Creative Green Awards 2020: Judges

Meet the judges for the Creative Green Awards 2020.

Bella Sereno

Bella Sereno is Resource Manager at Tate. She leads the staff and visitor experience through the gallery’s innovative waste reduction programme. With nine years of experience in the waste management industry, her expertise includes providing innovative solutions to achieve and maintain corporate waste management and sustainability objectives.

Chris Johnson

Chris is co-founder, Operations Director and Sustainability Lead of the pioneering festival Shambala, an environmental consultant to the events and music industry, Chair of UK events industry environmental steering group Vision:2025, co-founder and CEO of sustainable travel charity ecolibrium, columnist, speaker, activist.

He driven by earth advocacy and the preciousness and beauty of life, and combines realism and a fierce optimistic to lead and support climate action.

Jonathan Badyal

Jonathan Badyal is Head of Communications at Universal Music UK, the UK’s leading music company. He works across all aspects of the company’s internal and external communications. He is also on the Boards of the National Academy for Social Prescribing, Roundhouse, Black Country Living Museum and is an associate Board member of Julie’s Bicycle.

Julie Godefroy

Julie is a chartered engineer, working as independent sustainability consultant and part-time CIBSE’s Technical Manager. She has a particular interest in housing and in historic buildings. She is on the advisory group for UCL’s MSc Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings, and sustainability adviser for the National Trust’s Historic Environment Group. She is a member of the Creative Green Advisory Group.

Juliet Davenport

Juliet is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy – a renewable energy company with a mission to power a greener, cleaner future together with its customers.

Juliet has been an innovator for over 20 years, working on ideas to fight climate change and transform the energy sector for the better. In 2013, she was awarded an OBE for services to renewables.
She currently sits on the boards of The Crown Estate, Renewable Energy Association and Innovate UK; and is Vice President of the Energy Institute.

In addition, she sits on the advisory boards of leading UK think tanks, including Energy Systems Catapult, Aurora, Oxford Energy, and LSE’s Grantham Institute.


Judges for our two public awards: Best Campaign and Best Creative Programme

Jonathan Badyal, Julie Godefroy and Bella Sereno will be joined by Salome Wagaine and Malini Mehra.

Malini Mehra

Malini is CEO of GLOBE LegislatorsCommissioner to the Mayor of London on sustainable development and Ambassador for London Climate Action Week. She has 30+ years of global experience as a changemaker in NGOs, government, business and the UN. She has led campaigns for Friends of the Earth Intl & Oxfam (incl. at Kyoto); led the UK government’s sustainability partnerships with China & India; served as adviser to UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, and companies including Unilever & Hewlett Packard. An Indian citizen, she created India’s first award-winning national campaign on climate change with cities & business in the mid-2000s. Her latest campaign Teach A Girl To Swim connects the climate crisis with the hidden pandemic of drowning & girls empowerment. She sits on multiple international boards & is a political scientist and gender specialist with degrees from Smith College (USA) and Institute of Development Studies (Sussex).

Salome Wagaine

Salome joined Julie’s Bicycle in March 2020 to work on Season for Change, a nationwide programme of artistic and cultural events that celebrate the environment and inspire urgent climate action. Before this, she was Project Manager for Diverse Actions, a three-year initiative championing representation and cultural diversity in Live Art. As an independent producer, she has worked with a number of arts organisations in a freelance capacity, with a particular focus on developing new work for the stage and collaborating with early-to-mid career artists. 
She has a particular interest in climate justice and exploring the ways broader societal and economic factors influence how involved and empowered people feel to make sustainable changes in their lives.

Salome is a trustee for contemporary music company, Filthy Lucre. 


The Creative Green Awards are proudly sponsored by:

Our headline sponsor – Good Energy

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Our printing sponsor – Seacourt

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