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Ruby McGregor-Smith wins Outstanding Achievement award

16 April 2015

Mitie Chief Executive Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE has been awarded the prestigious ICAEW Outstanding Achievement award for her exceptional contribution to business and diversity initiatives.

ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 144,000 chartered accountants worldwide.

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE is one of a small number of female FTSE CEOs and has overseen Mitie's revenue and pre-tax profits grow each year. As an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, she is being recognised by the profession’s highest accolade. 

Chief Executive of Mitie, Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE said:

“I am thrilled to receive this award. Throughout my career, I’ve worked to improve business and to unlock opportunities for others, so it’s fantastic to be recognised by my profession in this way.

“I encourage other chartered accountants to keep striving in their careers, particularly women, and realise their potential in business.”

Mark Spofforth, Chairman of the judging panel for the Outstanding Achievement Award, said: 

“Ruby McGregor-Smith is a role-model in the profession. She had a profound impact in the profession by leading and growing a FTSE business, and is a shining example of an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

“I commend and admire her commitment to establish initiatives to improve diversity, showing her far-reaching influence in improving opportunities and access in business. I am delighted she can add the accounting profession’s prestigious award to her long-list of deserved accolades.”

Every year, the awards recognise an ICAEW member who has made an impact in the accounting profession and served the community. Previous winners include Dame Mary Keegan, Sir Martin Broughton, Zarin Mehta and Sir Michael Rake. Learn more here.

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