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Leading Wales Awards 2011

23 May 2011

kerenzahood WEBProfessor Kerenza Hood

Professor Kerenza Hood, Director of the South East Trials Unit (SEWTU) based in the School of Medicine has won the Leadership in Public Sector category at this year’s 2011 Leading Wales Awards, an all-Wales award that recognises and celebrates leadership across all levels.

Professor Hood was one of two finalists in the category sponsored by Public Service Management Wales (PSMW).

She was recognised for her contribution in establishing and leading the development of a new trials unit to meet the needs of research leaders in Wales, in the UK, and internationally.

Zoe Sweet, Director of Organisational Development Strategy, PSMW, said: "PSMW works to support and develop the skills required by managers and leaders across the Welsh public service and was delighted to see this year so many public services represented/nominated across the categories of these Awards.

"We congratulate Professor Kerenza Hood on her success with this award, which recognises her ability to work collaboratively, across traditional boundaries, engaging others and bringing to the fore her ability as an exemplary leader."

At the ceremony Robin McBryde, Wales Rugby team’s Assistant Coach – forwards, addressed the guests talking about the importance of leadership in sport. Former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, also received an honorary award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and for his contribution to the development of leadership in others.

The awards are made up of eight different categories spanning public, private, not-for-profit, social responsibility and the social enterprise sectors as well as recognising individual leadership under the Team Leader and Young Leader (14 - 25 year olds) categories.

The Leading Wales Awards is driven forward by a consortium of organisations that passionately believe that good leadership is the key driver to economic success in Wales.

The members are: ACCA Wales, Cardiff Business School, CBI Wales, CMI Cymru, Common Purpose, Harding Evans Solicitors, Hilton Cardiff, Learning Pathways Cymru and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

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