THE Liverpool Post Leader of the Year for 2012 will be named tonight at an exclusive waterfront ceremony.
The inaugural Liverpool Post Leadership Awards, in association with the University of Liverpool Management School, take place before an invited VIP audience at the Museum of Liverpool.
Tonight’s event marks the culmination of a major Liverpool Post project to identify the key leaders who play a pivotal role in all our lives across the Liverpool city region.
Readers nominated outstanding leaders across a dozen categories, from business to culture, politics to sport.
We published a list of 250 leaders across these sectors in a special Liverpool Post magazine last month (read it here), and from that list, a panel of judges has selected the winners.
Judges included broadcaster and journalist Peter Sissons, Channel 4 founder Sir Jeremy Isaacs, Liverpool One project director Rod Holmes, head of the University of Liverpool Management School Murray Dalziel, and the university’s Director of Partnerships and Innovation John Flamson.
At tonight’s event, hosted by veteran TV presenter Gordon Burns, presentations will be made to the winners in the 12 categories, followed by the announcement of the overall 2012 Leader of the Year.
Liverpool Post editor Mark Thomas said: “We have been very impressed during this project by the quality of leadership we have found across so many areas.”
Follow this evening’s awards on our liveblog here from 6.30pm or on Twitter using the hashtag #LPLeaders.
There will be a full report and video on this website tomorrow, and full report in tomorrow’s Liverpool ECHO.