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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 £10 Challenge

Could you be a Student Mentor this November?

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The event has raised over £50,000 over the past four years! We will be running this event with 200 business students in London this November and need your expertise and support to help guide the students to success.

Upcoming Events

IoD London holds many engaging and informative events and networking sessions across its branches. Below are a few events which we think you will be interested in. These are just a selection on the vast portfolio available.

IoD Director of the Year Awards UK Finals 2018

The finals of the Director of the Year Awards attracts some of Britain’s top business talent and recognises exceptional leadership and good governance.

Open to directors across the business spectrum, the occasion brings together the winners from our regions and nations, to determine who is the ‘best of the best’ in British business.

The awards are judged by a panel of experts and senior figures from both the IoD and across the wider UK business community.

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Strategically Selling or Acquiring a Business Conference

Acquiring or selling a business is a major financial decision, and it can feel like an overwhelming prospect. The process is complex, with multiple considerations and decisions to be made along the way.

With an abundance of information and guidance out there, it can be difficult to cut through the noise and find the specific support needed to achieve your end goal. It’s one of the reasons M&A – and particularly acquisitions – is under-utilised as a means of creating shifts in business strategy.

Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Conference

The IoD East of England Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Conference takes an in-depth look at diversity programs which embrace values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds and preferences in the workforce.


Hear from City Members on their positive experiences at our Events

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. 

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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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 also offers a wide variety of special interest groups for IoD 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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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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New Broad Street House
35 New Broad Street

Open Monday to Friday

8:30am to 6:00pm

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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.