Thursday, 26th October 2017
Central London






Judges 2017



Professor Kevin Fenton
MD, PhD, FFPH, Public Health England National Director for Health and Wellbeing

In this role he oversees PHE's national prevention programmes including screening for cancer and other conditions, Health Checks, public mental health, sexual and reproductive health, and a range of wellbeing programmes for infants, youth, adults and older adults. The Health and Wellbeing Directorate also leads PHE's Health Equity portfolio with a range of programmes and activities focused on addressing the social determinants of health and promoting place-based approaches to health improvement.
Professor Fenton was previously the director of the National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a position he held for seven years from November 2005. He also served as chief of CDC’s National Syphilis Elimination Effort and has worked in research, epidemiology, and the prevention of HIV and other STDs since 1995. Previously he was the director of the HIV and STI Department at the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency.
He attended medical school in Jamaica, obtained his master's in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University College London. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles and policy reports.




Michael Fuller
QPM, BA, MBA, LLM, Hon LLD Former, Crown Prosecution Service

Michael Fuller was formerly Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service. This was an independent role, which required him to inspect the performance of public prosecutors and formally report to the Attorney General and the Justice Committee of the House of Commons. He is a Barrister (non-practising) and was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 2007.
Prior to his appointment as HM Chief Inspector, Michael had a long and distinguished career in the Police Service. He came to prominence in April 2004 when he was appointed in Kent as Britain’s first black Chief Constable. He subsequently received the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished service.
During Michael’s 26 years in the Metropolitan Police he helped set up the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force and drew up the Met Police action plan in response to criticism of the force arising from the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.




Barry Gardiner
MP

Barry Gardiner MP is currently the UK’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Shadow Minister for International Climate Change. Barry was first appointed to Labour's shadow cabinet in June 2016, leading on energy and climate change. Prior to these positions, Barry served on Labour's front bench as the Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries from 2013 and then Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change from September 2015. Under previous Labour governments, he served as the Minister for Biodiversity and as the Minister for Competitiveness in the Department of Trade & Industry, as well as a Direct Rule Minister in the Northern Ireland Office. He is the Vice-President for Europe on the board of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment. The Chartered Institute of Water and Environment Managers named him as the Environmental Parliamentarian of the Year in 2013 describing him as “One of the most influential environmental thinkers in politics today”.




Patricia Hewitt
Chairman UK India Business Council

Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt is the chair of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), the premier business-to-business network that works with the British Government to promote bilateral trade between the UK and India.
Patricia had a distinguished career in politics and government, she is the longest-serving Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in the last fifty years. She served in Tony Blair's government as Cabinet Minister for Women and Secretary of State for Health. Between 1997 and 2010, Patricia was Labour MP for Leicester West.
Patricia is a non-executive director of EuroTunnel, a member of the International Advisory Board of Sutherland Global Services,a senior adviser to FTI Consulting and also a member of the UK India Round Table. Moreover,Patricia is an active supporter of Katha, a ‘profit for all’ social enterprise.
In October 2014, Patricia was selected by the British Government to receive the first Dadabhai Naoroji award for her contribution to economic ties between the UK and India.
Patricia took her undergraduate degree at Cambridge University, and has been awarded an MA by both Cambridge and Oxford. She is an Honorary Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge, an Honorary Doctor of De Montfort University and an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School.




Dame Asha Khemka
Principal and Chief Executive West Nottinghamshire College

Dame Asha has over 30 years’ experience in further education and skills and is possibly one of the most prominent figures working within the sector today.
She sits on many national boards and committees including AoC India Ltd, Education Honours Committee, University of Nottingham Council and Midlands Engine for Growth.
As the Principal of West Nottinghamshire College Group she has steered it to become the largest college provider of apprenticeships in the country with a national reputation for the work it does with employers.
Her contribution to education has been recognised through many accolades.  In 2009 she was awarded the OBE for services to education and in January 2014 became the first Indian born in living memory to be awarded the DBE.  Also in 2014 Dame Asha was named inaugural recipient of the Dadabhai Naoroji Award and ‘Woman of the Year’ by the Prime Minister.




Christine Lee
Director, Christine Lee & Co.

Madam Christine Lee is a renowned British Chinese Solicitor in the UK. With her strong love of her motherland China and her solid morals as a devout practicing Christian, Madam Christine Lee has worked tirelessly to promote British Chinese rights and to nurture relations between China and the UK for years. Through her tremendous dedication, contribution and vision, Madam Christine Lee has earned credibility and respect on a global scale.

To Promote British Chinese rights

Madam Christine Lee is the Legal Advisor to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the UK; the Executive Member of the Chinese Judicial Studies Association and the Executive Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Chinese in Britain Group. Founded by Madam Christine Lee, Christine Lee & Co Solicitors has offered professional legal service to British Chinese and pays close attention to the new UK policies which will influence the rights of British Chinese. It is the first British Chinese law firm authorised by Ministry of Justice of P.R.China to operate an office in mainland China. Madam Christine Lee has tremendous achievements in fighting the interests and legal rights for the British Chinese through judicial process. In 2005, she and her team succeeded in persuading British Government to amend articles against rights of British Chinese on Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill. Read More...




Terry Mansfield CBE
Director Hearst Corporation

Terry Mansfield CBE has spent his whole career in the media business, mainly with The Hearst Corporation and was the first non-American to join the Hearst Board of Directors.
When he retired from being the Chief Executive of The National Magazine Company - the British subsidiary of Hearst US - Terry became involved in many projects and still is - he firmly believes in giving time to tomorrow's talent in the creative industries. He firmly believes there are three stages to life - LEARNING, EARNING and RETURNING
Terry was the Chairman of MOBO music awards for 3 years. For 7 years, the Chairman of Graduate Fashion working with Universities to build international licences in China, India and Thailand. He is on the Campaign Board of Historic Royal Palaces.
Terry has been a Judge of many major fashion events
Terry is a Consultant to the Hearst Corporation.




Amit Roy
Eastern Eye columnist

Amit Roy is one of the most experienced journalists to have covered the Asian community and writes an influential column in Eastern Eye. He has also worked as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, The Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph.
Amit has covered wars all over the world, as well as the Iranian revolution. He has also written economic reports on India for the Daily Telegraph.








Kalpesh R Solanki
Managing Editor Asian Media & Marketing Group

Kalpesh is group managing editor of the Asian Media & Marketing Group (AMG). Kalpesh graduated with a law degree (LLB Hons) from Queen Mary College, London, and qualified as a barrister from the Inner Temple. Kalpesh is responsible for the strategy and growth of AMG operations over three continents USA, UK and India.
AMG provides route to market services with specific focus on the Asian community.






Shailesh Solanki
Executive Editor Asian Media & Marketing Group

Shailesh is executive editor for AMG, he has over 25 years' experience in journalism and oversees a raft of titles, including Asian Trader, Pharmacy Business, Asian Hospitality and AAHOA Lodging Business, as well as GG2, gg2.net, Eastern Eye and easterneye.eu
As economics graduate, he has chronicled the Asian community in the UK and the UK where the group publish from their base in Atlanta, Georgia.