Winners of WIG leadership impact award announced!


Update 16 February 2017:
We have announced the winners of our inaugural leadership impact award at our annual reception on 15 February. Congratulations to our two winners:

  • Carol Tullo, Director of Information Policy & Services at The National Archives and alumni of our Senior Leaders Programme
  • and Daniel Hurst, Strategy Analyst at Defence and Aerospace at BAE Systems and a graduate of our Future Leaders Programme

All finalists and winners have utilised the skills gained on our programmes to have a real leadership impact, personally as well as on an organisational level and across sectors. 

The quality and variety of applications was very impressive. Once again, we would like to thank everyone who applied for the award and is supporting us in our purpose of connecting the sectors. 



Finalists for the WIG leadership impact award announced:

We are very pleased to announce the finalists for our first Leadership Impact Award. These leadership alumni come from a diverse range of organisations and all demonstrated their impact personally, organisationally and more widely outside of their organisations.

  • Tomas Adell - Department of Health (NI) / Northern Ireland Civil Service
  • Daniel Hurst - BAE Systems
  • Frank Kirkland - Rolls-Royce
  • Linda Knutsen - The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
  • Carol Tullo - The National Archives
  • Tim Walker - The General Osteopathic Council

The winner of the award will be announced at a ceremony during our Annual Reception on 15 February 2017!

About the Award:

Developing leaders with insight and experience across the sectors is WIG’s core purpose. We believe that enabling collaboration empowers innovation. That’s how we will all be flexible and successful during uncertain times. 

This year we have launched with great anticipation our first Leadership Impact Award. We have invited submissions from those who have invested in leadership development through WIG for their team and felt that a bright star has emerged from among those who went through the process. Equally those alumni of WIG leadership programmes who have noticed a significant positive impact on their own leadership style and work had the opportunity to put themselves forward.

Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, once said when discussing the need for collaboration to tackle the world’s biggest challenges:

the issues we face are so big and the targets so challenging that we cannot do it alone. So there is a certain humility an

a recognition that we need to invite other people in…no individual institution, government, or company can provide the solution.” 

This brand new award recognises the great work that WIG alumni do in the field of leadership and cross-sector learning. We wanted to capture and celebrate the real impact leadership development has on your organisation and personal growth. We will be presenting the award at our Annual Reception on the 15th February 2017.

All applications were reviewed by WIG and a shortlist was sent on to our distinguished awards panel for the final selection.

Our awards panel:


Terms and Conditions

  • Submissions can only be accepted from WIG leadership programme alumni.
  • Finalists will be interviewed and recorded. The content of this application and any video interview will remain the property of WIG and can be used in WIG related marketing.
  • The decision of the Awards Panel will be final.
  • If shortlisted, you must be available to attend the Award Ceremony as part of the WIG Annual Reception on 15 February 2017 in the evening.
  • By submitting an application, you agree to participate in any publicity including photos/videos after the event.

To apply and find out more:

The closing date for submitting application was Friday 6th January 2017. Thank you to all those who have taken part. We will announce the winner and they will be presented with their award at our Annual Reception on 15 February 2017.

Nominations for the 2017 Leadership Impact Award are now closed. Thank you for your submissions!

To find out more about the award, email us or call us on 020 7222 1166 and speak to Lorraine King or Roy Johnson.

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