The CEO of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Lesley-Anne Alexander, has been named Britain's most admired chief executive from the charity sector.
Ms Alexander received the accolade at the Third Sector Awards which were hosted in London last week (24 September).
Since joining the RNIB, Ms Alexander has been pivotal in modernising the sight loss sector through the implementation of innovations such as the RNIB group of charities. The CEO was also a driving force behind the development of the UK Vision Strategy.
Speaking about the accolade, Ms Alexander said: "I am absolutely delighted to receive this award. It means a great deal to be recognised by my peers, by the people who work tirelessly to make this sector great despite the many challenges we face."
"I have always been passionate about driving innovation in the voluntary sector, and industry events such as this help to further inspire and enthuse all of us to deliver even more for the causes we support, " she added.