Leadership award finalist

17 July 2017

Dr Mhairi McVicar

A Cardiff University Director of Engagement who leads a project that works in partnership with the community of Grangetown has been shortlisted for a major leadership award.

Dr Mhairi McVicar has been named as a finalist in the Leadership in the Public Sector category of this year’s Leading Wales Awards.

She was nominated for her leadership role as project lead of Community Gateway and Director of Engagement at the Welsh School of Architecture.

Commitment and passion

Dr McVicar said: “It is very humbling to have been nominated and shortlisted as a finalist for this prestigious award, and it’s a reflection of the commitment and passion of a large group of Grangetown community partners and Cardiff University staff, not least the Community Gateway and Engagement teams, who have really brought about the success of the Community Gateway partnerships.”

The 2017 Leading Wales Awards are Wales’ only dedicated leadership awards and are held in association with The Institute of Leadership and Management.

The award winning alumni include Laura Tenison MBE, Jo Jo Maman Bébé, Mario Kreft MBE, CEO of Pendine Park Care Homes, Kelly Davies, Managing Director of Vi-Ability, and Dr Sabine Maguire of Sparkle, South Gwent Children’s Foundation.

Barbara Chidgey, Chair of the Leading Wales Awards, said: “The shortlist reflects a very high standard and diverse range of leaders working in all sectors across Wales.”

The winners will be announced at a lunchtime awards ceremony which take place at the Hilton Cardiff on Thursday 21 September.

The Community Gateway project, part of the University’s Transforming Communities programme, seeks to build a long-term partnership with Grangetown residents to make the area an even better place to live.

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