Meet this year's judging panel

The Access 30under30 are judged by leading experts from within the outdoor and live events industry. The team at Access All Areas has built a panel that ensures there are no conflicts of interest. The team of judges will receive the entries and return each entry with their scores and comments.
The winners will be decided by those with the highest aggregate scores.

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Jenny Hamada

Director of Events, AEG Presents

Jenny Hamada is Director of Events for European Festivals at AEG Presents, one of the world’s leading companies in entertainment. Joining AEG Presents in 2014, she quickly became a key figure in its world-class festivals, including BST Hyde Park and All Points East in London.

Jenny now oversees the festival division, developing the strategy for its existing portfolio as well as partnerships and acquisitions, and is responsible for the successful year-round planning, management and execution of these events. Alongside her core role she is a driving force for diversity, sustainability, accessibility, community and inclusion – and was recognised in 2019, winning the Sarah Nulty Women In Festivals Award at the UK Festival Awards.

Simeon Aldred

Head of Strategy, Broadwick Group

Simeon Aldred is the head of strategy for the broadwick group of companies and founder of the vibration group. Simeon has be responsible for the creation of a number iconic venues and brands such as printworks London and depot Mayfield as well as being investors over the last 20 years in some of the biggest event supply companies, festivals, venues and event agencies. 

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Chris Barrett

Editor, Access All Areas

An experienced editor, journalist and content consultant, Chris has been the editor of Access All Areas during the most challenging period the events industry has known. Prior to joining Access, as a content consultant he undertook a broad range of entertainment industry content projects for clients including Abbey Road Studios, Google and Universal Music. His extensive journalism experience includes being features editor at Music Week and contributing to music industry titles including Audience, Billboard, IQ, Festival, Music Ally, Musical America and Record of the Day. His work has also appeared in consumer press, such as Q magazine, and broadsheets newspapers as far and wide as the UK’s Independent and Australia’s The Sunday Telegraph.

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