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The IoD operates a number of international branches which organise local activities and networking events for members and their guests. 

International IoD members are part of an influential network of business leaders worldwide and benefit from free access to prestigious member premises in the UK and Internationally.

About Belgium branch

In these unpredictable economic times, having a professional supporting body behind you is invaluable. As an IoD member in Belgium or Luxembourg you are at the heart of Europe and part of a hugely influential institution with a growing network of international branches and affiliates. IoD is also a founding member of ecoDa, the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations, based in Brussels, where it has an important voice within the EU.

For many years our local branch, led by chair Mark Cunningham has been hosting activities for members and their guests, including networking events and seminars. These offer an ideal opportunity to exchange views with likeminded business people, many of whom have valuable international experience and a global perspective.

If you would like to get involved with your IoD Belgium branch then please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

About Bermuda branch

As international business becomes ever more challenging for company directors, it’s good to know there is an international membership organisation supporting you. As an IoD member in Bermuda, you are part of an influential membership organisation with a growing network of business leaders across the world. Our remit is to represent and support directors from every corner of industry in Bermuda, particularly as attention to Corporate Governance matters has become a greater priority.

The IoD Bermuda Branch is chaired by Rochelle Simons and offers a wide range of benefits, events, seminars and networking opportunities. This provides our members with opportunity for ongoing professional development and the chance for directors to meet informally to share their experiences with each other.

About Cyprus branch

As international business grows ever more demanding for business leaders, having an experienced and respected international membership organisation supporting you is invaluable. The Institute of Directors was founded in 1903 in the UK, since when it has been helping directors to maximise their potential while encouraging government to foster an environment in which business will thrive.

IoD Cyprus, led by chairman Evdokimos Xenophontos, was established in 1972 and has become an influential voice in Cyprus. We also provide opportunities for senior executives from right across the business community, financial institutions and the public sector to come together in environments that inspire, inform and stimulate discussion peers.

If you would like to get involved with IoD Cyprus please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

About France branch

IoD France is here to support IoD members working, living or doing business in France, creating networking opportunities, promoting good governance and a professional approach to the director role. We help facilitate contact between the French and British business communities by regularly running or participating in events across France. IoD France’s current head office is in Paris and we have local representatives in Lyon and Strasbourg.

IoD France members enjoy benefits above and beyond the standard IoD membership. We have a special relationships with the British Embassy in Paris and with UKTI in France. We work closely with the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and IoD France members are able to attend FBCCI events at discounted rates.

IoD France has agreements with the agency Twenty-Two, Beaumont executive search and Spectrum IFA financial advisers. Please see our added benefits section for more information.

About Gibraltar branch

The Institute of Directors was founded in the UK in 1903 and received a Royal Charter in 1906. It is also a founding member of ECODA, the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations.

As an IoD member you are part of a highly influential membership organisation and enjoy a wide range of business benefits and services, including access to the IoD’s prestigious premises at 116 Pall Mall, London.

IoD Gibraltar led by Gabrielle Gache, hosts business and social events for members and their guests, and manages delivery of the full IoD Professional Development course portfolio.

IoD Gibraltar offers a wide range of benefits, events, seminars and networking opportunities, providing our members with opportunity for ongoing professional development.

About Guernsey Branch

Under the guidance of branch chair John Clacy, the IoD Guernsey branch represents members throughout the islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey – Guernsey, Alderney, Sark & Herm. Membership is over 700 and includes more than 40 chartered directors.

"There is a high level of local support that no other agency or institute in Guernsey can offer." Gordon Wilson, Chartered Director Ambassador, IoD Guernsey

Local activity ranges from management shadowing – which allows students to shadow directors/senior managers working in both the public and private sector – to networking events, monthly lectures,  seminars and the annual Convention.

2021 Jersey Director of the Year Awards

Nomination closing date : 11th June 2021

Entry submission closing date : 30th June 2021

Gala Dinner : 17th September 2021 (tickets available on iod.je)

The Institute of Directors Awards are open for entries. One of the few cross-sector Awards programmes, it celebrates leadership talent, success and achievement.

The combination of the pandemic and preparations for Brexit meant that 2020 produced exceptionally tough operating conditions, forcing directors to reassess business models and respond at speed with bold, innovative decisions. These monumental efforts deserve recognition. Whatever your sector or organisation – whether you are a director in an established company, innovative start-up, family business, SME, NED or Third Sector – we want to hear from you.

We hope you will consider submitting an entry – remember, you can enter more than one category and entry is free.

APPLY    NOMINATE

Remember that the IoD is about individuals, not organisations, so your answers should be biased to what you have done, achieved or influenced. If the organisation has made great achievements, stress what you did to make it happen.

Award Categories 2021:

The following categories have been announced for 2021. Full criteria can be found here     

Director of the Year - Large Business (£10 million+ turnover)

Director of the Year - SME Business (Up to £10 million turnover)

Director of the Year - Family Business

Director of the Year - Start-up

Director of the Year - Third Sector

Director of the Year - Public Sector

Director of the Year - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Director of the Year - Sustainability

Director of the Year - Young

Director of the Year - Non-Executive


TOP TIPS FOR COMPLETING YOUR ENTRY

Vision: articulate your vision and how you are driving it forward

Approach to challenge and innovation: talk about the challenges you have encountered and how you overcame them. What did you learn from the experience? Tell the judges how you have innovated with new ideas, approaches and processes.

Company culture: how do you foster a good culture? What is your attitude to Continual Professional Development and Corporate Social Responsibility for you and your staff? How do you drive this through the organisation?

Corporate Governance: if your organisation is too small to have a full board, demonstrate how you ensure you make good decisions, for example a mentor or consultant. If you are a larger organisation, discuss the role of the independent chair and NXDs and how you ensure the board is balanced and remains up to date.

Leadership: describe why your team would see you as a role model and how you have provided strong leadership at times of stress and challenge and how you support staff and communicate with clients, stakeholders.

 

WHAT IS A DIRECTOR?

Directors are responsible for leading their organisation, defining its strategic direction and, along with the rest of the board, they have a duty to make informed decisions and exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence on behalf of that organisation. They owe a duty of trust, loyalty and confidentiality to their organisation and they must act in good faith in the best way to promote its long-term success. At the IoD, we recognise that practising, aspiring (including student) and retired directors, all have a crucial role to play in the director community.

The IoD believes that all directors, regardless of their specific role on the board, the sector or industry in which they operate, or the size of the organisation, need to demonstrate competence in a wide range of areas in order to be truly effective leaders. 

The IoD’s Director Competency Framework sets out these competencies, divided up into knowledge, skills and mindset. Besides the concrete skills and explicit knowledge required to carry out their duties, directors should also bring an ethical mindset, integrity and independence. When it comes to an organisation’s ethical standards the directors and senior management need to be beyond reproach and ‘set the tone at the top’.

For more information, please contact the Jersey Branch Officer, Zoë Wauton, at officer.jersey@iod.net

 

Company Direction Programme 

Available exclusively in Jersey, the IoD combines the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction into a 13 day modular programme. This is internationally recognised as the benchmark for directors, providing a robust and challenging programme to meet the needs of today’s executives.

The Certificate and Diploma lead on to the prestigious qualification of Chartered Director.

About Malta branch

IoD Malta was founded almost 50 years ago and represents directors from every corner of industry in Malta. Its key role is helping the government, local stakeholders and business to improve standards of corporate governance, and to improve the foundations for economic growth and development in Malta.

IoD Malta, led by chairman James Satariano, has worked closely with the national Financial Services Authority on a number of events and initiatives in the governance area as well with the Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance and key institutional stakeholders such as the Maltese Stock Exchange.

For many years IoD Malta has hosted regular seminars, policy and business events for members and their guests. We very much look forward to seeing you and your associates at our forthcoming events.

About Monaco branch

The Institute of Directors Monaco branch was inaugurated over 20 years ago. Over time, it has gone from strength to strength and is currently led by chairman William Easun.

Although the IoD is originally an English institution, many new members are from the multinational society living and working in Monaco and its surrounding areas. Members are mainly active professionals, entrepreneurs, business leaders and decision-makers from a wide range of sectors - financial services, shipping, legal, transport – as well as retired and semi-retired residents and individuals who enjoy the business environment, interaction and camaraderie of the organisation.

The branch meets roughly once every four to six weeks, usually at the Hotel Metropole, for lunch followed by a speaker. These range from local dignitaries to authors, scientists, troubleshooters etc. The branch also joins forces from time to time with other business organisations whose speakers may be of interest to our members.

About Netherlands branch

The Institute of Directors was founded in the UK in 1903 and received a Royal Charter in 1906, and is also a founding member of ECODA, the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations. As an IoD member you are part of a highly influential membership organisation and enjoy a wide range of business benefits and services, including access to the IoD’s prestigious premises at 116 Pall Mall, London, and complimentary access to Regus business lounges worldwide.

IoD Netherlands, led by chairman Ilse van den Meijdenberg, regularly hosts business and social events for members and their guests, including an annual dinner in The Hague. We have a special relationship with UKTI and the British Embassy in the Netherlands, and work in close collaboration with a number of organisations in the UK as well as in the Netherlands to give our members the best opportunity to exchange views with like-minded business people.


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As the UK heads towards the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal, it can be difficult for businesses to know where to go for guidance.  Amidst all the political noise and confusion, the IoD is here to give business leaders the information they need to help them prepare and plan.  A no-deal doesn’t have to mean no idea.

Visit the IoD Brexit hub for the most up to date information.

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