The AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards took place on December 9th, 2022 in London. The Awards which feature ten categories brings together the leading lights of the global business education community to celebrate excellence among Business Schools, students, graduates, suppliers, and employers that share AMBA & BGA’s values of ambition, impact and integrity.
The awards recognise the great work of the graduates through their achievements, performance and recognition.
Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean of UCD College of Business said: "On behalf of UCD Smurfit School, I would like to sincerely congratulate Kerry for her outstanding achievement in being selected as the winner of the MBA Leadership Award. As Chief Executive Officer at LauraLynn, Kerry leads Ireland’s only children’s hospice, supporting over 350 children and their families from across the country. Undertaking the Executive MBA allowed her to develop the key leadership skills required to advance as a senior leader in the Irish healthcare sector. In turbulent times and in less than two years since assuming the CEO role, Kerry has capitalised on her MBA learnings to oversee record fundraising revenues for LauraLynn year-on-year."
The MBA Leadership Award honours alumni from AMBA-accredited Business Schools who have been making an impact following their graduation.
LauraLynn, CEO, Kerry McLaverty, said: "It is in equal measure of incredulity and utter pride that I reflect on the honour bestowed upon me as I won the AMBA & BGA Excellence Award for MBA Leadership. My fellow nominees in the category are all doing incredible things in their respective fields across the globe, so it is such a privilege to be held in such high regard.
Thank you so much once again to UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School for the nomination, to the judges for their consideration, to the amazing benefactors of the Aspire Scholarship for making the MBA a reality, to LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice for allowing me the opportunity to put my learnings into practice, and to all those who have supported me in so many different ways."
Kerry was nominated for the award by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School where Kerry completed her Executive MBA in 2017.