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DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020

IoD Yorkshire & North East Director of the Year Awards 2020 is now open for entries and nominations.

We are looking for inspiring and pioneering business leaders from all corners of the region to enter the 2020 Yorkshire & North East Director of the Year Awards.

Full details of categories and criteria can be found here and please see our regional page for details of how to apply and how to write a great application here. 

 


THE JUDGES

• Simon Walton, managing partner at Berwick Partners/Odgers Berndtson, Leeds and chair of the judging panel 

• Dr Joanna Berry, associate professor in entrepreneurship at Durham University Business School and vice chair of the IoD Yorkshire and North East

• Jo Barnes, managing director of Hull based Shared Agenda, specialists in estate solutions for the public and private sectors

• Karl Pemberton, managing director, Active Chartered Financial Planners, County Durham, and chair of the IoD’s North East (South) branch.

• Dan Gill, founder of Leeds based catering and event management specialist Dine

• Rachel Hannan, business angel and advisor, Leeds.

• Natalie Foster, Partner, North Yorkshire Law

For more details on our judges, please see our dedicated judges page on our Awards website.


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019

Congratulations to all 2019 winners and highly commended who represented Yorkshire & North East on the 18th October in London. For a full list of winners, please see the IoD DoTYA page. 

YOUNG CATEGORY 

WINNER

Oliver North, Managing Director, O&H Vehicle Technology
Yorkshire & North East


SA very dynamic business leader and effective Director with a proven entrepreneurial background."

 

FAMILY BUSINESS CATEGORY  

WINNER

Lesley Wild, Chair, Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate
Yorkshire & North East

SAn innovative role model understanding the risk of governance and approaches new challenges where needed."

 

INNOVATION CATEGORY

WINNER

Dr Arnab Basu MBE, CEO, Kromek Group 
Yorkshire & North East

SThere is an undeniably strong link between this Director’s leadership and the development of the organisation as a highly innovative one"


DR. NEVILLE BAIN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTOR AND BOARD PRACTICE 

WINNER
Linda Pollard, Chair, NHS Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Yorkshire & North East

 

SAn effective Chair very much using good governance principles to effect change. Showing a high level of ethics and values, changing much more than the bottom line and developing a new culture among staff.  An impressive influencer and a force for good."

 

NON EXEC SECTOR CATEGORY
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Colin Glass OBE, Non-Executive Chairman, Shine 
Yorkshire & North East

 

Could 2020 be your year? Applications and nominations for next year's Director of The Year Awards are now open.