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Shortlist announced for 2017 Jersey Director Awards

Shortlist announced for 2017 Jersey Director Awards

The Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has announced a 15-strong shortlist of individuals for this year's annual search to find the top leaders in Jersey’s private, public and voluntary sectors.

The winners of the 2017 Jersey Director of the Year Awards, supported by long-term Gold Sponsor Appleby and Silver Sponsor HSBC, will be announced at a black tie awards dinner on Friday 28th April at the Hotel de France. ORCHID is the video partner for the event.

Designed to celebrate strong leadership and recognise excellence across the business community and public sector, the ceremony will once again be hosted by special guest speaker, renowned writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip Gyles Brandreth.

The 2017 shortlist is as follows:

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR FOR A SMALL ORGANISATION

Adam Dawson, Shawbrook International
Julie Heaven, Purpose
Charlotte Valeur, Board Apprentice

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR FOR A MEDIUM ORGANISATION

Chris Cotillard, Alex Picot Trust Company
Tim Crowley, La Mare Wine Estates
Tom Hacquoil, Calligo

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR FOR A LARGE ORGANISATION

Simon Mackenzie, Intertrust
Jon McCulloch, Sure International
Paul Savery, Barclays

YOUNG DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Pippa Davidson, Fairway Group
Aidan McAvinue, Smith & Williamson
Marie-Clara Thaureux, GLS Outsourcing

PUBLIC/THIRD SECTOR DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Keith Beecham, Visit Jersey
Nigel Crocker, The Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation
Darren Scott, Economic Development

The panel of judges for this year’s Awards is chaired by Colin Macleod, CEO CI Co-operative Society, and a past winner in the awards. He is joined by Lesley Harrison, Chairman, Prison! Me! No Way!!!; Alex Morel, Managing Director, ALX Training; and Mark Pesco, CEO, First Names Group.

In addition to the five core categories, recognition will also be given to those who achieved Chartered Director status in 2016:

  • Chris Ambler, Jersey Electricity
  • Ian Burns, Social Security
  • Steve Camm, RBS International
  • Louise Follain, Mourant Ozannes
  • Andrew Jarrett, Twelve40
  • Christopher Lintell, CI Co-operative Society
  • Carole Piazza-Pallot, STANLIB Fund Managers
  • Louise Read, Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities

Commenting on this year’s shortlist, IoD Jersey Chair Chris Clark said: “Once again this is a strong shortlist demonstrating the excellence in leadership we are fortunate to have right across the public, private and third sectors in Jersey.”

Michael Cushing, Jersey Managing Partner, Appleby, added: “The shortlist for the Jersey Director of the Year Awards is impressively diverse, and it is encouraging to see real strength in depth when it comes to successfully leading local organisations in a hugely complex environment.”

Tickets for the Jersey Director of the Year Gala Dinner on 28th April 2017 can now be booked via the Events page of the IoD Jersey website www.iod.je.