Meet the 2024 judges

The unstoppable EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ finalists are assessed by an independent panel of judges, most of whom have previously participated in EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ UK programme.

United Kingdom

Sam Smith

Entrepreneur and NED, Founder finnCap Group plc

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London & South East

Sumir Karayi - Chair

Founder, GateAI

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Kuntal Fisher


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Adam Hale

Chairman, Clue Software

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Logan Naidu

Founder and Group CEO, Kernel Global

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Jan Woods

Partner, Oakley Capital

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Midlands & South West

Paul Faulkner - Chair

Interim CEO, Kids' Village

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Sharonjit Clare

Entrepreneur & Investor

Andrew Jackson

Group CEO, Intercity Technology Ltd

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Karen Mann

Investment Director, LDC

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Gurdev Mattu

Managing Director, Fashion UK


Hayley Roberts - Chair

CEO, Distology Ltd

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Barry Jackson

Head of North, BGF

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Sara Prowse

CEO, University Academy 92 (UA92)

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Thomas Ryder

Managing Director, Applied Nutrition

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Dr Adrian E. Williams

Executive Director, APEM Group

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Ana Stewart - Chair

Investor Partner, Eos Advisory

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Nicola Anderson

Chief Executive Officer, Fintech Scotland

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Neil Logan

Entrepreneur, Non-executive Director, Former CEO and co-founder of Incremental

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Andrew Shannon

Partner, Circularity Capital LLP

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Chris Stewart

CEO, Chris Stewart Group

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