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RTPI's Trudi Elliott up for 'outstanding leader' award

21 April 2016

T2The Institute's Chief Executive, Trudi Elliott, has been named as one of six 'outstanding nominations' for a top leadership award. Trudi is a finalist at the prestigious MemCom Awards. The Awards shortlists have been formally announced today.

MemCom is a resource for membership bodies, charities and Not For Profit bodies. MemCom was founded in 2002. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 19 May.

Andrew Taylor, Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees said:

"Trudi is a tremendous asset to the Institute. While it is true that we have a great team of staff and volunteer members, the strategic direction and guidance from Trudi has made a remarkable difference to our responsiveness and performance over recent years."

Trudi said:

"It really is a great testament to all the work we are doing at the Institute to receive this nomination. We are very much a team at RTPI and our members are a hugely important part of that team as they contribute an enormous amount to the successful running of the Institute."


The Louis Armstrong award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body

The 2016 award will be made to a Chief Executive (current or recently retired) who in the opinion of the judges has provided outstanding leadership of a professional body and demonstrated how the organisation has advanced under their leadership having an impact on not just the profession but also on the economy and society at large. 
The awards judging panel will be chaired by Sean Tompkins, Chief Executive of RICS. The other judges are:

  • Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive, CIEH (formerly CE CIM)
  • Ian Wylie, Chief Executive, RCOG
  • Rob Strange, Former Chief Executive, IOSH and recent acting CEO at APS
  • John Jenkins, Chairman, ILM