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Council’s Chief Executive Anne Donaghy shortlisted for prestigious Director of the Year accolade

Thursday 12 April 2018

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Chief Executive Anne Donaghy has been shortlisted in the IoD Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards.

Council's Chief Executive Anne Donaghy shortlisted for prestigious Director of the Year accolade

The awards celebrate the best of the best across businesses, and directors at the forefront of leadership excellence.

They focus on the individual’s achievement, the importance of the director’s role in the community, and the commitment and expertise which contributed to the success of their business and to the Northern Ireland economy in the preceding 12 months.

Ms Donaghy has been shortlisted in the Director of the Year - Public/Third Sector category.

She said: "I am honoured to have been shortlisted for this highly prestigious award.

"This is deserved recognition of the incredible work delivered by my 900-strong team, under the direction of our Elected Members on Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

"Working together with a clear focus on delivery for all our citizens, our Council continues to lead the way in Northern Ireland local government reform, from transition to transformation.

“Mid and East Antrim is a multi-award winning Borough and a top performing area in terms of the delivery of services, including planning, recycling, the protection and enhancement of our natural environment, and a wide range of other frontline provisions.

"I thank our Elected Members and all of the staff at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council for their incredible work, vision and outstanding public service."

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Paul Reid, said: "I am delighted our Chief Executive has been shortlisted for an IoD Northern Ireland Director of the Year award.

"Anne has consistently demonstrated excellent leadership of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, blazing a trail in local government reform.

"As one of Northern Ireland’s leading local authorities, we have and will continue to play a key role in decision-making at a regional level.

"Thanks to the sterling efforts of Anne and her colleagues, local government in Northern Ireland is increasingly efficient, innovative and cost-effective.

“Our Council is well equipped to deliver on services such as economic development, planning, community regeneration and off-street parking, to name just a few, and for that, the Chief Executive and her colleagues should be very proud.

“I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship as we plan our future investments, realise our potential, and deliver economic growth and excellent services for the people of our Borough.”

The IoD (Institute of Directors) Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards take place at The Merchant Hotel in Belfast on Friday 18 May.