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Would you like to be an IoD Ambassador?

19 Oct 2020
Would you like to be an IoD Ambassador?

The Iod is working to get closer to members and focus on our three main pillars: Connect, Develop and Influence. As part of this, we are seeking to rebuild our branch network committees in the South West,   strengthened by the appointment of local Ambassadors and local Chairs.  This is a call for interest in being an Ambassador and Committee member, and gauging interest in where our future branches might be best located.

We have a rich, varied membership across the private, public and third sectors and ranging across the generations from students, through Directors in young start-ups, to those in the latter stages of their professional careers.  We need that diversity reflected in our Committees.  The role of a Committee Member/Ambassador of the IoD is a vital one in furthering the Institute’s aims in the South West for the benefit of enterprise and society.  They provide connectivity with IoD Members, support and guide peer to peer discussion and learning, and give a local ‘voice’ and presence to the Institute. They are, in short, the practical local enterprise person supporting and engaging with IoD members in a city, county or nation. They are also the means by which IoD national policy is reflective of local issues and can be contextualised locally. You would also contribute to a programme of relevant and engaging events to inspire and connect members.

If you would like to be considered for an Ambassador role for election to a local Committee, and are able to commit to furthering the purpose of the Institute by attending a minimum of 8 Committee meetings per year, please submit your name, IoD membership number and a brief statement to iod.Southwest@iod.com before Friday 23rd October.

Your statement of no more than 200 words should include your background, what you would bring to the role and what you’d like to achieve, also indicating a key area of interest or representation, such as:

  • Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Policy and influence
  • Professional Development
  • Local industrial strategy, trade and economy   
  • Diversity
  • Digital Technology/AI/5G
  • Third Sector/Charities/social enterprises
  • Public Sector
  • Academia/Education
  • Aspiring/student Directors
  • Start-up Directors

We naturally seek those who live the IoD’s professional values and who:

  • Bring own ideas and build on others’ from different perspectives
  • Embrace the benefits of diversity avoiding unconscious bias
  • Are highly regarded and respected by their peers
  • Can devote time and effort to committee activities and building local events
  • Can work to make the committee more than the sum of its parts, building on the partnership of volunteers and IoD employees that we call One IoD
  • Prevents any personal or business interest from conflicting with their role on the Committee and avoids using this position directly to promote personal interests
  • Supports the purpose, national standards, policies and priorities of the IoD.

Successful members will be required to submit the names of three fellow IoD members to support their nomination.  We intend to complete the selection process to include an interview by 1st December 2020.

Contact IoD South West

For more information, please contact

0117 370 7785

South West

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


IoD South West
The Innovation Centre
Bristol and Bath
Science Park
Emersons Green
BS16 7FR