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IoD Awards Winners Announced

IoD Awards Winners Announced

Nine directors in Jersey were recognised for their outstanding achievements and leadership qualities at a black tie event on Friday last week.

The winners of the 2015 Jersey Director of the Year Awards, organised by IoD Jersey and supported by co-lead sponsors Airtel-Vodafone and Appleby and video sponsor PBS Media, were selected by an independent judging panel and announced in front of an audience of over 300 at the Awards dinner on Friday 24th April at the Hotel de France.

For the first time, there were joint winners in the Public/Third Sector Director of the Year category whilst there was also an award for the best performing individual on the latest Chartered Director programme. The full list of winners, and those individuals who were Highly Commended by the judges, were:

  • Small Organisation Director of the Year: Damon Eastwood, Switch Digital
  • Medium Organisation Director of the Year: Kevin Allen, Investec Bank. Ricky Davey, Roberts Garages, was Highly Commended.
  • Large Organisation Director of the Year: Colin Macleod, CI Co-Operative
  • Young Director of the Year: Jordan Love, Codex. Heidi Gibaut, Law at Work, was Highly Commended.
  • Public/Third Sector Director of the Year: Ian Burns, States of Jersey Social Security and Dr Andrew Mitchell, Department of Cardiology.
  • Global Director of the Year: Nigel Le Quesne, JTC
  • Chartered Director Programme Award: Highest Score in 2014 Certificate, Peter Pichler and in 2014 Diploma, Alexa Sinel

The event was once again hosted by guest speaker, renowned writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip Gyles Brandreth. The judging panel for the Awards was chaired by Vicky Milner, Founder of Callington Chambers, and also included Jason Laity, Executive Director, KPMG; John McGuinness, Head teacher, Grainville School; Chris Clark, CEO, Prosperity 24.7; and Claire Boscq-Scott, Managing Director, Claire Boscq-Scott Customer Services.

A total of 20 different senior professionals and directors working across Jersey’s private, public and voluntary sectors had initially been shortlisted across all categories for the Awards, which are designed to celebrate the achievements of individuals and recognise excellence in the business community.

Vicky Milner said:

“These awards demonstrate that Jersey’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and kicking and we applaud every one of the finalists.  All of the candidates were leaders who have made a difference, personally, to the organisations in which they work and in a number of cases they have also made a difference to the Island. They are a group of courageous and talented individuals who have been brave enough to stick their necks out, whether by going it alone and creating new businesses, or by bringing originality and ingenuity to traditional sectors.”

Wendy Dorman, Chair, IoD Jersey, added:

“Now in their sixth year, the Jersey Director of the Year Awards was once again extremely well attended, emphasising the desire there is in Jersey to recognise and celebrate the expertise of our top leaders. These awards are a celebration of the wealth of talent in our Island, underlining not only just how beautiful a place Jersey is to live but also how vibrant it is as a place to work and we should be extremely proud of that. I would like to congratulate all the winners and those who were shortlisted, and thank our generous sponsors Airtel-Vodafone, Appleby and PBS Media for helping to make this event such a success yet again.”

 

The full shortlist for the 2015 Jersey Director of the Year Awards was as follows:

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR FOR A SMALL ORGANISATION

Marie-Christine Dix, Lido Wellness Centre & Back to Balance
Damon Eastwood, Switch Digital
Becky Hill, HR Now

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR FOR A MEDIUM ORGANISATION

Kevin Allen, Investec Bank
Danny Bannister, Total Solutions Group
Ricky Davey, Roberts Garages
Ewan Spraggon, Baker Tilly

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR FOR A LARGE ORGANISATION

Colin Macleod, CI Co-Op                                                                                                                                                     
Ben Robins, Mourant Ozannes                                                                                                     
Will Thorp, Standard Bank

YOUNG DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Damon Eastwood, Switch Digital                                                                                                                   
Simon Gasston, Delta                                                                                                                                         
Heidi Gibaut, Law at Work                                                                                                              
Jordan Love, Codex                                                                                                         
Will Thorp, Standard Bank                                                                          

PUBLIC/THIRD SECTOR DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Ian Burns, SoJ Social Security                                                                                                                          
Shaun Findlay, Les Amis

Dr Andrew Mitchell, Department of Cardiology                                                                                        
Jason Wyse, Silkworth Charity Group

GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Nick Kershaw, Ogier                                                                                                                                           
Nigel Le Quesne, JTC

Paul Savery, Barclays