Prof. John M. Reynolds, Managing Director of Reynolds International Ltd, has been awarded the honour of a Fellowship of the Institute of Directors (IoD). According to Jonathan Geldart, UK Chairman of the IoD, he stated that “Fellowship is exclusive and by invitation only, for directors of the highest standing who epitomise the IoD’s founding values of integrity and enterprise. This level of membership is granted through a strict qualification process considering several criteria, including seniority, business experience,
process considering several criteria, including seniority, business experience, contribution to the director community, commitment to the Institute of Directors, and achieving our prestigious Chartered Director status.”. In addition, the Chairman of IoD Wales, Richard Selby, said of the award “Many congratulations on this achievement, we are extremely proud of you!”.
While the selection is made at the UK level, only 12 such Fellowships were awarded in 2021 in Wales. Fellows of the IoD constitute less that 5% of the total UK membership, emphasising the prestige that this award has and the regard in which it is held by the general business community.
Prof. Reynolds said on receiving the news “This award was totally unexpected and came completely out of the blue and was a real surprise. It was a great way to end 2021. I really appreciate the recognition that this affords and value it particularly in recognition of the calibre of other recipients over the years.”.
The Fellowship awards will be further celebrated at the IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards event to be held in Newport, South Wales, on 20th May 2022.
In addition to being the Managing Director of Reynolds International Ltd, he is also Technical Director (Environment) for North Wales Tidal Energy Ltd and is a member of the Business Delivery Board of Ambition North Wales.