MT Sky Future Leaders Awards: Shortlist unveiled

MT and Sky are proud to announce the shortlisted entrants for our Future Leaders Awards 2012.

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

We had high hopes when we first switched on our searchlight to find those rising stars in business and non-profits who act on their deep belief in sustainability. As Jeremy Darroch, Future Leaders judge and Sky CEO, said when we launched the awards: ‘The MT Sky Future Leaders Awards aims to shine a light on the future leaders who are making a difference in the workplace today and equipping their organisations to succeed in the future.’

We haven’t been disappointed. All of the shortlisted entrants have shown that they have what it takes to change things for the better.

Here is the shortlist for the MT Sky Future Leaders Awards 2012:

Corporate Ace

Louise Herring, ethical trade manager, Sainsbury’s
Helen McTaggart, sustainability delivery manager, M&S
Rachel Sinha, sustainability manager, ICAEW

MBA Mastermind

Keegan Cotton, co-founder and VP,  SunDial Power Pods
Gilbert Owusu, chief researcher, BT
Emily Spearman, associate director, URS


Michael Bennett, strategic asset and energy manager, Cornwall Council
Jane Burston, head, Centre for Carbon Management
Conor Riffle, head of cities, Carbon Disclosure Project

One to Watch

Philip Hicks, purchasing manager, Northumbrian Water
Alan Mak, corporate lawyer, Clifford Chance
Danielle Michalska, sustainability co-ordinator, Barratt Developments

Start-Up Star

Kate Craig-Wood, co-founder and MD, Memset
Toby Darbyshire, co-founder and CEO, Engensa
Simon Konecki, founder, Life Water

It’ll be the daunting job of the judges to find the final five. Congratulations to those who have made it this far, and watch out for the winners announcement on November 1.

Find out more about the MT Sky Future Leaders Awards

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