About us 

The South Region of the Institute of Directors has around 10,000 members spread over a geographical area stretching from Banbury in the north to Dover in the east.

The region is ‘home’ to a wide diversity of businesses and one of high output and achievement where the activities of the Region and its 8 Branches provide an excellent platform for discussion and development of ideas. All business interests are represented in its membership.

It is responsible for the development and management of a programme of strategic events and seminars across the region including highly prestigious events such as the annual London and South East Director of the Year Awards.

Could you be our next Regional Treasurer?

The opportunity will soon arrive to become the next Treasurer for the IoD South Region - from July of this year.

The post is voluntary and works with the Regional Director and Regional Office  to receive and interpret the monthly accounts from the Finance Department in Pall Mall and make sure these are circulated, to the Finance Officer, in each of our eight Branches.

The successful person will also be a full member of the IoD South Regional Committee who meet four times a year.

If you are interested in knowing more about this opportunity, in the fist instance, please contact the IoD South Regional Office.

London and the South East Director of the Year Awards


The winners of the 2015 London and the South East Director of the Year Awards were announced at a Gala Awards Dinner held in the impressive Nash Room at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London.

Over 150 finalists and guests attended the evening where they were entertained by Jeremy Vine who gave a detailed view of the economy and outlined the continuing challenges and burdens facing business leaders in the UK – very much the people who were in the room with him.With anticipation mounting, the evening moved to what everyone was there for - the introduction of the finalists in each category followed by the announcement of the Winners.

With thanks our panel of fifteen Judges, and congratulations to all the finalists, the Winners were announced as follows:

Surinder-AroraDirector of the Year – Chairman’s Award (for CSR)
Surinder Arora - The Arora Group



Peter-DigbDirector of the Year – International

Peter Digby - Xtrac Ltd



Dina-HenryDirector of the Year – Public and Third Sector
Dina Henry - CAF Bank Limited



Ross-WilliamsDirector of the Year – Young Director
Ross Williams - Venntro Media Group Ltd



Steve-CoburnDirector of the Year – Turnover up to £9.99m
Steve Coburn - Project Five Ltd



Kevin-ByrneDirector of the Year – Turnover £10m - £99m
Kevin Byrne – Checkatrade



Tim-JoneDirector of the Year – Turnover £100m - £299m
Tim Jones - CH & Co Group



Romana-AbdinDirector of the Year – Turnover over £300m
Romana Abdin - Simplyhealth



Director Briefings

Welcome to 2016 and to a new single programme of events, covering the whole of the south east, for members and guests of the Institute of Directors.

We have looked at where our members are based or live and created and more geographically balanced programme to make each location and event more easily accessible without overly long journeys.

We are also responding to recent surveys of members who overwhelmingly wanted events focused on and around their professional development so, you will also see far more events focused in this area.

Going under the generic title Director Briefings each will focus down on a key business subject/area with most having an expert speaker attending in support.

Please look out for the new Events Programme leaflet covering all events due out in the first week of January 2016 – remembering that ALL events are open to all members of the IoD - wherever you live or work.

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116 Pall Mall

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Davidson House
Forbury Square
Reading RG1 3EU

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