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Northern Ireland - Young Directors Forum


The Young Directors Forum (YDF) is a national IoD initiative that has been running in Northern Ireland since 2008.

The YDF aims to provide opportunities for younger, less experienced directors and executives to learn both from each other and from the more experienced business leaders who attend the events. It helps members to establish the necessary support network to assist them in growing their own companies and developing as business leaders.

Steering group

The YDF steering group, which is led by Adrian Allen of The Tomorrow Lab, meets two to three times a year to set the events programme and other activities.

Mentoring scheme

Northern Ireland IoD has been running a mentoring programme since the successful completion of its pilot scheme in 2010, in which 17 YDF members were paired up with experienced, volunteer mentors from the Northern Ireland membership.

IoD young directors have the opportunity to request a mentor. Anyone interested in either mentoring a young director or being mentored should contact Linda Brown.

How to join?

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

Young Directors Forum


For more information, please contact

028 9068 3224

Northern Ireland

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD Northern Ireland
Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road

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