Breast Cancer Care’s Chief Executive Samia al Qadhi has been voted runner-up as ‘Most Admired Chief Executive’ 2013 by other third sector leaders.

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The winners were announced last night at an event in the central London HQ of Google. The charity awards – which also has categories for Most Admired Charity Most Innovative Charity and Celebrity Charity Champion – are run by Third Sector magazine.

More than 500 chief executives of charities social enterprise and voluntary organisations cast online votes among the 80 shortlisted candidates for the various awards.

Paul Farmer Chief Executive of the mental health charity Mind was voted the Most Admired Chief Executive. The others shortlisted for the award were: Jon Barrick Stroke Association; Mark Goldring Mencap/Oxfam; Richard Hawkes Scope and Martina Milburn the Prince’s Trust.

The award citation for Samia said: 'She has introduced new management systems and processes to unite integrate and involve all the charity's staff departments and service providers.'

Samia said: ‘I’m thrilled especially as this highlights Breast Cancer Care and the wonderful work of all our staff and volunteers for people affected by breast cancer.’

The awards event was sponsored by Deloitte.