2015 - James Yearsley
Congraulations to James Yearsley, 2015 Waikato branch of IoD Emerging Director Award winner.
Tamahere community champion James Yearsley has been recognised as a developing talent in Waikato’s business and community sectors.
The Tamahere Dad’s Army founder has been named the winner of the Institute of Directors’ Waikato Emerging Director Award, an initiative designed to foster upcoming talent in governance.
Institute of Directors Waikato Branch Chair Margaret Devlin says judges were impressed by Yearsley’s dedication to both his community and his career.
“We had a record number of high calibre applicants, and James stood out as someone with a diverse skillset,” she said. “He has a strong understanding of good governance principles, a range of practical board experience and a real commitment to his local community.”
“The Emerging Director Award is a real honour,” said Yearsley. “It’s a great opportunity to develop my governance skills, and I’m looking forward to translating that into both my business and community roles.”
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2014 - Sarah Morton-Johnson
The Waikato branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) announced that Sarah Morton-Johnson was awarded its fifth annual Emerging Director Award. The award includes a 12 month Director Development position with the Wintec Council.
Additionally, Mrs Morton-Johnson is provided with a complimentary 12-month IoD membership, professional development opportunities to a value of $2,000 and will be mentored by an experienced director for one year.
Chair of the Waikato Institute of Directors, Margaret Devlin, said Sarah stood out amongst nominees as a person well-suited for a directorship career.
“Sarah has a promising career as a director. She has had governance exposure on a range of boards in various industries including manufacturing, hospitality, education, training and social services, and she has used her commercial background and experience in human resources to help groups and organisations in the not-for-profit sector, in particular organisations that work with youth,” said Devlin. Read more
2013 - Paula Baker
2012- Simon Lockwood
2011 - Erica Amon
Erica Amon graduated from Otago University with Bachelor and Masters degrees in clinical pharmacy. She is currently a consultant in primary health care. Erica was one of the founding trustees of Waikato Youth Empowerment Trust, a charitable Trust that delivers youth programmes and was Chair from 2006-2010. Her governance experience includes being a member of the Waikato Primary Health’s Finance, Audit and Risk committee, and the Grants committee. Erica has complemented her governance experience with a range of Institute of Directors courses including most recently the Regional Directors’ Development Programme. The award includes a 12 month director development position on the sponsoring board HRH (Hamilton Riverview Hotel) and $2000 to undertake IoD professional development courses as sponsored by the Element Group. In addition, Erica will have access to one year of complimentary membership with the IoD.
Runner up winner was Jocelyn Mikaere. Jocelyn will have twelve months mentoring from an experienced director.