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David Wafer Announced As New Liverpool Chair

14 Oct 2019


We are delighted to announce that Liverpool-based senior level psychometric recruitment specialist, David Wafer, has been appointed as our new IoD Liverpool Chair. 


As MD of award-winning recruitment company, McIver Scott, David has almost 20 years experience in the recruitment sector and has won an array of business awards. He has now been selected to head up the IoD’s Liverpool branch following his 2-year stint as Vice Chair of the IoD in Liverpool; he succeeds incumbent Chair – and the Intellectual Property Offices Deputy Chief Executive – David Holdsworth. 


Speaking of his appointment, David said: “As an active member of the IoD and holding the role of Vice Chair, I firmly believe in the great value of the institution for members here in Liverpool and throughout our North West region. We provide connectivity, resources and events that is simply unrivalled for decision makers.

“It’s an honour to take on the role of Chair and I am keen to contribute to and promote our city’s successes; I’m proud to have been born and bred in Liverpool and work in the fastest growing City Region in the UK. Last year I became a business and policy committee advisor for Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce – I am keen to support commerce across my home city and the Merseyside region, and am very passionate about the work we can collectively do here. In times of political uncertainty, it is crucial we can help to provide a voice for the Liverpool City Region.”

Claire Ebrey, IoD North West Regional Director congratulated David on his outstanding application, saying: “David has a clear passion for working with the Liverpool business community to grow and develop our community of leaders in the city, create even more opportunity and drive growth within the economy. His drive, energy, connectivity and the ability to get things done made him stand out as the ideal candidate for this position.

“The IoD is the membership organisation for directors across all sectors, and shapes and sizes of organisation. It aims to support members to be the best directors they can be. David will play an instrumental role in continuing to grow and broaden membership within the region.”

The IoD runs a regular programme of events in Liverpool for members and non-members; this year the events have addressed critical business issues with high-profile speakers including Peter Moore, CEO, Liverpool FC, Nisha Katona MBE – Barrister, Restauranteur, Entrepreneur, TV Chef and Steve Rotherham, Metro Mayor. New York Times best-selling author, Steve McNicholas is due to speak at an event next month.  See our full events calendar here.

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