IoD South West has named Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE as its new Regional Director.
He will work closely alongside the region’s Chair, Muir Macdonald, leading a team of volunteer Ambassadors to promote the work of the Institute and its values of strong business leadership and corporate governance.
He takes over the role from Simon Face who has led the IoD in the South West since 2003.
Lloyd Griffiths takes up the position alongside his existing role as National Director for Wales, a position he has held since 2009.
He says: “Boosting local economies through support of our members is of course our priority as we have seen so many sectors hit hard by the impact of lockdown.
“Clearly, there is a difficult balancing act between controlling the virus and supporting business to survive and we must work together to do the right thing.
“This is an important time for the Institute in many respects and I am looking forward to working closely with our fantastic members in the region and ensuring they are getting the support they need at a time of considerable change. However, with change comes opportunity and it is our job to give Directors the tools they need to navigate their way through this challenge and that of an imminent Brexit.
“I am delighted to be taking on this role and working with a strong team of dedicated and experienced IoD members and Ambassadors connecting, developing and influencing as we look forward into, hopefully, a more positive 2021.”
Muir Macdonald added: “I am hugely grateful to Simon for his work to date and look forward to introducing Robert to our members over the coming weeks.”
An experienced and qualified marketer, Lloyd Griffiths is also Chair of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Business Advisory Group and was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to the economy and the voluntary sector.
He will maintain responsibility for Wales, supported by Kerri-Anne Mruk who takes on the new role of Senior Branch Manager for Wales and the South West.