Lifetime Achievement Award
Angela Brady OBE PPRIBA
Architect Director, Brady Mallalieu Architects Ltd, London
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.
Peter Ramrayka, UK
Windrush Generation – NHS Leadership Pioneer/Diversity Champion
Owner/Managing Director, Guycon Healthcare Management Consultancy Limited
Peter has over 56 years' continuous experience in healthcare administration, management and leadership. In the medical branch of the Royal Air Force (1961–70), he gained the General Service and United Nations campaign medals; 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; and in national and international health management consultancies (1990) in Guyana, Botswana, Pakistan and Tanzania, he led major transformational programmes.
Peter is passionately committed to making a real difference to people’s lives, delivering cutting edge award-winning projects for mental health and learning disability patients. Peter is a committed community activist, a former Inner London Justice of the Peace member, a VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) volunteer, and a convenor, member and chair of cultural, aid/giving, professional and veteran registered charities. Peter is also a member of a top Health and Wellbeing Board. Peter’s memoirs, Recycling a Son of the British Raj, were published in 2015.
Gerard (Gerry) Stone, USA
Managing Director, Bank of America
Postgraduate Diploma Human Resource Management, 1997
Born in Dublin, Gerry is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Global Banking and Markets Operations division and regional Technology & Operations teams across 35 countries at Bank of America. Gerry has always been a champion for diversity and inclusion, especially LGBTQ+ inclusion and equality, and his involvement in LGBT+ related work is extensive.
He is executive sponsor for the bank's LGBT Pride Employee Network, advisor to the LGBT Executive Leadership Council, and executive advisor to the Technology and Operations Diversity and Inclusion Council. Gerry also speaks regularly at LGBT+ and Ally events at the Bank. He has been recognized by OUTstanding and the Financial Times in 2016 and 2017 for his contributions, appearing on the list of Leading LGBTQ Global Executives for two consecutive years. Gerry has not only been successful in his career in financial services, but has made a significant impact in terms of the advancement of diversity and inclusion.
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