The 2019 Business & Finance Awards in association with KPMG will take place on Thursday 12th December at The Convention Centre Dublin
Business & Finance announced the establishment of The Sutherland Leadership Award in recognition of the late Peter Sutherland, a truly outstanding business, political and social leader.
The inaugural Sutherland Leadership Award recognised former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso.
Mr Barroso accepted The Sutherland Leadership Award at the Business & Finance Awards in December, with former Chairman/CEO of Unilever, and friend of Peter Sutherland, Niall FitzGerald presented him with the special recognition in Mr Sutherland’s name.
Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese received the 2018 TK Whitaker Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Life as part of the 44th annual Business & Finance Awards.
The TK Whitaker Award was established in 2016 to mark the 100th birthday of Dr. Ken Whitaker. The award recognises Irish and international political and social leaders who have made a unique contribution to public life with President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins being the first recipient of the TK Whitaker Award in December 2016, followed by Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD receiving the award in 2017, in recognition of their unique and unyielding public service to Ireland.