IoD Director of the Year Awards

National Director of the Year Awards UK Finals 2019 WINNERS

YOUNG CATEGORY 

WINNER

Oliver North, Managing Director, O&H Vehicle Technology
- Yorkshire & North East

YOUNG
SA very dynamic business leader and effective Director with a proven entrepreneurial background."

 

FAMILY BUSINESS CATEGORY  

WINNER

Lesley Wild, Chair, Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate
- Yorkshire & North East

FAMILY

SAn innovative role model understanding the risk of governance and approaches new challenges where needed."

 

INNOVATION CATEGORY

WINNER

Dr Arnab Basu MBE, CEO, Kromek Group 
-  Yorkshire & North East
 

INNOVATION
SThere is an undeniably strong link between this Director’s leadership and the development of the organisation as a highly innovative one"

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY

WINNER

Guy Schanschieff MBE, Founder and Managing Director, Bambino Mio
- East Midlands

INTERNATIONAL
SDanny has done an excellent job of running VHR for 15 years, during which time it has grown organically to encompass many countries. It’s continued growth make it an impressive global business."

 

PUBLIC SECTOR CATEGORY

WINNER

Pauline Howie OBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service
- Scotland

PUBLIC

SA clear inspirational leader who is empowering employees to be a part of the mission of Bridgend College. Extremely impressive results, financially as well as being motivational."
 

 

CHARTERED DIRECTOR CATEGORY

 

WINNER

Margot Cronin, NED, HSBC Life, Tesco Underwriting

CHRTERD DIRECTR
SThis 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.

 

SME CATEGORY

WINNER


Charmaine Vincent, CEO, Baltimore Consulting
- South West

SME

SThis Director has demonstrated strong management and governance skills which is extremely important."

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

WINNER
Linda Pollard, Chair, NHS Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Yorkshire & North East

DR NEVILLE

SAn effective Chair very much using good governance principles to effect change. Showing a high level of ethics and values, changing much more than the bottom line and developing a new culture among staff.  An impressive influencer and a force for good."

START-UP CATEGORY

WINNER

Tom Hacquoil, CEO, Pinpoint
- Jersey
 

START UP

SPassionate, extremely impressive with their feet firmly on the ground."

NON EXEC SECTOR CATEGORY

WINNER

Lesley Cowley, Chair, DVLA/Companies House
- Wales
 

NON EXEC

SAn innovative role model understanding the risk of governance and approaches new challenges where needed.."

CSR CATEGORY

WINNER
 

Dara McCarthy, Director, RMF Construction Services
- West Midlands

CSR

SIt is refreshing to see a qualitative and quantitative evidence base that can be supported with both the heart and the head. A highly motivated and focused individual committed to doing the right things for the right reasons."

STUDENT CATEGORY

WINNER

Sarah McAnallen, CEO & Co-Founder, McAnallen Ltd
- Northern Ireland

STUDENT

SDemonstrating a clear commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others.

THIRD SECTOR CATEGORY

WINNER

Jonathan Spiers, Chief Executive, Autistica
- London & South
 

THIRD

SThey are an inspiring leader who has made an incredible difference to their organisation and crucially to those they are seeking to help.."

INCLUSIVITY CATEGORY

WINNER

Leona Barr-Jones, COO, Focus7 International
- East of England
 

INCLUSIVITY

SThis Director has given evidence of the role they have played in founding a national diversity and inclusion project, which has the potential to really shape a diverse workforce for the future."

LARGE BUSINESS CATEGORY

WINNER

Robin Watson, Chief Executive, Wood
- Scotland
 

LARGE

SA strong vision to drive and succeed ensuring all stakeholders are involved and on board. Implementing a diversified board with strong leadership – a great combination for a large business!."

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