Winner

Angela Brady

Postgraduate Diploma Architecture Professional Practice (RIBA Part III), 1986

Angela is a highly active architect, design champion and TV broadcaster. She has won multiple awards, including the ‘Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad’ for Arts and Culture in 2017, and received an OBE for services to architecture and education in 2015. Angela was President of RIBA from 2011-2013, and previously chaired RIBA Women in Architecture (2000-05). She has run workshops in schools on a voluntary basis for over 20 years, twice spoken at University of Westminster (2015 and 2017), and has advised many Government departments.

As a professional TV broadcaster, Angela co-wrote and co-presented a landmark TV series, Designing Ireland on RTE, currently broadcast in Australia and New Zealand on Sky Arts. She also presented The Home Show for Channel 4 and designed and built a house on Building the Dream for ITV. Angela promotes architecture to the public in the media to give people a better understanding of our built environment.

Angela received an honorary doctorate from the University of Westminster in July 2018.

Finalists

Peter Ramrayka

MBA, 1988

Peter has devoted his life to improving the health of others. In the medical branch of the Royal Air Force (1961–70), he gained the General Service and United Nations campaign medals and in the NHS (1970), Peter became one of the first persons from a visible ethnic minority background to achieve a Health District Chief Administrator’s position. He has led major health transformation programmes around the world.

Gerard (Gerry) Stone, USA

Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Management, 1997

Gerry is a Managing Director at the Bank of America. Gerry has not only been successful in his career in financial services, but has made a significant impact in championing LGBTQ inclusion and equality. He is executive sponsor for the bank's LGBT Pride Employee Network and has appeared in the Financial Times’ Leading LGBTQ Global Executives list for two consecutive years.