22 May 2020 | Sophia Gardens Cricket Stadium

A celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement



Across Wales the IoD are building a strong community of business leaders, who understand the challenges, have access to quality personal and professional development, can offer peer support at that senior level, and influence policy that affects our businesses (be that local, regional or national policy) and who generally help make Wales a great place to live and work.

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary we are proud that the annual Wales Director of the Year Awards has grown over the years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence. Directors from businesses such as Cardiff Airport, Legal & General, Vortex IoT, RMS, Jehu Group, Sony UK Technologies, Bridgend College, GoCompare, Spindogs, Acorn Executive Search, PTI Cymru Ltd, Bravura Foods and Welsh Air Ambulance are just a few of the company directors that have been recognised at these prestigious awards.

The IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards has grown over the past seven years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence highlighting the significant contribution business leaders can make to society and the economic prosperity in the nation.


The profile of these awards continues to exceed expectations as they attract entries from the very best in Wales. We live in a world where there is much uncertainty and where challenges arise on a daily basis but I am always impressed by the tenacity,
enthusiasm and sheer dogged determination of Directors and senior executives in
organisation’s of all sizes and in all sectors; these awards offer a terrific way of
highlighting and acknowledging talent, best
practice and achievement across Wales.”

Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE
Director, IoD Wales

The Judging Process

The judging process is thorough and completed by recognised and respected industry leaders, so being shortlisted or winning is no mean feat.

The Judging Process


Winners of each of the Wales Awards are automatically entered into the UK finals, providing you with additional exposure and profile on a national stage as the ‘best of the best’ in British business.