Kitty McCormick, Director, Lending & Capital Management at Coutts, received formal recognition of her leadership talent on 9 June 2016 when she scooped this year’s Women in the City Future Leaders Award, sponsored by ICAEW and HSBC. Emma Codd, Managing Partner Talent, Deloitte LLP and the 2015 Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award Winner was on hand to present the winning trophy and prize, in front of a full-house, at Farmers & Fletchers Hall, London EC1A 7LD.
On receiving her trophy and personal development prize – a complimentary place on ICAEW’s Women in Leadership Programme – Kitty McCormick said:
It is an incredible honour to be selected as the winner of the Future Leaders Award. I am passionate about paying forward the support and wisdom I have benefitted from and relish the chance to do so alongside Women in the City. I am hugely excited about this opportunity, as a female role model, to demonstrate that it is the things and experiences which make us who we are, that enable us to be successful.
The Future Leaders Award formally recognises women who demonstrate leadership qualities and is an important part of the process of raising the profile of women who are making a contribution beyond their functional, technical or specialist area. Kitty McCormick was selected from a shortlist of twelve outstanding candidates, and the Award Ceremony followed an evening Leadership Symposium on the theme of The Resilient Leader.
Gwen Rhys, CEO of Networking Culture Ltd and founder of Women in the City, added
We’ve had a record number of nominations and applications this year, with applications rising by 45% since 2015. The impact of this, plus the high calibre of candidates, has resulted in an intense judging process with a shortlist of 12 going through to the final round of judging. Each year our winner is someone who stands out from the crowd. Kitty is no exception. She was a polished, professional and well prepared candidate from application form to final interview.
The five finalists, selected from the shortlist of twelve candidates for the Women in the City Future Leaders Award 2016 (descending the stairs) are
Winner – Kitty McCormick, Director Lending & Capital Management, Coutts
Finalist – Dara Kirton, Manager, Consulting, PwC
Finalist – Alison Hemsworth, National Assistant Head of Primary Care Policy (Pharmacy and Dispensing Doctors) at NHS England
Finalist – Lauren Garey, Private Banker, J.P. Morgan
Finalist – Tracey Waind, Head of Global Commercial Finance, Kuoni, GTA