London and the South East
Director of the Year Awards

IoD awards

And the 2015 winners were...

The winners of the 2015 London and the South East Director of the Year Awards were announced at a Gala Awards Dinner held in the impressive Nash Room at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London.

Over 200 finalists and guests attended the sell-out evening where they were entertained by Jeremy Vine who gave a detailed view of the economy and outlined the continuing challenges and burdens facing business leaders in the UK – very much the people who were in the room with him.

With anticipation mounting, the evening moved to what everyone was there for - the introduction of the finalists in each category followed by the announcement of the Winners.

With thanks our panel of fifteen Judges, and congratulations to all the finalists, the Winners were announced as follows:

Peter Digby - Xtrac Ltd

Director of the Year – International

Peter Digby - Xtrac Ltd

Dina Henry - CAF Bank Limited

Director of the Year – Public and Third Sector

Dina Henry - CAF Bank Limited

Ross Williams - Venntro Media Group Ltd

Director of the Year – Young Director

Ross Williams - Venntro Media Group Ltd

Steve Coburn - Project Five Ltd

Director of the Year – Turnover up to £9.99m

Steve Coburn - Project Five Ltd

Romana Abdin - Simplyhealth

Director of the Year – Turnover over £300m

Romana Abdin - Simplyhealth

2015 judging panel

Jason Choy

Jason Choy
Chief Executive at Welcome Gate

Ian Dewar

Ian Dewar
Iod West Thames – Branch Chairman
Managing Director at Ergonomic Solutions

Susan Elliott

Susan Elliott
IoD Berkshire – Branch Chairman
Managing Director at VitalSix Ltd

Julie Hopes - Conservation Volunteers

Julie Hopes
Conservation Volunteers

Matt Lumb - Tangle Teazer

Matt Lumb
Tangle Teezer

Chris Maw - PwC

Chris Maw
Partner at PwC LLP

John Minards - PwC

John Minards
Regional Leader - South East, PwC LLP

Jacqueline O'Donovan - O'Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd.

Jacqueline O'Donovan
Managing Director at O'Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd.

Zoe Powers - GLH Ltd.

Zoe Powers
GLH Ltd.

Gareth Rogers - St Marys Football Group Limited

Gareth Rogers
Chief Executive Officer at St Marys Football Group Limited

Lewis Scott - UK Trade & Investment South East

Lewis Scott
Regional Director for South East England, UK Trade & Investment South East

David Seall - David Seall Associates Ltd

David Seall
IoD South - Regional Chairman
Director at Ovedo Ltd

Mark Smith - The Car Finance Company

Mark Smith
The Car Finance Company

Peter Webb - Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd.

Peter Webb
Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd.

Jill Whittaker

Jill Whittaker
Managing Director at HIT Training Ltd

Howard Wilder

Howard Wilder
IoD Sussex – Branch Chairman
Partner at Zonata Ltd

James Woollard - Polythene UK Ltd.

James Woollard
Polythene UK Ltd.

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