Vote Louise for Young Leaders 2013!
Published by Nadia Khan for Brent Housing Partnership in Housing and also in Communities
Photograph of Louise Egan
Louise Egan, Senior Directorate Support Officer at Brent Housing Partnership (BHP), has battled off 100 other hopefuls to be shortlisted for the prestigious 24 housing Young Leader’s Award 2013. Louise was in competition with entrants from across the UK and has been named as one of 12 finalists.
Now in its third year, 24 Housing’s Young Leaders Award, asks housing providers to nominate candidates under 30 that have the potential to reach senior management level. BHP’s Chief Executive, Gerry Doherty, believed that Louise Egan was the perfect candidate.
Gerry said: “Louise exceptional ability since starting as an agency temp has always shone, and she is now an indispensable permanent employee. She has led on several projects including the Credit Union Brent & Ealing (CUBE). Louise is the Chair of CUBE and promotes it to our residents, helping them to stay clear of loan sharks.
“Without Louise we would be lost, she is an excellent employee and deserves to be recognised for all her hard work. I wish her the best of luck for the awards.”
Following careful selection, the top 12 candidates will battle it out in an online vote with the 'top five' set tasks for a chance to be crowned 2013's winner.
The top five candidates will be assessed by an independent panel of judges. The competition is extremely tough with finalists being required to complete three challenges including a rigorous cross-examination to show that they can handle pressure situations.
Louise said: "I'm really pleased to have been shortlisted for the Young Leaders award and to have been given the opportunity to show my leadership skills and develop my career in housing."
The winner of the competition will receive an Apple iPad, a short management course worth £1500 and have the opportunity to shadow the National Housing Federation Chief Executive, David Orr.