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IoD Scotland is currently involved in many government and executive policy/discussion groups and responds to a number of consultative measures.

The division also hosts over 50 courses per year in Edinburgh as well as Director networks in the Highlands and Orkney.

The key role for the IoD in Scotland is to provide help, support and guidance for directors and other business leaders. By doing so we aim to help them develop and function even better, therefore helping the businesses to thrive and, in turn, the Scottish economy to grow – Better Directors, Better Business and Better Economy are all key aspects of our Royal Charter.


Director of the Year Awards 2020

A celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement

Open for Entries! Start your entry now for a prestigious IoD Scotland Award

The Awards categories reflect the competencies applicable to a good director and the criteria are set by respected senior experienced directors, reflecting the IoD Competency Framework.

Remember: the Awards are open to all Directors or equivalent level, executive and non-executive, whether or not IoD members.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Thursday 21 May 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.

You can also nominate an individual for an Award – they will receive an email from IoD to say that they have been nominated and inviting them to submit an entry.

Entries can be edited prior to submission until the deadline of 17 February 2020 

Entries & Nominations Now Open for 2020
Watch the 2019 Highlights

IoD 2019 Awards - Draft 2 27/06/19 from Solo Creative on Vimeo.


Annual Conference, Gleneagles -Thursday 31 October & Friday 1 November

More than 150 gathered at Gleneagles for the IoD Scotland Annual Conference for an intensive and engaging two days. As well as hearing from newly-appointed Director General, Jon Geldart, delegates also listened to IoD UK Chair, Charlotte Valeur. Speakers were drawn from a broad cross-section of business and society, with representatives from cutting-edge tech sector joining charities, retail experts and big business to explore the conference theme Architects of the New Scottish Economy.

You can read more in the Annual Conference tab.


The Autumn Edition 2019 IoD Scotland's Magazine is available to you now.

Read the latest news here


Meet the Chair

We talk to the Aidan O'Carroll, IoD Scotland chair, about start-ups, innovation and economic growth.

Meet the Chair


Scotland branches

Led by executive director Malcolm Cannon, the IoD in Scotland has over 1,800 members and has branches in Aberdeen, Central Scotland, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, South of Scotland, Tayside and the Highlands. We have member premises in Edinburgh and Glasgow, which also host our division and national head offices respectively, as well as touch down meeting hubs in Stirling, Dundee and Inverness.

About Aberdeen branch

The Aberdeen branch, led by chair Mark McCue, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.

Aberdeen


About Central Scotland Branch

Led by Chair Ron Smith with the support of a dedicated and proactive team of committee members, Central Scotland branch actively seek and manage local events and networking opportunities within their region.

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About Edinburgh branch

Welcome indeed to Edinburgh IoD. As a capital city we are forunate to have access to amazing businesses and host some amazing directors who use our Charlotte Square building for networking, influencing and development. Out members coem from all sectors and industries and you have a commitee that represents your values and interests in an enthusiastic, positive and fun way. Whether we are talking with National Government Ministers, visiting member sites, hosting networking drinks or facilitating driving an Austin Martin, we are always open to meeting and talking with you. Please Please get in touch!

Edinburgh Commitee


About Fife branch

The Fife branch, led by chair Ian Collins, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.

Fife Committee


About Glasgow branch

The Glasgow branch, led by chair Craig Jamieson supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.


The Chrch's Role


About Tayside branch

Within Tayside we focus on connecting people and helping them deliver added valu to their organisations -it's not always about new ideas, its about how we build upon and add value to what we have.
We continue to strengthen links with the colleges and universities to share best practice, creating hubs locally where members can work or meet others, and providing a platform to support businesses to attract investments. In a nutshell, we want to support, grow and nurture our business leaders to make a difference to what binds us - community.


Tayside Committee (2)

About Highlands branch

The Highlands branch, led by chair Donald Forsyth, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff

Highlands

About South of Scotland branch

The South of Scotland, led by chair Paul Houlden, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.

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Scotland Advisory Board – a forum to formulate and drive the strategic plan, it involves branch Chairs, the Director, a number of leading business figures acting as advisors, and occasional project leaders as necessary.  The aim of the board has been to create a stronger strategic focus and to develop IoD Scotland’s ability to respond to an ever more distinctive Scottish business and policy landscape.

Scotland Advisory Board

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As the UK heads towards the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal, it can be difficult for businesses to know where to go for guidance.  Amidst all the political noise and confusion, the IoD is here to give business leaders the information they need to help them prepare and plan.  A no-deal doesn’t have to mean no idea.

Visit the IoD Brexit hub for the most up to date information.

Contact IoD Scotland

For more information, please contact

0131 557 5488

Scotland

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