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About City of London

Led by chair Alderman Alastair King, alongside our president, Alderman Sir David Wootton, the IoD City of London branch is based at New Broad Street House.

The City of London branch was founded in 1981 by the late Sir Kenneth Cork who was Lord Mayor of the City between 1978 and 1979. It is one of the larger branches of the IoD. The City branch represents IoD members who work in the banking, finance, insurance, business services and consulting sectors, ranging from directors of small family businesses to the largest City institutions.

At the heart of the world’s top financial centre, the City of London branch offers focus on international events, strong links to the Livery companies, strong contacts with many embassies and extensive partner organisation links. Five Lord Mayors of City of London have been chairmen, and the branch holds its prestigious annual dinner event at the Mansion House, home of the Lord Mayor of City of London.

IoD London and South Director of the Year Awards 2019

Entries and nominations are now open for the 2019 Director of the Year Awards. We are looking for inspiring and pioneering business leaders from all corners of the region.  So if you have accomplished great things in 2018, this is a great opportunity to showcase your achievements!

Our annual Awards has grown over the past years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence, highlighting the significant contribution business leaders can make to society and economic prosperity in the region.

New categories have been added for 2019 to recognise the Young Director of the Year and the leading director of a business with a £50 million-plus turnover.

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Meet the chair

We talk to Alastair Naisbitt King, The IoD City of London chair, about the business leaders in his region.

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Specialist interest groups

City of London offers a wide variety of special interest groups for members to connect to like-minded people, from the Financial Services Group to the China special interest group.

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Partners & Sponsors

Take a look at the organisations that are partners and sponsors of IoD City of London

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About Central London

Central London with more than 5000 members is the largest single Branch within the Institute of Directors. Headed by Chairman Elect David Gordon, the Branch hosts numerous events every month. All guest speakers, business seminars or workshops take place at IoD's prestigious headquarters at 116 Pall Mall. We also host networking and social events which take place all over London. 

Become an IoD Ambassador

IoD Central London has 3 Ambassador vacancies; PR Officer, Education Officer and Treasurer. Why not join our fantastic community and support our Members with your expertise, insights and thought-leadership.

Treasurer - find out more   PR - find out more   Education - find out more

Want to access your upcoming London and South regional events in one place?

We have collated all the upcoming events across all the London and South branches in one simple events brochure, where you can easily find all upcoming events all the way until Christmas.

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We are supporting an Autism and Future Employment event with Kings College and their partners on Thursday 19 July at  Bush House, WC2B  4BG. This event seeks to present how if we drive the digital age by empowering it with new employees who are autistic, we can provide employment, careers and life changing opportunities. It will show how early interventions can lead to lifelong opportunities for all, particularly those focused with skills in IT. See more details here.

London Young Directors groups

The London Young Director Groups aim to bring together both young and more experienced professionals to discuss potential business and collaboration in a variety of sectors.

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Contact IoD London

For more information, please contact:

IoD City of London

079 0315 3793

City of London

IoD Central London

078 5096 5384

Central London

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35 New Broad Street

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WXN offer

The IoD is partnered with Women’s Executive Network, the leading organisation dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive and board roles.

Special offer for IoD members – 50% off your first ticket for any WXN event.