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Employee benefits professional of the year

Ant Donaldson
global product expert

Ant Donaldson is someone the industry looks up to as an example of how to drive and maximise employee engagement through an ever-evolving employee benefit strategy. During his career, he has racked up a number of industry accolades, including several Employee Benefits Awards. But despite his list of achievements, Donaldson has never rested on their laurels. Each year, he drives his team harder to find new ways to improve, innovate and drive benefits forwards.

Among his peers Donaldson is perceived to have a unique analytical way of thinking which keeps his team on their toes, ensures everyone is focused and makes sure no stone is left unturned. His tenacity and attention to detail are second to none. Overall, his drive and determination is infectious and his desire to deliver the best possible solutions to employees is unrivalled.

The winner said: “I can’t believe it. I guess it really reflects the work E.On has done. Our benefits and reward are what make people interested in our organisation.

“E.On is driven by our employees and their engagement. We have staff champions which are great for getting employees on board with what we offer them. The big thing is engagement; employees need to access their benefits easily and understand them.”

Runners up
  • Adam Brooke, employee benefits and wellness manager, JP Morgan
  • Gary Wilkins, global head of compensation and benefits, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Henk Verhoek, head of international reward, AB Sugar and British Sugar
  • Joanna Bean, head of reward, UK and Ireland, Samsung