Ann Phillips, chairman of national law firm Stone King, has been named Outstanding Individual of the Year at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards.

The awards recognise individuals and companies who maximise the potential of women in wealth, as well as celebrating female leadership and diversity.

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Ann Phillips

Phillips was also shortlisted in the Woman of the Year – Leadership (Professional Services) category.

'I feel very honoured to win this award,' said Phillips.

'There were many excellent entries and I am very proud to have been recognised in this way.'

Phillips has been chairman of Stone King for five years. She works with all varieties of charity and social enterprise structures, advising on constitutional and governance issues, mergers and restructuring, and dealings with the Charity Commission and other regulators.

Phillips also has particular depth of experience of heritage and fine arts organisations and endowed charities of all kinds, including Royal Charter charities and also military charities.

She was previously chairman of the Charity Law Association from 2011 to 2014 and is a trustee of The Poetry Society.

Stone King’s managing partner Steven Greenwood said the award was very well-deserved.

'We are delighted to see Ann recognised in this high-profile and well-respected way,' he said.

'Ann is an inspirational figure to all at Stone King, combining fine leadership with exceptional knowledge. This award could not have gone to a better person and no doubt will inspire all at Stone King.'