Judges 2017

Thank you to the 2017 judges

All judges were selected as industry experts and evaluated up to three of the ten nominated categories. All judges must inform WYSE Travel Confederation of a Conflict of Interest as soon as they became aware of it, even if they considered the Conflict of Interest to be remote, contingent or apparently insubstantial.

WYSE Travel Confederation assessed the relevance of any Conflict of Interest disclosed by a Judge and consequently determined in its absolute discretion whether the judge should have participated or continued to participate in the evaluation process of that specific Nominated Category, or if the judge should have been reassigned to a different Nominated Category.

All judges identities were unknown to other judges until the end of the evaluation. No judges were allowed to evaluate a category if their organisation had entered it.

Ross Mason

Ross Mason

Vice President

Envisage Global Insurance
Mark Plummer

Mark Plummer

Volunteer Travel Researcher

Volunteer Forever
Tony Evans

Tony Evans

Founder

Experio Life
Izabella Gyuricza

Izabella Gyuricza

COO

Smaller Earth
Anne Dolan

Anne Dolan

Co-founder

Clink Hostels
Nick Pound

Nick Pound

Director of Partnerships

World Nomads
Jochen Ostermann

Jochen Ostermann

President

Global Secutive, LLC
Boris Samaryanov

Boris Samaryanov

Managing Partner

Star Travel
Ronaldo da Silva

Ronaldo da Silva

CEO

Britannia Student Services
Eric van Dijk

Eric van Dijk

Chief Operating Officer

MEININGER Hotels
Julian Lawman

Julian Lawman

Head of Global Contracting

STA Travel
Wendy Morrill

Wendy Morrill

Research and Education Manager

WYSE Travel Confederation
Annabelle Franco

Annabelle Franco

General Manager

CareMed GmbH
Lawrence Walsh

Lawrence Walsh

Chief Operating Officer

Invasion
Pieter van der Zeeuw

Pieter van der Zeeuw

Managing Director

Hans Brinker Budget Hotel
John Cedergard

John Cedergard

Vice President

STS Education
Dave O'Kelly

Dave O'Kelly

COO

SANDEMANs New Europe Tours
Alexia Galanopoulos

Alexia Galanopoulos

Director of Operations

Sprachcaffe / GEOS
Jonathan Kolber

Jonathan Kolber

Founder/CoPresident

International Language Academy of Canada
Mark Overmann

Mark Overmann

VP External Affairs

InterExchange
Sam Habbouche

Sam Habbouche

Managing Director

Work ‘n Holiday
Martin Corr

Martin Corr

Director

Ardmore Language Schools Ltd
Yves Marceau

Yves Marceau

VP Buying and Contracting

G Adventures