The Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has launched its annual search to identify the Island’s top leaders across the private, public and voluntary sectors.
A stellar line up of judges has been selected for the 2019 Awards. The panel will be chaired by Tim Crowley, Managing Director of La Mare Vineyards, who was awarded IoD SME Director of the Year at both the Jersey and the national IoD Awards in 2017. He will be joined by Emelita Robbins, CEO, Jersey Hospice, Dr Lesley Dickie, CEO, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Graeme Smith, CEO, Jersey Business, and Lisa Springate, Head of Technical, Jersey Finance.
Nominations for the 2019 Jersey Director of the Year Awards, once again supported by Gold Sponsor Appleby, who have been associated with the initiative since its inception, as well as Silver Sponsor HSBC, can be made online now at https://www.iodawards.com/jerseyand are open until Friday 27 February. Entry is open to all, including non-members of the IoD.
Anyone can submit a nomination and the online process is free and simple, requiring a concise recommendation of up to 250 words. The ten award categories are as follows:
- Director of the Year – Small-Medium Business (below 50 million turnover)
- Director of the Year – Large Business (50 million+ turnover)
- Young Director of the Year
- Third Sector Director of the Year
- Public Sector Director of the Year
- International Director of the Year
- Director of the Year – Inclusivity
- Director of the Year – Innovation
- Director of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility
- Non-Exec Director of the Year
Following an independent and confidential judging process, the Awards will culminate in a black-tie dinner on Friday 17 May at the Royal Yacht Hotel, designed to celebrate the achievements of shortlisted nominees and winners.
Chris Clark, IoD Jersey Chairman, says:
“The benefits of entering the Director of the Year Awards extend far beyond the recognition and prestige associated with winning one of the award categories. We know how many talented and inspirational leaders we have in our Island community and we hope people take a bit of time to nominate those that are deserving of this recognition.
“There are new categories available this year and we are excited to be able to highlight those who innovate, promote inclusivity and corporate social responsibility, alongside the traditional business categories. I am delighted that our long-term supporters Appleby continue to be our Gold Sponsor and I am also pleased to welcome back HSBC as our Silver Sponsor this year.”