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IoD launches search for Central London Chair

14 Oct 2020

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new Chair to become the voice of business for Central London.

The successful candidate will take the helm of the IoD’s largest branch, representing more than 3,000 members.

The branch is currently led by interim chair Reena Dayal, a leadership coach, author and mentor. Former Chair David Gordon, an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, stepped down in Spring 2020 after leading the branch since 2018.

The successful candidate will work alongside a branch team to ensure that the views of Central London directors are represented within the IoD’s influential, national policy voice. 
The voluntary position is open to all members who reside or work in Central London. The Chair will promote the profile of the IoD across the region by engaging with local businesses and other stakeholders including local authorities and universities.

Natalie Sykes, IoD Head of English Branches, said: “This highly regarded role will see the successful candidate become the voice for Central London businesses, as we put members first in our new IoD structure.

“The opportunity arises amid the very challenging circumstances posed by Covid-19 but we are determined to provide the connections, professional development and influence that directors need to guide their organisations through the months ahead.”

David Stringer-Lamarre, IoD Regional Chair, added: “The IoD Central London Branch is dynamic and influential with a strong, energetic and well-connected committee. This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic business communities.”

IoD Central London Branch runs a wide range of events including webinars and has special interest groups for: young directors, education, ERP/digital, hospitality and tourism, international trade and music and arts.

The role has a three-year term. Interested candidates should email their CV and covering letter to  by 5pm on 9 November or get in touch for an informal talk about the role. Interviews will take place on 19 November.

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