Achievements mark 30th year of Institute of Directors
Three important achievements in 2021 helped to mark the 30th year of the Bermuda branch of the Institute of Directors, the organisation said today.
The island’s leading resource for professionalism and excellence in boardrooms across all sectors of the economy announced that Cora Lee Starzomski and James O’Shaughnessy attained their chartered director designations.
Rochelle Simons was awarded a fellowship from the main branch of the organisation.
Chartered director designation is the highest of the three designations offered through IoD.
Fellowship status is achieved by invitation and granted through a qualification process considering several criteria.
Ms Simons is largely credited with revitalising the IoD Bermuda branch in the mid-2000s and served in various board capacities, including chairwoman, from 2012 until 2020.
Her fellowship recognises these efforts and she is the first Bermudian woman to be awarded fellow status outside of the chartered director designation, the organisation said.
Ms Simons said: "I am grateful to my IoD London colleagues who nominated me and am honoured to have been awarded fellow status."
She also recognised Roger Gillett, who joined IoD Bermuda in 2012 as chairman, for his role in the regeneration of the organisation.
The IoD's 30th year in Bermuda was typically busy and productive, it said, with the organisation conducting 16 sessions attended by 265 participants.
This year also saw another important first for IoD with the hiring of Danielle Riviere as executive director.