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Alumna of the Year award

Now in its ninth year, the GDST’s prestigious Alumna of the Year award recognises the outstanding achievements of our alumnae, either philanthropically, academically, artistically or in her work, as voted for by alumnae, GDST staff and the girls in our schools.

We are delighted to announce that Dr Nirupa Murugaesu (Notting Hill & Ealing High School) is our 2018 winner of Alumna of the Year for her work in the field of genomics; with composer Anna Appleby (Newcastle High School for Girls) winning the Trailblazer award, which recognises a young alumna for exceptional, early achievements in her career.

Previous winners include Cressida Dick (Oxford High School), Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Jenny Beavan (Putney High School), Oscar and BAFTA winning costume designer and Claire Bennett (Sydenham High School), performance coach and former captain of England women’s fencing team.