London, 28 November 2018 – The NHS merger of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust was named Governance Project of the Year at the ICSA Awards 2018 in London last night. The award, which recognises transformational governance projects that are significant in terms of their size, nature or the value they create for the organisation, saw the hospitals triumph against organisations from the corporate and sporting sectors.
The Awards, which are organised by ICSA: The Governance Institute, recognise those organisations, individuals and teams that are leading the way in good governance and also recognise those companies that are leading the way in corporate reporting. This year’s event, which was hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield, saw over 700 governance professionals gathered together at the Park Lane Hilton hotel to celebrate the achievements of their peers.
Other winners on the night included: Alison Chan, a trustee of the Alexandra Rose Charity, which gives families access to fruit and vegetables in their local communities, who won the coveted Governance Professional of the Year award. Miranda Craig of The Sage Group plc was crowned Company Secretary of the Year. Team of the Year was won by Quilter plc. Anna Machin of education charity Ark triumphed in The One to Watch category, which recognises the rising stars of the governance profession.
Simon Osborne, Chief Executive of ICSA, commented:
“Good governance benefits all organisations, regardless of size, by establishing a framework of processes and attitudes that adds value, helps to build reputation and ensures long-term continuity and success. The need for governance professionals who support and advise the boards of organisations in all industries and sectors continues to be as relevant as ever. This merger required excellent project governance and outstanding execution and I am delighted that our Awards are able to recognise those individuals and teams who are helping to ensure high standards in governance.”
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The photo attached with this release shows the Governance Project of the Year winners.
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