The shortlist for this year's IoD Scotland Awards has been unveiled
The top leaders in Scotland’s third sector have been revealed.
The finalists for the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards 2021 were named this week.
As ever, there’s a strong representation from the voluntary sector on the shortlist.
The nominees in the SCVO Director of the Year – Third Sector category are: Alastair Davis, Social Investment Scotland; James Gillespie, Kibble; Jane-Claire Judson, Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland; and Josiah Lockhart, Firstport.
Kirsty Thomson, Circle Scotland CIC and Lesslie Young, Epilepsy Scotland have been nominated in the Agility and Resilience category and Lindsay Fyffe-Jardine, of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, is up for Young Director of the Year.
Philip Gerrard, Deaf Action; Dr Julie McElroy, academic and disability rights activist; Claire Nelson, Netball Scotland and Strathclyde Sirens; and Kirsty Thomson, Circle Scotland CIC, make up the shortlist for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion category.
Alastair MacNish OBE, previously of the Wheatley Group, is nominated for the IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Non-Executive award.
Theresa Shearer, chair of the judging panel, said: “There was merit in every single one of the entries for these awards and the judges reflected long and hard over the shortlist. What has shone through are directors’ resilience and entrepreneurship in the face of the extraordinary challenges we have been experiencing. IoD Scotland is excited by the energy and innovation of young directors and those leading established organisations. IoD Scotland is all about good directorship and this shortlist has shining examples.”
Winners will be revealed at a free-to-attend online live Awards Ceremony on Thursday 9 December (6pm to 8pm), hosted by television and radio presenter, Shereen Nanjiani.