Getty Images Creative Grants judges - June 2011
James Partridge, Founder and Chief Executive, Changing Faces
James Partridge is Founder and Chief Executive of Changing Faces, the leading UK charity supporting and representing people with disfigurements (www.changingfaces.org.uk).
Before Changing Faces, Partridge worked as a health economist in public health in the NHS in the 1970s, and established a dairy farming business and taught A’ level economics in Guernsey in the 1980s. Badly injured in a car fire in 1970 when he was 18, James set up the charity in 1992 to improve the psychosocial help available for people with any kind of disfigurement and to challenge the stigma in public attitudes about the subject.
Changing Faces is now a widely recognized organization with a 30‐strong staff team, and Partridge now writes and presents widely on disfigurement, disability, inclusion and social entrepreneurship in the UK and internationally. In March 2010 he won the Third Sector award for Most Admired Charity Chief Executive 2010 following nomination by Dame Mary Marsh, Director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme.
He is a longtime Associate of the Employers’ Forum on Disability and holds various national (honorary/unpaid) posts such as Chair of the Department for Work and Pensions’ Employer Engagement Steering Group. He previously served on the Appraisal Committee of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Chief Medical Officer’s Expert Panel on Cosmetic Surgery.
Partridge was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2005 and has Honorary Doctorates from both Universities in Bristol, his birthplace. He is also founding Director of Dining with a Difference, a disability consultancy company (www.diningwithadifference.com).
Ian Haworth, Global Chief Creative Officer and Chairman, RAPP
Ian Haworth is the Global Chief Creative Officer and Chairman of RAPP, a full‐service, global advertising agency based in the UK.
During his career, Haworth has won over 85 awards, spoken on creativity all over the world and has been an awards judge on panels from Cannes to Caples, including D&AD (a trade organization for designers and art directors), Echo, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, the Institute of Direct Marketing and the Precision Marketing awards.
Haworth started working in the industry as a tea boy and studio junior at the age of 17. By the age of 19 he was an art director. After rising to the post of creative director at DMB & B, he left to be a founding partner of the advertising agency PPHN. Following this, he spent three years in New Zealand as creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellington before returning to the UK where he worked at WWAV Rapp Collins for a short period before leaving to take up the post of creative director at Tequila/Worldwide. He returned to WWAV Rapp Collins London in 2002 and is now Chairman of the agency.
Haworth was appointed Rapp Global Chief Creative Officer in September 2006 and was instrumental in the re‐brand of the network to RAPP in 2008.
Michael Hall, award‐winning photographer, climate change activist
Michael Hall is an award‐winning Australian‐based photographer. He was voted European Photographer of the Year by the Federation of European Photographers in 2006 and was a Hasselblad Masters Finalist in 2009.
Following a near‐fatal cycling accident in 2007, Michael re‐evaluated his work and embarked on an ambitious personal project: to document the causes and effects of climate change throughout the world.
Michael now devotes his life to highlighting the impact of climate change and the damage we are all doing to our planet, and to showing how we are able to mitigate that damage by implementing carbonneutral technologies. He plans to spread his message through a series of exhibitions, books and speaking events that showcase his beautiful, yet tragic imagery.