Dr Swee Tan Honoured at Gold Awards

Dr Swee Tan receiving his Gold Award from the Mayor

Dr Swee Tan receiving his Gold Award from the Mayor

On behalf of everyone associated with the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute, I would like to congratulate our executive director, Dr Swee Tan, who was honoured last week by being named the 2014 Inspire Wellington Ambassador.

The Award is presented by the Wellington City Council as part of the Wellington Gold Awards that recognise and celebrate Wellington’s finest.

The Inspire Wellington Ambassador Award is presented to the person who has demonstrated creativity and innovation through their promotion of a product or service overseas and gained international exposure and/or recognition for themselves, their product and Wellington.

Swee is a most deserving recipient. His ground-breaking research work is widely recognised and his skill as a reconstructive plastic surgeon has changed the lives of many people.

In receiving this Award, Swee is in good company. Past recipients have included Taika Watiti, Ian Athfield and Sir Richard Taylor, to name a few.

I’m sure you’ll join with me in congratulating Swee on this well-deserved achievement.

Paul Baines
Chair, Gillies McIndoe Research Institute