BBH Awards – Judging Panel

The judges carry out a thorough assessment of all entries with each Head Judge guiding in their specialist area. The winners and commended entries will be announced at the awards lunch and published in Building Better Healthcare publications online and in print. To stay in touch with the latest updates, register with the BBH Awards.

Roy Lilley

Chairman of the judges

A founder member of the NHS Trust Federation, independent health policy analyst, Roy has twice been voted the UK’s top speaker on NHS topics and was named among the Sunday Times’ Debrett’s list of the top 500 most- influential people in the UK.

Catherine Zeliotis

Building Design Judge

Since joining Stantec (Anshen + Allen) in 1997, Catherine has collaborated and led clinical teams to fuse humane design and functional efficiency that create supportive and transformational environments for patients and staff. Following her postgraduate work with the Space Syntax Unit at University College London, she has a particularly interest in integrating an intelligent understanding of the use of space within healthcare environments.

In addition to project work, she belongs to Stantec’s Medical Planning Forum, a group that works practice-wide to identify the challenges of healthcare architecture and to improve techniques and outcomes. Her recent projects have concentrated on transformational cancer centres including Calgary Cancer Centre; the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital in London; the National Centre for Cancer Care & Research for Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar; and the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Centre in Ohio, USA.

Kevin Howell

Estates and Facilities Judge

Kevin Howell has worked within the NHS for over 37 years. He has worked at numerous large London hospitals including St Mary‘s Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and was director of estates and facilities at St George’s Hospital.

He is currently the director of estates and facilities at East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust.
Kevin was formerly the PFI manager for the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley and the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and ProCure21 director for the North Middlesex Hospital. He has also been a board-level director for the past 10 years.

When not working his interests are sport, skiing with his family, and he has been a head coach for minis and juniors at the Bank of England Rugby Club for over 15 years.

Jon Wilks

Product Class Judge

Jon is the co-founder and managing director of UK HealthGateway, a specialist UK health market access consultancy that works on behalf of medical device companies from all over the world who want to access the UK NHS with their innovations.

Patricia Wilkie

Patient’s Choice Judge

Patricia is a social scientist who has spent most of her working life as a researcher in academic departments of medicine, often focusing on the patient perspective. She has also worked as a volunteer for different patient organisations, first joining the National Association for Patient Participation as president in 2006 and becoming chairman in 2011.

Dr Peter Carter OBE

Clinicians’ Choice Awards Judge

Peter Carter was chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing from 2007-2015. Prior to that he was chief executive of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust for 12 years.

A registered mental health and general nurse; Peter is a graduate of the Institute of Personnel and Development. He is a visiting professor at four universities and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and an Ad Eundem Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He is now an independent healthcare consultant.

Since leaving the RCN he has worked across the UK and internationally he has worked in 10 countries. He has twice been asked by NHS Improvement to be the interim chairman of two NHS trusts.

Sarah Waller

Patient Environment Class Judge

Sarah led The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment programme from 2000 to 2014. She developed the dementia-friendly environmental assessment tools which are now in use nationally and internationally and is an associate specialist at the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester.

Steve Martin

Building Design Class Judge

Steve Martin is an associate partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, with considerable experience in the coordination of large complex projects from concept design to construction detailing.

He has been with the practice for 28 years, initially working on Heathrow Terminal 5 and has been chosen to lead the judging for the Building Design Class after his work on the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital in London won the top trophies at last year’s Building Better Healthcare Awards. As project architect for the Cancer Centre, Steve led the project from the initial competition briefing through to completion on site.

Steve is currently working as a project lead on the International Quarter London; a joint venture between Lend Lease and London Continental Railways to create a thriving business quarter at the heart of London’s newest metropolitan area, Stratford City.