Leading provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services Appleby is sponsoring the IoD Director’s Awards in Jersey for the second year. The awards and gala dinner, organised by the Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors, are due to take place on Friday 10 June at the Hotel de France.

Sponsored by Appleby and Jersey Telecom, the awards were established to recognise the achievements of Island-based directors working in all areas of the economy. As well as the commercial sector, there are also awards for key players in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

IoD Jersey branch president Charles Clarke has announced the speaker this year is Michael Portillo:

"It is an absolute privilege to be able to welcome someone with such a distinguished political career and who is such an engaging, witty and insightful speaker. He will undoubtedly provide a fascinating focal point for our IoD awards", he said.

Nomination forms, awards criteria and guidelines for entry for the Jersey Director of the Year can be found at www.iod.com/jersey and the closing date for nominations is Friday 6 May.