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London - Young Directors Groups


The IoD aims to ensure that tomorrow’s leaders are represented and supported, which is why we’ve created two groups in London for young directors.

We want to develop the membership so that younger and new directors can:

  • Share best practice and learn together
  • Network with like minded individuals
  • Discuss issues of concern to their contemporaries
  • Have access to high-quality professional development

  • Since 2005 we have delivered our plans through a series of events and programmes, including:

    Networking – Our aim is to provide members with an informal and relaxed environment for networking and socialising, either as standalone occasions or as part of organised events and programmes.

    Personal development events and workshops – These events reflect trends or challenges in business today. We get expert speakers to talk and debate current topics. We have hosted a number of speakers and entrepreneurs including, for example, TV personality and founder of Carluccio’s Antonio Carluccio.

    Mentoring ­– For young and new directors: our members have actively asked us to investigate and develop a mentoring programme for them and we hope to launch this shortly.

    How to join?

    If you are an IoD member then you get automatic access to all London events. If you’re interested in getting involved, simply make the relevant enquiry using the buttons below, and we’ll be in touch with details of the next gathering. We look forward to hearing from you

    City of London Young Executive Group

    We want to gather professionals from the City of London and Canary Wharf to discuss potential business and collaboration opportunities in a variety of sectors and markets. We do not simply want to gather our younger members for discussion and idea-sharing.

    We also intend to bring in more experienced IoD members to encourage positivity, provide mentoring and help transfer expertise to the next generation of business leaders. 

    We hold informative and sociable events throughout the year and look forward to welcoming you to our future gatherings.

    To join, or for more information, please feel free to contact us

    Young Executive Group enquiry

    Members of the committee

    Charles Bailey

    Christian Strand

    Irina Velkova

    Jeffrey Tijssen

    John Drake

    Sally Maier-Yip

    Central London Young Directors Forum

    This entrepreneurial group have made it their mission to provide a range of activities and initiatives for aspiring young directors in London and beyond.

    Here’s a chance to meet the members of the Young Directors Forum London committee. 

    To join, or for more information, please feel free to contact us

    Young Directors Forum enquiry

    Members of the committee

    Tomaz Letniowski (Chair) 

    Nick Cronin (Vice chair)

    David Gordon (Immediate past chair)

    Kiran Addala

    Lidia Denino

    Cyril Ofori Nelson

    Rebecca Sharpe

    Andrew Tollinton

    John Guest

    For more information, please contact:

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    +44(0)870 880 8484

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    New Broad Street House
    35 New Broad Street
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