The President’s Medal was established in 2002 as a means of rewarding distinguished or meritorious service in connection with the UKRIAT Division of the global Institute. The award lies in the gift of the UKRIAT President on the basis that, during his or her term in office, the President has exposure to many areas of the UKRIAT Division’s activities and the opportunity to meet potential candidates. Struck in sterling silver and gilt, the President’s Medal has been awarded to 17 members within UKRIAT since it was first awarded in 2003 to acknowledge their significant contribution to the profession and the Institute.
The UKRIAT President’s Medal is distinct from the International President’s Medal, which was established in 2016 and first awarded in 2018 to Ben Mathews and the late Richard Sermon. This medal is awarded for distinguished or meritorious service rendered to the global Institute by members, staff and members of the public.
Chair of The Chartered Governance Institute’s Jamaica Branch, Elizabeth has served on the branch committee for many years and is a tireless and enthusiastic supporter of the Institute in Jamaica. An experienced company secretary, who has worked for accountancy firm KPMG in Jamaica for 21 years, Elizabeth’s knowledge of company law and corporate governance has been invaluable as the branch has established itself as the home of good governance in Jamaica.
Elizabeth has been a great volunteer, promoting the interests and ideals of the Institute in Jamaica for many years. She has served continuously on the executive committee for at least 20 years and this is her second stint as Chair. Lately she has rejuvenated the branch with real energy and vigour. The award of the President’s Medal is well deserved recognition of her commitment and leadership.
While a personal tribute to Elizabeth, the medal also reflects well on the branch and its members. They have all raised the profile of the Institute in Government circles and in Jamaica in general, as well as within the wider business community.
|2018||Dr Patrick Bitature|
|2013||Alison Dillon Kibirige|
2019 UKRIAT President’s Medal
Presented to Elizabeth Henry-Pottinger FCG