IOD Director of the Year Awards

A celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement

2018 Finalists

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - NEW

Kelvin WoodCompliance Services Director, Shield Safety Group: North West
Daniel O'Toole, Chief Executive Officer, Retail Merchandising Services: Wales
Paddy O'Hagan, COO, Neueda: Northern Ireland 
Josh Stamp,
 Strategic Director Director, The Esland Group Ltd: East Midlands
Amy Golding, CEO, Opus Talent Solutions: London & South
Donna Whitehead
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of 
the Faculty of Business and Law, UWE Bristol: South West
Nicholas Oates
, Director, Fabricom Offshore Service: Yorkshire & North East
Sarah West,
MD, Full Mix Marketing: East of England


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - NON EXEC

Jeremy BrettellNon-Executive Director, Guarantee Protection Insurance Ltd, Anderson Strathern Asset Management Ltd, Transact, Airdrie Savings Bank, Wesleyan Bank Ltd: Scotland
Christine Gaskell
Chair, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership: North West
Philip Roberts,
 Non Executive Director, Combesgate, Viscose Holdings
Forward Waste Management, TrakCel, MCI Logistics: Wales 
Carmel McKinney OBE
Chairperson, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service: Northern Ireland
Pete Frost
Trustee, Norton Housing Support: East Midlands
Clive Bawden, 
Director, Look After Business: West Midlands
Jo Haigh
CEO, FDS Director Services: Yorkshire & North East
Debbie Gardiner MBE
Non-Executive Director, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP): East of England


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - START UP

Adrian Sutton, Managing Director, Vortex IoT: Wales
Andrew Morrison
Managing Director, AM Bid: Scotland 
Johnathon Pereira, Managing Director, Seapower Marine Ltd: Jersey
Toby McCartney, 
CEO, MacRebur Limited: North West
Stephen McDowell,
 Director, Hayward Hawk: Northern Ireland
Richard Gill, CEO, Drone Defence Services Ltd: East Midlands
Joy Foster
Founder & Managing Director, TechPixies: London & South
Oliver Bruce
Director, PinPointMedia: South West 
Phil Neale
Founder / CEO, Snoozle: West Midlands 
Ben Barker, Managing Director, Artemis Brew Ltd: Yorkshire & North East
Will Stewart, Managing Director, The Point.1888: East of England 


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - PUBLIC/THIRD SECTOR

Tom HalpinChief Executive, Sacro: Scotland
Marshall Dallas, Chief Executive, Edinburgh International Conference Centre: Scotland
Richard Jeffery
Director, GC Business Growth Hub: North West
Simon Pirotte, 
CEO and Principal, Bridgend College: Wales 
Bill Atkinson
Chief Executive, Ulster Supported Employment and Learning (USEL): Northern Ireland 
Emelita Robbins
Chief Executive, Jersey Hospice Care: Jersey
Andrew Sugden
Director of Corporate Development, States of Jersey Police: Jersey
Gary Headland
Chief Executive, Lincoln College Group: East Midlands
Benjamin Ackim
Managing Director, Sports City London: London & South
Alison Jordan
CEO, Pete's Dragons: South West 
James McLaughlin
Chief Executive, Cure Leukaemia: West Midlands
Simon Wallis
Director, The Hepworth Wakefield: Yorkshire & North East
Jane Gurney
Chief Executive Officer, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance: East of England


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - GLOBAL

Barry Leahey MBEManaging Director, Playdale Playgrounds Ltd: North West
Paula KennedyVice President, EMEA Markets and Global Digital Sales, Convergys: Northern Ireland
Gary Headland,
 CEO, Lincoln College Group: East Midlands
Danny Brooks, Managing Director, VHR: London & South
Kutty Prabakaran, Chief Executive Officer, Enzen Group: West Midlands
David Langworth,
 Chairman, NM Group: Yorkshire & North East
Andrew Brammer
Managing Director, PSS Ltd: East of England


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - INCLUSIVITY in partnership with Jaguar

Erica InghamChief Financial Officer, MediaCom North: North West
Julian John, Managing Director, Delsion Ltd: Wales 
Gary Thompson
Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service: Northern Ireland
Shahid Sheikh OBE, Managing Director, Clifton Packaging Group: East Midlands 
Sally Austin
Group HR Director, Costain Group plc: London & South
Carmen Watson
Managing Director, Pertemps: West Midlands
Tracy Wray
Director of HR and Communications, The University of Sheffield: Yorkshire & North East 

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - INNOVATION

Stephen Robertson, Director and Founder, Metis Partners: Scotland
Toby McCartney,
 CEO, MacRebur Limited: North West
Steve Jones
Founder & CEO, Comparison Creator: Wales
Denis Lynn
Chairman, Lynn's Country Foods - Finnebrogue Artisan: Northern Ireland
Allan Watts,
 Founder and Operations Director, Sleep Well Milk Limited: Jersey  
Shahid Sheikh OBE
Managing Director, Clifton Packaging Group: East Midlands 
Simon Rice
Managing Director, HSG UK Ltd: East Midlands 
Dr Anil Ohri, 
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Regent's Park Health: South West 
Adam Kiani
CEO, PT Academy: West Midlands
Professor Adam Beaumont
Chief Executive Officer, aql: Yorkshire & North East
Laura Morrison
Managing Director, Your Telemarketing Ltd: East of England


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - CSR in partnership with IOSH

Martin ArmstrongGroup Chief Executive Officer, Wheatley Group: Scotland 
Dr Julian SkyrmeDirector of Social Responsibility, The University of Manchester: North West 
Lynsey Holley-Matthews
Marketing & Responsible Business ManagerJehu Group: Wales
Ray Hutchinson, 
Managing Director, Gilbert-Ash: Northern Ireland 
Jillian Thomas
Managing Director, Future Life Wealth Management: East Midlands  
Helen Wathall, 
Managing Director, G.Wathall & Sons Ltd: East Midlands
Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing, and Sustainability, Royal Mail Group: London & South 
Rob Vivian, 
CEO, PureComms: South West 
Angus DrummondCEO, Limitless Travel Ltd: West Midlands 
Martin Port, Founder & CEO, BigChange: Yorkshire & North East
Doug Field, 
Joint Chief Executive, East of England Co-op: East of England
Jamie Racjan, 
Sales and Procurement Director, Fungi Delecti Ltd: Jersey 


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - FAMILY BUSINESS

Alison Reuben, Director, Bluebell Fitted Furniture Ltd: North West 
Janna Horsthuis
Managing Director, Robinsons: Isle of Man
Catherine Butler
Managing Director, Hugh Phillips Gower Butcher: Wales 
Ashley McCulla, Managing Director, McCulla (Ireland) Ltd: Northern Ireland
Karl Hodgkinson, Group Commercial Director, Howard Tenens Ltd: East Midlands
Amalia Brightley-Gillott
Managing Director, Family Business Place: London & South
Rebecca Marks
Co-Founder & Director, Scarlett Entertainment: South West
Henry Deakin
Managing Director, Deakin & Francis: West Midlands
Naveen Ahmed, Managing Director, The Parklane Group: Yorkshire & North East 
Tarnia Robertson, Managing Director, Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf & Spa: East of England


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - SME

Liam GilesManaging Director, Spindogs: Wales 
Aaron Dicks
Managing Director, Impression Digital Ltd: East Midlands
Luke Quilter
CEO, Sleeping Giant Media: London & South
Dawn Hands
Managing Director, BMG Research: West Midlands
Sunny Sharma
Director, Pet Brands: Yorkshire & North East
Simon Erlanger, 
Managing Director, Isle of Harris Distillery: Scotland
Michelle Pollard, 
Managing Director, Spider. Fixed Fee Web Recruitment: East of England
Celine Sinclair, 
Chief Executive, The Yard: Scotland 


DR. NEVILLE BAIN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTOR AND BOARD PRACTICE 

Gary Lamb, CEO, Manx Telecom plc: Isle of Man
Brian Conlon, CEO, First Derivatives: Northern Ireland
Geoff Thompson, Founder and Executive Chair, Youth Charter: North West 
Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, Group Chief Executive Officer & Deputy Principal, Hadlow Group: London & South
Dr Andy Palmer, President and CEO, Aston Martin Lagonda: West Midlands
Richard Harpin, Founder & CEO, HomeServe plc: Yorkshire & North East
Dr Lesley Dickie, Chief Executive Officer, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust: Jersey
David Hosking, CEO, Tuskerdirect: East of England
Sir Timothy O'Shea FAcSS, FREng, FRSE, Emeritus Professor, Digitial Education and previously Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Edinburgh: Scotland


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - CHARTERED DIRECTOR in partnership with St. James’s Place
This award recognises the best newly qualified chartered director of the past 12 months. Selection for this award is based purely on the marks and grades achieved through the examination and interview process.

Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President, DNV GL
Victoria Clarke Brown CDir ACMA BSc (Hons), Finance Director, Distinction Group Limited
Tamara Sakovska, Director, Lavra Capital Ltd

 

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