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The Zest Benefits Top 100 Rewards Managers

The Zest Top 100 recognises the Top 100 Managers in Rewards, Recognition and Benefits.

From property and retail to finance and media, we’ve searched a broad range of industries across the UK and Ireland to bring you this list.

The Top 100 were chosen as the rising stars of our industry, helping their businesses to attract, motivate and retain the best people.

We reviewed industry awards and influencers, expert opinions and feedback and prominent businesses actively looking after their people.

Congratulations to the Zest Top 100 of 2023!

The Zest Top 100 list in alphabetical order:

Name Position Company
Abbie Johnson People Operations Manager YuLife
Adam Bennett Reward Lead The Co-operative Bank
Alexa Hodgson People & Talent Lead Nurole
Amber Garner Senior Reward & Benefit Manager AS Watson
Ananya Allan Programme Benefits Manager Avanti West Coast
Anna Findlay Reward Manager TalkTalk
Ashley Ingram Senior Benefits Manager Expedia Group
Ayesha Omer Compensation & Benefits Lead MSD
Ben Gamble Senior Reward Manager British Business Bank
Beth Freeman Compensation Benefits Specialist ISIO
Carol Gibson Reward and Benefits Manager Away Resorts Ltd
Caroline Allen HR Reward Manager CPM UK Ltd
Charlotte Mounsey UK Benefits Manager Stanley Black & Decker
Claire Blomley Senior Benefits Manager – UK & NI Teva UK
Claire Chandler Compensation & Benefits Manager Aggregate Industries
Claire Bamford-Rock Global Total Reward Manager HKA
Clive Cripps Benefits Manager LV=
Daniel Barnard Lead Reward and Benefits Consultant Unum Provident
Daniel M Compensation & Benefits Lead Spotify
Daniel Deflorin Regional Compensation & Benefits Manager for Europe Kuehne + Nagel UK Ltd
Darren Geater Benefits Manager UK Health Security Agency
David Sher Reward Manager Shakespeare Martineau
David Holman Reward Manager Wickes
Emma Wells Reward Manager Pets At Home
Gemma Rees-Dabbs Reward Business Partner Veolia
Gemma Camwell Assistant Manager, UK Benefits GXO Logistics
Graham Thurston Reward Lead Essex County Council
Grant Hopkins Benefits Manager HSBC PLC
Hannah Smith Rewards Manager Costa Coffee
Hayley Calland Reward and Wellbeing Manager Manchester Airports Group (MAG)
Heather Downer International Reward Manager Ocado
Helen McGowan Group Benefits Manager Travis Perkins
Jessica Toole Payroll and Benefits Manager EDF Trading
Jo Hall Group Pensions & Benefits Manager NEC Software Solutions
Joana Ribeiro Compensation & Benefits Manager Verisure
Jonathan Marsh Benefits Manager, EMEA Health & Benefits Team American Express
Jonine Bains Total Rewards Manager Accenture
Karen Wilson P & P Reward and Benefits Manager Age UK
Karen Bateman Senior Benefits Manager, Reward, UK&E Serco
Katie Frain Pay and Reward Manager Benenden Health
Katie Fraser Rewards Manager United Trust Bank
Kay Schoonderwoerd Reward Lead Accord Healthcare
Kayleigh Larkin Reward Manager London Luton Airport
Kerry Fisher Reward & Benefits Manager BDO UK LLP
Kevin Smith Compensation and Benefits Manager American Express
Kirsty Maxwell EVP and Reward Manager Thorntons Law LLP
Laura Groves Senior Total Reward Analyst Boston Scientific
Lauren Muscroft Benefits Manager Google
Leigh Wraith Compensation, Benefits & Wellness Specialist Weil Gotshal and Manges
Ljuba Francesevic Benefits Manager Amazon
Lorien Stiegler Benefits Manager eBay
Magdelena Heyneke EMEA Benefits Manager Moody’s
Malisa Ghai (Patel) Global Payroll and Benefits Manager DP World Tour
Maria Karamitsou EMEA and APAC Benefits and Pensions Manager Remote
Mark Dines UK Payroll and Benefits Manager IG Group
Marta Conti Reward & Benefits Manager The Guardian
Mary Cairns Payroll and Benefits Manager Go Daddy
Matt Cullen Leading Reward & Systems Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
Mawunyo Ametewee Benefits Manager HM Revenue & Customs
Melanie Lusak Remuneration and Reward Lead Laing O’Rourke
Michaela Lobato Employee Relations Manager Baxter Storey
Nicola Jackson Benefits Manager Tesco
Nicole Evans Reward Manager Alzheimer’s Society
Nikhil Budhathoki Global Reward & Benefits Manager Xplor
Nikki Bailey Compensation and Benefits Manager Allianz Partners
Norma Parena Payroll and Benefits Manager Bank ABC
Owen D. Compensation & Benefits Manager GSR
Patricia Williams Compensation & Benefits Specialist Fragrance Oils
Paul Stapleton Benefits Programme Manager NHS Digital
Paul Hunt Lead Benefits Manager Tesco
Rachael Nitman Reward Manager Just Group plc
Rachael Dodic Reward Partner CityFibre
Rachel Chester Reward and Benefits Manager at Knauf UK & Ireland Knauf
Riz Nuyani Senior Reward Manager Sky
Russell Fitchett Benefits Manager Capita
Sam Plampin Senior Pensions and Benefits Manager Flutter Entertainment Plc
Samantha Thomas Pensions & Benefits Manager Canary Wharf Group PLC
Sarah Spall Senior Payroll & Benefits Specialist Butternut Box
Sarah Callan Reward & Benefits Manager Bird & Bird
Sarah Root People, Wellbeing and Benefits Manager Hotel Chocolat
Scott Love Compensation & Benefits Manager Danone
Shaileena Palana Reward Manager UK&I Hays Recruitment
Shanie Tucker Reward & Benefits Manager Virgin Atlantic
Shareen Moore Reward Coordinator Housing 21
Sharon Matthews Compensation & Benefits Manager Lucozade Ribena Suntory
Shruthi Codati Group Payroll and Benefits Manager Zoopla
Stephanie Dewhurst Senior Payroll and Benefits Advisor Paysafe
Susie B. Compensation & Benefits Manager Red Bull Racing & Red Bull Tech
Suzie Blackburn Talent, Culture & Reward Manager Aliaxis
Uzma Hameed Compensation & Benefits Manager Kinly
Vanessa Corsie Reward & Benefits Manager EDF Energy
Vanessa Cowan Reward and Benefits Advisor The University of Manchester
Vwaro Omene Reward Partner AstraZeneca
Will Naylor Group Reward Manager Bakkavor
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