Aileen McLeish, Chair of Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was the recipient of a 'Highly Commended' Award in the category of Public & Third Sector Director of the Year at this year's Institute of Director's (IOD) London & the South East awards.
The awards seek to shine a light on directors who have enhanced and driven their businesses forward. The contenders come from different organisations but all share similarities in leadership, expertise and personal dedication.
The event also celebrates the exemplary leaders who are doing great work across London and the South East of England, rewarding individuals who display professionalism, diligence and creativity to inspire employees.
Of the honour, Aileen said: "I'm absolutely thrilled and humbled to receive this award. I'm fortunate to be part of an incredibly talented, dedicated and passionate team at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals. We are resolute in our commitment to always provide the highest levels of healthcare to our local population. I'm very proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire Trust."