East of England

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The East of England Region comprises five very active and vibrant branches. 
These are Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire (includes Middlesex and parts of South Bedfordshire), Norfolk and Suffolk. The region has an IoD hub in Norwich based within the City College's St Andrew's House.

The East of England hosts a very diverse range of industries, from traditional manufacturing, agriculture, extraction, education and professional services, through to new sectors such as technology, biotech and cleantech. We are equally proud of our heritage and of our world-leading position in fast-moving contemporary industries.

Headed up by Regional Chairman David Sales and Regional Officer Camilla Calverley-Halford, the region has approximately 4,600 members.

We host a very full programme of events, for members and non-members, ranging from networking lunches and dinners to business seminars and social events.

IoD members can also access a range of resources on topics such as business development & strategy, finance, technology and trading overseas by visiting the guiding section of our website.

David, Camilla or any of our branch Chairmen will be delighted to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.

Could you be our next Essex Branch Chair?

The IoD's Branch Chair, Tim Price, is approaching the end of his three year term of office. This creates an opportunity for a new leader to take on this interesting and rewarding role in 2016.

We are looking for someone to chair and lead the Essex Branch Committee with a focus on developing the membership and supporting and engaging with IoD members in the area, including implementing and supporting IoD policies, standards and initiatives.
Acting as the voice of the IoD in Essex is also part of the role and as such you will be expected to promote the profile of the IoD by engaging with local businesses and other stakeholders, including public sector bodies and educational bodies.

You will also become a member of the IoD leadership team across the East of England. You will work closely with the Regional Chair, Chairs of neighbouring Branches and the team in IoD Pall Mall.

The ideal candidate should have experience of working in senior roles, will live in and be knowledgeable about Essex, its business opportunities and challenges. You will be able to commit a fair but reasonable amount of time to the role. 

There will be an interview process leading to formal appointment by the Board of the IoD, based at our Pall Mall offices. If you wish to discuss this important and high profile role, please contact the Regional Chair for East of England, David Sales (who can also provide the detailed role specification) or the incumbent Essex Chair, Tim Price, who will confirm the time commitment required and the current activities the Chair is involved with.

If you are interested in being the next IoD Essex Branch Chair, please send a two page CV together with a covering letter (by post or by email) explaining the attributes you think you could bring to the role, to David Sales by email or post: 5 Playcross Close, Great Cambourne, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 5AF.

The deadline for applications is 29th February 2016. Tim will formally step down at the end of February 2016 with the AMM confirming the new Chair in April 2016.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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