Please meet the judging panel for the 2020 awards

Stuart McPhail – Chairman of the Judges

We are delighted to ANNOUNCE that Stuart McPhail will chair the Proud Scotland Awards this year. With 8 years’ experience with operators of Pride events he will successfully chair the judges panel for 2020.

Bringing a wealth of experience from the public, private and third Sectors, with experience in delivering international events and festivals including Glasgow 2014 and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Glasgow 2016 Homeless World Cup, the inaugural 2018 European Championships as well as delivering Pride events across the UK over the past 9 years, including more recently the Parade Manager for Pride by Mardi Gla.

Daniel Syme

Daniel Syme works in corporate finance and funding for one of the countries largest management accountancy firms so getting money for others is pretty much what he does for a living.

As last years chair of the Proud Scotland Awards he will be trying to raise as much money this year as possible to support the work of Pride by Mardi Gla and using his skills ensure auditing of every awards category.

In his spare time he plays with the ALPHAS Rugby club.

John Stuart

John Stuart is an Inspector with the Care Inspectorate covering the North of Scotland. Outside of work he is a keen caravaner and loves to travel the country with his son and loyal dog.

Working with his LGBT staff association he has strived to improve LGBT rights within his workplace and will use his skills as an Inspector to forensically examine every nomination that is submitted.

Brett Herriot

Brett has chaired Pride Edinburgh since 2015 seeing it established as a charity and continuing its work on Diversity and Inclusion, Pride Edinburgh is Scotland’s longest running celebration of diversity and in 2020 Pride Edinburgh will mark its 25th anniversary event.

Brett was also Chair of Fusion volunteers, the volunteer arm of LGBT youth Scotland.

He is also the Arts Editor for Scotsgay Magazine and Scotsgayarts.com.

Brett is an established, actor, writer, producer and arts critic and believes passionately in diversity and inclusion for all irrespective of Colour, creed, ability, gender or sexuality. Brett is thrilled to working with the Proud Scotland awards.

Kasey Monroe

Kasey Monroe is a multi platinum selling Scottish songwriter from Edinburgh.Β  She has been signed to some of the worlds biggest labels including EMI, Virgin (LA), and BMG.

Having worked in groups from her teens to twenties she now acts as a consultant and manager for a variety of artists. Kasey lent her expertise to Mardi Gla 2019 and is passionate about helping new talent to shine through.

She is delighted to be a judge for The 2020 Proud Scotland Awards.

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