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Will Hutton

Will Hutton

Principal, Hertford College, Oxford University and chair of the Big Innovation Centre

Monday 03 Sep 2012
Most Influential UK Thinker Wayne Clarke joins Ban Ki-moon and Ted Sorensen as JCI ambassador

Most Influential UK Thinker Wayne Clarke joins Ban Ki-moon and Ted Sorensen as JCI ambassador

Wayne Clarke, international partner at Best Companies Partnership, has been named a JCI Ambassador, the highest honour awarded by United Nations partner and non-profit organisation Junior Chambers International. 

Clarke is only the ninth ever recipient of the distinction and joins distinguished individuals including UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization technical officer Christopher Drasbek and most recently US president John F Kennedy's adviser Ted Sorensen, who was posthumously recognised in 2010. 

JCI is a membership-based non-profit organisation of 200,000 young people aged 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries. Each JCI Member shares the belief that, in order to create lasting positive change, you must improve yourself and the world around you.

According to the JCI constitution, an ambassador is any individual recognised for outstanding political, business, cultural, scientific or social contributions and whose actions share JCI's principles, mission and philosophy. 

JCI communications manager Devlin Riggs told HR magazine: "Throughout the past three years, Wayne has been one of JCI's most committed partners, attending events around the world to help educate our members on various aspects of human resources and best practices in employee engagement. 

"Outside of JCI events, Wayne has consistently promoted the actions of JCI members and encouraged others to help contribute to JCI member projects and initiatives that seek to improve the lives of others. Wherever he goes, Wayne brings with him a positive attitude and approachable personality that instantly endears him upon others, and we are lucky to consider him a friend and partner."