Judges


Professor Mike Bate (KC 1991, Developmental Biology)
Fellow of King’s and Emeritus Professor of developmental biology in the University Department of Zoology.  His research is concerned with the way in which the machinery underlying coordinated movement is genetically specified and assembled during embryonic development.  

Mr Paul Campbell (KC 1984, Economics)
Paul has been at Cairn Capital since its inception in 2004 and is responsible for overseeing risk across all its products. He is a director of Cairn Capital and a member of the Executive Management Committee. Formerly Managing Director (Europe) at Banque AIG, he has over 10 years’ experience in credit and portfolio management as head of the global credit business. Prior to that he had six years’ experience with JP Morgan trading fixed income securities.  Paul is a past member of the King's College Development Board (2011-2014).  

Dr Megan Donaldson (KC 2015, Law)
Megan Donaldson holds a JRF in the History of International Law. She has interests in public and international law, and has written on changing modes of governance in and through international organizations, with a particular emphasis on how this affects the developing world. Her current research focuses on the history of secrecy and publicity in diplomatic relations from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century.

Dr Tim Flack (KC 1995, Electrical Engineering)
Fellow of King’s and Financial Tutor; in the University he is a member of the Electrical Group in the Electrical Engineering Division and works particularly on electric machines and drives, and on numerical simulation of electromagnetic fields.

Dr Hermann Hauser (KC 1973, Physics)
An Honorary Fellow of King's, Hermann is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has been described as a "grandee of the British computing industry" (The Engineer, 11/03/2013). He has founded several companies including Acorn Computers (and a spin-out company ARM Holdings), Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel and Cambridge Network Ltd. In 1997 he co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners, an investment firm. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was awarded an Honorary CBE for ‘innovative service to the UK enterprise sector’ in 2001 and a KBE in 2016. Hermann was awarded an MA in Physics by Vienna University; he took his PhD in Physics at Cambridge and in addition holds honorary degrees from several institutions. From 2013 to 2016 he was a Development Board member.

Ms Lorraine Headen (KC 2016)
Fellow and Director of Development. Formerly Senior Associate Director (Principal Gifts) at Cambridge University, and prior to that Lorraine worked in fundraising for a variety of institutions including both Kent and Durham universities.

Mr Stuart Lyons (KC 1962, Classics)
Fellow Commoner of King’s (since 2014). Stuart has considerable experience in consumer product retail and service industries and is currently Chairman of the furniture manufacturer and distributor Airsprung Group plc as well as Chairman of Beales Department Stores.  He was appointed to the latter in a bid to turn around the ailing business, and figures released at the end of 2016 suggested that he was on track to do so.  He is a former Chairman and CEO of Royal Doulton China and was awarded a CBE for services to the china industry.  His executive career also included being Managing Director of UDS Group plc which owned the Allders Department Stores, Richard Shops, John Collier and Timpson businesses. As a non-executive, he was Chairman of the British Ceramic Confederation, the West Midlands Development Agency, Gartmore Absolute Growth and Income Trust plc and The Wensum Company plc. In addition he has been a member of the Monopolies & Mergers Commission and the Ordnance Survey Review Committee, a council member of Keele University, where he is an honorary Doctor of Letters, and a Governor of Staffordshire University. Furthermore he is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Wharton in the US. Stuart has more recently been a senior parliamentary policy adviser and he has served on the King’s College Development Board (2010-2016), including a term as Chairman.

Professor Cam Middleton (KC 1988, Engineering)
Fellow of King’s and Laing O’Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering; Director, Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology. His specialism is bridge engineering, particularly yield-line analysis and reliability analysis of bridges.

Mr Gerard Mizrahi (KC 1970, Economics)
Managing partner and chief executive of Charles Street Securities Europe LLP, a private investment firm which he founded in 1984. The firm specialises in the financing of early stage growth companies and manages the CSS Alpha Fund.  He has had an extensive career in investment banking and private equity investing and at the beginning of his career Gerard was employed by the Chase Manhattan Bank from 1973 to 1983 in the bank's international, institutional and investment banking departments.

Professor Michael Proctor (KC 2013, Applied Mathematics)
Provost of King’s College since 2013, after 39 years as a Fellow of Trinity College, where he was successively Tutor, Dean and Vice-Master. After two years in the faculty of MIT in the mid-seventies, he returned to Cambridge in 1977 as a university lecturer. He is now the Professor of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His research is concerned with the generation and dynamics of magnetic fields in the sun and other astrophysical bodies.