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?
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.
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.
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