The judging panel brings together a broad range of understanding of Payroll Giving from across different sectors. Huge thanks to all of our judges that give up their time to read all applications and then attend a central judging day to decide the winners.
Ruby is the new Chair of the Payroll Giving Special Interest Group. She has been in the charity sector her whole career and currently works at Shelter as a Senior Direct Marketing Executive, where she looks after their Payroll Giving programme.
Panikos has spent most of his working life in the non-profit sector in a wide variety of roles. He currently works at CAFOD as the Learning and Development Manager and is also Chair of the APGO (Association of Payroll Giving Organisations). His voluntary work at present includes Music Heritage UK and GFSN (Gay Football Supporters Network). He looks forward to the day when payroll giving is no longer the poor relation of other forms of regular giving!
Before joining the Policy and Research Team in April 2011, Helen worked for HMRC for 27 years.
For many years she worked in HMRC's Accounts Office at Shipley, collecting PAYE and Class 1 NIC and reimbursing Statutory Payments to small employers, before moving into Human Resources. An HR manager for four years, Helen also ran the payroll for the Accounts Office staff's childcare scheme.
In 2004 Helen transferred to the Employer Team in HMRC's Business Customer Unit, specialising in employer customer understanding, before supporting David Ellis, the Senior Civil Servant responsible for Employer Engagement.
Holding the MSc in Business and Payroll Management through Derby University, Helen's responsibilities with the CIPP include managing the Policy Team and the CIPP's Advisory Service. She writes articles for the CIPP magazine as well as external publications, attending consultation forums with different government departments, conducting consultation surveys and submitting responses to the various bodies. She also presents at CIPP and external events keeping payroll practitioners in touch with the latest developments in payroll legislation.