Strathclyde Dean Scoops Top Honours At Institute of Director Scottish Awards

By Naina Bhardway, News Editor (@NainaBhardwaj96)

Professor David Hillier, Executive Dean at Strathclyde Business School and Associate Principal, has become Public Sector Director of the Year at the Institute of Director (IoD) Awards.

Professor Hillier was among 15 top executives to be recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in Glasgow’s city centre as being the best in business across the country.

Created to reflect the diversity of business life in Scotland, the IoD awards recognise big business, SMEs, charities and the public sector, and recognise those individuals whose creativity, leadership or innovative business practices have led to success for their organisation and the communities they serve.

Commenting on his accolade, Professor Hillier said: “It’s a great honour to be recognised at this year’s prestigious IoD Awards. We are so lucky to have such a strong, innovative and supportive team throughout Strathclyde Business School and the University. Without everyone working together, from our researchers, lecturers, and professional services to our industry, government and community partners, we wouldn’t be where we are today – recognised as the UK Business School of the Year and a socially enlightened international institution for research and innovation.”

Responsible for managing resources to provide teaching, learning, and to drive research at Strathclyde Business School, Professor Hillier has played a crucial role in helping shape the School’s reputation, which saw it crowned Top Business School in the UK, according to 2016’s Times Higher Education Awards.

As a winner, Professor Hillier will be considered for the UK Director of the Year Awards, which take place in London, in September this year.