Since 2004, Frontrunner has helped hundreds of university students become better leaders.
We take you out into your city to see how it works, how it doesn't work, and reveal different forms of leadership.
As a student, you will discover how you can contribute to your city while you study in it. As a leader, you will broaden your horizons and become more adaptable, employable and responsible.
To recognise students from China and the UK who initiate positive change in their communities, Common Purpose is launching the Frontrunner Awards in partnership with Bank of China, GSK, Tesco, Linkaters, Santander Universities and the Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust.
The judging panel will be led by Mr Jon Williams, BBC World News Editor, and feature representatives from the awards sponsors.
Mr. Jon Williams, BBC World News Editor
Jon Williams was appointed BBC World News Editor in 2006.
He has since led the coverage of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Israel/Lebanon War, the 2008 Olympics and the US Presidential Elections.
In 2007, coverage of the Israel/Lebanon war won an international Emmy in the news category. Prior to this appointment Jon was BBC Home News Editor. During this time the 2005 UK General Election and the 7/7 attacks on London were covered.
In 2003 an investigation into racism in Northern Ireland received a Royal Television Society award, and in 2005 the Ten O'Clock news coverage of the 7/7 bombing was awarded a BAFTA.
Between 2000 and 2003 Jon was deputy editor of the Six O'Clock News and Editor of the BBC's live political programmes. As deputy editor of the Six O'Clock News he covered 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Jon joined the BBC as a graduate trainee and, by the age of 28, he had become editor of Look North based in Leeds.
In 1996 he moved to ITN where he played a central role in the launch of Channel 5 News in 1996.
Between 1985 and 1988 Jon studied at Manchester University where he was awarded a BA (Hons) in Politics & Modern History.
He was born in 1966 and he is from Liverpool.
Ms. Peta Hay, Group Resource Director, Tesco
Peta joined Tesco in 1991 after completing the graduate training programme. She then took on a number of operational roles in Retail before being promoted to Regional HR Manager for Scotland and the north of England in 2001, accountable for the delivery of HR strategy across 220 stores and 13,000 employees. She then moved into the Store Manager role in Dundee extra before being promoted to Store Director for Extra Format in Scotland where she led the management of 23 hypermarket stores and 9,000 employees with a weekly turnover of £23million.
Following the birth of her 2nd child she was invited to take on the role of Academy Director in 2009 developing and implementing the group strategy for Leadership and Development. She has recently been appointed as Group Resource Director, establishing the new resource and employer brand strategy across 14 countries. She has two children and has a keen interest in history and travel.
Mr. Greg Sage, International Corporate Affairs Director, Tesco
Greg joined Tesco eight years ago and has worked in a wide variety of roles across Corporate Affairs. In his current role as International and Internal Communications Director, Greg has the responsibility for leading group internal communications, sharing knowledge amongst the international corporate affairs teams and coordinating media and government relations across Tesco's international business. Greg started his career working in the media on newspapers and magazines before moving in to media and governmernt relations.
Ms. Teresa Ma, Partner (Shanghai), Linklaters
Teresa is experienced in UK and HK company law, public and private mergers and acquisitions (especially of a cross-border nature), and international equity issues. Prior to qualification as a solicitor, she worked for major investment banks in Hong Kong and London. As counsel, she has advised on public takeover offers in multiple jurisdictions, including more than 20 transactions in Hong Kong and/or elsewhere in the past few years and led significant global initial public offerings and listings.
For more details about Teresa, visit here.
Mr. Stuart Hepburn, Senior Vice-President for Global
Manufacturing and Supply, GlaxoSmithKline
Biography to be confirmed.
Application for the first round of Awards has closed.
How to apply
Please fill in the nomination form ensuring all the details are
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