Winners of the Change Ambassadors Awards 2013 announced

16 May

Channels: Business Finance, Consumer, Public Sector

The finalists were addressed by a wealth of leading business experts at an exclusive ceremony in London


Hosted by Alasdair Ross, Global Product Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit, the finalists were treated to keynote speeches from Graeme Hackland, chief information officer of Lotus F1 Team, who has implemented major change in the company’s IT operations both on and off the track and Steve Morrow, Director, Microsoft Dynamics Division, who provided insight into how innovation can drive business growth.

Five categories were open to employees from businesses of all sizes throughout the UK and the winners include a diverse selection of inspirational individuals from national corporations to start-up businesses. 

The winners for each category are the following: 

  • Janet Oglakci, winner of the Marketing category from Borough of Poole, Dorset, for the promotion of a chargeable Garden Waste Service
  • Emmajane Varley, winner of the People and Culture category from HSBC, London, for building trust through improved communication at the corporation

  • Ben McNamee, winner of the Technology category from Lloyds Banking Group, London, for designing and implementing an IT system to underpin a new strategy for regulatory change 

  • Mehrdad Modarres, winner of the Finance category from Food Alert, London, for updating a client invoicing system         
  • Anandha Ponnampalam, winner of the “No Boundaries” category from Sapient Global Markets, Kent, for the creation of an internal innovation contest 

As well as their Change Ambassador award, each winner received the opportunity to attend an executive seminar at the prestigious Cranfield School of Management.  

For more information on the winners of the Change Ambassadors Awards and the programme, please visit:  

For enquiries relating to The Change Ambassadors programme 2013 or to request interviews with the winners, please contact:

Natalie Jackson, +44 (0)207 515 5800


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