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Director of the Year Awards: What is a Director?

14 Jul 2021

What is a Director? 

Directors are responsible for leading their organisation, defining its strategic direction and, along with the rest of the board, they have a duty to make informed decisions and exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence on behalf of that organisation. They owe a duty of trust, loyalty and confidentiality to their organisation and they must act in good faith in the best way to promote its long-term success. At the IoD, we recognise that practising, aspiring (including student) and retired directors, all have a crucial role to play in the director community.

The IoD believes that all directors, regardless of their specific role on the board, the sector or industry in which they operate, or the size of the organisation, need to demonstrate competence in a wide range of areas in order to be truly effective leaders. 

The IoD’s Director Competency Framework sets out these competencies, divided up into knowledge, skills and mindset. Besides the concrete skills and explicit knowledge required to carry out their duties, directors should also bring an ethical mindset, integrity and independence. When it comes to an organisation’s ethical standards the directors and senior management need to be beyond reproach and ‘set the tone at the top’. Our annual IoD London & South and South West Director of the Year Awards has grown over the past years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence, highlighting the significant contribution business leaders can make to society and economic prosperity in the region. 

Directors from diverse regional businesses such as VHR, NHS, Jardine Motors Group, Xtrac and Checkatrade are just a few of the company directors that have been recognised at these prestigious awards. By partnering with our awards, your company will receive all the brand awareness and accreditation of being associated with the IoD. You will forge new relationships with key business targets – entrants, finalists, winners, partners and the wider IoD membership.

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The awards ceremony will be held virtually on 11th November at 17:00 - 18:30

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Deadline for entries is 11:59pm GMT on Monday 13th September 2021.

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