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IoD Cheshire Seeks New Committee Chair

17 Jun 2016

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for IoD NW members to shape the business future of the region.

After a very successful 3 years in post, the Chair of Cheshire will be stepping down over the next few months and the IoD NW team has started its search for his replacement.

We are looking for someone who has a track record in a senior leadership role and who is a strong advocate for the IoD’s vision to support its growing membership base of business leaders and entrepreneurs promoting strong governance and responsible business practices.

He or she will have a strong understanding of the North West, and specifically the Cheshire area, and will be expected to promote the IoD with the region’s business community as well as other key stakeholders from the public sector and local policy makers.

The position will commence on 1st November 2016 and the application closing date is 19th August 2016. Further information on the role of a chair is detailed below - to discuss the application further please call Deborah Ascott-Jones on + 44(0)161 661 4476 or + 44(0)7879 891011.

All applications must be made in writing and include a CV and either be emailed to or posted to: 

Deborah Ascott-Jones, 
Regional Director,
IoD North West

Lowry House, 
17 Marble Street,
M3 2AW

The Role of an IoD Chair

Purpose: The Chairman is appointed as the IoD representative in the Region or Branch area, and to lead the Committee.
Responsible to: The Board
  • To build a balanced Committee membership and to lead it so that it functions effectively with a positive team spirit.
  • To understand, uphold and promote national IoD policies, activities and standards and to ensure that Committee Members are kept fully and accurately briefed on them.
  • To ensure that IoD Members allocated to the Region or Branch have the best possible opportunities to benefit from IoD services and activities, both local and national.
  • To agree with the Committee Members a Region or Branch Strategy and Business Plan. This adopts the aims of the IoD in the local context and sets objectives for the Region or Branch.
  • To appoint individual Committee Members to carry out specific roles to achieve the objectives, and to ensure that they perform these roles proactively.
  • To ensure that any public statements made by Members of the Committee - including the publication of newsletters and press releases - follow the guidelines set out in 'Formulating and Communicating IoD Policy'.
Typical Activities:
  • Attending the Branch Chairmen's Meetings, and Regional Committee meetings.
  • Setting an annual Financial Plan incorporating a budget and defining actions to achieve the Branch Plan.
  • Attending a Branch Chairman Induction programme within three months of assuming role.
  • Building the Branch Committee by:
  • Introducing Members of suitable calibre (i.e. those who are prepared to contribute at meetings, assume responsibility for designated branch activities and who represent a cross- section of local business leadership),
  • Acting as a local spokesman on IoD matters and being sufficiently well versed on national policies and in local business interests to comment on behalf of the IoD when requested.
  • Pro-actively building contacts with key local business and community figures.

For more information, please contact

0161 521 8133

North West
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