Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Linda Pollard (Dr) CBE
Presented by Keith Madeley MBE, Chairman Yorkshire Society.
Linda Pollard is a business woman who has used her skill and experience for the public benefit. She has a successful commercial track record having founded two businesses (women’s fashion and international marketing) and was a working Director in the family automotive business, contributing at board level in a diverse range of sectors.
Linda has carried her experience and drive to achieve in to the public sector. For many years now she’s been at the helm in some of the Region’s most complex and iconic Health and Education institutions.
Linda was recognised earlier this year with a CBE in the Queens New Year’s honours list for her contribution to Business and the Community in Yorkshire. She received an OBE in 2004 for Services to the Community.
Linda received an Honorary Doctorate this year (2013) from the University of Leeds.
Linda acts as a Mentor to business men and women across the UK.