Without hesitation I would like to nominaye Lisa - an inspirational leader who deserves this honour-it is truly her time to shine! She has done her city proud in her chosen sport of judo. She is a great sportswoman and an example to young people from the city and Northern Ireland. As a local hero she brought a silver medal home from the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Since then she has continued to shine a light in the community taking an active role as club coach, referee, tournament organiser and guardian on trips near and far. Once, when asked why she was journeying to Scotland with a group of young hopefuls [ while under pressure to complete her thesis ] she refused to stand down saying - when I was their age someone did it for me! Now, that exemplifies her attitude and surely is a reason why she should lead the way as a torchbearer. She has since become head of the Deptartment of International Business Studies at the University of Ulster's Business School.Recently, she shared the stage with Sir Steve Redgrave when he visited the city to share the secrets behind his success and encourage the same traits in leadership in business. Lisa, now a 3rd Dan black belt and two times world Master's champion has always punched above her weight and would hold the flame high for all to follow. She deserves to act as a herald, like the athletes of ancient Greece, spreading the good news that the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics is the road to success.