We’re extremely proud to announce that CAT Chief Executive Adrian Ramsay has been named as one of five rising stars in the third sector by charity leaders’ network ACEVO.
The ACEVO Fellowship Awards champion inspirational and emerging leaders from across the country, identifying those who deserve greater recognition for their work and achievements locally, nationally and internationally.
Adrian, who has been CAT’s Chief Executive since June 2014, said:
“This award is a great recognition of CAT’s achievements over the last couple of years and our crucial role in promoting practical solutions for sustainability. Staff across the organisation have worked hard to grow the impact of our work as our mission to support people and organisations in building a zero carbon future becomes ever more pressing.
“We have seen substantial growth in student intake to our postgraduate courses in sustainability and architecture and a doubling of the number of people taking CAT short courses. We have introduced a new trail around the CAT site, opening up access to our woodlands. More organisations are coming to CAT as an eco venue for conferences, retreats and away days. The reach of our Zero Carbon Britain project continues to grow, with my colleague Paul Allen having delivered presentations at the last two international climate change conferences.
“I’m delighted to accept the award and look forward to using the opportunities offered by the fellowship to support CAT’s continued development and growth.”
Paul Farmer, Chair of ACEVO said: “ACEVO and the Leadership Trust Foundation are delighted to announce these awards. They are only ever issued to candidates of the highest quality whose passion, professionalism and ability to inspire place them at vanguard of emerging leaders. Their beneficiaries, causes, staff and boards are all fortunate to have these individuals at the helm. Too often hard work and vision do not get the recognition they deserve. These awards attempt to address that deficit.”
Other winners from the sector are: Gail Gibbens, CEO of Sheffield Futures; Anita Grover, CEO of Auditory Verbal UK; Trish McGrath, CEO of Aberystwyth Students Union and Jane Bake, the Director of Service Innovation and Integration at St Barnabas Hospice.
We’re really pleased that CAT’s work in researching and promoting sustainable solutions has been recognised in this way.