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IoD UK Final Awards Shortlist

IoD UK Final Awards Shortlist

Six leading individuals from Jersey’s private and public sectors and winners at this year’s Jersey Director of the Year Awards, organised by the Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD), are proceeding to the national finals of the IoD UK Director of the Year Awards.

The shortlist for the Awards, which are designed to recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of individuals at director level within private, public and voluntary organisations across Britain, were announced last week, and it is the fifth consecutive year that Jersey will be represented at them.

The Jersey contingent shortlisted for the Awards are:

  • Colin Macleod, CEO of the Channel Islands Cooperative Society, who is shortlisted in the ‘Large Company’ category
  • Jordan Love, Co-Founder of Codex, who is named in the ‘Young Director’ shortlist
  • Ian Burns, Chief Officer of Social Security, and Dr Andrew Mitchell, Consultant Cardiologist at the Jersey General Hospital’s Department of Cardiology, who are both shortlisted in the ‘Public Sector’ category
  • Nigel Le Quesne, Group CEO and Chairman of JTC, who is named in the ‘International’ category
  • Kevin Allen, Jersey Branch Manager and Head of Lending for Investec Bank Channel Islands, who is named in the ‘Mid-Market’ category

Those shortlisted from Jersey will compete for the national awards from a total pool of 77 individuals, including some of the UK’s most successful company directors from across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The winners of the prestigious awards will be announced at the IoD Director of the Year Awards UK Finals ceremony on 23 October to be held at the Lancaster London Hotel.

Wendy Dorman, IoD Jersey Chair, said: 

“For Jersey to be represented so strongly at a national level for the fifth year in a row reflects just how high the standard of entries are at our regional awards. This is a fantastic achievement for all those who have been shortlisted and a glowing endorsement of the talent that exists right across Jersey's private and public sectors."

Jersey individuals have a strong track record in the national Awards, having won an award in every year since 2011. In 2014, John McGuinness, Headmaster of Grainville School, was named ‘Public/Third Sector Director of the Year’; in 2013 Eamonn Elliott, General Manager of the Grand Jersey, won the ‘Young Director of the Year’, and the year before that Eliot Lincoln, CEO of Greenlight, won the same award. In 2011, Richard Rolfe, former headteacher at Le Rocquier School, won the national ‘Public Sector’ category.

The winners of the regional Jersey Director of the Year Awards were announced at a black tie Awards dinner in May, sponsored by Airtel-Vodafone and Appleby and hosted by writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip Gyles Brandreth.