Leading the way for professionalism and good governance in business
Better directors for a better world
The IoD is a thriving member community for directors in the UK and beyond. At a time when good directors have never been more important, we offer professional development, valuable connections and meaningful influence.
Three member value propositions
Be part of a community of directors at different stages in their careers, from different sectors and size of business – sharing knowledge and supporting each other.
Advance your skills and knowledge with professional development created by directors for directors. Gain insights to help you steer your organisation to success.
Be heard by the people that matter. Share your views to help us represent directors’ issues and concerns to UK government, regulators and the business and mainstream media.
Our history and Royal Charter
The IoD has been at the heart of business since its formation in 1903. The Royal Charter, awarded in 1906, charged the IoD with promoting free enterprise, lobbying government and setting standards for corporate governance. Today, we remain the authority on entrepreneurialism, professionalism in business and good governance in the UK and beyond.
Living by our charter
We have embedded the four objects of the Royal Charter in everything that we do.
IoD Annual Report 2020
A thriving community facing the future together
Our Annual Report & Accounts 2020 reflects on a challenging year.
The IoD continues to be a voice for all directors, representing us both locally and nationally. It really is a membership organisation for individuals, getting the opinions that matter to the table of government and making a difference for you and your business.
Connect with other directors, develop yourself and influence the people that matter.
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