The process to decide the Headlinemoney Awards category winners is carried out by more than a hundred judges comprising senior financial journalists, editors and PRs drawn from around the UK’s money media. They are part of an extensive, two-stage judging process, kindly giving their time and expertise to review entries, and participate in a round of scoring followed by comprehensive online panel discussions, overseen by the Chair of Judges, David Worsfold.


David Worsfold

David Worsfold is best known for his work as an award-winning financial journalist, in particular as a writer on the insurance industry and financial services. As well as editing a range of leading financial titles, David wrote for The Guardian for several years and has contributed to several major national newspapers. He has appeared on TV around the world commenting on news stories affecting the insurance and financial services sectors.

Winner of Business & Finance Writer at the 2021 Freelance Writing Awards. Five times a winner of awards at the BIBA Insurance Journalist of the Year Awards, most recently in 2015. Winner of Best General Insurance Journalist at the 1999 Financial Services Media Awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Won the inaugural Chief Executive’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at the 2007 Incisive Media Awards.

At Incisive Media he was Group Editorial Services Director for eight years with responsibility for editorial and production teams in London, New York and Hong Kong, including recruitment and training. He also set up two high-quality TV/video studios in London. Among his many achievements, David launched the British Insurance Awards – now in its 29th year as the most successful B2B awards scheme in the UK. He has also helped launch several other awards schemes including the hugely successful Women in Insurance Awards.

His first book, Fighting for the Empire, was published in September 2016 and his second historical book on Operation Aerial was published in June 2022. He has also written two books for Business Expert Press: Twitter for Financial Services (2017) and From Behind the Desk to the Front of the Stage: How to Enhance Your Presentation Skills (2018).

He has been a member of the Association of European Journalists–UK section for over ten years and Treasurer since 2019 and was President of the Presse Internationale des Assurances 2000-02.


Lucy Alderson The Times & The Sunday Times

Lauren Almeida The Times

Cristian Angeloni Investment Week

Guy Anker

Anne Ashworth Freelance

Amy Austin FT Adviser

Ida Axling Freelance

Sam Barker This is Money

Sam Barrett Freelance

Angela Barritt Freelance

Sian Barton Freelance

Mark Battersby Investment International

Dave Baxter Investors Chronicle

James Baxter- Derrington Investment Week

Jessica Beard Money Mail - The Daily Mail

Katie Binns Times Money Mentor

Nicola Blackburn Citywire New Model Adviser

Caroline Bloor Freelance

Laura Blows Pensions Age

Beth Brearley Freelance

David Brenchley The Times & The Sunday Times

Mattie Brignal The Telegraph

Tom Browne Money Marketing

Matt Browning Your Money

Chris Burn The Yorkshire Post

Chiara Cavaglieri Which Money

Nick Cheek Ion

Chloe Cheung FT Adviser

Augustine Chipungu Schroders

Luke Clancy Risk.net

Rebekah Commane Mortgage Strategy & Mortgage Finance Gazette

Dan Cooper Money Marketing

Hope Coumbe Professional Adviser

Sarah Davidson Freelance

Hannah Duncan Freelance

Damian Fantato FT Adviser

Jeremy Fawcett Platforum

Donna Ferguson Freelance

Pádraig Floyd Freelance

Allyson Foster Capital Group

Ryan Fowler The Intermediary

Jen Frost Freelance

Bethany Garner Forbes Advisor

Edmund Greaves Mouthy Money

Sally Hamilton Money Mail, The Daily Mail

Caroline Hancock Vanguard

Felicity Hannah Freelance

Linda Harper Nucleus

Stephanie Hawthorne Freelance

Ruby Hinchliffe Telegraph Media Group

Emma Ann Hughes Insurance Post

Millie Hyde-Smith Legal & General Retail

Chris Irwin Yorkshire Building Society

Dan Jones FT Adviser

Madhu Kalia Rathbones

Alina Khan FT Adviser

Helen Knapman MoneySavingExpert

Paloma Kubiak Your Money

Simoney Kyriakou FT Adviser

Andy Lane Instinctif Partners

Joanne Leahy Moneybox

Faye Lipson Which? Money

Katrina Lloyd Investment Week, Professional Adviser & Cover

Taha Lokhandwala Investors' Chronicle

Debbie Lovewell-Tuck Employee Benefits

Stephen Maunder Which?

Pauline McCallion Freelance

Joe McGrath Rhotic Media

Michael McPartlin Scottish Widows

Darius McQuaid Money Marketing

Holly Mead The Times & Sunday Times

James Merrick Standard Life

Andrew Michael Forbes Advisor

Charlotte Moore Freelance

Jo Moulds The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Alexa Murray Vitality

Momodou Musa-Toray Money Marketing & Mortgage Strategy

Elliot Needham City A.M.

Emma Newlands The Scotsman

Moira O'Neill Freelance (FT Money)

Hilary Osborne The Guardian

Sam Partington Freelance

Katey Pigden the lang cat

Simon Read Freelance

Cherry Reynard Freelance

Danielle Richardson The Telegraph

Rachel Rickard Strauss The Mail on Sunday & Daily Mail

Cameron Roberts COVER

Ewan Robertson Direct Line Group

Jon Robinson City AM

Madeleine Ross The Telegraph

Katie Royals PAM Insight

Clare Ruel Insurance Times

Lily Russell-Jones The Times

Marc Shoffman Freelance

Kavitha Sivasubramaniam Freelance

Tim Skelton-Smith Quilter

Kit Sproson MSE

Jonathan Stapleton Professional Pensions & Workplace Savings & Benefits

Martyna Stepien Scottish Widows

Jonathan Swift Infopro Digital Insurance Division

Megan Thomas Which?

Lois Vallely Money Marketing

Mia Wallace Key Media

Sally Walton SEC Newgate

Rebecca Willey Skipton Group

Levi Winchester Mirror Online

Linda Winder Tink

Greg Wright The Yorkshire Post