17 Dec 2012
Established in 1958, the Lampitt Medal provides a means by which the Society can honour Members who have taken inspiration from Leslie Lampitt's example, offering their own extraordinary gifts of time, leadership, vision and enthusiasm to the Society.
Mrs Diane Brown was awarded the Lampitt Medal at the 2012 Member's Forum, for her continued commitment to SCI.
Since joining SCI in the 1960’s Diane Brown has continued to be a very active member of SCI.
Diane has served on numerous SCI committees including technical interest group committees and governance committees. Diane was first elected as a Member of Council in 1998, and served as an elected member or Committee Chairman continuously until Council was replaced by the Board of Trustees in 2007. She has also served as Acting Chairman and Chairman of the Awards Committee, and a member, secretary and Chairman of the Environment Group Committee.
Diane continues to serve as a Trustee.
SCI has benefited from Diane’s enthusiasm and commitment beyond her active involvement in committees. She has also been involved in many initiatives to change the way SCI works. A summary of a couple of examples of the breadth of Diane’s involvement in SCI are detailed below:
Diane has had a particular interest in the awards scheme and instigated an initiative to modernise and make the awards system more effective and efficient.
Recognising the importance of a coherent and focussed emphasis on the value of SCI membership to recent graduates, Diane also suggested setting up the Early Career Support initiative.
In accepting the Lampitt Medal, Diane joins previous recipients honoured for their contribution to SCI, and receive sincere thanks from SCI HQ and membership for her continued efforts.