An independent panel of recognised and knowledgeable technology leaders will determine winners of the Real Innovation Technology Awards. Our focus is to ensure a balanced assessment of submissions from leaders representing different industries who will bring their experience and expertise to the process ensuring that the winners of each category are truly outstanding. The panel is carefully selected to ensure the fairness and objectivity. The judges are required to declare any conflict of interest in submissions over which they deliberate. In that case that submission will be reassigned. The 2024 RITA judging panel can be seen below.

2024 Real IT Awards Judges

Catherine Morris

Deutsche Bank

Kirsty Bennet

Bentley Motors

Christelle Heikkila
Senior IT Leader


Karl Hoods
Chief Digital & Information Officer

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero & Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

Kirsteen King
Director of Business Operations

News UK

Nick Reeks
IT Director

Tata Steel Europe

Gilberto Rodrigues

Berry Global, Inc.

Christina Scott
Chief Product and Technology Officer


Gus Swan
Enterprise and Digital Technology Director

HarperCollins Publishers UK

Stuart Tildsley
Head of Project and Programme Delivery


Andrew Weyer

DHL Supply Chain

Jane Deal
IT Director

Law Society