IoD Awards 2020

Director of the Year Awards 2020

We are so pleased that our Founder and Chair Joyce Fraser is a finalist for the Institute of Directors (IoD) London & South

Joyce Fraser Director of the Year Awards 2020

Joyce has been recognised for her work in the Third Sector. She is also a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IOF),  Directory of Social Change (DSC) and the Small Charities Coalition (SCC).

Joyce set up the Black Heroes Foundation in order to preserve the legacy of her late husband Flip Fraser and his work with the iconic show Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame. The charity was registered in October 2016. The Black Heroes Foundation uses the Arts to recognise and celebrate Black Heroes.

The Black Heroes Foundation’s film the Story of Sam King MBE was screened at the Tate Modern in 2018, and Joyce’s debut play the Story of Claudia Jones was live streamed as part of Wandsworth’s Fringe Art Festival in May 2020.

The Covid-19 pandemic  has impacted the work of the Black Heroes Foundation. It has repurposed its activities and provides a weekly event the ‘Virtual Locomotion’ for those who are isolated and lonely. Initially set up to meet the needs of local Dementia Clubs, it is now open to all.  The Virtual Locomotion is a highly inclusive, interactive event that includes the celebration of black heroes, exercise, quiz, singing and dance!

I addition to her charitable work, Joyce lectures for the Open University Business School.

The IoD Directors of the Year Awards 2020

The  #iodawards ceremony takes place virtually on 11 September at 12:30.  The keynote guest speaker is non-other than ChildLine and Silver Line’s Dame Esther Rantzen DBE.

Charlotte Valeur is the Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD), championing their values and ceremonies such as this, recognising those who support the IoD’s causes. Charlotte has worked with Societe Generale, BNP-Paribas, and S.G. Warburg in the past.

Meet the Judges they include:

Claire Horton – Chief Executive, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

John Palmer MA C.Dir – CEO, exec4 – Consultants and Mentors

Gemma Lacey – Director of Sustainability & Communications, Southern Co-op

Ian Calder

Murray Eldridge

Janthana Kaenprakhamroy – Founder & CEO, Tapoly

Alison Bourne – CEO, The Dash Charity

William English – Chair, Owen English & Son

Tara Mei – Bread & Jam

Steve Malkin – CEO, Planet First, & Founder, The Planet Mark

Sue Nelson – Executive Director, EY

Ross Wilson

Nis Arend – Top 1%

Keith A Cornell CDir

Luke Quilter – Sleeping Giant Media

Alicia Andrews – Commercial Director, Southeastern Railways

Jitesh Patel – CEO, Peldon Rose

Barry Lewis – Managing Director, Cadline Limited

Peter Digby – President, Xtrac

Chris Dodson OBE DL AFIChemE FIoD – Chairman, Mortimer & Torftech Groups

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