|RCSEd awards Ann Gloag for ‘outstanding’ humanitarian work|
|Friday, 25 May 2012|
One of Scotland’s leading business figures, Ann Gloag OBE visited the RCSEd on 16 March to receive the Companionship of the College.Ann Gloag co-founded Stagecoach in 1980 and, along with her brother Brian Souter, grew the company into one of the UK’s largest transport groups. But it is her extensive humanitarian work in Africa that has brought Ann Gloag recognition from the College.
Mr David Tolley, President of the RCSEd, said: “This award has been made in recognition of Ms Gloag’s past support and encouragement for women surgeons through the RCSEd’s Gloag Scholarships but primarily for her significant and lasting contribution to the relief of suffering in Africa.
“In particular, Ms Gloag’s Freedom from Fistula Foundation, which provides vital healthcare for child-bearing women in Africa and offers treatment for the chronic problem of obstetric fistula following childbirth, resonates with the RCSEd’s own fundraising activities and charitable work in the continent.”