A NEWTOWNABBEY man has been named ‘Third Sector Director of the Year’ at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards 2012-2013.
John McMullan, from Bryson Charitable Group, picked up the accolade at a prestigious ceremony at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast.
The IoD awards celebrate leadership in all organisations whether they are in the private, public or third sectors.
Seven categories were contested at the awards, which were sponsored by Abbey Bond Lovis, the local insurance brokers and risk management advisors.
Abbey Bond Lovis Managing Director, Maurice Boyd congratulated the winners, whom the judging panel deemed to have made a valuable contribution to the success of their organisations.
“The quality of entrants is testament to the outstanding directors in Northern Ireland who have demonstrated strategic planning, sound financial management and a contribution to the growth of their organisations,” he said.
Guests at the awards were inspired by a presentation by Ulster Rugby coach, New Zealander Mark Anscombe.
The Director of the Year Awards is part of a UK-wide programme that “rewards excellence, showcases leadership and sets the standard for directors”.
The Northern Ireland winners will be entered into the national awards held next year. They will also be nominated for the IoD Lunn’s Award of Excellence which will be presented at the IoD annual dinner in Belfast, on 7 February 2013, where the guest speaker will be Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.