Meet the judges

The Global Payroll Awards judges have years of payroll experience across industry and public services. As leaders in their fields, our judges understand what it takes to achieve excellence and they are looking for individuals and organisations of distinction - those that stand out from the crowd and exemplify the very best of leadership, teamwork and innovation - to celebrate at The Global Payroll Awards 2022.

David Spencer


EY Payroll Advisory

Lisa Orton


Vialto Partners

Zennie Sjolund

Head of Payroll

SRF Konsulterna

Nick Bryant

Global Head of Payroll

Expedia Group

Hotel Recommendations

Ana Ronco


ASEC Group

Enter the 2024 Awards

Attend the 2024 Awards 

Sponsor the 2024 Awards 

About the 2024 Awards 

This event is not limited to payroll teams in the UK, it will celebrate technical excellence and professional development amongst companies and their payroll teams operating internationally.

Join us at the only award ceremony in the world for professionals involved in global Payroll, this year on 27th June 2024 in Athens, Greece.

Sponsorship of the Global Payroll Awards offers businesses unrivalled exposure to a very large audience before, during and after the event. 

The Global Payroll Awards are an annual event proudly organised by the Global Payroll Association. 

The Awards celebrate and reward technical excellence, professional development and teamwork within the Global Payroll industry. 

The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals within the payroll community. The Awards have been running since 2016 and sells out with over 300 payroll professionals in attendance every year. 

Contact us to find out how to get involved with the 2024 Global Payroll Awards. 

View the winner of the Global Payroll Awards 2023 here.

Five Top tips when entering The Global Payroll Awards 2024

1) Plan ahead and Start early - Consider the awards criteria when planning your projects. Set clear objectives and ensure that your achievements meet them and Give yourself plenty of time to prepare your entry. Find out the entry deadline and make a start on gathering the information required for your chosen category at least 4-6 weeks ahead. 

2) Get buy-in - It’s all about teamwork…so make sure your peers and senior managers are aware of the awards and garner their support with the entry. They can provide you with useful information and invaluable feedback to help you create the best possible entry.

3) Keep it simple - Focus on what the judges are actually asking for in the judging criteria. Don’t just fill your entry with the contents of existing sales and marketing materials. Make sure the entry is succinct, clear and easy to understand.

4) Prove it - Demonstrate how you have achieved clear benefits to the business, its employees, your customers and the general public. Always back up your claims with hard evidence, especially statistical and testimonial. Provide compelling before and after data, and quotes from third parties, wherever possible

5) Learn from the experience - If you don’t win at the first attempt, learn from the process and try again next year. You are welcome to ask for feedback on your last entry and gain insight into what the judges felt was missing. 

Join us at the Ble Azure!

The Global Payroll Awards 2024 will be hosted at The Ble Azure, 174 55, Leof. Poseidonos 70, Alimos 174 55, Athens, Greece.

The Awards will take place from 8.00pm - 02.00am on 27th June 2024

Individual Seat: €265+VAT*
Table of 10: €2350+VAT*

+44 (0) 203 871 8870
[email protected]

*Greece VAT is applicable at 24% irrespective of the business status and also irrespective of where the customer is located.

***Admission to the Global Payroll Awards is covered by your ticket, including a welcome beverage, a three-course seated dinner, and unlimited drink service during and after the meal.


The 2023 Winners

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Payroll Consultant of the year 2024 

Afrooz Mohammed - Spencer Thomas Group
Anil Kumar - Veritas Prime LLP
Chris Kirby  - LACE Partners
David Carballo Valerín
Dee Byrd - ClearCourse HCM Consulting
Joe Ranzau - Grant Thornton
Krzysztof Kubacki - ASB Group
Lara Smart - LSC Group
Miroslava Mehesova - ASB Group
Sharon Byrne - CR Payroll
Slawomir Gulczynski - ASB Group

Sponsored by 

International Payments Supplier of the year 2024 

Sponsored by 

Payroll Manager of the year 2024 

Åsa Bergström - Amesto AccountHouse
Darcy Peluso - Remote
Donna Curley - Sysco Foods Ireland
Hannah-Marie Essawy - Zalaris
Isla Mosse - CR Payroll
Joseph Mathew - Spectraforce Technologies 
Kelly Comerford - Aurion People & Payroll Solutions
Lucie Šťastná - ASB Group
Maja Mozer - Hitachi Energy
Maria Hildebrandova - ASB Group
Naveshnee Dorasamy - The Employ Africa Group
Robert Falkner - Mercury Engineering
Christiane Zorn - Rödl&Partner
Toni Conway - CleanCo Queensland
Tracy Jerram - Cox & Co. Payroll Solutions Ltd

Sponsored by 

Payroll Specialist of the year 2024 

Agata Jedrzejczak - ASB Group
Catia Alves  - Remote
Vicky Flynn - CR Payroll
Emilie Nappa - Safeguard Global
Emily Teixeira - Pearson Education do Brasil
Evangelia Chrysanthou - Exinity Works (CY)
Marthe Saltvik - Amesto AccountHouse AS
Nathalia Varzella - Pearson Education do Brasil Ltda
Mohd Nizam - Oyster
Oana Gradinariu - Argus Audit Srl
Rocio Moral Rosado - SD Worx
Rosaria Vicente - Payspace
Vijayalakshmi Mariappan - Zalaris HR Services 
Zuzana Harvanova - ASB Group
Magdalena Urban - ASB Group

Sponsored by 

Payroll Student of the year 2024 

Connor Leous - Veritas Prime
Kizito Amaraegbu - Just Eat Takeaway
Minna Pulkkinen - Passion for Payroll
Sophie Leonard - Zalaris
Susanne Åström - Passion for Payroll Stockholm AB

Sponsored by 

Automation and Integration Award 2024

Sponsored by 

King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Address: 3 Vasileos Georgiou A, Pl. Sintagmatos Str, Athina 105 64, Greece

Electra Metropolis Athens

Address: Mitropoleos 15, Athina 105 57, Greece

Athens Capital Center Hotel - MGallery Collection

Address: 4 Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue and 2 Kriezotou, Syntagma Square street, Athina 105 64, Greece

Academias Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 38 Akadimias, Omirou Street, Athina 106 72, Greece

NYX Esperia Palace Hotel Athens

Address: 22 Stadiou and, Edouardou Lo, Athina 105 64, Greece

NJV Athens Plaza

Address: 2, Leoforos, Geor. A', Athina 105 64, Greece

The Global Payroll Association was flooded with submissions like never before, more than tripling the amount received in 2023. This made the judging process even tougher than usual. Congratulations to all the companies and individuals who made it to the shortlist!

The Winners

Paul Simpson

Senior Director Payroll & People Operations, EMEA

Ralph Lauren

Payroll Student of the Year 2024

WINNER: Sophie Leonard – Zalaris


Payroll Innovation Award 2024

WINNER: Zellis


Payroll Software Supplier of the Year 2024


In-country Payroll Provider of the Year 2024

The Judges Award 2024


Regional Payroll Supplier of the Year 2024



Automation and Integration Award 2024


Payroll Manager of the Year 2024

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kelly Comerford - Aurion People & Payroll Solutions
  Tracy Jerram -
Cox & Co. Payroll Solutions Ltd


Transformation Project of the Year 2024

WINNER: PaySpace.


Employer of Record Organisation of the Year 2024



Payroll Team of the Year 2024

Payroll Specialist of the Year 2024

WINNER: Marthe Saltvik - Amesto AccountHouse AS


WINNER: Lara Smart - LSC Group


Payroll Consultant of the Year 2024 



Global Payroll Supplier of the Year 2024

International Payments Supplier of the Year 2024

Corpay Cross-Border Solutions