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East of England

Welcome to the IoD East of England, composed of five branches from Herts in the West to Norfolk in the East. 

As an IoD member you will be part of a strong regional and national business community.  The camaraderie and the network that this brings has the power to connect, develop and influence. It is a centre of thought leadership, bringing policy makers and industry into informal dialogue. Together, we can create a powerful voice that can deliver opportunity, employment, and economic growth and shine a light on the East of England.

With several major universities, the East is a centre of innovation and culture, but more importantly is a gateway to UK export/import. The East is at the centre of investments including planned nuclear power projects, free port expansion and Lower Thames Crossing and is a powerhouse for business. 

Now is the time to join us and make a difference. With growing partnerships and alliances, you can be part of the conversation. Follow us, connect with members, and be the first to hear about news and events across the region through our IoD East LinkedIn page


About IoD East of England Chair, Biplab Rakshi:

Appointed as the IoD East of England Chair in August 2020, energy executive Biplab Rakshi started his career in Oil and Gas before moving into the utilities sector, acquiring and developing assets across the globe.

Over the past decade Biplab has focused on low carbon power and infrastructure developments. He helped set up the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and is the founder and CEO of Atomic Acquisitions Ltd.

Biplab is married with a son attending Brentwood School. 

Get in touch: Chair.East@iod.com

East of England Branches

The East of England region encompasses five separate branches in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire (includes Middlesex and parts of South Bedfordshire), Norfolk and Suffolk.

IoD Cambridgeshire branch


IoD Cambridgeshire encompasses not only Cambridgeshire but the PE postcodes of South Lincolnshire. Led by Chairperson Carolyn Rand and her team of Ambassadors, whose knowledge and expertise span across a variety of industries ensures all our members are represented.

Driven by the unique needs of our members, we deliver insightful and relevant events such as executive education events, networking opportunities and expert connection for mentoring. All events are tailored specifically to aid your personal development and that of your business. We offer you the fastest and best way to build meaningful connections from within our enterprising, vibrant and diverse business community across the East of England.

Joining the IoD allows you access not only to our expert support and resources but our exclusive IoD East of England network. Your membership allows you to seamlessly experience other branch events and build connections spanning across the region. Your IoD Voice will be heard not just locally, but regionally, nationally and internationally, strengthening the global business landscape and driving you and your business forward.

Email: chair.cambs@iod.net
LinkedIn

IoD Essex branch


IoD Essex is led by Chair Alison Shadrack and her team of Ambassadors, whose knowledge and expertise span across a variety of industries ensures all our members are represented.

Driven by the diverse needs of our members, we deliver insightful and relevant events such as executive education events, networking opportunities and expert connection for mentoring. All events are tailored specifically to aid your personal development and that of your business. We offer you the fastest and best way to build meaningful connections from within our enterprising, vibrant and diverse business community across the East of England.

Joining the IoD allows you access not only to our expert support and resources but our exclusive IoD East of England network. Your membership allows you to seamlessly experience other branch events and build connections spanning across the East of England. Your IoD Voice will be heard not just locally, but regionally, nationally and internationally, strengthening the global business landscape and driving you and your business forward!

Email: chair.essex@iod.net
LinkedIn

IoD Hertfordshire branch


IoD Hertfordshire encompasses not only Hertfordshire but also parts of Middlesex and Bedfordshire.

IoD Herts is led by Chairperson Richard McBarnet and his team of Ambassadors, whose knowledge and expertise span across a variety of industries ensures all our members are represented.

Driven by the unique needs of our members, we deliver insightful and relevant events such as executive education events, networking opportunities and expert connection for mentoring. All events are tailored specifically to aid your personal development and that of your business.

We offer you the fastest and best way to build meaningful connections from within our enterprising, vibrant and diverse business community across the East of England.

Joining us allows you access not only to our expert support and resources but our exclusive IoD East of England network. Your membership allows you to seamlessly experience other branch events and build connections spanning across the East of England. Your IoD Voice will be heard not just locally, but regionally, nationally and internationally, strengthening the global business landscape and driving you and your business forward.

Email: chair.herts@iod.net
LinkedIn

IoD Norfolk branch


IoD Norfolk is led by a team of Ambassadors, whose knowledge and expertise span across a variety of industries ensures all our members are represented.

Driven by the unique needs of our members, we deliver insightful and relevant events such as executive education events, networking opportunities and expert connection for mentoring. All events are tailored specifically to aid your personal development and that of your business. We offer you the fastest and best way to build meaningful connections from within our enterprising, vibrant and diverse business community across the East of England.

Joining us allows you access not only to our expert support and resources but our exclusive IoD East of England network. Your membership allows you to seamlessly experience other branch events and build connections spanning across the East of England. Your IoD Voice will be heard not just locally, but regionally, nationally and internationally, strengthening the global business landscape and driving you and your business forward.

Email: chair.norfolk@iod.net

IoD Suffolk branch


A warm welcome from the IoD Suffolk branch and ambassadors to our branch members, regional members, those who are interested in joining or learning more about IoD Suffolk.

Here in Suffolk, we are fortunate to have a vibrant and diverse community of businesses ranging from solopreneurs to large SMEs and UK national companies in a multitude of sectors from food, farming, fisheries and agri-tech to manufacturing, renewable energy and digital tech.

IoD Suffolk is supporting its directors through the new IoD “Connect”, “Develop” and “Influence” model, where we reach out and help our members with events, CPD and thought leadership. 

The IoD has a global reputation for these activities and is expanding its reach continuously. As a branch we want to connect with as many directors and future directors as possible both physically and virtually. We have a rich history of debates, panel events and factory visits, which support our members to develop into the most capable and accomplished directors, benefiting both governance and the economy.

In addition, IoD Suffolk is partnering with the University of Suffolk and other educational establishments with governance and related CPD and mentoring in line with the branch and regional objectives.

We are here to represent you, stay connected with us on LinkedIn at IoD East of England to be the first to hear about Suffolk news and events.


Supporters and sponsorship

If you are interested in finding out more about sponsorship opportunities in  the East of England please email: East@iod.com

Contact IoD East of England

For more information, please contact.

Tel:  01223 739 714

East of England

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