IOD Director of the Year Awards

Friday 18 October 2019 | The Brewery, London

A celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement

2019 Finalists

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - CSR in partnership with IOSH

Donald Moore, Managing Director, Rowlinson Knitwear: North West 
Chris van den Berg, Director, PwC Channel Islands: Jersey
Geraint Lewis, Managing Director, Call of the Wild: Wales
Dara McCarthy, Director, RMF Construction Services: West Midlands
Laura Morrison, Managing Director, Your Telemarketing: East of England
Andrew Robertson, Managing Director, R&B Star: London & South
Ashley Cooper, Senior Partner, Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors: East Midlands
James Cain, CEO, Harrogate Water Brands: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - FAMILY BUSINESS

James Timpson OBE, CEO, Timpson Group: North West
Angela Bennett, Joint Managing Director, Diamond Systems: Northern Ireland
Rayner Davies, Managing Director, A & R Contract Cleaning: Wales
Iain Anderson, Joint Managing Director, GAP Group: Scotland
Amy McCormack, Commercial Director, ETM Recycling: South West
Michael Willetts, Managing Director, ASAP Express: West Midlands
Richard Gilkes, Managing Director, Stort Chemicals: East of England
Paul Crilly, Managing Director, Not Just Cleaning: London & South
Adam & Kim Burrage, Directors,Trident: East Midlands
Timothy John Rix CBE,
CEO, J.R. RIX & SONS: Yorkshire & North East 
Lesley Wild, Chair of the Board, Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - INCLUSIVITY in partnership with Jaguar

Debbie Francis, Managing Director, Direct Rail Services: North West
Jackie Henry MBE,
Office Senior Partner, Deloitte: Northern Ireland
Lynne Connolly,
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Standard Life Aberdeen: Scotland
Leona Barr-Jones, COO, Focus7 International: East of England
Sarah Gobran & Matt Pinches, Joint Artistic & Executive Producers Guilford Shakespeare Company: London & South
Mark Esho,
Director, Easy Internet Services: East Midlands
Charlotte Armitage, Managing Director, Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - INNOVATION in partnership with Hastee Pay

Dr Maurizio Bragagni MBA, CEO, Tratos: North West
Alan Lowry, Managing Director, Environmental Street Furniture: Northern Ireland 
Karl Morris, Managing Director, Bravura Foods: Wales
Nathan Pyne-Carter, CEO, Ace Aquatec: Scotland
Peter Bruch, Managing Director, AE Aerospace: West Midlands
Andy Mead, Owner and Managing Director, The Finishing Line: East of England 
Sue Nelson, CEO & Founder, The Breakthrough Group: London & South
Bruce Spencer-Knott, Managing Director, Minister Surfacing: East Midlands 
Dr Arnab Basu MBE, CEO, Kromek Group: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - INTERNATIONAL in partnership with Corporate Traveller

Marnie Millard OBE, CEO, Nichols: North West
Tim Brown, CEO Jersey Post: Jersey
Lisa McLaughlin, Director, Alternative Legal Services UK, US & EMEA, Herbert Smith Freehills: Northern Ireland
Brendon O'Reilly, Managing Director, Fashion House Group: Scotland
Dr Julian Turner,
CEO, Westfield Technology Group: West Midlands
Jon Camp,
Managing Director, Tube Tech International: East of England
Paul Robinson, COO, VHR: London & South
Guy Schanschieff MBE, Founder & Managing Director, Bambino Mio: East Midlands
Prof’ Adam Beaumont, CEO and Founder, aql: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - NON-EXEC

Matthew White, Chair, The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO): North West 
Mark Ennis, Chair, SSE Airtricity: Northern Ireland
Lesley Cowley, Chair, DVLA Companies House: Wales
Hugh Little, Chairman, CLAN Cancer Support: Scotland
Dr Andrew Milner,
Chair, BHSF / Sun Organics / Help for Health: West Midlands
Cedi Frederick,
Managing Director, Article Consulting: East of England 
Allan Goodbrand, Chair, UBH International: London & South
Gareth Thomas, Associate Director - Chief Strategy Officer Peritus Learning and Development: East Midlands
Colin Glass OBE, Non-Executive Chairman, Shine: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - YOUNG

Andrew Avanessian, COO, AppLearn: North West
Natalie Passmore, Finance Director, Jersey Water: Jersey
Naoimh McAteer,
Director, MJM Group: Northern Ireland
Jo Foxall,
Managing Director, PTI Cymru: Wales 
Michael Golding, Operations Director, Iverness Kart Raceway: Scotland
Amy Golding, CEO, Opus Talent Solutions: South West
Lara Fox,
Managing Director, Objective IT: East of England
Hugo Tilmouth,
CEO, ChargedUp: London & South
Sam Kirk,
Managing Director, J-Flex: East Midlands
Jake Third,
Client Services Director, Hallam: East Midlands
Oliver North,
Managing Director, O&H Vehicle Technology: Yorkshire & North East

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - PUBLIC SECTOR in partnership with Bamboo

Steve Park, Managing Director, Warrington & Co: North West
Tony Moretta, CEO, Digital Jersey: Jersey
Jill Minne, Strategic HR Director, Northern Ireland Civil Service: Northern Ireland
Pauline Howie OBE,
CEO, Scottish Ambulance Service: Scotland
Giles Letheren,
CEO, Delt Shared Services: South West
Karen Livingstone,
National Director, SBRI Healthcare: East of England
Penny Agent,
Director of Allied Clinical Sciences and Patient Engagement, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust: London & South
Bill Skelly,
Chief Constable, Lincolnshire Police: East Midlands


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - THIRD SECTOR

Maura Jackson, CEO, BACKUP North West: North West
Dina Cook,
COO, Wetswheels Jersey: Jersey
Carol Fitzsimons MBE,
CEO, Young Enterprise Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland
Angela Hughes,
CEO, Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust: Wales
Roslyn Neely,
CEO, Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity: Scotland
Paula Martin,
CEO, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust: South West
Mark Abrams,
CEO, Auriga Services: West Midlands
Patrick Peal,
CEO, East Anglia Air Ambulance: East of England
Jonathan Spiers, CEO, Autistica: London & South
Caroline Killeavy,
CEO, Lincolnshire YMCA: East Midlands
Adeem Younis,
Chairman, Penny Appeal: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - SME in partnership with Code Investing

Donald Moore, Managing Director, Rowlinson Knitwear: North West
Angela Bennett,
Joint Managing Director, Diamond Systems: Northern Ireland
James Crawford,
CEO, Johnsey Estates UK: Wales
Jeffrey Pugh,
Founder & Managing Director, Pugh Computers: Wales 
Jamie McGowan,
Director, Essence of Harris: Scotland
Charmaine Vincent,
CEO, Baltimore Consulting: South West
Dr Eman Al-Hillawi, Director & Partner, Entec Si: West Midlands 
Ashton Hunt,
Managing Director, Tees Law: East of England
Jonathan Richards,
Founder & CEO, Breathe: London & South 
Dr Richard Weaver,
CEO & Founder, XenoGesis: East Midlands
Stephen Smith,
CEO, EMB Group: East Midlands
James Cain,
CEO, Harrogate Water Brands: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - LARGE BUSINESS

Andrew McLaughlin, CEO, RBS International: Jersey
Nick Whelan,
Group Chief Executive, Dale Farm: Northern Ireland
Robin Watson,
CEO, Wood: Scotland
James Freeman,
Managing Director, First West of England: South West
Sean Ramsden, CEO, Ramsden International: East Midlands
Jacqui Hall, Managing Director, CNG Ltd: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - START-UP

Paul Kerruish, CEO & Co-Founder, The Fynoderee Distillery: North West
Tom Hacquoil, CEO, Pinpoint: Jersey
Robert McConnell, Director, Pinnacle Professional: Northern Ireland
Catrin Jones,
Director, Crwst: Wales
Daniel Winterstein, Co-Founder & Director, Good-Loop: Scotland
Matt Jones,
Founder & Managing Director, Oxbridge: West Midlands
Kane Halsey,
Founder and CEO, Pickr: East of England
Tagore Ramoutar,
Managing Director, The Oxford Artisan Distillery: London & South
Naomi Watkins,
CEO, NW Counselling Hub CIC: East Midlands
Benjamin Maughan,
Managing Director, Epic Social: Yorkshire & North East


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

William Barnett,
CEO, W&R Barnett: Northern Ireland
Adrian Shooter CBE,
Chairman, Vivarail: West Midlands
Jon Camp,
Managing Director, Tube Tech International: East of England
Paul Crilly,
Managing Director, Not Just Cleaning: London & South
Linda Pollard,
Chair, NHS The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Yorkshire & North East


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - CHARTERED DIRECTOR

Margot Cronin, Non-Executive Director, HSBC Life, Tesco Underwriting, Prudential International, Nazareth Care: London
Zelmira Polk, Managing Director, The Hearth Education Advisors: London
Ray Stafford, Managing Director, Williams Trade Supplies: Hampshire & Isle of Wight

CONGRATULATIONS

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