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IoD Wales has more than 700 members, 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.

Important message from IoD Wales

We are delighted to announce that our new IoD Wales office and hub has opened in the Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Cardiff University Business School as of the 4th September 2017. 

We have excellent new facilities for our members to use at the Postgraduate Teaching Centre, Cardiff University Business School. Our offices will be situated in the Aberconway Building.

Our e-mail addresses remain the same too - the office/Debbie Trotman,  Simon Williams, our Head of Business Development, Jean Church our Wales Chair, and me.

For full details on our new IoD Wales hub and its facilities, please visit the premises page here.

Very many thanks for your continued support,


Robert Lloyd Griffiths, OBE

Director - Wales

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IoD Wales Branches

About North Wales branch

The North Wales branch has around 160 members and is led by chair Helen Watson. Her role, with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff, is to support local members and organise insightful and valuable business events in the area.

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.

Wales Young Directors Forum

The YDF in South Wales 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. We are currently in the process of establishing a YDF in North Wales.

We welcome Entrepreneurs from any sector, we have members who are manufacturers, games designers, PRs, fintech innovators, tailors, lingerie makers and even a hot tub retailer! We also welcome into the network those who are pre-startup and thinking about taking the plunge.

IoD 99 membership is aimed to actively support entrepreneurs, who might not have previously held senior roles in companies. 

Your first year in the IoD 99 is a straight forward £99. However we understand that it takes more than a year to scale up (unless you are super lucky!) and as such we have put in place a journey to take you towards full membership. We hope this will support you and help ensure you can continue to get the very most out of being a 99er.

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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