Scientific Projects & Communication Manager

Dr Campbell serves as an authoritative lead on all research projects funded by Cancer Research Wales and is responsible for monitoring progress and assessing outcomes of a diverse range of scientific and clinical research and development projects. He also builds relationships with local and national media and is involved in the production of articles for Cancer Research Wales, from reports, press releases, website postings and marketing material.

Dr Campbell is also a passionate science communicator and has organised many STEM related projects for groups of all ages and backgrounds.  These have included undertaking activities and talks at schools, Eisteddfods, science festivals, science cafes, and various speaking forums such as U3A and Probus’.

Ravi Nalliah

Ravi Nalliah

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder at TrakCel Ltd

Ravi Nalliah has over 10 years experience in the pharma industry focussed on supply chain management, including the implementation of IT solutions to enhance supply chain efficiency and budgetary control. Ravi is a seasoned CSO and founder with a strong background in finance and healthcare and clinical services and holds a BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Cardiff University.
Richard Theo

Richard Theo

Co-Founder and CEO of Wealthify & Founder and Director of ActiveQuote

Richard Theo is Co-Founder and CEO of Wealthify, the online investment service that makes investing accessible to everyone, acquired by Aviva in 2018. 
Richard is also Founder and Director of ActiveQuote the award-winning health and protection insurance comparison site, and winner of a Queen’s Award for Innovation, which now employs around 180 in Cardiff. 
Professor Tom Crick MBE

Professor Tom Crick MBE

Professor of Digital Education & Policy at Swansea University

Tom is Professor of Digital Education & Policy at Swansea University. He has been heavily involved in digital, science and innovation policy in Wales over the past ten years, as well as national curriculum reform: he chaired the Welsh Government’s review of the ICT curriculum in 2013 and has been chairing the development of the Science & Technology area of learning and experience in the new Curriculum for Wales. Tom is also a Commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales, as well as a non-executive director of Swansea Bay University Health Board and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.

Liz Brookes

Liz Brookes

Founder of Grapevine Event Management

Liz founded Grapevine Event Management in 2011 and it is now one of the most well recognised corporate events companies in Wales delivering high quality creative and innovative events. Liz is one of the co-founders of the Wales STEM Awards. Speaking about the awards Liz has said “while there is some great work being done to champion STEM in Wales, there was nothing being done to shine the spotlight on this work to inspire the next generation. These Awards aim to do this, by bringing the business community together for the first time to recognise those entrepreneurial and innovative ventures that are making a difference to the STEM sector.”
Lyndsey Jenkins

Lyndsey Jenkins

Founder of jamjar

Lyndsey is the founder of creative communications agency jamjar and co-founder of the Wales STEM Awards.  She has over a decade of experience working with clients across a range of sectors in Wales and specialises in developing top-level communication and brand strategies. Over the last eight years, she has led jamjar to win over 20 awards for its work from its industry bodies – the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.