IoD Branch Ambassador Introduction
IoD East of England are pleased to be represented across our vibrant and successful region by IoD Ambassadors who are specialists in their fields. Our IoD Ambassadors are charged with leading in a chosen topic area/function that is their expertise or focus, whilst also promoting the benefits of IoD membership and the CPD route to Chartered Director.
Below you will find an introduction to one of our highly valued Ambassadors who would be pleased to connect with you via Twitter or LinkedIn. Please contact the IoD East of England regional office for more information regarding becoming an IoD Ambassador.
Your name: Howard Ingleson
Your title/role and company name: Managing Director, HowCanI
Your IoD branch: Norfolk
Your IoD Branch Ambassador role: IoD Norfolk Chairman
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Q: How long have you been involved with the IoD?
I have been involved about 10 years, initially as a passive member, until becoming actively being involved in the local committee.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your career to date?
I have an Engineering background, almost entirely involved in some shape or other with Electronic components. I have managed multi-national organisations in the US, and low cost country factories in China and Mexico. I'm now running my own consultancy business, developing export markets in Europe and Asia.
Q: What do you hope to achieve as an IoD Branch Ambassador?
Act as a go to person, so I can help develop real networks to help local businesses.
Q: If you could give your 21 year old self some advice what would it be?
Be honest to yourself and those around you. Develop a strong network of people you can really trust.
Q: What keeps you busy outside of work?
I enjoy keeping active, with regular trips out cycling. Adventure type holidays, exploring the world and experiencing different cultures.
Q: Are there any business related or policy issues that keep you awake at night?
Brexit, makes me very nervous, and I worry for the next generation.
Q: Why do you think business leaders should join the IoD?
Many people join for access to the London office in Pall Mall & regional centres, or the green professional assistance. However I think, the real benefit is a network of professionals who are not here to sell you something, but want to meet like minded people to assist each other through the common issues we all face.