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IoD North East | Members staying in touch online – Coping with covid 19

01 Apr 2020
IoD Yorkshire & North East Online, Online
Join Karl Pemberton, Chair IoD North East (South) in a discussion when he will re-enforce the 'purpose of Membership, feeling and togetherness of the Institute', and to discuss best practices of remote working, along with significant concerns that need raising further to a higher level.

All participants will be sent a link to Zoom

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Date & time: 01 Apr 2020 10:00 - 11:00
Location: IoD Yorkshire & North East Online, Online
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  Karl Pemberton FIoD, CDir, Dip PFS

Karl's career in finance began in 1995 with Yorkshire Bank. Aged 18 he quickly moved through the roles and in 1997 was entered onto the Banks' first Management Development Programme, a fast-track up the ladder in a historically 'time served' environment.

In 1999, Karl was then asked to help establish ‘Premium Banking’ in the North East; Yorkshire Bank's first steps into the High Net Worth market. This was followed by a Management Role within Premium Banking, making Karl the youngest within the Bank.
In 2005, Karl joined the RBS Private Banking team, as a regulated investment adviser. After two successful years however, Karl's father became seriously ill and he left to take over his father’s firm, Active Financial Planners.

Karl joined Active in May 2007 with a vision to develop the firm into one that was capable of challenging the services offered by the leading national providers, leaning on the knowledge gained in the previous 12 years, yet sticking firmly to the firms regional, ethical and family values.

During this time, Karl has lead the firm to become one of the region’s largest Independent Chartered Financial Planning firms to service the North East and Yorkshire, looking after over £400m of client assets. 
As a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Karl is one of only a handful of Chartered Directors in the North East and Yorkshire regions. His leadership achievements being recognised with invitations to be both a regional and national judge for the Institute of Directors ‘Director of the Year’ awards, and most recently, being asked to Chair the newly formed Institute of Directors NE (South) Branch.

Karl also finds time for philanthropic and charitable fundraising, holding a Trustee and Vice Chair position with the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, also raising more than £30,000 in recent years for Mind and Prostate Cancer having climbed Mt Kilimanjaro (for a second time) and cycling to Amsterdam.



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