Sheila Lesley Award

Help us recognise those who give their time and expertise to support the profession and CITMA.

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As a member-led organisation, we rely on you to help drive our work forward, set the priorities for the organisation and continue to meet the needs of a changing profession.   

What is the new award?

To acknowledge the outstanding individual contribution, we are founding a new award in the name of Sheila Lesley.

Sheila was our first female president and someone who dedicated a lot of time and effort to CITMA and the profession.  

The award will be given to a CITMA member who sits on a committee, steering group, taskforce or working group and has made a big impact through their contributions over the past 12 months. 

Become a judge  

We can’t run an award without having dedicated volunteers to be on the judging panel. We would like different membership categories and career stages to be represented, and we’ll be appointing up to seven judges.  

If you’d like to be considered for the panel – please get in touch with Sarah Vaughan at [email protected]  

How you can nominate someone

The Sheila Lesley Award will open for nominations in July. Following a period of judging, the award will be presented to the winner at the CITMA Christmas Lunch in December.  

The full criteria will be published shortly – but we encourage you to start thinking about someone you’d like to nominate.  

The judges will be looking for someone who is a CITMA member, and through their work on a committee, steering group, taskforce or working group, has: 

  • Made a positive impact on the profession and/or society 

  • Can demonstrate significant contribution over the past 12 months  

  • Aligned with strategic objectives  

Sheila Lesley OBE passed away in 2019. As someone who gave so much to the profession, it is fitting that this award be given in her name.  

Click here to find out more about Sheila Lesley