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IoD Wales is led by director Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE

We have a dedicated committee to assist businesses whether through representation or by organising events, seminars and conferences. The committee promotes business excellence through its support of training and development courses and annual occasions such as the Director of the Year awards. We also host networking and social gatherings for members.

Upcoming Events

IoD Wales holds many engaging and informative events and networking sessions across its branches. Below are a few events which we think you will be interested in. These are just a selection on the vast portfolio available.

Swansea Business Networking Evening
25th September 2019

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Professional Director Series
24th October 2019

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Swansea Business Networking
27th November 2019

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About North Wales branch

The North Wales branch has around 160 members. It's the aim of the volunteer committee and IoD staff to support local members and organise insightful and valuable business events in the area.

North Wales Ambassadors

North Wales has approx. 160 members and we have recently engaged six of our IoD North Wales members who have kindly consented to become Ambassadors who will help IoD staff to support local members and organise insightful and valuable business events in the area.

Our Ambassadors for North Wales are:

  • Dr. Ian Barwick - Chief Scientific Officer, Rutherford Innovations
  • Andrew Bowden - Group CEO - Cartrefi Conwy
  • Mike Caulfield - Managing Director, Caulmert
  • David Roberts - Owner The Alternative Board (North Wales)
  • Helen Watson - Partner & Head of Employment Law Team, Aaron & Partners

About South Wales branch

The South Wales branch has around 550 members and we operate an Ambassador scheme whereby members take responsibility for geographic and business areas. Information and market intelligence is directed into the main IoD Wales Office.

Policy in Wales

Historically, policy has been dealt with at the IoD headquarters in Pall Mall, and that remains the case for issues where the UK has the lead. But an increasing number of policy issues of relevance to business are determined in Cardiff Bay, not Westminster. Support for business, infrastructure investment, planning, education, skills, business rates and environmental regulation are among those activities devolved to the Welsh government.

Decisions taken in Cardiff have a direct impact on business in Wales and the competitiveness of the Welsh economy. In recognition of this, IoD Wales attaches great importance to engaging with the government to influence policies in ways that will assist rather than hinder growth, including playing a prominent role in the Council for Economic Renewal.

To maximise the returns on our resources, we must engage selectively. Regular priorities in our dealings with the Welsh government include modernising and enhancing infrastructure, providing a workforce fit for the 21st century, and increasing the role of the private sector in delivering public services. It is a reflection of IoD Wales’s standing in Cardiff that we are asked to lead on these issues.

We also respond where possible to Welsh (or indeed UK) government consultations, always with members' interests at heart.

Contact IoD Wales

For more information, please contact

029 2038 9990


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

IoD Wales
Institute of Directors
Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
CF10 3EU