The Non-Executive Director Awards

Recognising the achievements of NEDs within the Business and Not-For-Profit/Public Sector communities

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30th September 2018

Nominations Open

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30th November 2018

Nominations Close

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3rd March 2019

Shortlist Announced

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Key Dates

Sunday 17th September 2023
2024 Launch & Nominations Open
Sunday 12th November 2023
Nominations Close
Sunday 11th February 2024
Shortlist Announced
Thursday 21st March 2024
Non-Executive Director Awards Ceremony

Judging Panel


Rob Woodward

Blancco Technology Group plc

2021 Winner


“NEDs play a pivotal role in overseeing the success of companies. They provide challenge and support to the executive and are always there maintaining a steady hand on the governance tiller. Blancco as a UK listed global technology company is on an exciting growth journey after coming through a particularly challenging period. Our ESG credentials are stand out and it is brilliant that I and the Blancco Board have been recognised with this award. It reflects the outstanding work of the Board and Executive team.”

Lord Blackwell

Lloyds Banking Group plc

2021 Winner

FTSE 100

“It was a great honour and very humbling to receive this tremendous award. I believe Non-Executive Directors have an important proactive role in helping the Executive team and wider organisation to succeed, so I see this award as a recognition for the whole Board at Lloyds Banking Group whose achievements I had the privilege to chair and share. I am particularly proud of the way the Group has developed its strategy within a clear purpose that recognises its important role in society – something which I believe all Non-Executives and Boards increasingly need to focus on. Thank you to Peel Hunt, The Sunday Times and the other great sponsors for making this event possible.”

Barry Gibson

HomeServe plc

2021 Winner

FTSE All Share

“I am honoured and delighted to receive this award, which is a wonderful finale to my time as Chairman of HomeServe. I want to pay tribute to Yorkshire entrepreneur Richard Harpin and the HomeServe team. They have accomplished great things, and will continue to do so. I will continue to champion employees and customers in my new role at Entain, and look forward to seeing the governance of UK plc go from strength to strength as its leadership becomes more diverse and inclusive.”

Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller

Wellcome Trust

2021 Winner

Not-for-Profit/Public Service Organisation

“I was honoured to be recognised by this award and am grateful to my colleagues at Wellcome for nominating me. It comes at the end of my time at Wellcome, first as a trustee then as chair, and compensates for my sadness at leaving such a wonderful organisation that does so much good in the world.”

Sir Donald Brydon

2021 Winner

Lifetime Achievement

“What an honour to be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the judges at NED Awards. I have been privileged to work with many outstanding NEDs in many companies and find it humbling to be singled out in this way. It vindicates a mindset to do the right thing, set the right tone and remember that as a NED one is a servant of the shareholders whilst remembering the other stakeholders’ interests. There is no job definition for a NED but the role demands integrity, judgement, an ability to take calculated risk and control it, and a willingness to leave one’s ego outside. It is a great contribution to our corporate life to have the contribution of NEDs recognised each year by the NED Awards’ team.”



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