‘A massive accolade’: Royal Trinity Hospice CEO nominated for National Diversity Award

PA chief executive turned LGBT role model has been nominated for a prestigious National Diversity Award by her staff at the Royal Trinity Hospice in Clapham. 

Dallas Pounds, 48, has been chief executive of the hospice for the past two and a half years — after starting her career as a nurse.

As an openly gay woman she is thrilled to be nominated as a positive role model in the LGBT category by her staff, and is delighted they support both what she stands for and her vision.

Ms Pounds said: “The fact that my staff think that I am a positive role model for the LGBT community is a massive accolade.”

Ms Pounds is a passionate campaigner for LGBT communities and is in favour of any award that highlights their good work, encouraging all people not to hide who they are.

She said: “You as an individual will be the best you can be if you are true to yourself.”

Voting is open for The National Diversity Awards until Monday, June 20 and the ceremony will take place on Friday, September 20 — you can vote for Ms Pounds here.

Images courtesy of Royal Trinity Hospice, with thanks

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