The North West Institute of Directors has announced the appointment of Lee Petts as Chair of its Lancashire branch.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) is the UK’s longest-running organisation for professional leaders, and is supported nationwide throughout a network of regional branches. IoD NW has approximately 1,800 members covering the region, who have access to a calendar of high quality and diverse events and training programmes as well as many other practical solutions to support business growth and enhance leadership.
Lee’s appointment was approved by the national IoD board at a meeting in February; he takes up the post immediately. Speaking of the news he said: “I am delighted to formally take up this role and extending the work I’ve been doing as acting chair.
“Lancashire is home to major industries which impact greatly on the boarder UK economy; it’s my role as branch chair to help promote them and maximise the potential and opportunities we have in this county.”
Petts, a Chartered Waste Manager is Managing Director of Remsol Ltd, has has worked extensively in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, most recently providing the UK’s developing shale gas and oil industry with a broad range of waste and environmental management support. Lee also works with businesses to help them find clever ways of working that not only improve their environmental impact, but their profits and competitiveness too. He is proud to consider himself a practitioner of prevention-led waste management, and a pragmatic environmentalist, genuinely committed to helping organisations cut waste, recycle more and save money, whilst improving overall environmental performance and avoiding risk.
Rachel Smith, NW Regional Director at the Institute of Directors added: “Lee brings decades of business experience to the region and we’re pleased to be welcoming him on board. He will be acting as representative for local business leaders in the Lancashire community, ensuring that the training, events and networking opportunities delivered by the North West IoD respond to their individual needs.”
Two further appointments were made to the North West IoD – Chris Ward, who takes up the role as Chair of the Cumbria branch, and Paul Battye who is appointed as Chair in Manchester.