GreaterSport CEO Wins IoD North West’s Public Sector/Third Sector Director of the Year

  • Author

    Catherine Conroy
  • Date

    26th February 2016

Thursday 15 February saw the Institute of Directors’ 2016 North West Director of the Year Awards – a night to celebrate the region’s top business and public sector leaders. GreaterSport’s CEO Yvonne Harrison was awarded winner of the Public Sector/Third Sector Director of the Year award after being highly commended at last year’s event, as well as being a finalist in the Young Director of the Year.

Yvonne started at GreaterSport as a volunteer, in 2000, as part of her degree at Salford University. She moved up the ranks and was appointed CEO in July 2014. She is also a board member at Active Tameside and Manchester Rangers.

Geographically and industrially diverse - the finalists cover sectors including creative, pharmaceutical, property, transportation and social enterprise. The group represents businesses spread right across the region including Cheshire, Manchester, Cumbria, Merseyside and Lancashire.

Chief Executive of Greatersport, Yvonne Harrison said:

“I am delighted to be named the winner of the Public Sector/Third Sector Director of the Year award. Winning this is a fantastic for myself and GreaterSport and in such a strong field, I am absolutely thrilled! GreaterSport changes lives across Greater Manchester through sport and physical activity and more people will know about the impact we have now which is just great! Congratulations to the other winners and nominees.”

Rachel Smith, NW Regional Director at the Institute of Directors said:

“These ambitious and inspirational leaders announced as winners in our annual awards reflect the diversity of the North West business landscape. At the Institute of Directors, we champion regional business success, and support those that are making waves locally, nationally and internationally, across many sectors and sizes. We congratulate all those exceptional winners for demonstrating strength in leadership to drive their organisations forward, and for flying the flag for the North West.”

Yvonne Harrison (GreaterSport CEO) and Chris Brindley (GreaterSport Chair)