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Newry director recognized by IoD

Newry Director Sean Hogan has been recognized and rewarded by his peers in this year’s IoD First Trust Bank Director of the Year Awards held on Friday in the Merchant Hotel Belfast. The prestigious awards were handed to each of the category winners in recognition of their proactive approach towards business growth, corporate governance and responsible directorship. Mr Hogan was awarded the Non Executive Director of the year for “leadership, vision and motivation” in his role as Non Executive director of Northern Ireland Water. Commenting on his award the judges noted: “As Non Executive Chairman, Sean has provided the necessary leadership and support to allow the organization to transform itself and become a more profitable and effective entity. Sean’s ability to provide a clear vision of the potential of the organization has motivated the staff resulting in improved performance and a clear direction for the future.” One of the main objectives of the IoD is to provide directors with opportunities that enable each to improve their potential and help them explore different avenues for organizational growth and stability. Speaking at the event Chairman of the IoD Northern Ireland, Paul Terrington said: “Today’s winners have each demonstrated a wealth of skills and professionalism that have impacted positively on their company’s performance and the local economy. This year the standard of applicants was at an all time high making the competition very difficult. With this said I would like to congratulate each of the finalists on their hard work determination and forward thinking. I wish the winners every success for the future and the best of luck in the UK finals next year.” Each of the winners of the Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards will be ed to enter the UK Director of the Year finals in late 2015 and will be nominated for the IoD Lunn’s Award for Excellence presented at the annual dinner in February.


16th December 2014

Newry Democrat