The judging process

The awards are judged by a panel of industry leaders and experts.

The judging is a rigorous two stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.

Stage 1 – Pre-scoring

Judges will access online a selection of entries and supporting material and will read and score each entry as per the judging criteria. All pre-scores will be returned and then collated by our events team. The highest average scoring entries in each category will create the shortlist.

Stage 2 – Judging Session

There will be an online judging session hosted via video conference to select the winners. The panel will discuss the top scoring entries (the shortlists) and will identify a winner for each category.

Judging criteria

Judges pre-score each entry on the basis of the provided details as well as any websites or supporting materials included. Scores are assigned based on a number of criteria, including but not limited to:

  • Organisation / team / project objectives
  • Recent work examples / case studies
  • Recent achievements
  • Details of any challenges faced and how these were overcome
  • Demonstration of exceptional commitment to delivering the very best
  • Demonstration of best practices
  • Demonstration of an innovative and creative approach to delivered work

Specific criteria for each category can be found on the Categories page.

2020 Judges

Olivia Breese

VP, Portfolio Development & Strategy, Offshore


Olivia Breese is VP and Head of Portfolio Development and Strategy globally for offshore wind at Ørsted, the renewable energy major and world leader in offshore wind.  Olivia’s current responsibilities include strategy, innovation, business development and Ørsted’s growing green hydrogen business.  Olivia has been at Ørsted since 2012, leading the commercial and market development teams delivering Ørsted’s vision of a world which runs entirely on green energy beyond Europe and into the US and APAC.

Prior to joining Ørsted, Olivia held other roles in the renewable energy sector focussed on the development and project financing of renewable energy assets worldwide, at Linklaters LLP and at RES Group.

Olivia Breese

Tanya Davies

Head of Business Development – Northern Europe

Innogy Renewables

Tanya Davies, Head of Business Development – Northern Europe manages the development teams for Innogy’s onshore wind farms across the UK & Ireland, Nordic countries and Baltic states.

Tanya played a key role in securing Innogy’s financial investment for five onshore wind farms across the UK; the capital investment of which amounts to over £400 million. This investment secured green jobs within the business and created or supported thousands of construction role opportunities. Tanya was shortlisted as Business Green Leader of the Year 2018 and nominated for the Powerful Women Campaign in 2019.

Tanya Davies

Giles Hundleby

Formerly Director

BVG Associates

Giles Hundleby retired from BVG Associates in 2020 after 6 years as a Director there. His responsibilities included leading the analysis and forecasting of levelised cost of energy (especially for offshore wind), strategy, and market and business development.

Prior to this, he accumulated 30 years of design and development experience with engineering consultancy Ricardo, having graduated as a mechanical engineer from Oxford University in 1984.

"I have been privileged to be able focus fully on the challenges of improving and deploying renewable energy technology and to combine technical, engineering design and international market knowledge to make a difference to customers across the renewable energy industry."

Giles Hundleby

Stephen Jennings

Head of Energy & Natural Resources

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Stephen is the Head of Energy & Natural Resources in MUFG’s Structured Finance Office for EMEA based in London. As such he leads both the Power & Renewables and Natural Resources sector teams that specialise in lending and providing market leading Financial Advisory services. He has 20 years of project finance and syndications experience with a focus on advising, structuring and arranging project financings across a variety of sectors.

Before joining MUFG, Stephen was Head of Renewables Project Finance at Barclays Plc.

Stephen is a qualified Barrister and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Law and International Commercial Law.

Stephen Jennings

John MacAskill


OWC, an AqualisBraemar company

John is a group director of AqualisBraemar responsible for marketing, BD and ESG and is also a principal consultant and director at OWC, an AqualisBraemar company, and has been in renewables for the last 12 years. Originally a marine engineer John has developed a leading profile in offshore wind, started and established two business units in renewables and until recently led the business development and marketing of OWC before transitioning to a group role.

Before joining OWC john was Head of Renewables (Europe) for Bureau Veritas and previously was a company director of two other engineering companies.

John MacAskill

Dominik Thumfart

Global Credit Financing Solutions, Global Co-Head of Origination - Transportation, Infrastructure & Energy

Deutsche Bank

Dominik Thumfart is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Origination, Transportation, Infrastructure & Energy, on Deutsche Bank´s Global Credit Financing Solutions platform. In this role, Dominik leads origination of structured credit opportunities with institutional investors (particularly the leading infrastructure funds globally) and a select number of strategic investors (including renewable project developers, independent power producers, and asset managers and operators of transportation & logistics, telecom, and health care infrastructure assets).

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank Group in November 2008, Dominik spent fifteen years in mostly structured finance roles at Citigroup, predominantly in Frankfurt, London, New York, and Vienna. He was made a Managing Director in 2004 and between 2004 and 2008 was the EMEA Business Head of its Asset Finance Group, Global Markets, based in London.

Dominik holds a Master and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Wirtschafts universität Wien (ViennaUniversity of Economics and Business Administration) and a Master of European Management (CEMS) obtained through his studies at Escuela Superior de Administración de Empresas (ESADE) in Barcelona.

Dominik Thumfart

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