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Please contact your local team with any event, membership, sponsorship or other queries and they'll be happy to help.

If you'd like to get in touch with a committee member, please contact the regional office in the first instance.

Regional team

Regional Chair: Gary Headland


Gary Headland

“It is a great privilege to be able to continue to serve IoD members and our regional business community in this new role, especially during this incredibly challenging time for all business leaders. The IoD passionately believes that ‘better directors build a better world’ and I look forward to playing my part in supporting directors to be more resilient, innovative, productive and sustainable.”



  Regional Office:
0115 848 6190

Regional Director:
Natalie Sykes
0113 243 0152

Regional Events Manager:
Cari Grice
0115 857 8170

Regional Events Administrator:
Tasha Macgilbert
0115 857 8168

East Midlands Regional Committee

Our new team of IoD Ambassadors brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to their role, which will see them take the lead in either a business sector, on a theme or in a geographical area to help their fellow members and represent the IoD. Here we introduce you to the team:

Cameron Ford - IoD Ambassador for Skills, Recruitment and HR

Carole Harvey - IoD Ambassador for Diversity 

Andy Leask - IoD Ambassador for Chartered Directors

Jeff Lee - IoD Ambassador for Productivity

Steve de Looze - IoD Ambassador for Entrepreneurship

David Thompson - IoD Ambassador for Professional Services and Finance

Steve Walker - IoD Ambassador for Skills and Learning Technologies 

Craig Marsh - IoD Ambassador for Skills and Education 

Peter Watson - IoD Ambassador for Marketing and Communications 

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Natalie Gasson - Chair 

Dean Fathers - Vice Chair and Ambassador for Diversity and Inclusion 

Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland

Michelle Allison - Chair
Paul Banton
Cameron Ford
Craig Marsh
John Hebblethwaite
James Pinchbeck
David Thompson
Graham Harrison
Emma Oliver-Townrow
George Spiteri

Leicester and South East Midlands

Sarah Canning - Chair 

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Contact IoD East Midlands

For more information, please contact

0115 8486 190

East Midlands

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD East Midlands
Nottingham Trent University,
Burton Street,